Date: 3:00pm, 5 July 2021 - 12:00pm, 9 July 2021

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WHAT ARE YOU LIVING FOR?

Come and explore this, and much more, at Mid Year Conference 2021!

Mid Year Conference is Power to Change's annual conference in the winter break gathering uni students from around Victoria. It's the perfect place for you to discover more about who Jesus is and how to live in relationship with God - all in the context of a great community! The conference will feature Bible teaching from our keynote speaker (Dr. Grant Bickerton), practical training, journey groups and fun times with people from your campus and other campuses.

So whether you have been following Jesus for many years or you are just getting to know Him, we would love to have you at MYC 2021! Invite your friends and hope to see you there!

WHEN: Monday 5th July - Friday 9th July, 2021
WHERE:   Camp Wilkin, Anglesea
COST:

$360 (Early Bird Price for registrations and payments by midnight on Monday 17th May)

 

$390 (Full Price for registrations and payments by midnight on Monday 7th June)

  $330 (First Year Undergrads & Non-Christian Price for registrations and payments by midnight on Monday 17th May if you would like the conference hoodie, all others by midnight on Monday 7th June).

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What to Expect

What to Expect

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Musical Worship:
Each day there will be opportunity to come together to worship God through music. A playlist of the songs will be sent out so you can get familiar with some of the songs that we will sing to. You could even listen to it and worship on the drive to conference!

Time Alone with God (Quiet Time): While we will have plenty of time to learn together, we also want you to get alone time to read the bible, talk to God, and process anything you may be learning. If you are unfamiliar with this, there will be how to session that will help walk you through how to use this time.

Training: There will be times to break out into smaller groups to explore the Christian faith deeper or to receive practical training based on where you are at. Some of the training relates to learning how to talk to people about Jesus, how to disciple other students or be part of leading the movement at your campus!

Teaching: Grant Bickerton, our keynote speaker, will be giving our main session talks at our evening sessions. He’ll be teaching us from the Bible and helping us think through the question, "What are you living for?".

Free Time/Nightlife: We like to break up all that we are taking in with space to just relax and have fun. Beach time, sports, craft and other activities are what students typically find themselves doing during their free time. In the evenings, there will be time to play games, have a chat over supper, and go deeper with those you have been meeting and connecting with.

Mission: Power to Change wants the Gospel to be made known not only on university campuses in Australia, but all over the world! With this in mind, we’ll get to hear about the places we can go over summer to serve and engage people in conversations about Jesus.

Campus Time: Bond with people from your own campus or area! Campus time is important to us because it encourages us to continue pursuing God and community even when conference is over.

International Community: MYC is a place for both local Australian and International students to come together to connect with Jesus and each other. There will be opportunities for our friends whose first language isn’t English to experience training and community alongside other international students.

There will also be a range of seminars you can attend and you will have the opportunity to be a part of a small journey group over the conference. The best way to experience all of this and more is to come along!

Venue & Transport

Venue and Transport

Venue

The venue for MYC is Camp Wilkin Baptist Centre in Anglesea.

Address: 57 Noble Street, Anglesea VIC. 3230

Transport

Here are the transport options for travelling to and from MYC; you will be able to select your transport method in the registration form when you register.

Option 1: Make your own way

If you choose to make your own way to and from MYC, you'll need to arrive at Camp Wilkin between 3:00-4:00 PM for onsite registration on Monday 5th July, and will be able to depart after 12:00 PM on Friday 9th July. Please select this option if you are arranging your own transport/passengers.

Option 2: Drive/Give a lift

If you are driving and are able to give other people a lift, please select this option and fill out the relevant details. You will be matched with people near you or on the way to MYC. Passengers will be asked to contribute $10 return ($5 one way) to cover the cost of petrol which can be arranged once you know who you are driving.

Option 3: Carpool/Get a lift

If you are unable to make your own way to MYC, you can select this option and we will do our best to match you with a driver near your area to give you a lift. If there are no drivers who are close to you, you may need to arrange to get somewhere closer or get dropped off at a meeting place that works for the driver.

Cost: $10 return ($5 one way) to cover the cost of petrol, to be arranged with your driver

If you are unsure about which option you will take at the time of registering, you can select option three first. You can change the option later if you make your own arrangements. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need to make any changes.

Registration & Payment

Registration and Payment

Cost and Deadlines

Early Bird Price: $360 (for registrations and payments by midnight on Monday 17th May)

Full Price: $390 (for registrations and payments by midnight on Monday 7th June)

First Year Undergrads & Non-Christian Price:              $330 (for registrations and payments by midnight on Monday 17th May if you would like the conference hoodie,
all others by midnight on Monday 7th June)

 

The final deadline to register and pay for MYC is midnight on Monday 7th June. We encourage you not to leave this until the last minute! 

This is to allow us to complete important planning steps for each person attending, such as allocating accommodation and ordering materials. Due to the time required to complete these processes, this deadline is not negotiable. No registrations after this date will be accepted so please make sure you submit your registration and payment by that date, and let any friends you're inviting know that they need to do so as well. Failure to pay by the deadline will mean your registration is incomplete.

Please note that there are no refunds for any cancellations or withdrawals after the final deadline.

Conference Hoodie

If you would like to purchase the conference hoodie, you must register and pay by midnight on Monday 17th May. This applies to all students, not just those registering for the early bird price. When you register, you can select your hoodie size. Please make sure you check the measurements according to the instructions on the registration form and make your selection carefully as we will not be ordering spares for people to swap with.

A mock up of the hoodie will be posted here soon.

Payment Methods

When you register please select your payment method (bank transfer, cash or credit card). Ask someone from your campus or your Campus Registrar (see Contact Us tab) to find out how to make your payment (for bank transfer or cash).

Part Time Attendance

If you are unable to attend the whole of MYC, please email us before you register to let us know. We will need to know when you will be arriving and leaving in order to calculate the part time rate for that time before you proceed with registering. (Please note that the first year & non-Christian price does not apply for part-timers. Other campus subsidies may also not apply.)

Conference Fee Subsidies

We know that MYC can be expensive for students, even though the value is good. We don't want finances to be a barrier to anyone attending, so if you're not able to afford the cost of MYC, please contact your Campus Registrar (See Contact Us tab) or speak to a missionary from your campus. If your campus is not listed, email us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and we'll put you in touch with the right person.

Meet the Speaker

Meet the Speaker

GrantBickerton

Dr. Grant Bickerton is a psychologist who also has 20 years’ experience as a missionary in Australia and overseas. Grant is currently working in the Development and Well-Being Team of Power to Change.

Grant completed his PhD at University of Western Sydney investigating the organisational, psychological, and spiritual variables that reduce work stress and promote work engagement and personal well-being among Australian Christian workers.

He is a registered member of the Psychology Board of Australia, the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and the Christianity and Psychology Interest group of the APS. Grant’s areas of specialty include burnout and well-being at work, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol and other drug dependence and abuse, behavioural “addictions” (such as pornography and gambling), and the interface of psychology and religion.

Grant is married to Kathryn and has three children.

Seminars

Seminars

Coming Soon. Check back later.

What to Bring

What to Bring

Please bring the following items with you to MYC:

  • Clothes for cool/wet weather (including a warm jacket as it can get very cold at night)
  • All Bedding (including Pillow, Sheet, Sleeping Bag or Doona/Blanket)
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Bible and journal/pen
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Medication (if you require this)
  • Medicare card (if you have one)
  • Umbrella

Optional items:

  • Activities, Sports Equipment or Board Games for free time
    • You may like to bring your own: basketball, soccer ball, tennis racquet/balls, volleyball, table tennis bat/balls, frisbees
  • Keep cup (if you want hot drinks)/water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Powerboard/double adaptors for your bedrooms
  • Money for your driver/conference bookstall
  • Hand sanitiser (if you prefer to use your own). This will be available around the site.
  • Gel or roll-on deodorant. Please DO NOT bring/use aerosol spray deodorant as it will set off the fire alarms and will incur a fire truck call out fee. 

MYC is a drug and alcohol free event; please do not bring these items.

FAQs

FAQs

Why should I attend MYC?

Power to Change's MYC is specifically designed to help you - as a student in Victoria - join with other students from your campus and state in living out Jesus’ commission in your everyday life. It is also a place where you can explore more about who Jesus is and what Christianity is all about alongside others. At MYC you will build and deepen friendships with fellow students that will continue to grow through the rest of the year. We’ll be talking about things immediately relevant to your situation on campus, and providing practical skills that will help you follow Jesus more closely in second semester. And you will come to understand how and why Power to Change does things on your campus, and how you can play a part.

Who will be at MYC? Can I invite friends who are not part of Power to Change to come? Can I come if I'm not a Christian?

MYC is designed especially for tertiary students, so the primary attendees of MYC will be uni students from around Victoria. And yes! Students who are not Christians or part of Power to Change are welcome to come! MYC is for all young adults, regardless of their spiritual background who have a desire to grow in their relationship with God or are wanting to investigate and chat about God and Christianity. If you are not Christian, you won't be asked to participate in any activities you don't feel comfortable with, and there will be alternate options available during things like small group training.

Is it an issue if I don't know anyone else going to MYC?

There are plenty of opportunities to get to know people at MYC, in fact MYC is designed for people who may now know many others. You'll be assigned to a specific group of up to four people to meet as a prayer and reflection group, as well as getting to know others in your training group, and from your uni and other unis throughout the week. Free time and Nightlife are also spaces where you will get to meet new friends.

What do I need to bring?

You can find a list of what to bring with you to MYC on the "What to Bring" tab.

What is the accommodation/site like?

The MYC venue, Camp Wilkin, has rooms with cluster ensuites (shared bathrooms between a few rooms). You will be required to bring all your own bedding. Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper will all be catered for by the site. There will not be cooking facilities in the bedrooms. Some general information and photos can be found here.

Who will I be rooming with?

You'll be allocated a cabin with a few other people of the same gender (except in the case of families and married couples). During the registration process you can indicate if there are people you would particularly like to room with and we'll do our best to put you with at least one of those people. However if you don't have a particular preference or if you don't know anyone else at MYC, you'll be placed with people from your campus or region so you can get to know some new friends.

Why does it cost what it does?

We're committed to organising a memorable, life-changing conference as well as keeping costs low. This is actually a fantastic price for everything that you get at MYC! The price covers all the food, accommodation, training and conference materials, equipment and activities, and speaker fees. What you will take away in terms of connecting with God and others will be well worth it!

How do I pay?

When you register, you will be able to select your preferred payment method. If you choose to pay by bank transfer or cash you will need to arrange it through your Campus Registrar; contact them to find out how to pay.

I can't afford the cost of MYC, what can I do?

We know that MYC can be expensive for students, even though the value is good. We don't want finances to be a barrier to anyone attending, so if you're not able to afford the cost of MYC, please contact your Campus Registrar or missionary from your campus to find out about the subsidies available. If your campus is not listed, contact us and we'll put you in touch with the right person.

If your question isn't answered here, please contact us.

What about COVID? What happens if I get sick before or during conference?

We will be continuing to monitor the developments of COVID in Victoria in the lead up to MYC and will follow any government guidelines or restrictions that are in place. We will also be working with Camp Wilkin to ensure that we run a COVID-safe conference and will provide more information about what precautions will be in place closer to conference (information to parents can also be made available). In the case that the conference cannot go ahead due to COVID, we will provide full refunds for any conference fees (not including hoodies if they have already been paid for and purchased).

If you get sick in the days leading up to the conference, we ask that you get tested and only come if you have received a negative test result and are well enough to attend. If you get sick during conference, you will need to inform the conference directors, and may need to potentially self-isolate, get tested and/or make arrangements to go home. Any financial implications of not being able to attend due to COVID can be discussed depending on what the situation is. Feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or concerns about this.

Contact Us

Contact Us

For who to contact in regards to your registration, see the table below.

Speak to a missionary on your campus for further information regarding subsidies if you are in need of financial assistance.

Campus Registrar Email
Catalytic (for students from Deakin, LaTrobe,
Monash Caulfield, Monash Parkville, Monash Peninsula, RMIT)
Josie Dixon

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Monash (International)

Jonathan Tsim

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Monash (Local)

Olivia Chiu

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University of Melbourne Kate Selby

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ALL payments must be received by the deadlines for your registration to be complete.

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Details

Event Date 3:00pm, 5 July 2021
Event End Date 12:00pm, 9 July 2021
Registrations Close 12:00am, 8 June 2021
Price 360.00
Location Camp Wilkin

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