There are answers because there is truth.

This is reality: you’re living in a post-Christian culture. How do you make sense of it all in the light of your faith? How can you answer the real world, its challenges, and its toughest issues, authoritatively?

It may not be getting any easier, but God has put you here, today, and calls you to live for Him in the real world… so, you need to know.

Get the truth you need by experiencing The Download.

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The Download is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Christians aged 18-25, developed by the Australian Christian Lobby and the Lachlan Macquarie Institute.

You’ll be equipped with the truth you need, to take your faith into the real world.

Programs typically fill up, with hundreds of young people having been inspired and equipped.

It lasts for one week and costs just $980, including all accommodation, food, teaching, and other programmed activities (yes, we make a big loss, but it’s worth it!)

The content is serious and unfiltered, addressing all the big issues related to scripture, culture, science, history, and politics. This is your chance to answer every question you ever had.

Your teachers walk the talk – they are experienced and inspiring.

Activities and field trips are also scheduled in. You’ll meet like-minded truth-seekers your age, and make lifelong friends.

Previous Downloaders frequently say, “it changed my life” – and they mean it!

Testimonials

Read what previous attendees think.

"The world’s never been changing more quickly and as a Christian I wanted to understand it and be active in it."
"I could not recommend this more highly for those in ministry - not only was there world class teaching, it was a wonderful break from normal life among an amazing community of young people! I had so much fun."
"I came to the program with many questions and a distinct hesitance as to where God was calling me; I left not only with answers, but further equipped to apply and share them within a new, affirmed sense of Christ-centred purpose."
"This week just past is already changing my life and how I live. Living for Jesus requires full devotion in every area of life and this course was the place to learn."
"This program has given me a framework to stand for Christ in an increasingly secular society. It's so encouraging to spend time amongst leaders who embody the Christian faith and dare to challenge the world. This program will always be a source of truth, courage and wisdom to look back on."
"In order to navigate a world of increasing secular attitudes and views, this program is a must for young Christian people in Australia."
"This program has given me a better understanding of the world we live in and also encouraged me to be an active Christian and stand up for what is right and make my voice heard."
"This was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had with a Christian community. As much as the information presented gets you thinking, it also stirs the spirit and really spurs you on to live out the faith."
"As a Youth Pastor, the program was immensely helpful in understanding the world that our young people are being brought up in - not just how our culture is, but WHY. I feel equipped to speak into some of the major cultural issues of our time and I have a better grasp on the role of the church in our culture going forward."
"You get to meet people from different denominations and have this opportunity to sharpen each other and humbly discuss the things of God."
Apply

The Download was designed for you.

God has called you to live for Him at this specific time in history, with all its unique challenges.

Take one week out of your schedule to get the truth you need to take your faith into the real world – so you’re equipped for His call.

The Download happens in Canberra, but Downloaders travel from all over Australia and New Zealand to attend (in fact, only a few come from Canberra!)

The next experience will be between 23rd – 29th January 2023.
Applications are now OPEN until 23rd November 2022.

We recommend applying earlier rather than later, as numbers are limited.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the application form and receive an emailed receipt;
  2. Your application will be assessed – this is a selective program;
  3. You will be notified of the outcome at least 6 weeks prior to the program commencement;
  4. Payment will only be required once your application is successful.
Apply now!