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GROW stories

Growing up my Grandmother was my only Christian influence. When my son was born in 2006 my husband became a Christian and I wasn’t too pleased about this. Over the next few years I started to meet more and more Christians through my husband until I became friends with a Christian couple who were neighbours and who really wanted to read the Bible with me. I started to realise God was my loving Father. Naree, my neighbour, invited me to GROW 2010 and in that room, along with hundreds of other women singing ‘By Faith’, I thought ‘yes, I want to be a part of Gods family’, and I knew that God had chosen to love me in Jesus. I encourage everyone to come to GROW 2019 and bring friends! (Tanya, Glasshouse Mountains)

“We like sending women of all ages to GROW as it gives them an opportunity to enjoy fellowship in the Lord together whilst growing around God’s word.” (Heather Meadows, Grow Team Central Church Ipswich.)

GROW 2020 has a NEW HOME!

God has provided us with a new home at the Brisbane Convetion and Exhibition Centre (BCEC).  The Great Hall (half) has tiered seating, great vision and plenty of room.




GROW 2019 – Saturday 17 August 2019

Unashamed – 2 Timothy

Speakers: Jane Tooher and Clare Deeves

Talk 1Jane Tooher – 2 Tim 1-2 transcript (No audio available)
Talk 2 – Clare Deeves – 1 Cor 1:17-2:5
Talk 3 – Jane Tooher – 2 Tim 3-4 audio
Talk 3 – Jane Tooher – 2 Tim 3-4 transcript


GROW 2018 – Saturday 4 August 2018

Meet Jesus through Habbakuk

Speakers: Jennie Baddeley and Keiyeng Nation

Talk 1 – Jennie Baddeley – Habbakuk 1 & 2
Talk 2 – Keiyeng Nation – Psalm 94 – For a transcript of Keiyeng’s talk on Psalm 94, please email
Talk 3 – Jennie Baddeley – Habbakuk 3


GROW 2017 – Saturday 9 September 2017

GROW – Thriving on the Word

Speaker: Clare Deeves

Talk 1 – Clare Deeves – Luke 2:25-38
Talk 2 – Clare Deeves – Luke 5:1-6:11
Talk 3 – Clare Deeves – Luke 9:18-62


GROW 2016 – Saturday 3 September 2016

Job – Holding onto hope

Speaker – Nancy Guthrie

Talk 1 – When Your World Falls Apart. Job 1-2
Talk 2 – Questions We Ask When Life Hurts. Job 3-37
Talk 3 – Hearing God Speak In Your Storms. Job 38-42


GROW 2015 – Saturday 8 August 2015



Speakers –  Lesley Ramsey and Robyn Bain

Talk 1 – The message of Reconciliation – Lesley Ramsey
Talk 2 – Think Big and Receive One Another – Robyn Bain
Talk 3 – The ministry of Reconciliation – Lesley Ramsey



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We are pleased to announce that GROW 2019 will be held at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane. LOCATION MAP

Why not have breakfast or stay afterwards for dinner? There are plenty of cafes and restaurants in the area and surrounds at South Bank.

The best way to enter the Convention centre is via the main entrance on the corner of Merivale and Glenelg St.  Once you enter the ground floor foyer, please take the escalators right up to the top level..   VENUE MAP

PLAZA LEVEL -FOYER (choose Plaza Foyer P3)


There are other events on at the Convention Centre on the day.  Please make sure you book your parking ahead of time or arrive earlier on public transport.

The closest car park is Secure Parking carpark SW1 located on Cordelia St.  Secure Parking also has 4 other carparks close to the Convention Centre. You can view all options on their website.  If you are a RACQ or NRMA member you can obtain a discount when reviewing your booking by selecting ‘apply loyalty program number’.  Click here for Secure Parking, RACQ Secure Parking discount page

Click here for Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Parking


The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is closest to South Brisbane station and the Cultural Bus Station.  It is located 600m from South Bank station and South Bank bus station.

Click here for further information on public transport options to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.


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We welcome all mums with babes in arms at GROW.  An area is provided at the back of the auditorium for feeding, settling and pram parking. There are change facilities in the parents room near the toilets in the mezzanine foyer.  We suggest you bring a soft blanket for bub to roll on along with some quiet toys.

Sadly we are unable to provide care or facilities for toddlers on the day. We do understand that coordinating childcare is tricky. However, we suggest asking dads, family or friends to look after toddlers for the day of GROW. Many churches encourage dads to organise some play-dates, so as to bless mums with some uninterrupted time in the Word.

There is lift access from Glenelg St entrance to the Plaza Level Foyer where GROW will be held. VENUE MAP   PLAZA LEVEL – FOYER (Choose Plaza Foyer P3)

We will provide more details on assistance available closer to the date.


Women with mobility needs are warmly welcome to GROW.

The venue has full wheelchair access, including internal lifts from the Glenelg St entrance. There is a Drop-Off Zone out the front of the Convention Centre on Merivale St, nearby to the lift to the main entrance. There will be GROW volunteers in fluro vests available to help you near these lifts.  VENUE MAP   Plaza Level – Foyer (choose plaza foyer P3)

Information about accessibility can be found at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre website.

We have designated ushers both inside and outside the auditorium to help anyone with mobility needs move around the centre, find seating, access facilities and collect meals.  Please email us if you have any questions or concerns – 



Grow Purpose Statement

Our prayerful desire​ is that the GROW conference will strengthen local churches as they grow and reach the lost through: ​

  •  Gathering women from across many QLD churches face to face, under Christ-centred expositional preaching,
  •  Encouraging each woman, from the not-yet believer to the mature believer, to grow up into Christ, trusting in His death and resurrection and joyfully pressing on towards her heavenly   prize in Him,
  • Modelling the living out of eternal doctrines in all relationships, and equipping women to encourage others to grow up into Christ too.

(Col 2:6-7, Phil 3:14, Titus 2:1-5, Eph 4:1-16).


The GROW 2019 day is divided into three sessions (note times may change before the day):

        Arrival and Registration – from 8:00am 

        Session 1 – 9:00 – 10:45am 

        Morning Tea – 10:45 – 11:30am 

        Session 2 – 11:30am – 1:00pm 

        Lunch – 1:00 – 2:00pm 

        Session 3 – 2:00 – 3:30pm

        Finish – 3:30pm (bookstall remains open for 30minutes) 

In each session we will hear a talk from the Bible (approx 40mins). You will have a booklet (hard copy or PDF) which you are welcome to use to take notes.

In each session we will also respond to God’s Word in song and prayer together. Note that we will pray together as a big group – be assured you will not be asked to pray or answer questions aloud.

There will also be interest spots and interviews from a variety of women throughout the programme for your encouragement.

We want to make sure that you will have a good period of time for morning tea and lunch. These are a great time to rest, chat to others and explore our bookstall.


Grow is committed to strengthening and supporting local churches. If your church leaders have any questions or suggestions as to how we can partner with you more effectively, please email Natalie Newell (Church Liaison) –


If you have any questions about the conference or would like to register by phone, please contact:


(07) 3088 3036