Literature
Evangelism
Summit
2019

Australia/New Zealand

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1 - 6 October, Avondale College NSW

Join us to find out how you can be involved in Literature Evangelism. It will be a special week of spiritual growth, training and fellowship. Whether you are an existing Literature Evangelist or someone who would like to find out more, you’ll leave feeling empowered about how you can make a difference for eternity.

Highlights

Inspiration

Stories of God touching people through literature ministry.

Training

Those who have been where you are going will share their recipes for success.

Worship

Join us in exalting Christ whose glorious love is our joy to share.

Teamwork

Share your own experiences to inspire us to be the best team we can be.

News

Updates on new products, methods and incentives.

Networking

Build connections and make new friends.

Speakers

Dr Brad Kemp

Dr. Brad Kemp has served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific as minister, area supervisor, family ministries director, General Secretary and communication director for the Papua New Guinea Union Mission, Leadership and Pacific Resources Director, Institute of World Mission Director and Associate General Secretary for the South Pacific Division and President of the New Zealand Pacific Union Conference.

Today Dr. Kemp serves as the CEO of Adventist Media, a position he has held since August 2018. He has gained a Bachelor of Religion degree with Avondale College, Master of Arts in Religion degree with Andrews University and a Doctor of Ministry degree with Fuller Theological Seminary.

Dr. Kemp is married to Coralee, and they live on the Central Coast. They have two children and three grandchildren. Dr. Kemp’s vision for the church is to see it fulfil its missionary purpose by sharing the gospel in a loving and empowering way.

Charissa Torossian

Charissa graduated from Macquarie University in Sydney with a Secondary Teaching qualification in 2011. However, her passion for ministry led her to pursue further studies in Theology and Ministry at Avondale. At the age of 16, Charissa was asked to preach an evangelistic series in Sydney, which set her life on a course of mission and ministry she never dreamed possible. Ever since, Charissa has kept a busy national and international speaking schedule. After graduating from Avondale College in 2014, Charissa worked as a Regional Coordinator for the Discovery Team at Adventist Media, before commencing her work as a Prayer Ministries Coordinator for the NNSW Conference. Today, she is married to the love of her life and partner in ministry, Justin.

Justin Torossian

After accepting the Lord’s call to ministry at the age of 17, Justin studied Theology at Pacific Union College, in his home town of Angwin in Northern California. Upon graduating he worked on the CCC’s Youth Evangelism Team for a year before joining the pastoral staff of the Fresno Central SDA church. Following this, Justin completed his Masters of Divinity at Andrews Theological Seminary, which included an evangelistic mission trip to communist Cuba, and working as part of the evangelistic team for a series in San Antonio TX with Mark Finley. He then served in Central California as a pastor to the Exeter and Armona churches. Today, he is pastor of the Hamilton and Wallsend Polish churches in NNSW, and married to Charissa. Since preaching his first evangelistic series in the Philippines in 2005, the Lord has opened up doors for Justin to teach and preach in Guam, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Cuba, Australia, Zimbabwe and Palau. A descendant of James and Ellen G. White, he also has a love for bringing Adventist history to life in meaningful and practical ways for us today.

Danny Milenkov

Danny has ministered for just over 20 years in Australia and New Zealand. His great love in ministry is public evangelism. He is married to Jasna and they have two precious daughters. He is passionate about sharing the good news of salvation and inviting people to enter the abundant life that Christ came to give.

Dr Sue Radd

Dr. Sue Radd is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and one of Australia’s leading nutritionists and health communicators, frequently sought out by the media for expert opinion. With 30 years of professional experience, Sue has served as a clinical dietitian at major teaching hospitals, mentored dozens of dietitians, and consulted to leading food, pharmaceutical and PR companies in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom. She is Founding Director of the Nutrition and Wellbeing Clinic in Sydney, and author of Food As Medicine: Cooking for Your Best Health, winner of “Best in the World” Health and Nutrition Book at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2017.

Dr John Skrzypaszek

Dr. John Skrzypaszek (BATh, MATh, DMin) is the director of the Ellen G. White/SDA Research Centre and a lecturer at the Avondale College of Higher Education, South Pacific Division, since 2005. Before his current role, he served as a Ministerial Secretary and Personal Ministries Director. John takes a keen interest in heritage studies, cultures, spirituality, identity and lectures in Seventh-day Adventist History, Life and Ministry of Ellen White and Adventist beliefs. His research and publishing aim to explore the relevance of heritage for life’s journey in the 21st century. Besides the serious stuff, John enjoys golf, practical jokes and life.

Pr Hensley Gungadoo

Pr. Hensley Gungadoo is currently a lecturer of Practical Theology at Avondale College. He has spent 15 years in the Victorian conference where he has served as a church pastor, chaplain, and Project Manager of the discipleship program called Harvest Victoria. Prior to coming to Melbourne, he worked in Mauritius where he served as church pastor, conference administrator and education & stewardship director. Hensley has his formal studies in Ghana and South Africa. He is married to Esadora and has two sons.

Pr Tony Knight

Pr. Tony Knight is the Director of Resource Development and the Family and Children’s Ministry Liaison Officer at Australian Union Conference. His career in ministry began in Western Australia, where he pastored several churches and served in the Youth department. From there he moved to AUC, spending fifteen years as Director of Youth Ministries. He is married to Jacqui; they have two grown daughters and a grand-daughter. Creative writing is one of his passions; he is co-author (with Amanda Bews) of The Hunter Chronicles book series. In his spare time Tony enjoys wildlife photography (especially birds) and model railways.

Brenton Lowe

Literature Ministries Coordinator

Tim McTernan

Sales & Marketing Manager

Sonia Knight

Signs Publishing Distribution Manager

Kevin Geelan

Resource Sales Manager

Harley Southwell

Theology Student

Tony Wall

Associate Publishing Director (Islands)

Pricing

$425
Entire conference, twin share accommodation, three meals daily, early bird (closes 15 Sep)
$475
Entire conference, twin share accommodation, three meals daily
$500
Entire conference, single accommodation, three meals daily, early bird (closes 15 Sep)
$550
Entire conference, single accommodation, three meals daily
$250
Entire conference, no accommodation, three meals daily, early bird (closes 15 Sep)
$300
Entire conference, no accommodation, three meals daily
$60
Day visitor, lunch & dinner included, adult
$40
Day visitor, lunch & dinner included, student/child

Prices are in Australian dollars

Workshops

Literature Distribution
This workshop is for local churches and members seeking to impact their local community through distribution of free literature.
Regular LE
Regular LE ministry is about building relationships, creating friendships and sharing Jesus as you visit people with a wide range of inspiring books and other media.
Student LE
Don’t miss Wednesdays session - learn how you can enjoy transforming service with like-minded young people during study breaks. Student LE camps are opportunities where friendships are made and deepened while sharing the Gospel and serving others.
Jump Start
Jump Start is a quick way to become an LE. The main focus is selling small inspirational books for cash at the door.
Book Parties
Facilitate a workshop or party where books and other media will be on display for people to browse and purchase. For those who have the gift of hospitality, this form of LE work is a perfect fit.
Pop-up Store
Pop-up book stores allow you to meet people in a variety of neutral venues including school events, health expos, shopping centres and local fairs.

Schedule

Tuesday
1100   Check In

Daily
0630   Prayer
0730   Breakfast
0830   Worship
1000   Presentations
1230   Lunch
1400   Workshops
1700   Worship
1830   Dinner
1930   Fellowship

Sunday
0700-0800   Depart