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Crave Conference 2017 is all about breaking new ground for God’s Kingdom in our city, nation, and world.
This is the big event of Crave’s year, when we bring all our networks together. This year, our plans are bigger than ever!!
Introducing our keynote speaker:
And these inspirational speakers:
Remember CRAVE Conference 2016 …
In 2015, our keynote speaker was Brandon Wallace!
Brandon Wallace grew up wearing a mask. He put it on around friends and family, and when going to work as a youth pastor in a very conservative church in Arkansas. In January of 2012, Brandon took off his mask and came out of the closet.
Straight-Face is his story – see the trailer here:
Brandon blogs at The Gay Christian
Conference 2014 featured Jennifer Knapp
Highly recognized as a premier artist in the Christian Contemporary Music genre, singer-songwriter Jennifer Knapp stepped out and released a mainstream indie album Letting Go in 2010. In that same year she publicly came out as a lesbian. This noteworthy story was initially published by Reuters, The Advocate, Christianity Today and CNN.com (links below) and was quickly followed by an interview on Larry King Live and countless stories in news outlets and blogs across the world.
A controversial subject for many, Jennifer’s graceful poise and willingness to speak on behalf of LGBT people of faith has created a new role for her as an advocate. In 2011, she launched the Inside Out Faith series to engage this social justice dialogue. At these presentations, conducted mainly in Churches and Universities Jennifer weaves her narrative with her music while sharing candid revelations of her experiences as a gay person of faith.
Knapp’s impressive history includes selling over one million albums with her previous releases Kansas (debut 1998), Lay It Down (2000), and The Way I Am (2001). The Kansas-born musician has toured the globe with artists such as Jars of Clay and was featured on both the 1999 & 2010 Lilith Fair tour.
Knapp has received great critical acclaim with The Los Angeles Times calling her “a rising star” and People Magazine describing her as “an uncommonly literate songwriter.” She is the winner of 4 Dove Awards and has received 2 Grammy nominations.
Cath McKinney is an inspiring and passionate speaker who is involved in heaps of community work! Cath is the Pastor at St Martins Church in Collingwood. She also serves as the Chaplain for Freedom 2 Be in Melbourne. On top of these roles Cath is also a researcher in Theology at St Marks Theological Centre Melbourne and a highly respected speaker in the area of personal change and respecful dialogue.
Crave conference 2013 was fantastic this year. With Tim Kurek as our key speaker. Spread over 2 days, everyone united across australia for a time of Worship, Teaching, and fellowship
You can listen to Tim Kurek’s Story here.