Ignite Multicultural Youth and Young Adults Conference
Ignite is moving online!
Due to the uncertainty of ongoing restrictions, we will be moving our Ignite program to online!
Date: Saturday 28th August 2021, 10am – 1pm
What to bring:
- An item that represents something about yourself
- Your favourite snack from your own culture
- Juice & bread/crackers for communion
The past year has been difficult for people all across our globe. Let’s come together to #remember and lament the past year. As we gather, let’s also look at how as followers of Jesus we have opportunities to #restart, and re-orientate our lives on things that will contribute towards a more resilient, whole, and flourishing world. Let the Spirit #renew us and encourage us in our journey with Christ, his church, and this world.
Join other youth and young adults, for BUV’s Ignite Multicultural Youth and Young Adults Conference to help you #Remember, #Restart and #Renew a life of faith, culture, and purpose.
Speakers + Performers
Jess was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and moved to Melbourne at the age of 18 to complete a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Her faith was found and formed through the Young Adults ministry of Mulgrave Uniting Church where she then met her husband TK! While working as an accountant, God continued to grow her love for the Church and led her to join the ministry team Crossway Baptist Church. Jess and TK have over twenty years ministry experience between them, and together with their three kids are based at Crossway Baptist Church, where TK is the Creative Arts Pastor and Jess served as the Youth Pastor for many years. Jess has recently joined the team at Alpha and remains passionate in seeing young people follow Jesus.
Dachan was born in South Korea, but moved to England at the age of five and spent many years in the U.K. Also, he lived two years in Harbin in China to learn Chinese. At first, he studied his B.A. in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Bristol University in the UK. But, after the calling from God, he changed his major and started to study theology at Whitley college in Melbourne. And then he moved to Jerusalem to learn more about Jesus’ life by studying at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Now Dachan serves as the Associate Pastor at Bentleigh Baptist Church for the Young Adults group.
Andy Mitchell coordinates the NEXT program at Whitley College. He’s a New Zealander born and raised in Ōtautahi Christchurch on the land of the Kāi Tahu. He also serves as the Associate Pastor at Beaumaris-Mordialloc Baptist Church on Boonwurrung country in the south-east of Melbourne. His role there supports generations leaders and teams, as well as having oversight of the church’s outreach partnerships. His doctoral studies within the NAIITS/UD cohort are around developing Australian Baptist understandings of the Indigenous concept of right-relationship. He also sits on the faculty of NAIITS (An Indigenous Learning Community)
Daniel Soe is a Myanmar born artist currently living and studying in Melbourne. He has a heart for writing and singing the type of music that builds bridges between communities through collaboration with other artists.
The Octave Band is formed by a group of young musicians from the Chin community in Melbourne.