World Vision Faith for the Future Events David Kinnaman Mark Sayers Melinda Dwight

Barna, World Vision and Alpha Australia are joining together to release and unpack the largest ever global study of Millennials and their attitudes toward Christianity. With specific data on young Australians and their faith, these events will feature expert presentations, panels with local pastors and practical insights that will help guide your leadership and outreach.

Join us for a morning event, followed by a networking lunch in:


22 October 2019

NewHope Baptist Church
3 Springfield Rd, Blackburn North


23 October 2019

Gateway Baptist Church - Mackenzie Campus
1052 Mount Gravatt Capalaba Road, MacKenzie


24 October 2019

Barney’s Anglican Church
57-61 Mountain Street, Ultimo

What we are learning about resilient discipleship from the "Connected Generation"?


Keynote Speakers:

David Kinnaman Faith for the Future Events - Barna World Vision


David Kinnaman is the author of the bestselling books Good Faith, You Lost Me and unChristian. He is president of Barna Group, a leading research and communications company that works with churches, nonprofits, and businesses ranging from film studios to financial services.

Since 1995, David has directed interviews with nearly one million individuals and overseen hundreds of U.S. and global research studies. He and his wife live in California with their three children.

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Mark Sayers Faith For the Future Events - Barna World Vision


Mark Sayers is the Senior Leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia. He provides visionary leadership and teaching for Red Church and is gifted in prophetically speaking into the intersection of faith and culture.

Mark is married to Trudi, and they have a daughter, Grace, and twin boys Billy and Hudson.

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Melinda Dwight Faith for the Future Events - Barna World Vision


Melinda is the National Director of Alpha Australia and previously served as the Senior Pastor of the Imagine network of churches for 15 years.  Under Melinda's leadership Alpha Australia has been working towards the goal of serving all 13,000 churches in Australia and seeing 1,000,000 Alpha stories, as Australians are given the opportunity to explore Life, Faith & God. This year, Alpha Australia celebrated its 500,000th participant.

Melinda is married to John and they have one child, Nicaela. Her passion is helping local churches thrive, along with encouraging Christians to share their faith and raise up disciples. We’re excited to hear Melinda do just that at Faith for the Future.

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