2019 ACC AGM and Conference
23 September - 25 September 2019
Alexandra Park Conference Centre, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
the registration brochure for the 2019 ACC Conference and AGM is now available.
The official start for the AGM is 1.30 pm on Monday 23 September.
The ACC Prayer Time will start at 11.00 am on the morning of Monday 23 September.
Note: if you are not living in and are considering attending please let the office know as soon as you can to co-ordinate numbers.
All accommodation at the conference centre is on a shared basis: 4/5 person with ensuite; 8 or 12 share with bathroom nearby.
Information about Alexandra Park Conference Centre is available here.
Note: There is a wide range of alternate accommodation in the nearby area. Search 'accommodation Alexandra Park' or contact the ACC office.
Youth Support and Subsidy. ACC is aiming to support youth attending. If you are able to assist please contact the ACC office.
Registration rates for Children
Note – there are now discounted rates for children attending.
There are two accommodation areas and the rates will depend on the place chosen or allocated at Alexandra Park. Arrangements will be made to try and accommodate family groups together if possible. If you have a preference for accommodation, please advise the ACC office. These rates include all meals from morning tea on Monday 23 September to and including lunch on Wednesday 25 September 2019.
Acacia (The Acacia Dormitory rooms have the capacity to sleep up to 8 people per room (4 sets of bunk beds) with the amenities shared by all dorms (separate male and female).
$175.00 primary aged child (5-12 yrs)
$75.00 per pre-primary child (2-4 yrs inclusive)
Infants UNDER the age of two stay free of charge
Bungalows (The Bungalow Ensuite rooms usually sleep five people per room (2 bunks plus one single) each with their own bathroom and toilet facility).
$190 per primary aged child (5-12 yrs)
$95.00 per pre-primary child (2-4 yrs inclusive)
Infants UNDER the age of two stay free of charge
Please join in prayer for the planning, speakers and arrangements.
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.