JULY 14-16 SOUTH WEST QUEENSLAND CHRISTIAN CONVENTION GATHERING AGAIN AS ONE BIG FAMILY OF CHRIST IN....
What is South West Queensland Christian Convention?
Hosted at the Dalby Christian College, 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.Tickets on sale - be part of the big family gathering - click here
Mikes's our 2023 speaker with a passion for Preaching god's word
6pm Rego opens
730pm Session One – Mike Raiter: Light, Momentary Afflictions (Kid’s Movie being shown)
830pm – Close
9am Session Two – Mike Raiter: Great Expectations (Kids & Creche Program Provided)
1100am Session Three – Mike Raiter: The Grace of Gifts (Kids & Creche Program Provided)
4pm Seminar Slot 1 (Kids & Creche Program Provided)
630pm Session Four- Mike Raiter: All Sufficient Grace (Kids & Creche Program Provided)
9am Seminar Slot 2 (Kids Program & Creche Provided)
10am Session Five – Mike Raiter/Communion: Power in Weakness (Kids & Creche Program Provided)
put together with regional queensland in mind
Seminar sign up will happen when you check in at convention.
FOSTERIN GOSPEL CENTRED YOUTH MINISTRY
Sam and Bek Hemming bRISBANE
Sam is an Assistant Minister at Mitchelton Presbyterian Church in Brisbane. He coordinates the youth ministry and leads an intergenerational team of youth leaders who seek to grow followers of Jesus Christ in partnership with parents. Whilst Sam is relatively new to youth ministry, he has been considering a gospel-centred approach to youth ministry which he hopes will bless the church and bring glory to God. Sam is originally from a small town in western QLD, is married to Bek, and has a seven-month-old daughter
CREATING A GREAT R.I. SEMINAR
Kedron Schneider & dAVID BROWNE from Dalby
David is and Anglican Minister in Dalby. He’s married to Zoë and they have two energetic boys (one of whom is in his grade two RI class). David has been teaching RI for 15 years and still loves sharing the good news of Jesus in 2 Dalby schools each week!
David will be speaking on engaging all sorts of kids in RI lessons. In this session we’ll share tips and ideas about how to engage kids from all stages and backgrounds in Christian Religious Instruction.
evangelism and discipleship to the elderly and those with dementia
ben bolland stanthorpe
Ben works as a chaplain in aged care settings. He knows God never gives up on people, no matter how old or impaired.
Saturday only. This seminar will focus on the early steps to helping the elderly to know and understand the gospel.
Sunday only. This seminar will focus on how to keep the elderly growing in their faith as they near the end of their life.
MAKING THE MOST OF retirement
david ambrosiussen dalby
Even though at some point many of us might step back from our lifelong jobs, none of us will retire from serving God’s church! Dave’s the Older Adults Pastor at Dalby Presbyterian. This seminar will open your eyes to new and different ways of serving and helping others serve in retirement.
SUCCESSION PLANNING FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE
DEREK SCHILLER FROM ST GEORGE, ROB HEMMING FROM DIRRAMBANDI
When families grow and the time for handing over things comes, it has the possibility of creating a lot of tension. It can be both a bad example of the gospel, and bad for family relationships.
Rob and Derek have run this seminar to many families trying to navigate a path through succession in a way that honours the Lord Jesus.
WHY READ LEVITICUS? ASSURANCE AND GRACE IN GOD’S BIG PLAN
SALLY HEMMING FROM DIRRAMBANDI
My name is Sal Hemming. I’m just an ordinary woman doing ordinary stuff living as a Christian in Dirranbandi. There are some Old Testament books in the Bible that are difficult to see how they relate to us today. Leviticus has to be on the top of that list. However, I have found that Leviticus points to the cross of Christ and gives us great assurance of our salvation. Come join with me at an elective called “Why read Leviticus? Assurance and grace in God’s big plan.”
OPENING THE BIBLE IN EVANGELISM
KEITH HILL FROM TOOWOOMBA
Keith ministers to university students at UniSQ in Toowoomba with the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (AFES).
The Bible is all we need to know Jesus. The Bible is all we need to share Jesus. In this elective, we’ll look at how simple and effective it is to share Jesus just by using the Bible.
HOW TO PRAY FOR YOUR MISSIONARIES
NIC CROOK BRISBANE
Saturday only. It’s a powerful way to partner with those working for the gospel across the globe, but we might have lost the art of remembering to do it or how do it. Nic Crook served 8 years with his wife Rhoda church planting with OMF (Overseas Missionary Fellowship) in northern Japan. He currently serves in Queensland as the State ministry leader, seeking to mobilise people to serve short or long term in east Asia.
short term mission trips
NIC CROOK BRISBANE
Sunday only. Sometimes we think we’re not cut out for it, it’s too much money, or our church is too small. But this seminar shows you practical and powerful ways these trips can bless missionaries and grow your own faith. Nic Crook served 8 years with his wife Rhoda church planting with OMF (Overseas Missionary Fellowship) in northern Japan. He currently serves in Queensland as the State ministry leader, seeking to mobilise people to serve short or long term in east Asia?
OVERCOMING THE FEAR OF SHARING THE GOSPEL
LLOYD COURTNEY DALBY
Lloyd’s in his late 30’s and gave his life to Christ at 19. At Dalby Presbyterian he’s an Elder, and the Leader of the Christianity Explored Team. He’s always lived and worked in regional areas predominantly in trade-based roles.
This seminar will talk about how sin gets in the way of gospel boldness, and how God grows us as we step out of our comfort zone. We will look at making time for quality preparation and having someone in your corner. Lloyd’s married to Sarah and they have 4 young children
Across the weekend a team of helpers from Christ Central Church in Eatons Hill Brisbane will be leading the primary aged kids through a program helping them focus on the gospel in their own live.
Creche will be provided in the the Dalby Christian College’s early learning centre facilities on site.
SWQCC kids team members all have blue cards and are required to have obtained a certification in child safety training.
The SWQCC committee would love you to take something away from convention to help you and the church family you are with keep growing.
The Wandering Bookseller is a an excellent service. They are based in the NSW Blue Mountains and travel to conventions to make it easier for organisers and convention goers to get great books.
All tickets include the full weekend. Includes dinner Friday, morning tea, lunch and dinner Saturday and morning tea Sunday.
Pensioner – $20.00
High School Student Early Bird – $15.00
Primary School Student Early Bird – $10.00
Creche Child – Free
HOW TO GET THERE
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.