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Big Camp 2021
April 1 - April 5
2020 was something wasn’t it! And the aftermath is not over by a long shot.
Isn’t it great that we have the hope of the Gospel and do not need to succumb to fear? Doesn’t it just make you want to…
With Big Camp being an online event this year, there is opportunity to host it in your local church as a weekend event; or at least open up the church for Friday and Saturday evenings, have a picnic-style meal in a socially distancing fashion and open or close Sabbath as a church family then watch the evening programs together; to watch it in your own home; or to even have a church camp some time through out 2021, using these resources as part of your program.
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Virtual Encounter will run in place of the usual Mosaic and Encounter programs for Adults. We have the morning family worships, entertaining and inspiring guest speakers and afternoon workshop seminars (get link).
As our keynote speaker, Lloyd Grolimund will be presenting live from Lilydale Church. He will be sharing with us a different take on preparing for Christ’s Second Coming and the crisis ahead of us. John Skrzypaszek’s topic is the Story of our Heritage – remembering our heritage, our story, is significant as it revives in our minds God’s Story…
The ABC will have its usual book promotions with huge savings – look out for these book features in the morning sessions. And please do not forget the Mission Offering which is usually collected on Sabbath afternoon at Big Camp and this year will be collected through eGiving. Each year Camp programs around Australia contribute to the Mission Offering and this year money raised will support Fulton University College. Please be there for this institution, both with your prayers and financially.
We wont be having the Village Square this year, however the afternoon seminars are still happening and will have a range of presentations including how to give Bible studies and using your social media to Tell Somebody!
Our keynote speaker, Lloyd Grolimund will be presenting live from Lilydale Church, sharing a different take on preparing for Christ’s Second Coming and the crisis ahead of us. John Skrzypaszek’s topic is the Story of our Heritage – remembering is significant as it revives in our minds God’s Story.
The Village Square afternoon seminars are still happening with a range of presentations including how to give Bible studies and using your social media to Tell Somebody!
Lloyd is currently in his 30th year of ministry. He has worked in Queensland, New Zealand, and Sydney. 10 of those 30 years were in youth work, the other 20 have been as a local church pastor. Currently he is the pastor of New Hope Adventist Church in North West Sydney – a church plant.
Lloyd is married to Lizca, and they have 2 sons and 2 daughters ranging in age from 21 to 13.
Dr. John Skrzypaszek (D.Min.) has recently retired as the director of the Ellen White/SDA Research Centre (2005-2020). Previously, he served as a Ministerial Secretary, Personal Ministries director and in pastoral evangelism ministry. Polish by birth, John takes a keen interest in heritage, spirituality and identity studies. His research aims to explore the relevance of heritage for life’s journey in the 21st century. He has authored 23 peer-reviewed research papers and book chapters and 20 magazine articles. In his retirement, he continues to research and write.
Lloyd is married to Lizca, and they have 2 sons and 2 daughters ranging in age from 21 to 13.
More information about presentations coming soon…
As keynote speaker, Lloyd will be presenting live from Lilydale Thursday-Sunday evenings and Sabbath morning.
John will be presenting Friday, Sunday and Monday mornings at 10am
We hope you have a blessed and safe long weekend and are able to incorporate Big Camp into your Easter activities. Why not invite some friends to join you as you take part in the online programs.
Each morning before John’s session commences, there will be a book promotion. These books, and other specials will be available from the ABC April 1-9, online or in store.
The below schedule is suggested only. Apart from Lloyd’s presentations and Sabbath School, which are live, the remainder of the program can be viewed at your leisure or at the suggested times.
Lloyd Grolimond live from Lilydale church – How to get to heaven
THE ROBE: If you want to be saved, then you will need the robe of Christ’s righteousness. Zechariah 3:1-7
John Skrzypaszek Identity, Faith and Your life
Explore with John our journey to the formation of our Seventh-day Adventist identity and look at the role faith plays, and its impact on our lives
Sashka Tikulin The Most Effective Method of Evangelism
When we hear the word “evangelism”, we usually think that it is reserved just for pastors or leaders of the church. Maybe we think we are not capable or educated enough for it. But the Bible calls every believer to be ready “to give the reason for the hope that you have.”
There are varied approaches and methods of evangelism. In this seminar we will be searching for effective ideas to use in your church community and look at how the Holy Spirit can use each one of us to share Christ effectively.
Roy Kim How to Build Attendance in your Church Plan
The key to building attendance in a church plant is to prioritise consistent engagement over Sabbath church attendance. As we explore this paradigm shift, you will gain insights in building a genuine community of faith
Pr. Vadim Butov COVID 19, Vaccines, 5G and the End of the World
Could a high-frequency wave trigger the virus’s deadly mutations? Will COVID19 vaccination bring the New World Order closer? Where are we in the last days of Earth’s history?
Learn more about what the Bible and modern science have to say…
Steve Wong Principles in Giving Bible Studies
The method of giving bible studies vary depending on the student’s ethnicity, choice of language and his/her spiritual journey. However, the principles of giving bible studies remain unchanged.
This seminar explores these principles providing a platform to share God’s words effectively.
Lloyd Grolimond Live from Lilydale church – looking good grounded
THE TEN BRIDESMAIDS: We need the Holy Spirit. Matthew 25:1-13
Lloyd Grolimond Live from Lilydale church – I Can’t Get No Satisfaction…but i try
THE TALENTS: We are given gifts to advance His Kindgom. Matthew 25:14-30
Lloyd Grolimond Live from Lilydale church – The ADRA Gospel
THE RIGHT AND THE LEFT: How we are to use the gifts He gives – Matthew 25:31-46
John Skrzypaszek God shaped Purpose
John looks at God’s designed purpose for this Movement
Steve Wong How to Share the Gospel with Non-Christian Religions
About 20% of the Australian population believe in the existence of a form of deity/deities and the God of the Bible is but one of these deities. This seminar explores how to share the uniqueness of the gospel with others who do not believe in the God of the Bible.
Maritza Brunt FaithBook: Using social media for ministry and mission
Sashka Tikulin Persuasion and Encouraging Decisions for Christ
Have you ever studied the Bible with someone for so long and then you didn’t know how to lead him to the final step of making a decision for Jesus Christ? How do you structure an appeal? How would you respond if they say no?
In this seminar we will be take the fear out and build confidence by studying some of the effective tools that will help us to bring people to a decision. We will learn how to recognise positive and negative indicators that show the spiritual battle in a person’s mind.
Tarnya Garner and Danni Synot Challenges of Friendship & Connection in 2021
2021 is seeing friendships and connections challenged. Our social networks are being disrupted. What does friendship look like now, especially after isolation and the thought of other potentially disruptions in the future? Are we needing to redefine friendship & connection?
Lloyd Grolimond live from Lilydale church – Surviving the Storm
CROSSING OVER: Jesus will take you through. Luke 8:22-25
John Skrzypaszek The Great Controversy and Your Life
Looking at Ellen White’s role in the formation of Adventist identity and its purpose in the changing world we live in.
With morning worships (in the Encounter program), a Beginners/Kindy and Primary program, we hope the kids will enjoy the Virtual Big Camp experience!
We have Dave Edgren as the speaker for Primary and Happy Hearts for Beginners/Kindy…
Sabbath afternoon activity
Resurrection Scavenger Hunt… look around your house and outside for the listed items.
JUNIORS AND TEENS…
are catered for this Easter with RESET, an engaging program that creates a safe hang out zone for them to explore issues. There are five seasons to chose from.
Select a season to watch through, and then have chat about the message with your friends and family.
may prefer to tune in to Little Big Camp (see below). Although the messges are aimed at young adults, they may still be suitable for older teens.
(LITTLE) BIG CAMP
In the absence of our regular Big Camp, “(Little) Big Camp” is an opportunity for our youth (18-35 years) to reconnect with friends they’ve only seen on zoom this past year, develop new friendships and spend time reflecting on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus over the Easter break – while also connecting with like-minded people.
There will also be plenty of time to spend in nature, go hiking, mountain bike-riding or exploring the area, take a nap, or recharge by a fire or board games in the evening.
- Registrations (Please register before Thursday, 25th March): here
- Facebook Event (Invite your friends!) link
- Website link
Where: Camp Howqua
Dates: Friday, 2nd April – Monday 5th April
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at Camp Howqua for our first ever youth-only Easter Camp. Invite any young people you know who might like to come along!
Older teens and youth who are unable to attend Little Big Camp can still be a part of it. The programs will be streamed live. Go to The VicYouth Facebook page to watch.
Little Big Camp Schedule
Evening programs, Friday to Sunday 7.30pm (program commences approx 7.45pm)
Saturday Worship 11am (program commences approx 11.15)
We are trying out some new technology for this, so please bear with us if there are any difficulties.
camp mission offering 2021
Your generous gift will help Fulton University College to build a chapel on the new campus that will be the heart of the Fulton community. Fulton is an institution of hope for students from across the Pacific.
Big Camp Book Sale
As in recent years at Big Camp, special books will be promoted during the morning program, offering discounted prices, and will be available for purchase online and instore (during normal business hours).
Sale runs April 1-9
The usual camp discount for Sanitarium products will be available and there will be an additional 10% discount for other books, giftware, DVD’s and CD’s (excluding items already discounted, pathfinder supplies and other foods and drinks).