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 (Kid’s Movie being shown) 
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 & Adults (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

You’ll have the opportunity to do two seminars over the weekend. Seminar signup will happen when you register at the convention.

Dealing with a breakdown as a christian

John Teunis is relational and engaging and really understands the mess of life. He is experienced in Christian teaching and his foundation is the grace of God.

what does it mean to be a Woman gripped by the Gospel

Jodie Schiller loves talking about the Gospel and especially seeing Jesus in the Old Testament. She sees the Gospel as central to dealing with the issues we face in life.

Sally Hemming lives on a farm and is passionate about her relationship with God. She loves to care for people and worship God through her hospitality.

Evangelism in a rural context

Derek Schiller is a pastor from St George who loves preaching Christ crucified especially to non-believers. He feels a strong call to rural ministry.

Reading the Bible with someone else

Sam Hemming has worked in university ministry at QUT and now studies at QTC in Brisbane. He loves sharing his faith and talking about the Bible – especially with non-Christians.

making the most of being a christian farmer

Rob Hemming feels a strong call to be a Christian farmer. He sees this vocation as his full time ministry.

Reaching my Neighbours

Louise Campbell s married to Phil and together they have been in ministry for around 30 years. Louise is passionate about building good relationships with her neighbours and friends in the hope of sharing her love of Jesus with them.

putting together a Bible talk

When he was a ministry trainee, Phil Campbell’s wife Louise was devastatingly honest whenever he was boring. 30 years later, she still is. That’s why he has to work hard at figuring out the main point of the passage and teaching it in a way that makes sense… then stopping before it’s too late. He’s co-author of the preaching primer ‘Saving Eutychus’ and senior pastor at Mitchelton Presbyterian Church.

Music in church

Aaron Barlow has been involved with church music for years. He currently has a leading role in putting it all together for St George Uniting church. He’ll share his expereicne and qualifications on what it takes to make Sunday great.

Theology and Practice of aged care and dementia ministry

Ben Boland is a Senior’s Chaplain for Churches of Chrsit and he’s passionate to see frail older people come to know and grow in their relationship with Jesus. Ben serves in Stanthorpe as well as writing and developing resources for aged care ministry for further afield.

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 baked potatoes and mince 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.

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.