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"Intergenerate Australia Conference, 2022" hits the road.
This year in late July/early August we will hold an action packed one day/night conference in 9 locations around Australia and New Zealand.
 
To create an intimate and personal environment where local people can gather, be inspired, wrestle through the current questions of how we "Engage All Generations".  
We are partnering with Churches across both Nations who are on the journey of what is means to "Engage All Generations". 
 
We will gather people face to face and explore "Glasshouse Experiences" with all ages over lunch and dinner together.  
Local leaders facilitating 2 workshops in each location.
Important messages from Cory Seibel (Canada) and John Roberto (USA) via video.
See below for a venue near you.

Registrations Open Now

  • Engage All  Generations - Auckland
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 11 Aug
    Windsor Park Baptist Church
    11 Aug, 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
    Windsor Park Baptist Church , 550 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay, Auckland 0732, New Zealand
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  • Engage All Generations - Christchurch
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 09 Aug
    Riccarton Baptist Christchurch
    09 Aug, 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
    Riccarton Baptist Christchurch, 80 Rattray Street, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
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  • Engage All Generations - Sydney
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 04 Aug
    Connect Church, Engadine
    04 Aug, 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
    Connect Church, Engadine, 131 Woronora Rd, Engadine NSW 2233, Australia
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  • Engage All Generations- Kingscliff
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 02 Aug
    Kingscliff Adventist Church
    02 Aug, 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
    Kingscliff Adventist Church , 85 Phillip St, Chinderah NSW 2487, Australia
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  • Engage All Generations - Brisbane
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 28 July
    The Gap Uniting Church
    28 July, 9:00 am – 7:15 pm
    The Gap Uniting Church , 1050 Waterworks Rd, The Gap QLD 4061, Australia
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  • Engage All Generations - Sunshine Coast moving to Brisbane
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 28 July
    The Gap Brisbane
    28 July, 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
    The Gap Brisbane
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  • Engage All Generations - Adelaide
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, 25 July
    Fly Bird Fly Studio, Adelaide
    25 July, 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
    Fly Bird Fly Studio, Adelaide, 218 Wright Street, Adelaide
    Coming to a location near you. An Intimate setting where you can interact, connect and be inspired. An opportunity to be a part of an Intergenerational Worship/Teaching Experience and to unpack key elements that you can take with you and try in your own context.
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  • Engage All Generations - Melbourne
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, 22 July
    DWELL - Ascotvale Church of Christ
    22 July, 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
    DWELL - Ascotvale Church of Christ , 78 St Leonards Rd, Ascot Vale VIC 3032
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  • Engage All Generations Ballarat
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, 20 July
    York Street Church of Christ, Ballarat
    20 July, 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
    York Street Church of Christ, Ballarat, 410 York St, Ballarat East VIC 3350, Australia
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Speakers Information for 2022 Conference

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Cory Seibel (Canada)

 

Cory Seibel strives to be a thoughtful, passionate advocate for intergenerational ministry. His aim is to encourage and equip followers of Jesus to build extraordinary communities of faith where people of all generations share life together. He is committed to investing his skills as a researcher, writer, and presenter to advance a creative, constructive vision of intergenerational ministry in today’s church.He graduated with a Ph.D. in Practical Theology from the University of Pretoria in 2009. He currently serves as vice chair of the North American InterGenerate Conference planning team and is editing the book based upon presentations given at the 2019 InterGenerate gathering. He previously edited The Generative Church(Wipf & Stock, 2019) and contributed to InterGenerate(edited by Holly Allen; Abilene Christian University Press, 2018).  

Title of his Opening session: Engage All Generations 

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John Roberto (USA)

 

John Roberto has spent a lifetime working in Christian faith formation—teaching, writing, researching, consulting, and developing program resources. He founded LifelongFaith Associates, LLC in 2006 to continue his work. He served on the leadership team of Vibrant Faith Ministries from 2017-2020. John is also the founder of the Center for Ministry Development (1978). John has a master’s degree in religious education from Fordham University and graduate studies in sociology at Catholic University. He is married to Linda, father of three married children, and grandfather of five children. 

Title of Closing Session: Pathways to an Intergenerational Future

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Tammy Preston (Australia)

Tammy Preston 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 33 years. Tammy is a trained teacher and has a Degree In Theology from ACOM and is currently doing her Ph.D. in Intergenerational Ministry at Cardiff University in Wales.  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. 

Tammy will facilitate and lead the 'Glasshouse' Intergenerational Experiences with the team which will be a rich way to put the theory into action and see how doing life across the ages in worship, learning and serving can be transformational. Many have been asking for practical ideas of what being intergenerational looks like, those in person will be able to experience and process this together during the conference. 

What is a Glasshouse Experience?

“Practice does not make perfect. Practice makes permanent.  

Repeat the same mistake over and over and you don't get any closer to Carnegie Hall”. (Sarah Kay Poet)

Intergenerate Australia/NZ 2022 conference wants to create a very special environment we are calling "A Glasshouse Experience".  You can’t throw stones in glasshouses, if you do you are going to have a mess. We want to create a space where there is no judgement, rather there is permission to try and practice new things. Glass houses are places where things grow faster and creates a safe place to starting.  Each "Glasshouse experience" will be facilitated by a team led by Tammy Preston, with the focus of learning, growing and worshiping together. They will be a creative, reflective and fun spaces, where many voices are heard and allowed to be expressed. This will be a great place to start connecting across the ages, and learn that we are all stronger and richer for the experience. 

Register TODAY and be a part of one close to you. The evening event is designed for all ages. Kids come free.

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Invite your friends and family to a venue near you: 

Workshops:

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MICHAEL STALLEY

THE GAP, BRISBANE

Michael Stalley is an Anglican Minister working in the Anglican Church of Southern Queensland.  He has a breadth of experience working with contemporary and traditional approaches across schools and parishes in rural and urban settings.  He has often been a part of developing and implementing adaptive approaches to faith formation and worship.  Michael is a member of the Intergenerate Australia planning team.

Topic: "A Christian Practices approach to Intergenerational Learning"

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ALISON SAMPSON

BALLARAT, VICTORIA

Alison Sampson loves to see the gospel embodied in people’s lives. She is the pastor of Sanctuary Warrnambool, a small young intergenerational community with Baptist connections.

Topic: "Entering the Biblical story verse"

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RACHEL SCHILLING

SUNSHINE COAST, QLD

Rachel works with the Grow Ministries team primarily in the role of congregation coach, supporting & equipping churches within the Lutheran Church of Australia in intergenerational ministry. She lives on the Sunshine Coast, QLD with her husband and three children.

Topic: “Not just for the kids – how everyone benefits when all generations are included” - One church’s story of change within a traditional program.

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ANDREW McDONOUGH

ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Before devoting all his time to Lost Sheep, Andrew was pastor of the WestCare community in Adelaide South Australia. WestCare is an inner city Baptist mission working amongst the homeless, supporting people struggling with addictions and advocating for refugees. 

Andrew is the author and illustrator of the Lost Sheep resources. He’s hosting the Adelaide leg of Intergenerate at the Fly Bird Fly studio & WestCare centre where he runs weekly art sessions. Come and visit Andrew in his native habitat.

Topic: Art and Worship

Pastors, Worship Leaders, Preachers! Does your church lack windows? Are the walls painted ‘five minutes to midnight’ black? Does every picture in the building have a Bible verse on it? Are the only paint brushes on site in the creche? Do you have carpets? Does your church own a laminator? If you answered ‘yes’ to one of these questions, you definitely need to rock up to the Art and Worship workshop

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DARON PRATT

TWEED HEADS, NSW

Pr Daron Pratt has a Bachelor and Master of Arts (Theology)   He began working for the North New South Wales Conference Office for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 2004 where he resources and equips 85 churches and 8 schools across the northern region of New South Wales.  His passion for children and their faith development is infectious and he enjoys reading and researching and writing in this area.  Daron has moved into school chaplaincy and is also a founding member of Intergenerate Australia and is keen to see churches engage all generations together.  He is married to Lisa and has a adult pastor son Andrew and an adult daughter Maddison.  

 

Topic:  Using creativity to engage all generations in worship

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CHRIS BARNETT

BALLARAT, VIC

Chris Barnett works for the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania with a focus on Intergenerational Ministry (Children & Families). He has a passion for supporting and resourcing the development of an intergenerational paradigm across the whole of the church. Chris is committed to wide-ranging partnerships and collaboration – including nationally (as part of the Australian Intergenerational Roundtable) and internationally (as part of the Westminster 20).  

Topic: Tools for Developing Intergenerational Ministry 

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GREGG MORRIS

ASCOTVALE , VICTORIA

Gregg has been a youth & community practitioner in NZ & Australia for over 20 years. His work has encompassed inner city mission with those experiencing homelessness & addiction, running a teenage girls’ home & recovery community for families at risk, school youth worker supporting students on the autistic spectrum, and lecturer & supervisor for community youth workers.

More recently Gregg has come to appreciate how a person’s cultural resilience can inform their well- being. He has worked to develop frameworks and strategies that can assist to nurture one's own "cultural tale".

Topic: There is an old Native American proverb "We all drag cultural tales a thousand years long". This workshop seeks to help people to engage with their tales/stories as a way of building resilience.

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BETH WALDRON ANSTICE

ASCOTVALE, VICTORIA

Beth Waldron Anstice is an intergenerational theologian-practitioner. She teaches courses through Stirling and Pilgrim Colleges in Melbourne, has served in Baptist, Anglican and Uniting Church congregational settings, Scripture Union, Intergen and World Vision developing  intergenerational faith practices for discipleship and mission. 

Topic: Better value than sermons: Using intergenerational practices to redesign bible engagement for deeper discipleship and healthier faith. 

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JACOLIZE BECKER

AUCKLAND , NZ

Jacolize immigrated to New Zealand (from South Africa) with her husband and two young sons, in 2004. In NZ she had been involved in Children and Family Ministry for 16 years, serving as a Children and Families Pastor, Creative Director and as Regional Coach for the Auckland Baptist Association and for CEC/Launchpad. Jacolize then worked for the Anglican Diocese of Auckland, as Children and Family Ministries Facilitator, for almost 6 years. 

Jacolize has been working full-time for Sports Chaplaincy NZ as Regional Leader for Auckland North since January 2021. She believes that the Church has many opportunities to be current and relevant in local communities, in and through sport and games. 

Topic: "Intergenerational Sports and Games" 

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KATH RUHLE

THE GAP, BRISBANE

Kath Ruhle is the Families' Pastor at The Gap Uniting Church.  coming from an Early Childhood teaching and music background, Kath has always been passionate about helping people of all ages learn and grow in ways that are engaging and transformational .  She is known for her creative ideas, and for her desire to see communities play, serve, worship, learn and grow together. When Kath's not working at The Gap Uniting Church you might find her conducting children's choirs, writing children's choral music, walking with her husband, or reading.

Topic: "From Big Things Little Things Grow"

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JULIE PENNO & DARRYL TEMPERO - THE KIWI CHURCH TEAM

RICCARTON, CHRISTCHURCH

Julie Penno and Darryl Tempero will lead a practical workshop preparing for a worship gathering that engages all ages.  Julie is the “Intergenerational Coach” and Darryl the minister of Kiwi Church,  a Presbyterian congregation based in Christchurch, with a community also in West Otago (www.kiwichurch.org.nz). It is quietly growing to be a network of small relational communities, which gather together for various activities and have different expressions each week

Topic: Preparing for a worship gathering that engages all ages

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TIM BEILHARZ

ENGADINE, NSW

Tim Beilharz is a Children’s Ministry Advisor for Youthworks (Sydney) where he lectures, trains and coaches churches and church leaders in both Children’s and Intergenerational Ministry. Tim also has the opportunity to put all this theory into practice as the Children’s Pastor of Soul Revival Church, an Anglican Church with gatherings in the Sutherland Shire and Ryde.

Topic: "Intergenerational Church and Sociocultural Faith Development" 

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MELISSA NEUMANN

ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Melissa Neumann is the Intergenerational Discipleship Developer (Children and Families) with the Mission Resourcing team, Uniting Church Synod of South Australia. Her role focuses on equipping and encouraging congregations in intergenerational ministry, resourcing family ministry and providing leadership training, including through ecumenical partnerships in SA and Australia. This includes being part of the national teams for Leaders to go and Messy Church.

 

Topic: Engaging all generations in households to grow as disciples of Jesus.

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RACHEL SANGSTER

RICCARTON, CHRISTCHURCH

Rachel is co-pastoring a multi- ethnic, intergenerational community in Christchurch, NZ. She has many years of hands-on experience in engaging all generations, and is especially in interested in creating contemplative, sacred spaces for everyone to meet with God. 

Topic: Patua te whakamā - Give it a go!

A practical, hands-on workshop exploring and developing resources and experience in engaging all generations.

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ALASDAIR MACDOUGALL

ENGADINE, NSW

Alasdair MacDougall is the Senior Pastor of Liberty Church of Christ in south-west Sydney. With experience in youth and young adult ministry, as well as high school chaplaincy, he has developed a strong passion and conviction for intergenerational ministry. Acknowledging the practical benefits, Alasdair has a desire to unpack the biblical basis for intergenerational ministry, with postgraduate studies focusing on Deuteronomy and Malachi.

 

Topic: Intergenerational Dynamics in Deuteronomy"

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RAEWYN AND JAN

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

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Raewyn Moodie is the Children and Family Ministry Coach for the Northern Baptist Association based in Auckland, and past president of the Baptist Union of NZ. She is passionate about seeing all ages come together in mission and discipleship and has many years of experience in children, youth, chaplain and community spaces

Jan Ozanne is the Family Pastor at Otumoetai Baptist Church in Tauranga. She is also the regional Children and Families Coach for the Bay of Plenty and the National Points Person for the Baptist Churches of New Zealand. For the past twelve years she has been on a journey with her own church and staff team towards becoming a more intergenerational faith community. She is passionate about creating spaces where everyone can participate and worship together.

Topic: Patua te whakamā - Give it a go!

A practical, hands-on workshop exploring and developing resources and experience in engaging all generations.

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Tammy Preston + 6 Key International voices 

SUNSHINE COAST, QLD 

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Tammy will work with a number of people across the nation and beyond to open up and explore the chapter in the book "Engage all ages" that looks at moving all ages toward life together. She will look at the 6 key factors that help siloed communities move towards all ages being together and talk to key leaders who are on that journey with their local church. Hear the collective wisdom of Holly Allen, Jason Santos, Christina Embree, Michael Droege, Mark Griffiths and Phil Smith during this workshop.

Topic: Moving all ages toward Life together. 

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JUDYTH ROBERTS

TWEED HEADS, NSW

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Judyth Roberts started as a teacher, became a parent, and has lived her life with a focus on advocacy and training, working with children and families and leaders. 

 

After many years working with government and community agencies including the Playgroup Association, and Communities for Children, she served as a pastor coordinating formation programs for the Uniting Church. She has written and blogged extensively about children's and family ministry, Messy Church and intentional intergenerational community development. 

 

As an internationally accredited Godly Play Australia Trainer; she demonstrates Godly Play, Deep Talk and OutoftheBox storytelling. 

Topic: Godly play in Intergenerational Ministry

FAQ's for Intergenerate Australia Conference, 2022

Q: Do I need to buy a ticket for dinner if I am registered for the day?

    No, if you have purchased a day ticket the evening meal is included.

 

Q: What does a full registration include ? 

A full registration includes all the sessions, glasshouse experiences, morning tea, afternoon tea, lunch and dinner. 

 

Q: If I don't want to stay for the evening meal is the registration fee cheaper? 

Sorry, there is only ONE day fee that includes all meals whether you are present or not.

 

Q: How much are children if they come to the evening Glasshouse Experience? 

If they come with an adult they are free of charge. We would love to have them present, because having children in our midst is a wonderful blessing and will add so much to the experience. 

 

Q: Is there an online option? 

This year we will not be offering an online conference. Our desire is to invest in face to face, in an intimate, yet safe experience for those who feel safe to attend.

,Q: If I register and get COVID and cannot attend, can I get a full refund?

Yes, we will give you a full refund if you cannot attend due to COVID related circumstances. 

 

Q: Will all sessions be recorded?

We seek to record all sessions for future records and will consider running and online conference ONLY, later in the year. 

 

Q: Is this an event I can bring my Lead Pastor to or even the whole team?

We believe this a fantastic chance as a team or with your Lead pastor to experience and work through what Intergenerational Ministry can look like in your context. Many of the workshop presenters and speakers are Lead Pastors in their own context.

 

Q: If we come as a team, can we get a discount? 

We have worked on reducing the costs by coming to you and helping you save on travel and accomodation, so this year it is a a flat fee per person. 

If we have not answered your specific question please don't hesitate to email  info@intergenerate.com.au and we will do out best to address your specific question as quickly as we can.