The National Conference for Evangelisation brings together multiple historical initiatives supporting the Church’s evangelising mission. In doing so it offers a diverse range of content via a dynamic program schedule. Managing time zones, personal and professional availability, individuals and communities can create a dynamic experience consisting of national formation and local dialogue.
The Evangelisation Conference is presented in two key formats:
PLENARY SESSIONS: Webcast live online, plenary sessions are for all participants and provide formation, experience, and inspiration. Plenary sessions will include speakers, panels, music, prayer and testimonies.
KEYNOTE SESSIONS: Following each national plenary session, participants are invited to attend one of five live Keynote speaker sessions. Running for 60 minutes, sessions explore approaches to supporting the Church’s missions to evangelise through ‘Ministries within our faith communities’, or ‘Mission in the world’.
The draft conference program is proposed below. All times listed below are AEDT.
Thursday 20 October
|5pm||Local acknowledgments and prayer|
|5.45pm||7.00pm||LIVE: Plenary Session - Launching into the Deep
Host: Diocese of Sandhurst
Input: Bishop Shane Mackinlay and panel discussion
|7.10pm||8.00pm||LIVE: Keynote Themes and Presenters
Friday 21 October
|9am||Local acknowledgments and prayer|
|9.30am||10.40am||LIVE: Plenary Session - Evangelisation
Host: Archdiocese of Canberra
Input: Archbishop Christopher Prowse, testimonies and panel discussion
|12.00pm||Local - dialogue and lunch|
|1.30pm||Local - Keynote Session (watch alternative Keynote from online library - local dialogue)|
|3.00pm||Local - Inter-community Dialogue (Gather the diverse ministries and members of your community and identify evangelisation actions)|
|6.00pm||7.10pm||LIVE: Plenary Session - Encounter
Host: Archdiocese of Hobart
Input: Archbishop Julian Porteous, testimonies
Saturday 22 October
|9.00am||Local acknowledgments and prayer|
|9.30am||10.40am||LIVE: Plenary Session - Discipleship
Host: Our Lady of the Southern Cross Parish, Springfield, Queensland
Input: Chantale Wilson, Archdiocese of Brisbane, and the Our Lady of the Southern Cross parish leadership team
|12.00pm||Local dialogue and lunch|
|1.30pm||Keynote Session (watch alternative from online library - local dialogue)|
|3.00pm||4.10pm||LIVE: Plenary Session - Mission
Host: Australian Bishops Commission for Evangelisation, Laity and Ministry
Input: Clara Geoghegan Executive Secretary BCELM
|5.00pm||Local dialogue and wrap up|
|6.00pm||Local Vigil Mass|
- TBC refers to those speakers who have been contacted and are yet to officially confirm.