I started going to church at the age of 16. Looking back at the last 4 years, I am so amazed by how God has transformed me. I grew up having a very negative outlook in life and because of that I used to worry a lot. Nevertheless, through the transforming work of Christ in my life, I am now able to experience the joy and peace that is found in God. The choice of becoming a Christian does not make life easier, but I find peace in my heart whenever I share my burdens to God and learn to be more thankful whenever I share my joy with Him. However, there were times that I lost my passion in learning to trust and depend on God.

During my final year in high school, my mentor suddenly left the church. It was a period of time where I had to endure many challenges, in particular, stress related to my studies and also the uncertainty about whether I should stay in Macau or study abroad. All these encounters were like roadblocks which separated me from God. Consequently, I ended up no longer having the eagerness to seek God and His Kingdom. I spent less time reading the Bible and skipped church service on Sundays. I felt as if God had so many people to attend to that He would not have time to care for me, so I decided to walk away from Him and tried to do everything with my own strength. However, I was wrong and rediscovered that God really cares for us!

After making the big decision to study in Australia, I felt that God was constantly knocking on the door of my heart telling me that He was waiting for me to build a closer relationship with Him once again. Adhering to the prompting that I felt, I started to pray and ask God to give me an opportunity to draw back to Him. Thankfully, after two months of praying, God answered my prayers and I was invited to Hope Church and thereafter I decided to be part of this wonderful life group, UQ4, which is a fantastic family of believers that has helped me to reignite my passion in serving and loving God. 

God has done a great work in changing my attitude towards the way I treat people. I used to be really concerned of what people thought of me, and I tried so hard to please everyone as I wanted them to like me. However, God changed my selfish ambitions and asked me to love people the way He loves me. John 13:34 says, “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” By following His ways, I can feel and sense the joy within my heart! These are some of the areas in my life which God has transformed, and I am looking forward to see how God will change me as I continue to walk with him.

Lastly, I would like to share a Bible verse that always reminded me to be passionate in seeking God: Mark 12:30, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” – because He is the only one who deserves all these. 

Wendy Lou
Diploma in Creative Industries (QUT)

Uni-Generation UQ4, St Lucia Afternoon Service

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WA, NZ & International

Adults / Youth (13 - 17 years) / Family (2 adults plus kids under 4) - $149

QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, SA

Adults - $179
Youth (13 - 17 years) - $159
Family (2 adults plus kids under 4) - $179

What's included in your Registration?

  • A cup of freshly brew coffee each day
  • All meals provided (3 lunches & 2 dinners)
  • Refreshments
  • Special demographic sphere sessions for families, working adults, uni students and youth.

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$109 (ends 30 November)

Adults / Youth / Family (2 adults plus kids under 4)

What's included in your Registration?

  • A cup of freshly brew coffee each day
  • All meals provided (3 lunches & 2 dinners)
  • Refreshments
  • Special demographic sphere sessions for families, working adults, uni students and youth.

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KIDS CONFERENCE

PRICE

$15 (without meal)
$55 (with 3 lunches and 2 dinners)

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PROGRAM

Thursday, 5 July

Registration: 8:30am
Session 1: 9:00am
Break: 10:40am
Session 2: 11:00am
Lunch: 12:00pm
Breakout Sessions: 1:00pm
Free Time: 3:00pm
Dinner: 4:45pm
Session 3: 6:00pm

Friday, 6 July

Session 4: 9:00am
Break: 10:40am
Session 5: 11:00am (demographic spheres)
Lunch: 12:00pm
Breakout Sessions: 1:30pm (optional)
Free Time: 2:45pm
Dinner: 4:45pm
Session 6: 6:00pm (Missions)

Saturday, 7 July

Session 7: 9:00am
Break: 10:40am
Session 8: 11:20am
Closing: 12:05pm
Lunch: 12:20pm

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Please book your flights to leave Brisbane after 5pm.

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Breakout & Demographics Spheres

Day 1 / Breakout Topics

/ Parenting Children with Challenging Behaviour

/ Enjoying Parenting Babies

/ Handling Peer Pressure

/ Sharing Hope in Crisis

/ Speaking Truth in Love in light of Same-Sex Marriage

/ Apologetics

/ Simplify Your Life for the Gospel

/ Discipling Millennnials

Day 2 / Demographic Spheres

/ Family - Getting Real about Marriage

/ Working Adults - The Ministry of Work

/ Students - Missions at Tough Places

/ Youth - Ready to Soar at your Next Life Station

Day 2 / Breakout Topics (Optional)

/ I want to communicate God's Word to others in a helpful way

/ I want to finance God's kingdom (working adults)

/ I want to raise godly children (families)

/ I want to help someone out of addiction

/ I want to reach communities

/ I want to reach out to my colleagues (working adults)

/ I want to reach out through creative medium

/ I want to reach out to my parents/siblings.

This session is to provide the avenue for people who are passionate about living out love on a particular frontline, to come together and exchange practical ideas of doing it personally or together.

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RAVI SUNDAR

Rev. D. Ravi Sundar is a leader with zeal, committed to God-given vision and founded Shalom Church in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India in the year 2001. Pastor Ravi is a well-known and well-respected preacher who has traveled to over 16 nations declaring the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ in Churches, sharing principles of leadership at Seminars, encouraging pastors conducting prayer drives and planted 76 churches across the countries Sri Lanka, Fiji and Philippines.

A shepherd at heart, he identifies and understands the challenges of pastoral ministry and makes every effort to uplift pastors and their families. He strongly believes that Church must make an impact on society. The ministry of Pastor Ravi reaches to thousands of people across India and his messages are a blessing to the sick, the brokenhearted and to those who are helpless.

 

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SIMON ENG

Pastor Simon Eng graduated as a Civil Engineer from Melbourne, Australia. In 1992, together with a team, they pioneered Hope Kuching and the church has successfully produced many leaders and pioneers to this day. In 2001, Pastor Simon and family moved back to Kuala Lumpur to be the Senior Pastor of Hope Kuala Lumpur. Pastor Simon is currently also the President of Hope International Ministries. He travels extensively to minister to various regional churches of Hope. He loves to build God’s people and is actively serving to fulfill God’s Great Commission.

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WILSON LIM

Pastor Wilson Lim is the founding and senior pastor for Hope Church in Brisbane and also serves as an Elder with Hope International Ministries. He was a former research scientist with CSIRO. Pastor Wilson also serves on the Board of a community services organization, Australian Care and Trauma Services (ACTS) and previously on an interdenominational Bible college. He is recognised for his balanced, in-depth teaching and engaging-style of expository preaching. His passion is teaching, equipping leaders and building the church.  He travels extensively to minister to HIM churches in different parts of the world.

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