Growing Together

Anna Boxwell
Chair, Canberra Women’s Christian Convention

Canberra Men’s Christian Convention

and

Canberra Women’s Christian Convention

Our annual men’s and women’s conventions gather men and women from all around our region. You can expect to hear exceptional Bible talks, choose between more specific elective sessions, pray to our heavenly Father and sing His praise alongside His people from a variety of churches. It is a great time to catch up with friends.

Andre Wheeley
Chair, Canberra Men’s Christian Convention

“It’s always a spiritually refreshing day.”

– CWCC attendee

Anna Boxwell
Chair, Canberra Women’s Christian Convention

Andre Wheeley
Chair, Canberra Men’s Christian Convention

Jonathan Holt
Chair, Requip Christian Ministry Training

Requip Christian Ministry Training

Our Requip Training events help pastors and all congregation members to pastor better, preach better and serve better.

Requip events provide new skills, insights and resources on a range of topics. These training days provide Biblical and practical guidance so that God’s people can better serve Him and others. You can expect to hear exceptional Bible talks at each of these events and some practical advice from experts in their field.

“We have always enjoyed, been encouraged and grown in knowledge from Requip training events”

– Requip attendee

Jonathan Holt
Chair, Requip Christian Ministry Training

Aden Cotterill
Chair, Canberra Youth Christian Convention

ONE | Canberra Youth Christian Convention

Our newest annual convention gathers teenagers from all around our region. This event will ground teens in the word of God, enable them to sing God’s praise alongside people from a variety of churches and inspire them to follow Jesus.

Aden Cotterill
Chair, Canberra Youth Christian Convention

Jonathan Holt
Chair, Canberra Christian Conventions

Ministry Leaders’ Dinner

Our annual Ministry Leaders’ Dinner is your opportunity to grow your networks by gathering with others from Canberra and surrounds to hear the encouragement of the Scriptures. Our desire is to strengthen ministry leaders from Canberra and surrounds by gathering them for a dinner subsidised by Canberra Christian Conventions.

Jonathan Holt
Chair, Canberra Christian Conventions

Statement of belief

God

There is only one God, who exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Spirit, in perfect unity. He is the almighty and loving Creator, Saviour and Judge who sustains and governs all things according to his sovereign will for his own glory.

The Bible

The Bible, as originally given, is the God-breathed and infallible word of God. This precious, life-giving word is sufficient for our knowledge of God and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

Humanity

All people, men and women, are created in God’s image and are called to love God with all their beings. However, since the fall, all people are guilty of rebellion against God and human nature is thoroughly corrupted by sin. This makes everyone subject to God’s righteous anger and condemnation.

Jesus Christ

God demonstrated his love toward us by sending his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is both fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, and lived a sinless life in obedience to the Father. He died on the cross, rose from the dead, and in his resurrected body ascended into heaven where he is exalted as ruler over all.

Salvation

Salvation is entirely the gracious gift of God and cannot be earned or deserved. It is accomplished through the atoning death, once and for all time, of our representative and substitute, Jesus Christ, the only mediator between God and sinners. By Christ’s death God’s anger is turned aside, we are redeemed from sin and death, and we are declared to be righteous in God’s sight. This salvation is offered in the gospel and received by turning to God from sin and trusting in Jesus Christ.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit has been sent from heaven by the Father and the Son. He enables people to turn to God, the Father, and to trust in Jesus Christ, the Lord. He makes the death of Christ effective to individual sinners, imparting spiritual life. God’s Spirit dwells in all those he has regenerated, producing in them likeness to Christ in attitudes, actions and speech.

The people of God

The Lord Jesus Christ builds the church, his people, through the proclamation and teaching of his word. All who have been saved through the work of Christ are members of his church and united with one another. God has equipped his people with gifts to be used for mutual edification in the church and for the proclamation of the gospel to the world. In church leadership, as in marriage, the roles of men and women are not always interchangeable. Biblical differences are to be expressed within relationships of mutual dependence.

The future

The Lord Jesus Christ will return from heaven. He will welcome his people into a life of eternal joy in fellowship with God, and he will execute God’s condemnation on all who have not received him. On that day death will be completely destroyed and God will be glorified forever.