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
“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 1 – Jane Tooher – 2 Tim 1-2 transcript (No audio available)
GROW 2018 – Saturday 4 August 2018
Meet Jesus through Habbakuk
Speakers: Jennie Baddeley and Keiyeng Nation
Talk 2 – Keiyeng Nation – Psalm 94 – For a transcript of Keiyeng’s talk on Psalm 94, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
GROW 2017 – Saturday 9 September 2017
GROW – Thriving on the Word
Speaker: Clare Deeves
GROW 2016 – Saturday 3 September 2016
Job – Holding onto hope
Speaker – Nancy Guthrie
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 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
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 email@example.com
(GST included in price)
(5 or more)
(pensioners & full time students)
LATE RATE (applies to standard tickets) AFTER AUGUST 3rd: $65
REGISTRATIONS CLOSE TUESDAY AUGUST 13, 2pm.
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
BRISBANE CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE, SOUTH BRISBANE
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
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
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.
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.
NURSING MOTHERS & PRAM ACCESS
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.
We will provide more details on assistance available closer to the date.
WHEELCHAIR AND WHEELIE WALKER ACCESS
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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) – email@example.com