What is south West queensland christian convention?
Hosted at the Dalby Christian College, SWQCC was started to give churches across regional areas the encouragement and benefit of gathering together as a big group. With a focus on gospel centered preaching, seminars built for rural areas and stories of Christian life from our region this is a convention for the South West and by the South West.
6pm Rego opens
730pm Keynote Session One – Thabiti Anyabwile (Kid’s Movie being shown)
830pm – Close
9am Keynote Session Two (Kids & Creche Program Provided)
1100am Keynote Session Three (Kids & Creche Program Provided)
4pm Seminar Slot 1 (Kids & Creche Program Provided)
630pm Keynote Session Four Q&A (Kids & Creche Program Provided)
9am Seminar Slot 2 (Kids Program & Creche Provided)
10am Keynote Session Five/Communion (Kids & Creche Program Provided)
put together with regional queensland in mind
You’ll have the opportunity to do two seminars over the weekend. Seminar signup will happen when you register at the convention.
CHRISTIANS IN THE WORKPLACE
Rob from Dirranbandi
Rob Hemming lives in Dirranbandi with his wife Sally. Rob is always up for a chat, and is especially interested in sharing with others how to be a Christian in the everyday workplace. He is a keen water-skier and enjoys spending his free time with family and friends.
The Holy Spirit in the churcH
Gary from Brisbane
Gary Millar serves as Principal of Queensland Theological College in Queensland, Australia. He teaches Old Testament, Biblical Theology, and Preaching, and has authored or contributed to several books including on the Holy Spirit. Gary is married to Fiona, and they have three daughters.
Crafting Small group culture
BRAD FROM GOONDIWINDI
Brad Dewson along with his family (wife Sharna and three kids) live in Goondiwindi, where he is the minister of the Presbyterian church. Among other things, Brad loves small group ministry and has a conviction that God works powerfully through the simplicity of God’s people meeting to share life and apply the Bible to the everyday.
Spiritual gifts in rural churches
John from St George
John Teunis is relational and engaging and really understands what it takes to have a thriving church in our region. He’ll be taking you through why your gifts are just what church needs.
Dealing honestly with our own contribution to a Conflict
Kathy from Brisbane
Kathy Thurston has had lots of experience dealing with conflict; in her family, as a lawyer, in her church and in other churches as part of a Church Consultancy Team. The most helpful teaching has been from Jesus in Matthew 7:3-5 where he calls us to get the log out of our own eye. That’s what this seminar is about.
Gospel shaped foster care
Wendy, maDDIE & Mitch from Dalby
At different points on their Journey of being foster carers Wendy, Maddie and Mitch will tell their story of why they got involved and what it’s like. There’ll be a focus on why Christians should be foster carers and how the gospel makes a difference to it.
What grieving people wish you knew
Alison from Bell
This workshop will be a compilation of Alison Clarke’s teaching, pastoral,counselling and personal experience.It will challenge participants to draw on their existing resources as well as reflecting on thought provoking new skills. Getting to understand the wide ranging nature of grief and loss, and its impact on people, will hopefully enable participants to more confidently walk beside those who are in distress.
Gospel ministry to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Uncle Max from Cherbourg
Uncle Max Conlon is currently serving as a Church of Christ pastor at the AIM church at Cherbourg. He is passionate about seeing people come to faith in the Lord Jesus – especially those from ‘his mob’. Uncle Max has a wealth of experience in understanding how the Gospel can be spoken into and through culture
Evangelism to teens
Derek & Jodie from St George
Derek and Jodie have ministered in the St George Family Church for the last 5 years. They have led youth groups together for the past 25 years and love to see young men and women come to faith, and come to Christian maturity through the saving work of Jesus.
What about kids?
A Kids & Creche program will be offered during the Saturday & Sunday morning and Saturday evening sessions and also during the seminar slots. Friday night there is no program and Sunday morning the kids will be welcome to join the main session.
What about High Schoolers?
High Schoolers are welcome at every session. In 2019 we’re running a special seminar focused on teaching youth leaders how to do youth evangelism.
What about food?
Registration includes a light dinner on Friday night, morning tea on Saturday and Sunday, and lunch and dinner on Saturday. If you have special dietary requirements leave a message in the registration process.
Thabiti Anyabwile (MS, North Carolina State University) is a pastor at Anacostia River Church in southeast Washington, DC, and a Council member of The Gospel Coalition. He’s the author of several books, including What Is a Healthy Church Member?, Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons, Reviving the Black Church, and others. He and his wife, Kristie, have three children.
In order to make the convention sustainable to organise, everyone who attends has to arrange their own accomodation.
A number of local Dalby motels and parks are offering a 10% discount when you mention the convention.
HOW TO GET THERE
Dalby Christian College
Registration and the main part of convention is held in the Auditorium at Dalby Christian College. The kids, creche and Citizens programs are held at various locations throughout the school.
The street address is 2A Mary street.
The SWQCC committee would like to thank the college for their generous support of the convention.