14 - 16 May


Northreach Baptist Church, 38 Canterbury Road, Kirwan, QLD, 4817


$40 for course materials + $30 for Saturday Dinner Session

Keynote speaker - Stewart Beveridge - Sharing Hope in Crisis

The primary training element of this conference will be the Sharing Hope in Crisis Seminar run by Stewart Beveridge, the Australia/NZ Rapid Response Team Manager for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The Sharing Hope in Crisis seminar (SHIC) will help participants to know what to say and what not to say to people who are grieving and enable them to compassionately and appropriately share the love and hope of Jesus Christ. This seminar, which will run for the vast majority of the conference, is suitable for everyone in the local church and is also ideal for counsellors, church leaders and those who encounter suffering people on a regular basis.  

They will: 

  • Learn what to say and what not to say to people who are grieving. 
  • Enable you to compassionately and appropriately share the love and hope of Jesus Christ.
  • Learn how to appropriately provide emotional and spiritual care
  • Learn skills to share God’s love and comfort to those in crisis
  • Gain a better biblical and basic clinical understanding of grief and trauma, and how best to minister in those situations

We see this training of direct importance in dealing with the significant events that have occurred within Townsville and North Queensland over the past few years.  


Following on from the Sharing Hope in Crisis training we will be running a few supplementary electives to help equip the Pastors and local churches whilst they meet in Townsville.  

These electives include: 

  • Engaging Young Adults into Ministry and Mission
  • Church Planting
  • Youth Leadership
  • Community Transformation

Visit the Electives tab for further information.

'Engaging Young Adults into Ministry and Mission' – Warren Kercher (Queensland State Director OM/Teen Street)

We will be learning from Warren, who has been involved in mobilising and mentoring Young Adults as they take steps into ministry and mission. Some topics he will be exploring are: 

  • Issues of guidance and calling 
  • Anxiety in life decisions 
  • Mentoring 
  • Adequacy 
  • Power of peer to peer 
  • Engaging with the Bible 
  • Providing ministry opportunity 

'Church Planting' – Colin Stoodley (QB Director of Church Planting)

Planting in the North: The people, the places, the challenges and the opportunities.

'Youth Leadership' - Andrew Bollom and Will Crank.

This session will look at how we can effectively connect, reach and engage young people with the powerful message of the gospel.

'Community Transformation' - Ken Mulligan (Managing Director of YWAM Medical and Training Ships, OAM, OBE)

Gain inspiration from Ken’s insights as a leader into the approaches to to building a community mindset towards transforming our communities.

On the Saturday evening of the conference we are looking to host a dinner for those attending. We will have the privilege of hearing from Ken Mulligan, OAM, OBE, the managing director of YWAM Medical and Training Ships. With Ken’s lead, YWAM was instrumental in the physical help and personal care of locals after the 2019 Townsville floods, and the provision of local assistance during the initial stages of COVID. It will be an extremely valuable time to hear Ken’s leadership insights in the approach to leading a team in the time of a natural disaster/community crises. 

$70 per Conference Ticket – includes your Training, Resource material and Food (x2 lunches and 1x morning tea, 1x afternoon tea)  

Additional $30 for a conference dinner on Sat 15/05/2021 

Register for this event via the Registration Link.

Payment details: 

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Conference Speakers

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Will has been a Youth & Young adults pastor…