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Becoming a Redemptive Influence in today’s world.

Witnessing to Jesus in society right now is hard

The census tells us that cultural adherence to Christianity is declining. The world’s views on acceptance, diversity and inclusion are shifting. You’ve got challenges to religious freedom from schools through to sporting clubs.

What does faithful and effective engagement in society look like?

Looking around the church and the media right now it can feel like there are only 2 options:

The war– We need to take a stand. Defeat the enemy. If we stay silent the war will be lost.

The retreat – Keep your head down. Weather the storm. Be faithful but don’t rock the boat.

What if there was another option? One that is more Invitational, Hopeful and Creative?

At Summit, we’ll use Seed’s Redemptive Design Framework and Tools to explore a distinctive and fresh approach to Christian engagement in society.

Growing our individual and
collective capacity to
influence redemptive change
in society.
More than a conference.

Summit is not a conference.

Rather, we have intentionally designed 2 days for Christian changemakers to gather, grow and participate in redemptive design processes together.

Summit is a time to come together as a Seed community.

It’s an opportunity for us to spur each other on, growing deeper with Jesus, while also growing our individual and collective capacity to influence redemptive change in society.

Summit is an invitation-only event, and we would love for you to come and be with us, bringing all of who you are to the table, where we can be a blessing to each other.

Summit details

DATES: 20th October (8:30am) – 21st October (4pm) 2022

COST: $295 Non-Accommodation
Includes: Morning Tea and Lunch both days and dinner Thursday evening.
Does not include accommodation

LOCATION: Mary Mackillop Place, 7/11 Mount St, North Sydney NSW


Day One

Session One – Imagination
Design Sprints – Experience the Design Sprint process by engaging in one of 3 sprints that will be run in partnership with World Vision, Reventure and Greig Whittaker.
Redemptive Disruption Panel – How do we engage effectively for Christ in our context or sector in this cultural moment?
Community Time
Redemptive Changemaker Stories – hear stories of Redemptive Change from those in our community who are doing it.
Dinner – Network and build relationships over a meal.

Day Two

Formation Practices – Growing ourselves for Redemptive Influence by being shaped by God and God’s Story.
Design Workshop – Growing our capacity for Redemptive Influence. Three workshops focussing on ‘Developing an Innovation Culture’, ‘Developing Communities of Practise & Formation’ and ‘Measuring What Matters- Explorations in Measuring Impact’
Communities of Practise – facilitated round table discussions.
Close of Summit/ Post-Summit drinks!

If you would like to express an interest in coming to Summit or you would like to nominate someone to come, click here.


What kind of accommodation is provided?

The standard conference price includes accommodation in a twin share room. You can nominate a guest to share with on registration. All rooms have an ensuite bathroom. If you require a wheelchair-accessible bathroom, please also indicate this via the relevant question when registering. 

If you have selected a Non-Accommodation Rego option and want to stay close by then we can recommend the following options that are close to Mary Mackillop Place:

Vibe Hotel
Meriton Suites North Sydney
View North Sydney

What is included in a Summit pass?

Summit is a residential experience and your Summit pass includes all sessions in the 2-day program designed to help you connect with other Christian changemakers, grow your capacity to create and participate in redemptive change in your context, and encourage others on their journey as well.

This will include plenty of interactive sessions helping you consider your own context, workshop-style sessions, a couple of keynotes, and opportunities to connect with others over meals and recreation. It also includes:
  • 1 nights’ accommodation at the recently renovated Mary Mackillop Place  Conference Centre (If you ave selected a Non-Accommodation Rego option, this accommodation is not included)
  • Showcase Dinner & Drinks
  • All meals through to lunch on Friday
  • Wifi pass 
  • Welcome pack 

    Parking and other transport to or from Summit is not included. 

    I’m unsure that I’m invited to Summit. How do I check?

    If you have received an email directly from Seed about Summit, you can consider yourself invited! If you’ve heard about Summit by other means, please reach out to us directly to express your interest in being at Summit, or nominate someone who you think should be invited: 

    How do I get to Summit?

    Public transport is very convenient for Summit with North Sydney Train Station located only a 5 minute walk away from Mary Mackillop Place along with bus stops along Pacific highway that are also a short walk. There is paid/timed parking on the surrounding streets.

    What will happen if there is a COVID-related lockdown or restrictions?

    While we are optimistic about holding Summit, we are cognizant of the pandemic and will update registrants and invitees should we expect the event will be impacted by restrictions. The accommodation and main program are in two buildings run by the same provider, who is also responsible for catering. These and other factors reduce the risk of disruption to our program should low-level restrictions come into force, notwithstanding other impacts on attendees. 

    Should lockdowns or border closures restrict you from traveling to attend Summit, you may request a full refund at, accompanied by your registration confirmation and information regarding the relevant restrictions. Where you decide not to attend Summit due to COVID-related concerns, even if you are not prohibited to by government-imposed restrictions, we cannot guarantee a refund but please get in touch and we will do our best. Should Summit in its entirety be cancelled, you will receive a full refund. 

    I would love to come to Summit but the price is just out of range for me.

    While we have taken measures to make Summit both an affordable and quality 2-day program, please get in touch at if you are unable to afford the full cost of Summit. We would love for you to join us, and will do what we can to make that possible. 

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.