South West Queensland comes together again as one big family of Christ in…



What is south West queensland christian convention?

Now going in to its second year 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 – Richard Gibson 
830pm – Close

9am Rego
930am Keynote Session Two (Kids & Creche Program Provided)
1130am Keynote Session Three (Kids  & Creche Program Provided)
1230pm Lunch
2pm Free (Citizens for Youth)
4pm Seminar Slot 1 (Kids & Creche Program Provided)
530pm Dinner
630pm Keynote Session Citizens (Kids & Creche Program Provided)
8pm Close

9am Seminar Slot 2 (Kids Program & Creche Provided)
10am Keynote Session Five/Communion (Kids & Creche Program Provided)
12pm Close


put together with regional queensland in mind

We’ll release the details of all our seminars shortly. Keep an eye on facebook and the website to see what we’re offering in 2018.

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?

In 2018 we’re introducing CITIZENS for youth – a special Saturday afternoon event for highscoolers. Go here for the full Citizens detail.

What about food?

Registration includes soup and rolls 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.

Richard Gibson on Romans

Richard’s the Principal of Brisbane School of Theology. Gibbo, as he’s known, has more than 20 years’ experience teaching at Bible Colleges, and his love of preaching led him to serve on Sydney Diocese’s College of Preachers.

Richard and his wife Kim attend St Andrew’s Anglican Church in South Brisbane. Richard often guest speaks at various churches and conferences in South East Queensland as well as New South Wales. He’ll be showing us how Romans gives us a Jesus shaped way to live in our Christian communities.



Early Bird – before May 20th

Adult $60
Citizens (High School) $15
Primary School $10
Below school age Free

Regular (May 20-Jul 15)

Adult $70
Citizens (High School) $20
Primary School $15
Below school age Free


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.

Mid Town Motor Inn - 4662 6400
10% two night booking

Dalby Tourist Park - 4662 4793
10% off two night booking

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.

Derek Schiller
St George

Derek is the minister at St George Uniting Church and a member the Assembly of Confessing Congregations within that denomination. He has a passion for seeing the gospel of Jesus proclaimed in rural and regional areas.

Mitch Smart
Chairman - dalby

Mitch is one of the ministers at Dalby Presbyterian. After moving into the region in 2016 he’s excited to be part of something to encourage churches in the bush.

Anna Pateman
treasurer - goondiwindi

Anna’s a part-time teacher at Border Rivers Christian College. She grew up going to conventions just like this and is looking forward to bringing people together.

Erik Liljegren

Erik’s the minister at Chinchilla Church of Christ. Having moved to the Darling Downs from Canada for his wife, Erik has come to love the region and seeing people live for the Lord Jesus in regional towns.

Maddie Smart

Maddie’s a full time mum to three little girls. She loves seeing ordinary people sticking with Jesus through life’s everyday trials. With experience in event management she’s helping the committee with details and design.

Adam Pateman

Adam’s a teacher at Border Rivers Christian College. After understanding Grace for the first time from the book of Romans he’s always wanted to see Grace preached again and again.

Jodie Schiller
St George

Jodie’s in partnership with Derek in ministry in the Uniting church in St George. Jodie’s passionate about evangelism and doing ministry in the mess of life with women. In her spare time she’s being a mum to three kids and playing netball.