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Events Calendar 2017

This is a calendar of Christian events in Australia in 2017. If you would like to add an event to this calendar, you can submit the details here.

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Ongoing

Seed Coaching Nights

Sydney, NSW

At our Seed Coaching Nights we'll help you create change in your context that is aligned with God's purposes.

Everyday Peacemaking Course

Various locations across Australia

Tired of being buffeted by conflict around you? Wondering what God is doing when peace is absent?

The Heart of Peacemaking

Various locations across Australia

An improved ability to be a peacemaker and to respond well to the challenge of conflict requires a deeper understanding of ourselves, our relationship with God and the deeper things which drive our responses to challenging situations.

Conflict Coaching

Various locations across Australia

The purpose of conflict coaching training is to equip you to help others resolve conflict and reconcile relationships without your direct involvement in the conflict.

January 2017

NextGen: A Conference for Children's and Youth Leaders

January 16-20 and 23-27, 2017
Katoomba, NSW

Ignite Training Conference

January 16-20, 2017
Brisbane, QLD

SWEATCON

January 16-19, 2017
West Hoxton, NSW

February 2017

John Chapman Preaching Conference with William Taylor

February 8, 2017
Newtown, NSW

William Taylor, Rector, St Helen’s Church, will conduct a public conference on preaching, and he will also conduct a longer mentoring clinic.

Captivated by the Word Salvo's Women's Conference

February, 2017
Various locations across Australia

Brisbane March for Life

February 11, 2017
Brisbane, QLD

In March the Parliament will consider terrible new abortion laws. That's why this year's March for Life on Saturday Feb 11 is so important. Your participation will make an impact on our politicians who are considering this very issue right now.

SMBC Hot Topics Night: Has Christianity Done More Harm Than Good?

February 15, 2017
Croydon, NSW

There is a fast-growing belief that the world would be better off without religion – especially Christianity. The church is increasingly regarded as a burden, a spoiler, and even a poisonous influence on society. John will analyse the ‘mixed bag’ of Christian history and practice, realistically evaluating both its dark side and its contribution to civilisation.

Book Launch: The Disruption of Evangelicalism by Geoff Treloar

February 16, 2017
Sydney, NSW

Helping Your Friends Explore Jesus

February 16, 2017
St Ives, NSW

Hear Richard Borgonon, a senior businessman from London, speak about his experience exploring Jesus with colleagues and friends.

MTS Leaders' Training Day #1

February 16, 2017
Annandale, NSW

MTS Leaders' Training Day is about gathering MTS trainers and their apprentices to delve into a big ministry idea from the bible and raise all the types of questions and pastoral issues surrounding it. It provides a space for trainers to get pushed in their thinking together and for apprentices to wrestle with big ideas together. The big value of the day is most seen in the apprentice/trainer conversations in the car on the way home and in the weeks to follow.

On The Road: “A Distinct Missional People” with Dr Graham Hill

February 17, 2017
Surry Hills, NSW

This month we'll be hosting Dr. Graham Hill, Vice Principal of Morling College, Sydney. He'll be discussing Anabaptism and missional Christianity based on the research from his latest book, “GlobalChurch: Reshaping Our Conversations, Renewing Our Mission, Revitalizing Our Churches.” As always, supper and drinks provided and bookshop open.

Q4 Convention

February 22, 2017
Pennant Hills, NSW

God doesn't call us to be faithful for a season, and then retire. He calls us to be Faithful for a Lifetime!

SMBC Hot Topics Night: Which Is The Best Bible for Me to Use?

February 22, 2017
Croydon, NSW

In English alone, there’s a bewildering variety of Bible versions; and they keep coming. Why do we have so many? Should we all use the same one? Malcolm, who teaches preaching, New Testament and Greek at SMBC, will help us understand the diversity, and suggest which might be the most helpful translations for us to use.

Acts 29 Network Conference

February 23-25, 2017
Gold Coast, QLD

The Compassion Roadshow

February 23, 2017
Newcastle, NSW

We’re unplugging the amps and stripping back the beats to bring you up close and personal with some of your favourite Australian Christian artists. The Compassion Roadshow is your opportunity to hear some of Australia’s top Christian artists perform their songs in an acoustic environment and also hear some stories which are sure to inspire and encourage you.

Distrupt:Pray

February 23, 2017
Newtown, NSW

Dinner with Henry Olonga – International Cricketer, AnglicanAid Ambassador

February 23, 2017
Campbelltown, NSW

Henry Olonga is Anglican Aid’s Global Ambassador. Henry will be in Australia during Waterworks Week (18-26 February 2017) supporting fundraising efforts for clean drinking water throughout Africa and other 3rd world nations.

The Compassion Roadshow

February 24, 2017
Waterloo, NSW

We’re unplugging the amps and stripping back the beats to bring you up close and personal with some of your favourite Australian Christian artists. The Compassion Roadshow is your opportunity to hear some of Australia’s top Christian artists perform their songs in an acoustic environment and also hear some stories which are sure to inspire and encourage you.

Q4 Convention

February 24, 2017
Brisbane, QLD

God doesn't call us to be faithful for a season, and then retire. He calls us to be Faithful for a Lifetime!

Fractured Families Seminar

February 24, 2017
Sydney, NSW

Families today are being confronted with huge challenges. What do we do when it's all too much? How do we respond when someone we love chooses a different lifestyle? Where does forgiveness fit in? What would Christ have me do?

Command and Covenant Seminar

February 24, 2017
Narre Warren South, VIC

This one-day seminar addresses the place of works, obedience and faithfulness in the Christian life. Our guest speaker is Dr Brad Green, an international speaker, author and teacher of theology at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.

Shoalhaven Men's Convention

February 25, 2017
Bomaderry, NSW

Open Doors Frontline Faith Tour

February 26, 2017
St Ives, NSW

You are invited to come and hear what it is like to be a Christian in some of the most difficult countries in the world. Through story and video you’ll hear from our Christian brothers and sisters who endure for His name. You will be encouraged and challenged to see how God is strengthening His people to stand strong in the face of persecution

Essentials for Effective Teamwork

February 27, 2017
Sydney, NSW

Ministry is a corporate activity. It's something we do together. Humanly speaking, how can we make our prayer groups, Bible study groups, In-house groups or any other ministry group as effective as they can be?

March 2017

Open Doors Frontline Faith Tour (Northern QLD)

March, 2017
Various locations across Northern QLD

Open Doors Frontline Faith Tour (ACT and Southern NSW)

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March, 2017
Various locations across the ACT and Southern NSW

Liberty's 2017 Dinner

March 1, 2017
Annandale, NSW

Q4 Convention

March 1, 2017
Launceston, TAS

God doesn't call us to be faithful for a season, and then retire. He calls us to be Faithful for a Lifetime!

SMBC Hot Topics Night: Speaking the Truth in Love

March 1, 2017
Croydon, NSW

What is ‘free speech’? Is it endangered? Ordinary Christians are increasingly paying a price (whether mockery, persecution at work or accusations of arrogant bigotry) for simply articulating Christian views. Kim, an author and speaker based in Sydney, will weigh up our call to faithfully proclaim the word, and the sensitivity required as we relate to outsiders in a world desiring to gag the gospel.

Evangelism in a Sceptical World

March 1, 2017
Wollongong, NSW

REFRESH Christian Principals' Retreat 2017

March 1-3, 2017
Baulkham Hills, NSW

Q4 Convention

March 2, 2017
Adelaide, SA

God doesn't call us to be faithful for a season, and then retire. He calls us to be Faithful for a Lifetime!

SMBC Hot Topics Night: Our Three-In-One God: How the Trinity Impacts Our Lives

March 3, 2017
Croydon, NSW

From what God has spoken in Scripture, we understand the truth he has revealed: that he is three persons in one. But what practical difference does that make to the way we think about God, how we relate to him, how we pray and how we live as his people under his lordship? Rob teaches theology and ethics at SMBC.

Pilgrim's Progress Day Seminar

March 4, 2014
St Johns Park, NSW

We are pleased to have Barry Horner, world renowned expert on Pilgrim’s Progress, to walk us through John Bunyan’s classic.

MBM Men's Workshop

March 4, 2017
Rooty Hill, NSW

Now in its 4th year, the MBM Men's Workshop has been appreciated by so many men from a number of churches. It features table discussion after each 20 minute Bible talk (3 all up), inspiring stories, great singing, encouraging conversations and of course fantastic food.

How to tell your friends about Jesus

March 4, 2017
Canberra, ACT

National Celebration of The Bible

March 5, 2017
Baulkham Hills, NSW and livestream

Celebrating the Reformation: Evangelising the Nation

March 6, 2017
Parkville, VIC

The Anglican Institute Lecture is an annual opportunity for a noted Anglican leader or scholar to share their research and reflections on Anglican identity and practice, both historically and in contemporary expressions and forms.

Getting mission back on the agenda at church

March 6, 2017
Canberra, ACT

How to Find Your Best Self

March 8, 2017
Newtown, NSW

What the 20th century's most famous martyr can teach us about personal aspiration.

Kingdom Business Summit (Gold Coast)

March 9-11, 2017
Gold Coast, QLD

Activating Christian entrepreneurs to change culture.

Christ for the Coast

March 10, 2017
Wollongong, NSW

A Christian youth event in Wollongong hosted by youth groups from all over the South Coast.

Men@Glen

March 10-11, 2017
Glen Innes, NSW

Men@Glen is a Christian Conference, for the men of North Western NSW and South Eastern Queensland.

SMBC 2017 Women's Conference

March 11, 2017
Croydon, NSW

Trust and Obey Conference

March 11, 2017
St Johns Park Baptist Church, NSW

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven – 2nd Annual Hymn Festival

March 11, 2017
Penshurst, NSW

Come and learn about some of your favourite classic hymns, and sing them accompanied by one of Australia's best organists, David Parsons OAM, and the Scots College piper.

Man Up

March 11, 2017
Ingle Farm, SA

Mentoring Masterclass

March 14, 2017
Willoughby, NSW

A masterclass hosted by the William Wilberforce Foundation, for communities & individuals wanting to use mentoring and coaching to make a difference in the lives of marginalised and disadvantaged Australians. The masterclass will look in particular at mentoring and coaching for ex-offenders & for children, families and individuals facing disadvantage and poverty.

A Fortunate Universe

March 15, 2017
Oran Park, NSW

Join us for an amazing night as Sydney University Astrophysicist Dr Luke Barnes, co-author of A Fortunate Universe, takes us on a tour of the cosmos, from its smallest building blocks to its largest structures. Humanity, we will see, relies on a remarkable set of circumstances that allow us to ponder our place in space and time.

Colour Conference

March 16-18 and 20-22, 2017
Sydney, NSW

Kingdom Business Summit (Perth)

March 17-18, 2017
Bentley, WA

Activating Christian entrepreneurs to change culture.

Reformation Rally

March 18, 2017
Newtown, NSW

This event, held at Moore College, will be a morning of hearing Peter Jensen, Peter Adam and Simon Manchester each present a paper on a significant character from the reformation and what we can learn from them today.

Redemption Hill Green Square: Public Launch

March 19, 2017
Green Square, NSW

Redemption Hill is a new church in Green Square. We are all about Jesus everyday. This means we’re not just about Sundays, but we believe the everyday spaces of our lives belong to Jesus: where we live, work, share and play.

Further Father Conference

March 20, 2017
Robina, QLD

Further Faster 2017 is a two-day conference for church leaders and teams passionate about healthy church growth hosted by Willow Creek Australia. It is modelled on North Point Community Church’s Drive Conference, which regularly gathers thousands of leaders from around the world.

SMBC Hot Topics Night: Confronting Persecution

March 22, 2017
Croydon, NSW

Across the globe, persecution of Christians and churches abounds, and is growing rapidly. It shouldn’t surprise us: Jesus warned his disciples to expect it. Elizabeth is an international religious liberty analyst and advocate, author, and research fellow at the Melbourne School of Theology's Arthur Jeffery Centre for the Study of Islam. She will suggest biblical foundations for understanding and responding faithfully to this scourge.

2017 Richard Johnson Lecture

March 23, 2017
Sydney, NSW

“Is Christianity Bad News for Women?” with Amy Orr-Ewing.

RICE:Eve

March 24, 2017
Sydney, NSW

RICE is launching a womens ministry and we're having our first ever SHE SESSION! We will be eating, sharing, hearing from the word and each other as we look at the theme of BROKENNESS and what that means in our lives.

Shaping the Perception of Children's Ministry

March 24, 2017
Leederville, WA

Kingdom Business Summit (Sydney)

March 24-25, 2017
Crows Nest, NSW

Activating Christian entrepreneurs to change culture.

Surrender Conference

March 24-16,2017
Belgrave Heights, VIC

As one body with many different parts how can we fit together to fully embody mission, justice, community, and prayer in our local communities and global world?

Perth Children's Ministry Convention

March 25, 2017
Leederville, WA

Q4 Convention

March 27, 2017
Melbourne, VIC

God doesn't call us to be faithful for a season, and then retire. He calls us to be Faithful for a Lifetime!

Freedom for Faith Fundraising Breakfast

March 29, 2017
Sydney, NSW

The challenges to religious freedom have never been greater in Australia. Despite that, in the last year we've had some great hard fought wins in protecting religious freedom. We want to share some exciting 2017 plans with our closest supporters. We need your backing to see this vital work succeed.

2017 Pamela Nutt Address

March 28, 2017
Croydon, NSW

PLC Sydney is very excited to have Amy Orr-Ewing as this year's guest speaker at the 2017 Pamela Nutt Address. Amy is Director of Programmes at ‘The Oxford Centre’ and the UK Director for ‘RZIM Zacharias Trust’. She is a tutor at Wycliffe College and among the most prominent apologists in the UK today.

Alternative Facts: A Conversation About Truth and Trust

March 30, 2017
Balmain, NSW

Christ Church Inner West presents a discussion about truth and trust in today's world.

Australian Prayer Gathering

March 31, 2017
Sydney, NSW

Join us to hear first-hand from IJM staff about the work on the frontlines. See where God is moving today and share with us the honour of praying for those still trapped in slavery and violence. Worship and fellowship with other justice-seekers, meet friends passionate about justice.

Kingdom Business Summit (Melbourne)

March 31 – April 1, 2017
Melbourne, VIC

Activating Christian entrepreneurs to change culture.

Missions Interlink Short Term Training

March 31 – April 2, 2017
Lawson, NSW

This residential weekend will help equip and prepare you to cross-cultures for the sake of the gospel.

Mighty Men's Conference

March 31 – April 2, 2017
Coolgardie, WA

Arabic Youth Conference

March 31 – April 3, 2017

April 2017

REBOOT Sydney

April 1, 2017
Sydney, NSW

REBOOT is a youth apologetics day hosted by the RZIM speaking team for youth (12-18 years). Combining short talks, interactive technology, personal stories, Q&A panels, delicious snacks, and a host of fun elements, REBOOT is designed to make space for young people to express their questions and doubts, encounter God, and be inspired to share their faith. The event is open to those from faith and non-faith backgrounds.

Tasmanian Women's Bible Conference

April 1, 2017
Hobart, TAS

Come and enjoy a day out with other women from in and around Hobart, being encouraged and challenge from God's word.

Nexus Conference

April 3, 2017
Rooty Hill, NSW

Nexus 2017 is a one-day evangelical ministry conference where fellow workers in the gospel can help each other apply rich theology to everyday life and ministry.

Recharge Conference

April 3-6, 2017
Dandenong, VIC

Becoming Wise Counsellors

August 3-5, 2017
Sydney, NSW

This Residential Intensive is an opportunity to enjoy focused, practical teaching aimed at developing applied biblical counselling skills. This year, participants with similar biblical counselling experience will be streamed into tailored workshops and sessions. So whether you are new to biblical counselling or have done extensive training, this Residential Intensive will be helpful to you. Our time together will involve teaching from Dr Mike Emlet, case study presentations and discussions, video observation and partner counselling, to better equip you to counsel with biblical wisdom in a range of pastoral situations.

The 2017 gathering of CRCA pastors, ministry workers, and spouses will happen two weeks before Easter weekend in a beautiful setting in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges just east of Melbourne.

KYCK

April 7-9, April 21-23, April 28-30
Katoomba, NSW

KYCK is a conference for High Schoolers. Over 3 HUGE weekends in the Blue Mountains, 6000 young people will gather to hear God speak in His word. At KYCK hundreds of young people respond to God's saving grace in Jesus and are challenged to live for Him in the world.

Dig Youth Conference

April 7-9, 2017
Kurrajong, NSW

450 young Christians spending the weekend digging deep into the Bible together, encountering Jesus there, and serving one another.

Essentials for sharing Jesus with the curious

April 10, 2017
Sydney, NSW

How do we share Jesus with those who say: “maybe there is something in religion and maybe Christianity is ok” – where it’s a very if-y maybe? And what do we do with those who don’t like our message?

Katoomba Easter Convention

April 14-17, 2017
Katoomba, NSW

Katoomba Easter Convention is an annual retreat for the whole family. ​Over the Easter long weekend, join with Christians from across Australia for excellent Bible teaching and quality family time in the beautiful Blue Mountains.

Belgrave Heights Easter Convention

April 14-17, 2017
Belgrave Heights, VIC

Burning Bush Festival

April 14-17, 2017
Williams, WA

The Burning Bush Festival is a Christian camp taking place two hours south of Perth, that allows you and your family to unplug from the demands of this world and focus on God, Jesus & Holy Spirit this Easter.

SMBC Hot Topics Night: Is Mindfulness Christian?

April 26, 2017
Croydon, NSW

Ivette, a Christian clinical psychologist and counsellor, will consider the popular therapeutic technique of mindfulness, and assess whether it is biblically responsible and useful. Is it compatible with a Christian world view, or is it a dangerous practice? She will also briefly evaluate hypnosis and recovered-memory therapy techniques from a Christian perspective.

Christians in Teaching Conference 2017

April 29, 2017
Rosehill, NSW

Finding Peace in an Anxious World

April 29, 2017
Wentworthville, NSW

May 2017

ACC National Conference

May 2-4, 2017
Gold Coast, QLD

SMBC Hot Topics Night: Do We Need a Right to Die?

May 3, 2017
Croydon, NSW

Megan is a bioethicist and a palliative care doctor, often taking part in public discussion on beginning and end of life questions. With recent events in Europe, Australia and elsewhere, opinion on legalising euthanasia is shifting rapidly. Megan brings the Bible and evangelical theology to bear in helping Christians understand this urgent and practical area.

Women’s Military Ministry Conference

May 5-7, 2017
Canberra, ACT

RICE Marriage

May 6, 2017
Sydney, NSW

The RICE Movement and our speaker, Keith Condie’s vision remains, in the belief that marriages are the most precious and valuable human relationship to be had and nurtured. With our conference, we seek to create a space for couples to invest a whole afternoon into truly discovering the God given gift of marriage. This afternoon will be a special experience for couples, as Keith and Sarah Condie, our highly sought after marriage specialists, lead you through a series of discussion.

Albury Christian Women's Convention

May 6, 2017
Albury, NSW

Albury Christian Women's Convention encourages women in their faith by meeting together and reflecting on God's word. Julie Polkinghorne will be speaking from the book of Acts about being ‘Totally Transformed'.

SMBC 2017 Children's Ministry Conference

May 6, 2017
Croydon, NSW

Go Tell The World – Inspiring Kids with the Book of Acts.

Young and Financially Fit

May 6, 2017
Castle Hill, NSW

Starting out your financial life? Be inspired by God’s word and his plan for your life. Did you know God has a plan for your whole life, including your money? I will teach you how to put in the place solid foundations that will set you up for the rest of your life. I will challenge your current views of money and show you God’s view of money. You will learn about all key financial planning issues that are relevant for this stage of life and be provided with the tools to apply it in your daily life.

SMBC 2017 Biennial Preaching Conference

May 8, 2017
Croydon, NSW

If you're a preacher, pastor, Bible study leader, or someone who loves to delve deeper into the Bible, this conference is for you! We’d love you to join us, as we grapple with the challenges and delights of the Book of Revelation.

Northern Region Conference

May 8-9, 2017
Chatswood, NSW

House Conference

May 8-10, 2017
Port Hacking, NSW

HOUSE conference is for Children’s and Youth Ministers. It’s for building on good theology that results in best practice for properly engaging the world.

Open Day – Melbourne School of Theology

May 9, 2017
Wantirna, VIC

Check out MST’s Open Day on Tuesday 9 May. Attend a lecture, join a tour of the Wantirna campus, and chat to faculty and other students about your study options for the Semester 2 mid-year intake, or 2018.

Reaching Everyday People: Blue Collar

10 May, 2017
Rooty Hill, NSW

We want to help you reach and train Blue Collar people for God's kingdom

Intergenerational Forum

May 11, 2017
Annandale, NSW

The Growing Faith Intergenerational Forum is a collaboration between Anglican Youthworks and Effective Ministries. This day will provide a space for Rectors and Senior Ministry Staff to engage with the theology, theory and practice of Intergenerational Ministry models in the Sydney Anglican Diocese.

A Night in With Emu

May 12, 2017
Melbourne, VIC

Word in Song Conference

May 13, 2017
Melbourne, VIC

Adelaide Men's Convention

May 13, 2017
Adelaide, SA

Growing Faith Conference

May 13, 2017
Castle Hill, NSW

Growing Faith Conference is for church families, staff and volunteer leaders and other invested adults. It aims to promote and model intergenerational ministries and family equipping ministries.

Multiply17

May 15-17, 2017
Bondi Junction, NSW

Three days of great teaching, master classes, practical breakout seminars, one-to-one input and Q&A sessions focused exclusively on church planting in Australia.

The Dignity of Work: The Nature of Work and its Place in the Christian Life

May 17, 2017
Newtown, NSW

It’s easy to say ‘Amen’ to Paul’s exhortation to work as if working for the Lord, but it’s harder to put it into practice. Does our work have a worth or dignity of its own? Hear Moore College lecturers Chase Kuhn and Peter Orr explore the answers to this question.

CONNECT17 Media Conference

May 16-19, 2017
Gold Coast, QLD

CONNECT Media Conference is designed to equip Christian Communicators for greater influence in the public square.

SMBC Hot Topics Night: What's So Good About the Reformation?

May 17, 2017
Croydon, NSW

The day before All Saints Day 1517, Martin Luther posted a document on a German church’s wall. That’s a long time ago: 500 years, in fact. Surely it’s time to give the Reformation a break and get on with more modern Christian concerns. How can what took place so long ago better help us understand the authority of the Bible and the centrality of grace? Stuart is Principal at SMBC.

Mercy and Justice in Action – A Practical Workshop

May 18, 2017
Sydney, NSW

How can Christians respond to refugees in our community? How can we serve those who are homeless? Be inspired about how you can become involved in serving refugees and the homeless at this practical workshop, run by ADM and Hope for Sydney.

The Edge – Screentime: Who is in Control?

May 18, 2017
Sydney, NSW

One hour, once a month, ideas that will set your teeth on edge. Two critical thinkers will take you on precise, TED-style 15-minute tours of a key social trend that’s transforming our world – then brace themselves for your questions.

A Night in With Emu

May 18, 2017
Sydney, NSW

An Uncommon Good: Public Faith conference

May 18, 2017
Ashfield, NSW

How can we as His people have a positive impact? How can God move us to bless those beyond the church – in our places of work and society at large? Among our co-workers and among the most needy and marginalized of our communities?

ADF Chaplaincy Information Session

May 19, 2017
Croydon, NSW

Revive Baptist Conference

May 19-20, 2017
Dural, NSW

Adore Women's Conference

May 19-20, 2017
Sunshine North, VIC

VCYC 2017

May 19-21, 2017
Belgrave Heights, VIC

Orange Christian Women's Conference

May 20, 2017
Orange, NSW

The Justification Summit

May 26-27, 2017
Newtown, NSW

This afternoon and following morning event, held at Moore College, will reflect on the reformation doctrine of justification by faith alone and how the biblical doctrine bears upon many of the contemporary debates surrounding this subject.

Belgrave Heights Men's Convention

May 26-27
Belgrave Heights, VIC

Darling Downs Christian Women's Convention

May 27, 2017
Toowoomba, QLD

A day of Christian fellowship & teaching from God's Word for the women of the Darling Downs and beyond.

SEED Showcase

May 27, 2017
Sydney, NSW

At SHOWCASE, Seed's 2017 cohort of entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas. This is not a fundraising event. It's our opportunity to cheer on this faithful group of entrepreneurs who are courageously living out their God-given purpose.

EQUIP Women

May 27, 2017
Sydney, NSW

EQUIP is all about women sharing Jesus. No matter your age or background, EQUIP is for every woman.

Grace Conference

May 27, 2017
Adelaide, SA

Grace Conference is an Adelaide-based Christian conference for Women. The aim of Grace Conference is to gather women together, to look at the Bible, and to encourage each other in our relationship with the Lord Jesus as we live in today’s world.

Community Zoo Day

May 28, 2017
Arana Hills, QLD

We are raising money for Ferny Hills State School Chaplaincy through a Community Zoo Day from 9am-11:30am. There will be a free animal petting zoo! Plus, pony rides ($4), sausage sizzle, coffee and cold drinks, and baked goods.

Essentials for taking good conversations one-step further

May 29, 2017
Sydney, NSW

How do we take conversations where there are occasional references to faith issues to actually looking at the Bible with someone? We thought we would also take this opportunity to introduce you to some really useful tools such as Word 1-1 (reading John’s gospel) and Lifegroup (a new concept developed by City Bible Forum).

G8 National Conference 2017

May 29-31, 2017
Stanwell Tops, NSW

The G8 National Conference gathers apprentices and trainers from the 8 states and territories of Australia to meet with gospel peers, be grown under God’s word, challenged to train others, and equipped for a lifetime of Gospel ministry.

June 2017

CityLab Melbourne

June 1, 2017
Melbourne, VIC

Tim Keller is famous for saying the gospel is not just the ABCs but the A-Z of Christianity. This means it is vital to grasp how to apply this gospel of grace to people’s hearts. Join City to City Australia’s CEO, Andrew Katay, and Reformed Theological College’s Principal, Murray Capill, for a morning exploring the ‘how to’ of grace renewal in relation to preaching and ministry.

Generosity Express Workshop

June 2, 2017
Lutwych, QLD

The Generosity Workshop is an 1-day intensive training that combines the knowledge of expert guest speakers, with enriching Pastors' testimonies about their own experiences in boosting generosity. Learn proven strategies to increase giving and bring about cultural change.

National Grandparent Conference

June 3, 2017
Figtree, NSW

For many grandchildren, their Grandparents play a unique and influential role in their lives. Yet the grandparent relationship and capacity to leave a lasting legacy is either unrecognised or under-resourced in both society and church. This inaugural conference is the start of a journey to help grandparents be encouraged and inspired to invest in the lives of their precious grandchildren in ways that only grandparents can. Speakers include Peter & Christine Jensen, children’s author Emma Allen and more.

Puppetry Workshop

June 3, 2017
Croydon, NSW

Puppetry is one of the most effective and engaging mediums available in communicating the good news of Jesus to kids (and adults). Yet for many, the logistics of manipulating a puppet and writing a script that is engaging and faithful can seem overwhelming. At this hands-on intensive workshop, Quiz Worx will share the skills and secrets they have learnt from close to 20 years of using puppets in communicating the Bible.

Christian Ministry Advancement Conference

June 6-7, 2017
Melbourne, VIC

Justification: Grace, Faith, Life, and Ministry

June 8, 2017
Melbourne, VIC

Join gospel workers from across Victoria at the first of TGCA Victoria's two events celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Better Blokes

June 9-12, 2017
Murrumbateman, NSW

Better Blokes is a national gathering of men. It is a life-changing and life-affirming experience where men are encouraged to get real with their mates, get real with God and get real with themselves. Men testify that they are equipped to be better blokes within their families, their churches and the wider community.

Young Adults Winter Camp

June 9-12, 2017
Stanwell Tops, NSW

Winter Camp is 3 days for Youth from all across NSW to gather together and learn about Jesus in community with one another – and have a great time doing it!

Freedom for Faith Conference

June 14, 2017
Canberra, ACT

Sydney Prayer Breakfast

June 16, 2017
Sydney, NSW

Gong Men's Day

June 17, 2017
Dapto, NSW

A Christian conference for men of the Illawarra and beyond.

Ministry to Muslims…Engaging evangelistically with Muslims in Sydney today”

June 17, 2017
Newtown, NSW

Two keynote addresses and practical training in workshops on sharing the gospel with people from a Muslim background.

Why Am I Not An Atheist?

June 20, 2017
Melbourne, VIC

David Robertson (Scottish author, debater, and pastor) was tempted by atheism and considered it an attractive option. But he is not persuaded by Russell. Instead he is a Christian and in this Bigger Questions discussion we'll hear why.

Restored Conference

June 21, 2017
Dural, NSW

The goal of Restore is to equip and resource Pastors and leaders in addressing many of the issues families are facing today. We are called as the body of Christ to Restore families, Restore communities and Restore individual lives.

Restored Conference

June 22, 2017
Newcastle, NSW

The goal of Restore is to equip and resource Pastors and leaders in addressing many of the issues families are facing today. We are called as the body of Christ to Restore families, Restore communities and Restore individual lives.

Onward

June 23-24, 2017
Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

Essentials for flourishing in work and ministry

June 26, 2017
Sydney, NSW

Work is ministry and ministry is work. And for both, perseverance is required. How can we stay resilient and flourish in work and ministry when at times it feels “ploughing concrete” (to quote Al Stewart)?

Team Pastoring Conference

June 28-30, 2017
Erina, NSW

Team Pastoring is a conference for Pastors, Music Directors and their teams.

July 2017

Refocus

July 3, 2017
Sydney, NSW

Refocus is a new conference about pastoral leadership. We aim to serve pastoral leaders (ministers and elders) and their wives, and those training for pastoral leadership (students and apprentices), especially in Presbyterian and Reformed churches. Each year we focus on one of the four sections of our comprehensive theological vision for the Presbyterian Church of Australia in NSW:

Hillsong Conference

July 4-7, 2017
Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

Christian Union – Summit 2017

July 10, 2017
Belgrave Heights, VIC

Summit is the mid-year conference for the Christian Union groups from Melbourne University, VU and ACU! This year we will be looking at the topic “Real Humans – Jesus and the Future of Humanity”.

Restored Conference

July 12, 2017
Brisbane, QLD

The goal of Restore is to equip and resource Pastors and leaders in addressing many of the issues families are facing today. We are called as the body of Christ to Restore families, Restore communities and Restore individual lives.

Restored Conference

July 13, 2017
Toowoomba, QLD

The goal of Restore is to equip and resource Pastors and leaders in addressing many of the issues families are facing today. We are called as the body of Christ to Restore families, Restore communities and Restore individual lives.

South West QLD Christian Convention

July 14-16, 2017
Dalby, QLD

It’s a weekend to hear God speak to us from the Bible, sing together, hear stories from local churches and enjoy friendship with Christians from St George to Stanthorpe to Kingaroy to Toowoomba.

Christian Medical & Dental Fellowship of Australia National Conference

July 14-16, 2017
University of Queensland

Building a Financially Fit Church

July 18, 2017
Lindfield, 2017

This ‘lunch and learn' session aims to share with Church leaders the financial challenges that many of your members are facing that flow onto the Church and your ability to achieve the Church's vision.

Public Lecture: Why the Reformation Still Matters

July 19, 2017
Newtown, NSW

Keys for Creating Culture

July 20, 2017
Cannington, WA

The culture of any workplace is not just a matter of what we say; it is how we relate to one another. Culture affects the engagement and commitment of our congregations, volunteers and employees. The application of Biblical principles in the relationships within our organisations presents living Christianity, which will impact the people in the world around us.

Reformation 500

July 24, 2017
Carina, QLD

Carl Trueman evening event celebrating 500 years of Martin Luther’s legacy.

Luther: the man and his theology

July 24, 2017
Spring Hill, QLD

Public day conference with Carl Trueman.

Serving Jesus

July 27, 2017
Annandale, NSW

Serving Jesus is an event designed especially for members of churches from Sydney’s inner west and eastern suburbs, who are considering how to best spend their lives ‘Serving Jesus’.

CVA Leaders Forum and Managers Symposium

July 31 – August 2, 2017
Pymble, NSW

August 2017

Addiction and Anxiety

August 2, 2017
Brisbane, QLD

Jim is addicted to porn. Kim can’t stop cleaning her bathroom. Peter can’t sleep because of work worries. Lisa can’t stop buying more shoes. Addiction and anxiety come in many forms and often times the church struggles to care well. Join us at our one-day workshop in August to consider how we can do it better through the truth and grace of the gospel.

Annual Moore College Lectures

August 3-11, 2017
Newtown, NSW

The Annual Moore College Lectures is an event open to both College students and the public. It's expected that the lectures will deal with some aspect of the Reformed and Evangelical faith either by way of biblical exposition or systematic theology.

‘Secret Womens Business’ Conference

August 3-4, 2017
Brisbane, QLD

Jesus After Religion: Ministry in the secular space

August 4, 2017
Canberra, ACT

BASECAMP: Mountains

August 4-5, 2017
Katoomba, NSW

BASECAMP is an annual event for men who want to know God better. Come to BASECAMP Mountains for an overnight retreat with preaching from Simon Manchester, 12-minute Build Up talks, great food and more.

Canberra Men's Christian Convention

August 5, 2017
Canberra, ACT

Creation. Humanity. Sex. Gender. Marriage. Work. Rest. Meaning. Our keynote speaker, Rory Shiner will be giving talks on Genesis 1-3.

The Edge: For the Love of God

August 10, 2017
Sydney, NSW

For the Love of God: How the church is better and worse than you ever imagined is a documentary in progress by the Centre for Public Christianity. It addresses the worst of what Christians have done, but also traces the origins of Western values like human rights, charity, humility, and non-violence back to the influence of Jesus.

Global Leadership Summit

August 10-11, 2017
Various telecast locations

Addiction and Anxiety

August 12, 2017
Melbourne, VIC

Jim is addicted to porn. Kim can’t stop cleaning her bathroom. Peter can’t sleep because of work worries. Lisa can’t stop buying more shoes. Addiction and anxiety come in many forms and often times the church struggles to care well. Join us at our one-day workshop in August to consider how we can do it better through the truth and grace of the gospel.

BASECAMP: Sydney

August 12, 2017
Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

BASECAMP is an annual event for men who want to know God better. Come to BASECAMP Sydney for a convenient 6-hour recharge with preaching from Simon Manchester, 12-minute Build Up talks, great food and more.

Mission Matters Conference

August 11-13, 2017
Mt Tambourine, QLD

Come join us at Mission Matters to be encouraged, envisioned and equipped to help complete that commission cross-culturally, both at home and abroad.

The Real Australian Mission Conference 2017

August 19, 2017
Annandale, NSW

Gospel Ministry and Human Sexuality

August 16, 2017
Annandale, NSW

UK evangelical, Sam Allberry, is coming to Sydney to speak at two big conference events and a regional youth event. Sam is a minister at St Mary’s Anglican church, Maidenhead, UK, and is same-sex attracted. He is the author of ‘Is God anti-gay?‘, helped set up livingout.org and edits for The Gospel Coalition.

Church in Hard Places

August 17, 2017
Sydney, NSW

The Church is a display of God's glory in the midst of a hurting community. Who will go and build healthy churches among the world's poorest communities? We define hard places as “economically and socially disadvantaged communities.” Churches in hard places often share common struggles. Our goal is to equip church leaders, train indigenous believers, and develop resources to build healthy churches in hard places.

A Dangerous Calling

August 17, 2017
Spring Hill, QLD

Join Paul Tripp as he breaks the code of silence about the dangers and unique temptations that result from ministry. If you’re a pastor, a ministry leader, or someone who wants to better care for those in spiritual authority, this will be the most honest discussion you will ever encounter.

Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands

August 17, 2017
Chandler, QLD

The church today has many more consumers than committed participants. Church is merely an event we attend or an organization we belong to. In this evening, Paul Tripp will unpack what it looks like for all of God’s children to minister daily to
one another.

Church in Hard Places

August 18, 2017
Wollongong, NSW

The Church is a display of God's glory in the midst of a hurting community. Who will go and build healthy churches among the world's poorest communities? We define hard places as “economically and socially disadvantaged communities.” Churches in hard places often share common struggles. Our goal is to equip church leaders, train indigenous believers, and develop resources to build healthy churches in hard places.

Is God Anti-Gay? Combined Youth Event

August 18, 2017
Rooty Hill, NSW

Join us for the first ever Liberty Combined Youth Event! Sam Allberry will be speaking to youth across Sydney (and beyond) on the topic of ‘Is God Anti-Gay?’

Envisioning Christian Higher Education

August 18-19, 2017
Parramatta, NSW

The inaugural conference of the Australian Christian Higher Education Alliance (ACHEA). ACHEA's membership currently consists of Alphacrucis College, Avondale College of Higher Education, Christian Heritage College, Eastern College of Australia, Excelsia College, Morling College, and Tabor College. The event will begin with a day of pre-conference workshops, followed by the two-day conference. This inaugural conference of ACHEA is being hosted by Alphacrucis College.

What Did You Expect?

August 18-19, 2017
Spring Hill, QLD

Join Paul Tripp as he redeems the realities of marriage in this weekend conference. Learn how a marriage of unity, understanding, and love is rooted in worship.

The Real Australian Mission Conference

August 19, 2017
Annandale, NSW

The Bush Church Aid Society is about reaching all Australians for Christ. This conference will equip you for the challenge of reaching Australia for Christ wherever you are. It is for all Christians who have a heart for wanting to reach people with the gospel across Australia. Great Bible teaching with Simon Gillham & Greg Anderson, BCA field staff running electives.

Jesus, Good News and Sexuality

August 19 2017
Newtown, NSW

Perth Men's Convention

August 19, 2017
Woodvale, WA

Western Plains Christian Convention

August 19-20, 2017
Dubbo, NSW

Not in Kansas Anymore – One Day Symposium

August 21, 2017
Sydney, NSW

This symposium will give you the opportunity to wrestle with whether you will move to the fringes of society, offering an alternative voice in society, or to remain as a faithful presence within a society that has historically been based on Christian ideals.

2017 Annual Preacher’s Conference

August 22-24, 2017
Parkville, VIC

This is the Annual Preachers’ Conference for Ridley College, a training conference on preaching God’s word to minds hearts, wills and lives.

Seminar: Why Do Churches Struggle to Grow Beyond 200?

August 23, 2017
Toongabbie, NSW

At this half day seminar, Grant Retief from Durban, South Africa will teach us from the Bible, and Raj Gupta will present the conclusions of his very recent research. Many of the issues raised will be of help to churches of all sizes, denominations, and in cities across Australia.

New Life – North West Christian Womens' Conference

August 25-26, 2017
Tamworth, NSW

New Life’ is a Bible teaching conference organised by the Anglican Diocese of Armidale for all women of the New England/Northwest. The theme for New Life 17 is ‘Waiting for the Day' Studies in 2 Thessalonians with Carmelina Read and Prayer with Christine Jensen.

Real Men Gathering 2017

August 25-26, 2017
Oxford Falls, NSW

Psalms in the Christian Life

August 30, 2017
Naremburn, NSW

The Psalms: no book of the Bible feels more personal and no book is more theologically rich. At this very special Centre for Christian Living event, Moore College lecturer and head of the Old Testament department Andrew Shead will help us deepen our appreciation of the Psalms in order to deepen our experience of the Psalms as a crucial resource for Christian living.

The Psalms in the Christian Life

August 30, 2017
Naremburn, NSW

The goal of this evening is to deepen our appreciation of the Psalms – as poetry, as a book, as a part of Christian Scripture – in order to deepen our experience of the Psalms as a crucial resource for Christian living.

September 2017

Hunter Men's Convention

September, TBC
Newcastle, NSW

FIEC Annual Conference

September 4-7, 2017
TBC

ReachOut Conference

September 8-10, 2017
Katoomba, NSW

Grow Women's Conference

September 9, 2017
Brisbane, QLD

Belgrave Heights Women's Convention

September 9, 2017
Belgrave Heights, VIC

OneLove

September 9, 2017
Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

A one day women's conference in Sydney to help women grow in their relationship with Jesus. Come to hear great preaching from Nancy Guthrie and Michael Raiter. Enjoy great fellowship, amazing food and hear encouraging testimonies.

Songs of Praise

September 10, 2017
Belgrave Heights, NSW

2017 New College Lectures: Personal Identity with Dr Brian Rosner

September 12-14, 2017
Kensington, NSW

The 2017 New College Lectures will consider the thorny issue of personal identity. While exploring commonly-held beliefs that underpin much of modern life, the three lectures by Dr Brian Rosner will consider the Bible’s answers to the most pressing and personal questions of the postmodern world: Who are you? What defines you? What makes you, you?

Priscilla & Aquila Evening Seminar – Women & Work

September 20, 2017
Newtown, NSW

John Chapman Preaching Conference with Dr Bryan Chapell

September 23, 2017
Newtown, NSW

Dr Bryan Chapell, (Principal emeritus of Covenant Theological Seminary and author of Christ Centered Preaching) will conduct a public conference on preaching, and then he will conduct a longer mentor clinic.

Avant-Garde Young Adult Conference

September 28-30, 2017
Sutherland, NSW

It is beautiful to behold the great resurgence of hope and vision in young adult ministries in Australia. We can clearly sense an even greater anticipation for what God is going to do as we gather together again for Avant-Garde Young Adult Conference in 2017.

Avant-Garde Young Adults Conference is your opportunity to immerse yourself in three days of faith-filled preaching, powerful worship, compelling discussions, plus a whole heap of good times with great friends.

MTS Mission Minded Conference

September 29 – October 2, 2017
TBC

North Queensland Christian Convention

September 30- October 1, 2017
TBC

October 2017

James Hamilton – Public Lecture Day

October 6, 2017
Spring Hill, QLD

Dr Hamilton is Professor of Biblical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has written “God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology” and “God’s Indwelling Presence: The Ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments.” He is at QTC presenting an MA Unit to our students, but we have made his first day of lectures available to the public. James will be speaking on the book of Daniel.

National Youth Ministry Convention

October 9-11, 2017
Gold Coast, QLD

Men and Machines

October 14, 2017
Sydney, NSW

QTC's Children Ministry Conference

October 14, 2017
Spring Hill, QLD

‘Gasp, Gulp, Go’ – its all too easy for kids who grow up in church to become blasé about God’s glory, their own personal sin and need of Jesus all day every day. Join us as we explore ways of teaching the Bible that encourage children to have an ever increasing God-awe and to live as a community of forgiven sinners, grace-filled and outward looking as they seek to be disciple-making disciples.

Canberra Women's Convention

October 21, 2017
Canberra, ACT

Prayer can be daunting. Am I even doing it right? How do I know if it’s working? How can the Lord’s Prayer help us? Our keynote speaker, Susan Ravenhall will be giving talks on The Lord's Prayer.

Life@Work Conference

October 26-27, 2017
Melbourne, VIC

Life@Work Conference

October 27-28, 2017
Adelaide, SA

The Justice Conference

October 27-28, 2017
Melbourne, VIC

November 2017

Restored Conference

November 2, 2017
Tweed Heads, NSW

The goal of Restore is to equip and resource Pastors and leaders in addressing many of the issues families are facing today. We are called as the body of Christ to Restore families, Restore communities and Restore individual lives.

Ministry Leaders' Dinner

November 9, 2017
Canberra, ACT

The Annual Ministry Leaders’ Dinner is your opportunity to grow your networks by gathering with others from Canberra and surrounds to hear the encouragement of the Scriptures. Our desire is to strengthen ministry leaders from Canberra and surrounds by gathering them for a dinner subsidised by Canberra Christian Conventions.

Hillsong Worship and Creative Arts Conference 2017

November 15-17, 2017
Baulkham Hills, NSW

Restored Conference

November 23, 2017
Adelaide, SA

The goal of Restore is to equip and resource Pastors and leaders in addressing many of the issues families are facing today. We are called as the body of Christ to Restore families, Restore communities and Restore individual lives.

TOGCON IV – Pure Freedom: Living for Christ Amidst Tribulation

November 29, 2017
Sydney, NSW

Join Mark Thompson, Marty Foord, and others, as we examine the Reformation and the Puritans to see what it looks like to minister and live for Christ during times of tribulation and see how we can prepare ourselves for the future.

December 2017

National Training Event

TBC
Canberra, ACT

January 2018

NextGen Conference

January 15-19 and January 22-26, 2018
Katoomba, NSW

Equipped Conference

January 15-19, 2018
Mt Tambourine, QLD

A training conference for children's and youth ministry leaders.

March 2018

Katoomba Easter Convention

March 30 – April 2, 2018
Katoomba, NSW

April 2018

KYCK

April 13-15, April 20-22, April 27-29
Katoomba, NSW

KYCK is a conference for High Schoolers. Over 3 HUGE weekends in the Blue Mountains, 6000 young people will gather to hear God speak in His word. At KYCK hundreds of young people respond to God's saving grace in Jesus and are challenged to live for Him in the world.

August 2018

BASECAMP: Sydney

August 11, 2018
Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

BASECAMP is an annual event for men who want to know God better. Come to BASECAMP Mountains for an overnight retreat with preaching from Paul Tripp, 12-minute Build Up talks, great food and more.

BASECAMP: Mountains

August 17-18, 2018
Katoomba, NSW

BASECAMP is an annual event for men who want to know God better. Come to BASECAMP Mountains for an overnight retreat with preaching from Paul Tripp, 12-minute Build Up talks, great food and more.

OneLove

August 25, 2018
Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

A one day women's conference in Sydney to help women grow in their relationship with Jesus. Come to hear great preaching from Mary Wilson (Associate Director of Women's Initiatives for the Gospel Coalition). Enjoy great fellowship, amazing food and hear encouraging testimonies.

September 2018

Anglican Future Conference

September 6-9, 2018
Melbourne, VIC

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