Victorian Adventist Conference Big Camp 2024

📍 Elmore Events Centre, 48 Rosaia Road, Burnewang, Vic

📅 Thursday, March 28 – Monday, April 1 2024

 

The theme “Back to the Heart of Worship” is about coming closer to Jesus. It’s not about being prescriptive, or judgmental. It’s not even about the form of worship. Rather, it’s about a lifestyle. It’s a recognition of the invitation to start each day with Him, to walk each moment of the day with Him, and end each day with Him.

We can’t wait to spend a weekend with the rest of Victoria, but most importantly, spend a weekend being reminded about why Jesus is the Heart of Worship.

Big Camp Speakers

Encounter

Sven Östring began his formal ministry in Western Australia, then he stepped up to a leadership role in Greater Sydney Conference. Now, with experience in church planting, a variety of departmental roles, and extensive engagement in front-line ministries, he is currently the Director of Mission and Strategy for the South Pacific Division. His passion for sharing the gospel in innovative ways is contagious. As well as pastoral leadership Sven has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a PhD in computer networking, his interests are in house church, media, health, academia, science and connecting with all ages.

Danny Philip has played a key role in the disciple-making efforts in Papua New Guinea where many house churches and church plants have been established and thousands of people baptised. Since November 2018, Danny served as the president of the New Britain New Ireland Mission in Papua New Guinea. Now he is the South Pacific Division’s Discipleship Strategy Leader. Danny has a big vision for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific—that it will have one million members by the end of 2025— and believes that every Adventist has a role to play in disciple-making.

Connections 

Dilys Brooks is a Board-Certified Chaplain serving the campus at Loma Linda University, where she fosters the theological identity of the LLU community and provides spiritual care for the students, faculty, and staff. Chaplain Brooks was recently awarded a Ph.D. in Practical Theology from Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA, with an Emphasis in Spiritual Care and Counselling. She is an emerging scholar interested in spiritual care, trauma, relational justice, restorative justice, culture, teaching, and pedagogy. She is also an avid gardener, cook, baker, and knitter. The source of inspiration for her journey is “Seek… first… God” from Matthew 6:33.

High School

Sean Tavai is from Far North Queensland and is the pastor of two churches—Mareeba and Ravenshoe—and is the chaplain at Cairns Adventist College. Sean firmly believes that our youth are key leaders in the mission of the church today and is passionate about journeying with young people so that they can be everything God has called them to be. Sean enjoys the outdoors, fitness, BBQs, and music. In his downtime, he creates street art, hits the gym, spends time with his two sons, and jams with his instruments.

Juniors 

Simon Hutton is the Chaplaincy Coordinator for Adventist Schools Victoria. He began his school ministry journey in 2008 as a Chaplain at Brisbane Adventist College, then in 2010, he attended Avondale College and completed an education degree, with a major in Religious Education and a minor in Graphic Design. Simon comes from a media background and firmly believes God is using him to help support both staff and students transition into the growing space of online teaching, chapels, and school programs. He is passionate about supporting and building connections with students, chaplains, teachers, and local churches. Outside of ministry work, he enjoys spending time with family, the outdoors, 4WDing, camping, music, sport, and motor racing.

 

* Youth speaker is to be confirmed