Equipping God's People

by teaching Christ and His Gospel from His Word.

About

Canberra Christian Conventions

Canberra Christian Conventions seeks to glorify God by building up His people. Our conventions proclaim the gospel of the Lord Jesus and teach the Bible. We prepare God’s people for Christian ministry and encourage them to persevere in serving God and others. We are a non-denominational organisation and our conventions draw people from Canberra and all over Southern NSW.

Jonathan Holt
Simon Robertson
Dave Brookes
Dave Irving
Anna Boxwell
André Wheeley
Hannah Vella

Canberra Men's Christian Convention

Canberra Men’s Christian Conventions is an annual convention that gathers men from all around our region. At men’s convention you can expect to hear exceptional Bible talks, choose between more specific elective sessions, sing God’s praise alongside men from a variety of churches in Canberra and Southern NSW. We know that the men who attend men’s convention particularly enjoy spending time catching up with new and old friends over lunch, some even go out for dinner afterwards so they can chat about the things they learnt during the day.

Canberra Women's Christian Convention

Anna Boxwell, Chair

Canberra Women’s Christian Conventions is an annual convention that gathers women from all around our region. At women’s convention you can expect to hear exceptional Bible talks, choose between more specific seminar sessions, sing God’s praise alongside women from a variety of churches in Canberra and Southern NSW. The women who attend women’s convention particularly enjoy spending time catching up with new and old friends over lunch, some even go out for dinner afterwards so they can chat about the things they learnt during the day.

Requip: Pastor better, Preach better, Serve better

Requip runs a variety of events throughout the year with the purpose of encouraging pastors, ministers and any people serving God in churches in our region. Requip events provide new skills, insights and resources on a range of topics for both full time pastors and congregational members. These training days provide Biblical and practical guidance so that God’s people can better serve Him and others.

Requip hosts an annual preaching conference, music ministry and audio training days, and days with a specific focus on various topics like mental health. You can expect to hear exceptional Bible talks at each of these events and some practical advice from experts in their field.

Statement of belief

(a) 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.

(b) 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.

(c) 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.

(d) 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.

(e) 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.

(f) The 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.

(g) 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.

(h) 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.