I was introduced to Ablaze through Louisa and Cass. At that time, I did not have any interest in religion as I grew up in a non-religious household. To be honest, I was quite turned off by it because when I met a religious person and got asked if I was religious, they would start cursing me to hell and say other incredibly confronting insults because I said no. I was taken aback thinking, “Is this what religion is? If it is, then I do not want to be a part of it.”

As the year went on, I went through some tough experiences that affected me in drastic ways. At that time, my parents were arguing quite often over simple matters that resulted in me becoming very distant, which then impacted my education and social abilities. I would often share with Louisa about my issues, and one day she brought me to the school health nurse to talk about my personal problems. She advised me that I should see a doctor, which I did. I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression, and was advised to see a psychologist. However, my psychologist was not helpful, so I relied more on the school health nurse.

One day, Louisa invited me to church and hoped that over time my life would be turned around. I still remembered my first time at church, I was awkward and shy, thinking what everyone else might be thinking of me. Many approached me and wanted to get to know me. At first, I was quite apprehensive because I had never experienced someone openly approaching me and wanting to know me. It was weird, but also great at the same time – to know that the people at church are the most caring, genuine and amazing people I could have ever met.

Over time, I opened my heart, until just over a month ago when I decided to commit my life to following Jesus Christ. I still remembered Pastor Torch was with me, arm around my shoulder just praying for the Lord to come and bless my soul. And He did. He came down from the heavens, put His arm around my shoulder and walked me through a bright white door leaving everything else behind. I remembered telling this to Pastor Torch afterwards, that this commitment I am making is not a new chapter in my life. It is a new book, and God was the teacher while I was the student taking down notes.

Jeremiah 29:13, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

That night, I knew I had to surrender everything to him – by seeking him with all my heart, and submitting everything in my life to follow in his light. While my depression and anxiety were not completely eradicated from my life, I knew that God will always be there for me. Whether it be for prayer or just to tell him about my day or how I feel, I knew he would always be there to listen to me. Becoming a Christian was a big jump for me, and it has brought me one huge step closer to my recovery. It may take weeks or months, but nonetheless, I have God, and most importantly, I have the church, as a family.

Anthony Quach
Graphic Design Student
Ablaze Powerhouse, Ablaze Service

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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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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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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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EARLY BIRD (ends 31/5)

WA, NZ & International

Adults / Youth / Family (2 adults plus kids under 4) - $124

QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, TAS

Adults - $144
Youth (13 - 17 years) - $124
Family (2 adults plus kids under 4) - $144

What's included?

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

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NORMAL PRICING

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?

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

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PART-TIME

All Part-Time Registrations

Per Day (includes lunch and dinner) - $60
Per Night (no meal provided) - $30

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KIDS CONFERENCE

PRICE

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

Kids conference is a fun, safe and action-packed program with music, bible-teaching lessons and games for children, which runs concurrently with all sessions at Oceania Convention. This conference is for children from Prep – Grade 6.

PROGRAM

5 JULY
8:45 / Sign in
9:00 / Session 1 (Worship & Bible Lession)
10:40 / Morning Tea
11:00 / Lunch
13:00 / Session 3 & Outdoor Fun
15:00 / Finish
18:00 / Night Session 1 & Movie Night
20:30 / Finish

7 JULY
8:45 / Sign in
9:00 / Worship with main congregation
9:45 / Back in Room
10:15 / Morning Tea
10:45 / Session 7, Wrap Up, Prayer and Soaking
12:00 / Finish

6 JULY
8:45 / Sign in
9:00 / Session 4 (Worship & Bible Lession)
10:40 / Morning Tea
11:00 / Session 5
12:00 / Lunch
13:30 / Session 6, Talent Time
14:45 / Finish
18:00 / Night Session 2, Camp Fire & Showtime
20:30 / Finish

Photographs will be taken at the Kids’ Conference. Please advise the conference organiser or the photographer on the day if you do not wish for your photo to be taken.

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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

Saturday, 7 July

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

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)

(Schedule is subject to change)

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Breakout & Demographics Spheres

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.

Day 1 / Breakout Topics

/ Parenting Children with Challenging Behaviour: To encourage & inspire parents to live and love from God’s perspective through every season of parenting.

/ Swimming Against The Tide: To inspire youth to live out who God calls them to be, in the midst of pressures and expectations of who the world that tells them they should be.

/ Sharing Hope in Crisis: To shed light of God’s heart for people in dealing with crisis in life (could be day-to-day life events). To learn how we can be the hands and feet to bring hope into the situation.

/ Simplify Your Life for the Gospel: To inspire the church to live a life uncompromised and worthy of the gospel on a daily basis. To challenge people to drop the ‘baggage’ hindering them to soar in faith.

/ Apologetics (Evidence that demands a verdict): To learn to provide answers to tough questions about our Christian faith.

/ Discipling Millennnials: To equip mentors and leaders to impact to the millennial generation while still being relevant to them.

/ How to develop leadership skills for life: To encourage people and provide tips on how to be a good steward and learn to lead in life (outside the church).

Day 2 / Demographic Spheres

/ Family: Getting Real about Marriage

/ Working Adults: God at Work, 9 to 5 Window, Thank God it's Monday!

/ Students: Living in God's Mission Field

/ 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 reach communities

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

/ I want to reach out to my parents/siblings

/ I want to reach out through the creative arts

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TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION

Interstate Delegates

Please book your flights to leave Brisbane after 5pm.

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CONTACT US

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Pre-School Program

We understand that it can be challenging for parents with tiny tots to attend a full-day conference. Therefore, in this conference, we will be providing preschool daytime program for children from 2 years old to pre-prep. So that the parents can enjoy the conference while the little ones are taken care by our wonderful volunteers.

Share Your Story

Sharing your story is simply telling what God has done in your life. Your story is a gift from God to bless others.

We love to celebrate every story we receive and we always look for opportunities to share what God is doing in the lives of people at Hope through events, social media, and online.

Whether you’ve been with us since day one or just joined us recently, we want to hear your story! If you need help putting your story into words, try this simple step-by-step writing guide.

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