The financial challenge
continues for KCC

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The financial challenge faced by KCC due to COVID is a continuing one.

No in-person conventions means greatly reduced support from registration fees, donations at events and onsite accommodation. This, along with refunds for cancelled 2020 events, insurance premiums that have doubled, our conference centre being closed for 6 months, means our cash reserves have been impacted significantly.

Your gift is crucial for KCC to continue doing what it does, and to remain standing for the generations to come.

An Indispensable Ministry

Watch two quick takes on KCC in 2021

One of the things we hear most often from the KCC family is that it is amazing to be gathered (virtually or otherwise!) with other Christian brothers and sisters from all over. KCC events help Christians remember we’re part of a bigger family; they take us out of the everyday and refocus us on what’s truly important; they allow God to change us.

KCC needs your help, so we can keep being there for this family, for generations to come.

Please give today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our conventions remain classed by the Government under the 2sqm rule. This means our capacity at conventions is more than halved. Normally, KCC can fit up to 2,150 people in our auditorium. Under the 2sqm rule we can only fit 700. This means that we are unable to cover the fixed costs of holding an in-person event.

We have applied for exemptions and been unsuccessful. Part of the reason is that because KCC events draw from all over NSW, the authorities view them as a higher risk.

Besides any exemption, our in-person events can still be cancelled at very short notice in the event of a snap lockdown. KCC has long lead times for its events and makes significant payments to suppliers as part of this. We are not in a financial position to risk losing these funds in the event of any last minute lockdown.

This all means that we need to livestream, so that we can continue the ministry and make it available to people.

Yes. We ran 3 consecutive weekends with 700 high schoolers in the auditorium and a further 300+ in an overflow tent. This enabled us to have 3,000+ in total. This many people enabled us to (just) cover the direct costs of the event.

KCC has three main sources of income:

  1. Registration fees for KCC conventions
  2. Donations especially from KCC (in-person) conventions
  3. Our Katoomba conference centre

With COVID making it very difficult to run in-person events, our sources of income have been very significantly impacted. Because COVID restrictions continue to affect us, this situation will continue for some time yet. This is why we need your help. We need to keep money in the bank while we continue the ministry and keep it moving forward in a very new environment.

KCC has two small staff teams:

  1. Our ‘Events Team’ (8 F/TE) execute all our events, church partnerships, marketing and promotion, graphic design, financials, fundraising and administration.
  2. Our ‘Site Team’ (8 F/TE) manage our 26-acre conference centre with all maintenance work, cleaning, repairs, enquiries and sales, guest liaison and bookkeeping.

Yes! KCC is audited annually and you can view our 2020 accounts here: bit.ly/2020-accounts

Thank you to our
2021 Ministry Partners

We are conscious that this year has been a difficult one, not just for KCC, but also for many ministries and organisations.

We wanted to say a big THANK YOU to our partners this year, who have committed to continuing their support and partnership with us even in this time. Please visit, support and read more about our partner organisations below.

Gold

Before It Starts is a free, four-week youth group program that focuses on building healthy relationships and preventing domestic abuse.

This primary prevention program has been developed by Anglicare and Youthworks, with the goal of promoting safe and respectful relationships in our churches.

Before It Starts provides an opportunity to reflect on beliefs, attitudes and behaviours from a biblical perspective. It explains different forms of abuse, provides guidance on how to recognise and respond to unhealthy relationships, suggests avenues for getting help and provides key information for leaders on how to respond to disclosures of abuse.

Let Grace Flow in Tanzania and Beyond!

Anglican Aid works in partnership with the local church in 35 countries to provide emergency support in times of crisis and to transform lives through long-term development projects.

Seven of Anglican Aid’s 130 projects are based in Tanzania - one of the poorest countries on Earth (World Bank, 2020). The lives of countless families have already been changed through health, education and clean water initiatives - but there is still so much more to do!

Mary Andrews College equips everyday women to serve Christ faithfully. We specialise in bringing together study of the Bible with training in pastoral care and mental health to better prepare women for ministry in the church, the community, and the world. Our classes are run face-to-face at our campus in Sydney as well as online, catering to women locally and across Australia. With students ranging in age from nineteen to eighty, the college is a close-knit community of women training to serve as pastoral carers, community chaplains, and ministry workers, as well as women who simply want to improve their Bible knowledge and pastoral skills.

Situated at universities across NSW, we are student accommodation providers committed to the formation of young people through Christian ethos, community, safety, and pastoral care.

We want as many young people as possible to have the formational experience of living on campus in community, and we want to see young lives transformed by the gospel.

The best way you can support us is to tell people about our colleges. We would be grateful if you would go to our website and consider who you know that might like to come and live in one of our outstanding communities.

Convention

The main ministry of Barnabas Fund is to send financial support to projects which help Christians where they suffer persecution as a consequence of their faith. The projects aim to strengthen Christian individuals, churches and their communities by providing material and spiritual support in response to needs identified by local Christian leaders.

CRU is a Bible-based, interdenominational Christian organisation whose mission is to help the kids and youth of Australia to know and follow Jesus! Every year, over 100,000 young people hear about Jesus through our ministries - CRU Educational Camps, CRU Holiday Camps, Schools Ministry, and through our CRU Galston Gorge and CRU Lake Mac campsites.

Give hope to older women facing homelessness.

People like you can provide life-changing support for people facing homelessness and disadvantage. There has never been a more important time to give hope. Donate a one-off or monthly gift today at bit.ly/helpwinter.

“How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Ps 119:103). One of the ongoing legacies of Moore College has been a focus on deep, broad and sustained immersion in the text of Scripture, as we train people to proclaim Jesus and reach the lost. Will you partner with us in providing a Scripture-soaked theological education?

Morling College offers courses in Bible, Ministry and Theology as well as Counselling, Chaplaincy and Education Leadership from a Christian perspective. You can support Morling by helping them to identify potential students, praying for them or by considering matching scholarships so that they can support more students towards their studies.

Power to Change seeks to connect University students to Jesus, build them and train them in their faith and then send them out to make an eternal impact in their workplaces, friendship groups and families. Partnering with us invests in the next generation of leaders who will shape our world.

Your gift to SMBC helps mobilise harvest workers!

God's mission is world mission. Every tribe, every nation. Not limited by national, ethnic, social or denominational boundaries. A vital component of time at SMBC is developing people for cross-cultural mission and understanding the impact local cultures have for sharing Jesus. Donate here.