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GROW is a day conference that brings women of all ages, stages and backgrounds together to thrive on God’s word.

Whether you are a long time believer or seeking God for the first time, you are warmly welcome to be part of GROW 2019.  Take the day out to listen to the Bible, respond in prayer and song, share stories, eat and rejoice in Jesus together.

GROW 2019 Saturday 17 August 9am-3:30pm

*New venue* Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane

What is a life well lived? Staying true to yourself? Finding your inner strength?

Facing death, Paul reminds Timothy that only one thing matters-staying true to Jesus. It is only in Jesus that our lives are secure forever.
But following Jesus involves risk, tension and challenge. We’ve all been in some way ashamed of Him. We can’t stay true by looking within ourselves.
Be strengthened by the grace we share in Christ Jesus at GROW 2019.

Get Ready for Grow 2019

Listen to our Spotify playlist of the songs for the day

Listen to our audio recording of 2 Timothy

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 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



Jane Tooher

Jane is the Director of the Priscilla and Aquila Centre at Moore College, Sydney, which encourages the ministries of women in partnership with men.  She has served in churches in London and Sydney. She loves movies with happy endings and long walks.

Clare Deeves

Clare encourages women to serve Jesus and teachers Church History at Trinity College, Perth.  In 2019, she is looking forward to joining her church ministry team.  She likes very long drives and spending time with her nieces and nephew


GROW 2019

Prices include morning tea and lunch as well as water, tea and coffee.

Dietary needs such as gluten free, vegetarian and dairy free are catered for and can be indicated during the registration process.  For more complex dietary requirements, or other registration queries, please send us an email

(GST included in price)

Group:           $55

(5 or more)

Standard:      $60

Concession: $50

(pensioners & full time students)

LATE RATE (applies to standard tickets) AFTER AUGUST 3rd:  $65



Registrations are now open. Click here to register

Please note – Group Bookings are for 5 or more attendees.

Registration also possible via phone – (07) 3088 3036


Please contact to receive flyers for your group.

GROW 2019 promotional video

GROW 2019 from GROW Women on Vimeo.







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.

GROW 2019 will be held in the Plaza Terrace Room on the top floor of the BCEC.  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.


Ticket prices include morning tea and lunch as well as selected drinks.

Water will be provided throughout the day.

Pre Conference you can grab a coffee at a number of cafes on Grey Street. The two closest cafes are Merriweather (27 Russell St) and Olio Cafe (133 Grey St).  The BCEC cafe on ground level will likely be open all day.

A light Morning Tea consisting of one sweet and one savoury finger food will be served.  Bring some extra snacks if you think you might be hungry.  Tea and coffee will be provided.

Lunch will consist of a selection of wraps and rolls + a piece of fruit.  Orange juice will be provided. 

Please indicate any special dietary needs when you register through Eventbrite.  on the day, remember to collect your food only from those tables designated for special diets.  There will be several meal helpers who will be able to direct you. 

If you have purchased a self catering ticket,  we do ask you not to take any food or drink provided for the conference.

Why not plan to have dinner out with your group after the conference?  There are many great restaurants close by.




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