2019 ACC AGM and Conference News and Presentations
I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes. (Romans 1: 16)
The 2019 ACC Conference and AGM was held 23-25 September in Queensland.
Brief AGM and ACC News
Download the Brief ACC e-News edition with details of the unconfirmed special resolution approved by the AGM. (1 page PDF)
Keynote presentations (Papers and Video) will be provided here when available.
James Parker - Monday night 23 September: I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel.
James Parker provides his personal testimony to illustrate the power of the Gospel.
The Video of Jame's presentation and questions is available now.
James Parker Paper (Printed version - PDF 5 pages). James has provided a PDF of his PowerPoint presentation
I'm Not Ashamed of the Gospel - Tuesday 24 September 2019
Presented by Rev Anne Hibbard - download available for different age groups (2 pages PDF)
Wendy Francis - Wednesday Morning: 25 September 2019
Wendy has kindly provided a quick reference guide to the many areas of concern she raised in her presentation.
Rev. Rod James - Resources from Message: Preaching on Wednesday 25 September 2019
Four Important Questions (PDF Booklet 2 pages)
The Core Business of Jesus and the Church (PDF 4 pages)
2018 ACC Conference: Presentations and Overview
ACC was blessed to be led by a wonderful group of Tongan and Samoan members in the singing, with some memorable and inspiring group items at the 2018 Conference. The Wesley Church worship space enabled a prayerful focus and we extend our deep thanks to all the help from members of Wesley Congregational Life, the Wesley Conference Centre team and Upper Room Catering.
Papers and video links are provided on the ACC website and the ACC Facebook page.
With over 250 registered members (and up to 290 people at some sessions), the 2018 ACC AGM and Conference held in Sydney 17-19 September was a gathering of vibrant and stirring fellowship. It was a poignant meeting for many members who had attended the inaugural ACC Conference held at Wesley Church, Wesley Mission in October 2006. The 2018 AGM and Conference provided a strong base for encouraging one another with the theme of "Living and Working Within the Faith and Unity of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church." People have spoken of the joy of meeting with a common and united fellowship and hearing from the excellent and challenging speakers. A list of speakers and their presentations is below. During the Tuesday night rally (18 September) the offering toward Drought Aid raised $2600.
"Living and Working Within the Faith and Unity of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church."
The 2018 Conference of the ACC was held 17-19 September, 2018 at Wesley Church, Wesley Mission, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney
Proclaiming Christ Today and Forever
The 2017 Conference was held 11-13 September 2017, at Mount Louisa House of Praise, Townsville.
For information about the program download the conference brochure here
Papers will be published on the website and in the ACC Magazine.
Keynote Address: Courage in a Post-Truth World
Rev Ashley Saunders: National Director for Family Voice
Video - Keynote Address: Proclaiming Christ in the Family: Katy Faust (Video)
The 2016 ACC AGM and Conference at Poatina Village has now been held
Over 80 ACC members gathered in the village of Poatina for the ACC National conference and AGM 7 - 9 November 2016.
A beautiful intentional Christian community, we were looked after very well by the wonderful team and extend our blessings to the Poatina Village in their ministry of hospitality.
We were blessed by presentations from our keynote speakers. The Catholic Archbishop of Hobart, The Most Reverend Julian Porteous presented an overview of the changed worldview in our society especially in relation to sexual practice (in a wide-ranging address on the theme of 'Standing Firm in times of trial'. The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, the Right Reverend Richard Condie (pictured with UCA President Stuart McMillan) provided a word of encouragement and a true ecumenical message about Confessing Christ together.
Mrs Wendy Francis, Queensland State Officer for the Australian Christian Lobby provided a helpful overview of the public work being undertaken in a variety of areas today within the wider Christian community, encouraging us to continue to be 'salt and light' in Australia (Standing Firm together in the public sphere).
Our own Rev. Rod James gave a full overview of the issues that have developed and are developing in the context of redefining gender (Standing Firm Together on Gender).
The ACC Declaration on Marriage and the Family was formally approved for submission to the UCA National Assembly, and the whole declaration and resolutions will be provided to congregations and summary forms included in the magazine, website and mailings.
Strong representation was also made to the UCA National Assembly President Mr Stuart McMillan and representatives from the Assembly Doctrine Working Group who attended the conference for a special session as part of the UCA's consideration of the theology of marriage. This is part of the process happening before further debate at the 2018 UCA Assembly. The ACC heard about the overall process that is being followed and questions or comments were provided for the ACC to consider in the debate.
The conference was blessed by our bible study leaders, by the worship team and through being in a prayerful and Christian environment. The papers and reports (as available) will be included on the ACC website and some of the papers will be published in future editions of the magazine.
Rev Col Shenfield, Kotoni Fihaki and Viliami Pole leading worship at the conference.