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Disciples Church

31 Springfield Lakes Boulevard

Springfield Lakes, QLD 4300

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The Fellowship of Evangelical Churches of Australia invites you to come and join with Christian leaders from around Australia as we foster a gospel movement in our country. Enjoy fellowship, worship and pray together as we explore God's word and participate in the life of the the network. We are especially excited to be welcoming new Churches into the network this year, and look forward to seeing new faces as well as old.

We will be heading to Brisbane and will be hosted by Disciples Church Springfield. The location gives us a great opportunity to be close together for a few days, with the Church, a hotel, and the venue for the annual dinner being within walking distance of each other. See map.

The Conference will include:

  • Plenary sessions from a great line-up of speakers
  • Breakout sessions on practical areas of ministry life
  • Time to spend in worship, prayer, and fellowship with each other.
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Annual Dinner



ACCOMODATION

The Springfield Lakes Hotel is a short walk from Disciples Church. We encourage all interstate delegates to stay here during the conference, as being close by and together will greatly enhance the experience.

The hotel has provided a 10% discount for all conference delegates. Use the code BLVD when booking online or speak directly to the staff if booking over the phone.

Click here to book.



SPEAKERS


Dr. Peter Francis

Peter Francis is the Principal of Maylon Theological College, where he lectures Missions, Old Testament and Pastoral Studies.

After a 10 year career as a high school teacher, Peter entered into Pastoral Ministry. Over a period of 23 years Peter pastored at Cleveland Baptist, Beenleigh Baptist and the City Tabernacle Baptist Church. During this time he also served as a Regional Consultant with Queensland Baptists for 2 years. Over the past 30 years Peter has been involved with numerous short-term missions in places such as PNG, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and South America and has served on various mission boards and committees, including the Far East Broadcasting Company and Global Interaction. Peter also regularly preaches in churches and has shared in a variety of Bible teaching conferences. He is married with 3 grown children and has a passion to invest in the next generation of missional leaders.


Dr. Garry Millar

Gary Millar is the Principal of Queensland Theological College, where he lectures in Old Testament, Biblical Theology and Preaching.

After studying chemistry in his home city of Belfast, Gary moved to Aberdeen in Scotland to study theology, before completing a D.Phil at Oxford on Deuteronomy. Gary worked as a pastor for the next 17 years in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and was involved in both church revitalization and church planting, before moving to Brisbane to lead the team at QTC.

He is currently working on a major commentary on Deuteronomy and a book for new Christians on the Christian Life. Gary travels widely throughout Australia and beyond, seeking to encourage local churches. He is also the co-founder and Chair of The Gospel Coalition Australia. Gary is married to Fiona, and they have three daughters, Lucy, Sophie and Rebekah.



PROGRAM

Monday – September 9

6:30pm Annual Dinner

Tuesday – September 10

9:00am Worship
9:30am Plenary Session #1 - Peter Francis
10:30am Morning Tea
11:00am President's Address - Tim Loftis
11:30am AGM
12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm Breakout Sessions
7:30pm Public Worship and Plenary Session #2 - Gary Millar

Wednesday – September 11

9:00am Worship
9:30am Plenary Session #3 - Peter Francis
10:30am Morning Tea
11:00am Plenary Session #4 - Peter Francis
12:00pm Prayer
12:30pm Finish and Depart



ANNUAL DINNER

The Annual Dinner will be held at the Springlake Hotel on Monday night (Sep. 9) at 6:30pm. It is a modern bistro a short work from the Springfield Lakes Hotel and Disciples Church. See here for a map.

The dinner will be hosted and covered for delegates and their spouses (two delegates per Church).



MEALS

Disciples Church will provide Tuesday lunch for delegates which will take place at the Church. Morning teas will be provided and tea and coffee will be available throughout the day.

Delegates are free to do their own thing for Tuesday dinner.



TRANSPORT & PARKING

Option 1: Public Transport

The Airtrain departs Brisbane airport every 15 mins and with a transfer you can be at Springfield station in an hour and a half. It will cost about $25. It will take 20mins to walk from Springfield station to Sprinfield Lakes Hotel. More details here.

Option 2: Taxi to Springfield

Approximately $100-$120 taxi fare from Brisbane Airport to Springfield. Uber will be a bit cheaper.

Option 3: Hire a Car

There are a range of car rental companies located in Brisbane airport. More details here.



REGISTRATIONS

Each member church is entitled to send two delegates (delegates can vote at the AGM). But we would love to have Church pastors, elders, leaders and spouses join us for the conference, to grow and learn together.

Please contact mark.tibben@feca.org.au with any questions about the event.


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