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Building the Biblical Man (Men’s Conference)
Living as Christian Men in Today’s World
Today’s world is full of contradictions, competing interests, and clashing worldviews. Sometimes it seems impossible to navigate it all and still be the husband, father, grandfather, leader, or friend that God expects us to be. What does a ‘real man’ look like? Is there still a place for manhood and masculinity in today’s mixed-up society? More importantly, what does God have to say about it?
Rob Furlong – Keynote Speaker
Rob Furlong has served in pastoral ministry for over 37 years, including 20 years as Senior Pastor of Thornlie Church of Christ, before transitioning to a role as Pastoral Consultant with Baptist Churches WA for over two years.
In 2017 Rob returned to local church ministry as the Senior Pastor of Woodvale Baptist Church and is enjoying building into the life of a local congregation.
Rob has either led or been a member of several short-term mission teams that saw him travel to Vietnam, Thailand, India, and Zimbabwe. He has also had extensive experience in teaching, training, and preaching to leaders and church members in order to better equip them for the ministry they have been called to. He loves to see the local church grow spiritually and missionally and to expand its impact locally and overseas.
He is committed to leadership development, mission, and teaching the Word of God. Rob completed his Masters studies at Vose, including a thesis on ‘Pastoral Burnout and Recovery’. He has a desire to be a part of assisting the next generation of leaders to emerge in the local church in Western Australia.
Rob and his wife Karen also have a strong desire to encourage God’s people to grow holistically in every area of their lives: spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. To that end, they are both committed to growing in loving both God and people well.
Rob has been married to Karen for over 40 years and together they have four adult children and fifteen grandchildren! He is the chaplain to the Western Australian and Scorchers Cricket Teams, supports the Fremantle Dockers, enjoys reading, bike riding with Karen, and is a budding master chef.
Associate Speaker – Jesse Budge
Jesse Budge is a 26 year old bloke who loves and is passionate about Jesus. He is a husband to Jaimee-Lee, a recent father to his first child Eleanor, and a student completing his Bachelor of Ministry at Perth Bible College. In his spare time, Jesse is a sports nut (soccer, AFL, golf, disc golf, cricket) and an avid bookworm.