BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions are happening on Saturday 1:45pm and 3:30pm. Our speakers will be delivering the session either in-person or online at Unidus.

    There is no need to pre-register for the breakout sessions. However, each room has a limit number of participants and will be on a first-come-first-serve basis, so plan to arrive in advance to secure your spot.

    SESSIONS & SPEAKERS

    Leverage your achievement for influence (Working life)

    KODY THOMPSON

    Kody Thompson is a dynamic entrepreneur and visionary leader with a track record of success. He is renowned for his achievement as the founder of Lightning Sites, a web development country that he built from a startup into a multi-million dollar enterprise generating in excess of $5M profit across eight years.

    After successfully building his remote teams to grow and exit Lightning Sites, Kody developed a reputation as an expert in building international teams and scaling businesses and launched the Business WrkPod in 2021, with co-founder Dale Beaumont.

    Beyond his business endeavors, Kody is a devoted husband and a father of two daughters. He is also deeply committed to philanthropy and has initiated the Love @ Scale project in the Philippines, which supports 250 students. Kody’s journey is a testament to his entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to making a positive impact in both the business world and the community.

     

    Help! I don’t know what to do with my teen (Parenting)

    PS DENIS LU & PS HAI ENG

    Pastor Denis Lu is currently the Senior Pastor of Hope Kuching and an Elder in the Hope International Ministries (HIM). He oversees HIM churches in Borneo, Malaysia. 

    Pastor Hai Eng currently holds a pivotal position within HIM, spearheading strategic initiatives as Head of the Elders’ Office. She longs to see HIM Churches strategically developed and prepared for the end-time harvest.

    Ps Hai Eng is married to Ps. Denis, and together they have raised their adult son, Azriel.

     

    Sabbath: Working from Rest

    SUNITA PALA

    Sunita has been involved in the leadership of student ministry at Hope Church Brisbane for 20 years before she move to the working adult ministry. She is currently working full time at the Hope Church Brisbane office as a pastoral staff and has been a strong pillar in many areas to support the church and our pastors.

    Sunita is passionate about making disciples who make more disciples. She enjoys sowing into the next generation, sharing stories from the journey and watching young men and women thrive as leaders for God’s Church. She also enjoys chillax time with family & friends, travel and jigsaw puzzles.

     

    Relationship: The Process Matters

    EDDIE & MAY BURRELL

    Eddie and May first met at a Hope Church working adults conference. And, as they say, the rest was history. They are married for nearly 9 years. Eddie serves in the welcome team and children’s (Kids for Christ) ministries, and leads the intercessory prayer ministry. He is passionate about discipline men to be men of God. May oversees the service outreach and operations, and missions’ departments. She is passionate about seeing the Kingdom of God extended. Together, they enjoy watching action movies, eating yummy foods, and more recently, achieving running goals together.

     

    JACYLINE KHOR

    Jacyline is currently involved in the Hope Brisbane UniGen ministry leadership team, overseeing a few life groups and training leaders. She is also the coordinator of the Hands of Hope ministry, the community arm of Hope Church. Her heart and compassion for the lost are evident and she is always intentional in investing in the lives of the people around her. 

     

    IN it, not OF it

    What does it mean to live in the world, and not of the world as we seek to illuminate God’s light to the world?

    Come join Chris & Lisa Bee as we discover together what it means to live fully in the world while not being consumed by its values and pressures. In this session, we will explore practical steps to engage with society effectively yet maintain our unique identity and integrity. Learning from the life of Daniel, along with practical examples, we will learn what it means to shine without compromise. Whether you’re looking to inspire change or simply live more authentically, this workshop is designed to equip you with the tools you need to navigate the complexities of modern life.

    CHRIS AND LISA BEE

    Chris is the Ablaze coordinator which is the high school ministry of Hope Church Willawong. Chris is passionate about seeing the next generation have a personal encounter with Jesus, discover their identity in Christ and play a part in a community where they can flourish. Chris is currently pursuing his Masters of Ministry and has been married to Lisa since 2016, after meeting in Ablaze in 2000. Lisa also has a huge heart for young people and is currently working as a Neonatologist in Brisbane whilst pursuing her PhD at UQ. Together they love to travel and a good plate of food.

     

    Y-LLUMINATE

    This session is run by the Hope Church Brisbane Ablaze team and designed for all high school students only.

    Come join our youth special! It will be an exciting time of fun, connection and fellowship!