Press Service International (PSI) annual conference held late last year on the Gold Coast is now highlighted in a short catchy video. The video production team - PSI columnists Belinda Croft and Laura Veloso of Melbourne.
Over many years now Belinda and Laura have been producing videos for their churches and family, and when they became PSI Columnists and published in Christian Today, the next logical step was promoting themselves as 'young writers' to the public.
In this they have now released numerous short videos on the 2012 and 2013 ARPA conferences and three videos leading up to of the PSI (young writer) Australian (2013 and 2014) and New Zealand conferences (2014) along with post conference videos of those same 'young writer' conferences.
These videos are housed on the Well-Being Australia (Mark Tronson) YouTube Channel and publicised through the respective Christian Today article and the PSI and ARPA networks.
The audience is deliberately 'focused' and yet, that YouTube Channel since it was established less than four years ago had received over 28,000 viewers on the internet. Stranger than fiction!
Belinda Croft has three children, the youngest is just six months. Husband Russell is a bible college student with a sport science degree under his belt.
Laura Veloso has three little boys and she and her husband are youth leaders in their church and have recently returned from a two weeks mission with their youth group to Fiji.
2014 PSI conference video
This 2 min video highlights the 2014 young writer conference. It catches in the momentum of the gathering including Natalie Chu from Christian Today comments that the demographic readership is between 18-35.
The snappy video goes on to capture Sophia Sinclair's workshop with small groups, titled "Finding Your Voice" followed by Jeremy Dover's plenary on the New Reformation encircling Christian ministry today in Australia. As a final wrap for the day, Gavin Lawrie one of the Australian Panellists gave a reflection.
The PSI awards were presented after the dinner with the following winners announced by the Panellists over an 8 month period of marking:
'The Basil Sellers'
Danielle Stott-Carney – Aust
Casey Murray – NZ
Jeremy Suisted – Theological
'M & D Tronson' Consistency
Sarah Young - Aust
Sophia Sinclair - NZ
Brad Mills - NZ
Annemarie de Villiers - Aust
Wesley Tronson - Aust
Alex Gillespie - Aust
Matt Browning - NZ
Be sure not to miss viewing this short video of the PSI columnist conference (young writers).
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html