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2015 ACC National Conference: 14 - 16 September (Adelaide, Nunyara)

Confessing Christ in a Diverse Church

2015 ACC Conference Report 

2015 ACC Conference Papers (as available)


2014 ACC National Conference: 11 - 13 September (Sydney, Naamaroo)

Truth, Faith and Freedom in a Hostile World

Keynote speakers

Elizabeth Kendal has 16 years experience as a full-time international religious liberty analyst and advocate, including 7 years as Principal Researcher and Writer for the World Evangelical Alliance Religious Liberty Commission (2002-April 2009).

Professor Patrick Parkinson is a professor of law at the University of Sydney and a specialist in family law, child protection and the law of equity and trusts.

Rev Peter Kurti is a Research Fellow in the Religion and Free Society Programme in the Centre for Independent Studies.

For a PDF of Peter's paper Defending the Good: Christianity and the Roots of Religious Liberty please click here

Bible Studies and Reflections:

Dr Jeffrey Aernie is Lecturer in New Testament at the School of Theology (United Theological College), Charles Sturt University

Rev. Shane Kammermann is the Chair of the ACC and Minister of the Word at Emmanuel Cairns Uniting Church.

Seminars provided by:

Rev. Rick Dacey (Senior Minister of Wesley Mission Sydney) on Preaching.

Rev Dr Hedley Fihaki and the ACC Cross Cultural Commission on Multicultural Ministry.

Rev. Kamal Weerakoon (minister with the Presbyterian Church, and a staff-worker with the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (AFES) on Living in a Sexualised World.

2013 ACC National Conference: Gold Coast, Queensland

Recovering Confidence in God's Word. 

ACC had a wonderful conference at Paradise Point Uniting Church 12-14 September 2013.  Our Host church demonstrated wonderful Christian service and hospitality. An amazing time of fellowship, teaching, and encouragement.

The conference papers will be included in the ACCatalyst magazine over the next few editions. Some presentations will be available in audio format and the links will be noted below here:

Noel Due (Rev Dr): Word and Spirit: Authority and Interpretation in a Postmodern World

Presented at the ACC conference on Thursday 12th September 7.30 pm

It has become a truism to say that two issues above all others define the postmodern condition: its attitude to meaning and its settled incredulity towards meta-narratives. In view of all these things Noel makes some simple suggestions for pastoral ministry today and encourages people to preach the whole counsel of God in the Scriptures, devoting ourselves to addressing problems of biblical illiteracy and the dumbing down of worship, so that we don't keep reducing our content to the lowest common denominator and letting our light shine in the darkness.

For Noel's presentation click on this link.

For a pdf version of the full paper please click here


Anne Hibbard (Rev): THE INSPIRED WORD 2 TIMOTHY 3:14-4:5

Bible Study Friday Morning: 13th September 2013

Click here for the bible study

Click here for the song included in this session:  The Marriage of the Lamb 


EL100 Bible Challenge Plenary Session

Eric Swavley from Scripture Union (QLD) gave an overvew of the EL100 process and this was followed by a theological reflection from Rev Greg Pearce, UCA Minister at Coromandel Valley on the morning of Friday 13th September. The idea of the bible challenge developed from an understanding that fewer and fewer Christians are reading the bible on a regular basis. Simply put, E100 is a Bible Reading Challenge that gets people reading the Bible they already own. It dares people to pick up their Bible, re-engage the scriptures and allow God to do something powerful through His Word. 100 bible passages are chosen to help Christians gain an overview of the bible. Full information about the program can be found on the website: E100





2012 ACC Conference, Adelaide, South Australia

The 2012 ACC Conference was held at the Nunyara Conference Centre, Belair. The theme: The Heart of Worship was warmly received.

All the ACC presentations are available on Vimeo to download and view: 

Peter Davis (Rev Dr) - Preaching after Christendom. Keynote address.

Mike Raiter (Rev) - The Congregation's Other Preachers: The place of singing in Evangelical worship. Keynote Address.

Derek Schiller - Assurance (Sermon prior to Holy Communion)

Deane Meatheringham - What do we expect from worship? 2012 ACC Conference Friday Night Rally.

Shane Kammermann: Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace. The Opening Bible Study ACC Conference 2012

Martin Bleby (Rev) - Music and Worship - 'Singing the Lord's Song'. Keynote Address