What an information overload Festival One 2016 was. We were lucky to have some very creative and inspiring seminars from some of the country’s leading thinkers. The topics were vast, ranging from helping us start to get our heads around the Trinity, to better understanding sexuality in the modern world.

In case you forgot to take notes or couldn’t make it along, we have uploaded the seminars below. Enjoy.

 

“Seen Me, seen the Father.” What did Jesus Mean?
Reuben Munn

Seeing God in Jesus. Was Jesus saying that God the Father looked like Him? How does Jesus reveal the Father to us? And what does this show us about who God is?

 

Divine Sex
Jonny Grant

The digital revolution has ushered in a series of sexual revolutions, all contributing to a perfect storm for modern relationships. An avalanche of accessibility through technology has far-reaching consequences for sexuality today. But, everyone wants sexual fulfilment, right? What does all of this mean for followers of Jesus?

 

Identity
Stephen Hart

Passionate about people’s God-given worship expression, Stephen is an advocate for pursuit of an authentic journey with Jesus and His righteousness, through all of life’s adversities.
Stephen will share his testimony around his struggles with identity. A no-holds-barred look at how the Church deals with these issues.

 

The Story of God is a Story of Relationship
Tony Versey

Everything is relationship. From Father, Son and Spirit relating perfectly with each other, through to the physics, biology and chemistry that interrelate to make up the entire cosmos and all its contents. Everything is about relationship.

 

Jesus, the Rich Man, the Poor Man and Me
Aimee Mai

How do we live in this consumption driven world? How do money and the Christian faith fit together? Rich, poor – seriously, how does it all work?

 

The Power of Creativity – revealing the artistic nature of God to a real world in a real way!
Charles & Janine Williams

“Art, freedom & creativity will change society faster than politics”. – Victor Pinchuck

Graffiti art & pastor don’t usually appear in the same sentence, but this is the reality of their lives. Married for nearly 15 years, Charles & Janine are full time artists from South Auckland, who balance their roles in leadership alongside their home business, as well as parent four amazing children. God is the ultimate creator. As they lean in close to him & listen, they have found the clues to the issues of His heart and have the unique ability to present answers to the world in a creative way. The ‘language’ of the artisan is again on the rise. The world is ready to see the colour & creativity of a Kingdom long locked away in fairytale books.

This workshop takes you on a journey through their history and experiences; the lessons we’ve learnt along the way and their passion to see Jesus represented in a modern, down- to-earth style that has taken them around the country and around the globe.

 

Golf Balls, Pyramids & Depression: Discovering grace and God in all the wrong places
Richard Nauck

From working with billionaires on golf courses, to making documentaries all over the world, a life of adventure was nearly lost in the fog of depression. The story of a life spent seeking God in safety, security, and fun, yet finding Him in the chaos, fear and pain.

The story of discovering something far greater than even healing itself. Discovering a God of grace who had been there all the time.
The story of bringing “depression” out of the shadows into the light because ironically, that’s the safest place for it.

Finding the indescribable truth of a good, loving and generous God in the midst of trouble and pain.
Manny, who has cerebral palsy and enjoys laid back recumbent cycling, has recently completed a masters thesis centred on God’s great hope. Hope not just for the future; hope right now!

 

The transformative Christian hope for people with disabilities – life made better now!
Immanuel (Manny) Koks

Finding the indescribable truth of a good, loving and generous God in the midst of trouble and pain.
Manny, who has cerebral palsy and enjoys laid back recumbent cycling, has recently completed a masters thesis centred on God’s great hope. Hope not just for the future; hope right now!

 

The Trinity
Craig Heilmann

The Trinity, does it exist? What were the early church fathers thinking? From beginning to end of the Bible, where is it mentioned? And what does it matter to me?

 

Coping In Crisis: What to do when it all turns to custard
Juliagrace

Prepare yourself to laugh, cry, and be inspired.
Award-winning singer/songwriter and dynamic communicator, Juliagrace brings encouraging insight and practical tips tested in the fires of personal experience.
What to do in a crisis – either in your own life, or when helping others.

 

On A Wing & A Prayer
Ian McBride

Is it a ute? A taxi? An ambulance? A hearse?
Working as a missionary bush pilot, Ian McBride found his small aircraft became all these and more, as he lived with and served inaccessible communities in the Northern Territory. Ian tells his own and global stories of high-flying adventure; bringing hope and help to isolated people where flying is not a luxury, but a lifeline.