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Intergenerate Australian Conference 

June 16th-17th, 2020




Caesar Kalinowski, Dr Holly Allen, Christina Embree,

John Roberto.....with more TBA soon 

Conference Costs:

Full 2 day registration online =  $50

Connect in any time during those 2 days with speakers live online for a combination of input and discussion.

Whatever you miss during this time you can watch later at your convenience.

Conference fee includes access to all Sessions afterwards as a resource to share with your team.

Speakers Information

Caesar Kalinowski (USA)

Caesar is a spiritual entrepreneur and an avid storyteller. He loves to help those with a high commitment to intentional living in the areas of their family, faith and discipleship acquire the leadership skills and tools necessary to succeed and leave a lasting legacy. He is a master missional strategist and coach who has helped numerous church planters start, grow and multiply new churches. Caesar authored the best selling The Gospel Primer and Transformed: A New Way of Being Christian. His latest book, Bigger Gospel, was recently published by Missio Publishing. He and his wife of 36 years, Tina, live near Seattle

TOPICS: Measurements of a Successful Church / Intergenerational Outside of Sunday

Joe Azzopardi (AUS) 

Joe Azzopardi is a Ph.D. candidate at Avondale University College in NSW, Australia. He has completed a master’s degree in Youth and Young Adult Ministry from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. Joe has been a teacher, a pastor in rural senior congregations as well as an urban young adult congregation; he also has experience as a school chaplain. This broad background with various age groups, as well as a passion for practical Christianity has lead Joe to research how discipleship, well-being, and intergenerational relationships intersect. His mission is to equip Christian leaders not only as ministers but as teachers and facilitators so that disciples—not merely members—are produced. Joe has been married 17yrs, to Jodine, and they have three children.

TOPIC: The Five Factors of Intergenerationality: Characteristics that make your Church Friendly to all ages.

Tammy Tolman (AUS)

Tammy Tolman is the founding Pastor of an Intergenerational Creative Arts community in Australia. Tammy has been actively involved in Ministry to children and their families for 31 years. She and husband of 31 years have two adult children. Tammy is a trained teacher and has a Degree In Theology from ACOM and is currently doing her Ph.D. in Intergenerational Ministry. She has written two books, curriculum, worship music for kids and families. Tammy speaks at Conferences throughout Australia, NZ, USA, Lebanon, UK, Asia and Cambodia. She is passionate to see the “family of God” be empowered to grow and walk the life long journey of faith together. 

TOPICS: "Faith Community" Momentum when confined to small spaces

                   Connecting "Intergenerationally" in Everyday Life

Duane Major (NZ)

Duane Major is one of the pastors at SouthWest Baptist Church, Christchurch.  He is involved in leading the collaboration of local communities, local mission initiatives, the ministries of the church and independent trusts.    He is passionate about taking the biblical truths he knows and loves and turning 'the church' inside out, putting legs on what "being church" 24/7, in the community, around us, across all ages looks like.  His wealth of experience and knowledge will inspire and resource you

TOPIC: What can "Intergenerational" look like in a large Church ?

Christina Embree (USA) 

Christina's blogs on intergenerational ministry through her website Refocus Ministry are read around the world. Christina is wife to Luke, a pastor in the Brethren In Christ denomination and a current seminary student at Asbury Theological Seminary. Mother to three wonderful kids. Church Planter and Next Gen Coordinator at Plowshares BIC. Masters of Arts in Ministry, Children, Youth and Family focus graduate from Wesley Seminary at Indian Wesleyan University and current Doctorate of Ministry in Spiritual Formation student at the same Seminary.

TOPIC: Intergenerational Community for the Children and families 

Dr. Holly Catterton Allen (USA)

Dr. Holly Catterton Allen (PhD, Talbot School of Theology) is professor of Christian ministries and family science at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her most recent book is InterGenerate: Transforming Churches through Intergenerational Ministry (ACU Press, 2018); she also co-authored Intergenerational Christian Formation (InterVarsity Press, 2012). Dr. Allen directs two international, cross-denominational conferences: InterGenerate and the Children’s Spirituality Summit. Her first book, Nurturing Children’s Spirituality: Christian Perspectives and Best Practices (Cascade), an edited volume, was released in 2008. 

TOPIC: Intergenerational Community for Adult Generations 

Liz Perraud (USA)

Liz Perraud serves as Executive Director of GenOn Ministries, a nonprofit organization that partners with churches to nurture and deepen intergenerational Christ-centered community through training, resources, youth conferences, and support. Liz has more than 30 years of experience in the field of Christian faith formation and frequently speaks and leads training on the topic of intergenerational ministry in particular.

TOPIC: Faith Around the Table: Why and how Christ-centered intergenerational relationships deepen over a shared meal

John Roberto (USA) 

John Roberto is on the leadership team of Vibrant Faith Ministries where he coordinates Vibrant Faith Catalyst - an online community and resource center for pastors and faith formation leaders. John works as a consultant to churches and national organizations, teaches courses and conducts workshops in faith formation, and has authored books and program manuals in faith formation. John has a masters degree in religious education from Fordham University and graduate studies in sociology at Catholic University of America. John has been involved in Christian ministry and faith formation since 1969.

TOPIC: Balancing the environments of faith formation: online/virtual and physical/gathered. How and when and where do we engage in intergenerational community and faith growth; and how do do we support that online at home.