I became a Christian when I was 14 years old. I am the youngest daughter grew up in a typical Chinese family with one elder brother, two elder sisters and one younger brother. Since young I knew my parents worked very hard because of the heavy financial burden of a big family. Therefore I rarely had quality time or good communication with my parents during my teenage years. Moreover, many times I received verbal abuse by mum and ignorance from dad because of not being able to live up to their expectations. All of these experiences brought a sense of unworthiness in me that I do not deserve to be loved. Later on, this mindset developed a strong sense of rejection and fear in me that restrained me from voicing out my opinion within my family.

Until I came to Australia to pursue my studies and dreams in 2009, I have experienced the abundant love of God. It strengthened me to overcome my fear and enlightened me of the importance and urgency of sharing the gospel. I joined the campus evangelism and kept my family salvation in my prayer since 2013. At first, I took a bold step to share the gospel to my family. I used every possible way to introduce Jesus to them. However, I received strong rejection from my parents; especially my dad, which then I stopped evangelizing to them.

In June 2017, I rushed back to Macau because my father was diagnosed with pneumonia disease and had to go through multiple treatments. He was bedridden and had to be transferred to multiple hospitals across Macau and China. At that point of time, I had a battle in my mind over this situation. At one side, I had a tremendous fear of sharing the gospel to my father who has different belief, mindset and all the reasons not to listen to what I say. On the other hand, I had the urge from the Holy Spirit telling me that If I was not going to share the gospel or pray for healing over my father, no one would ever do it. I prayed fervently to ask Jesus to strengthen me to overcome that fear of rejection. In the end, God’s love won and I overcame my fear. I brought Jesus into my father’s life as he proclaimed, “Jesus is my true Lord” on his sick bed. This event happened at the last verbal conversation I had with him before he went to the Lord on 1st August 2017.

Through all these experiences, I praise God for His grace and mercy to me and my dad. God enabled me to see further what is beyond the persecution. As the Bible says: “I must decrease and He must increase”, this wisdom and revelation give me strength to be persistence in the Great Commission. I am rejoicing so much with knowing that my father is on the same side with the King of Kings. I am so glad to know that I will get to see him again in heaven after my time has finished on this earth. The biblical principle of what you sow is what you reap stays true until today. Had I not sow the good seeds to my family; I couldn’t imagine what would happen.

Romans 8:18-21 New International Version (NIV)

Present Suffering and Future Glory
18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that[a] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.

Gloria Cham
Master of Music
Music Teacher
UQ7, St Lucia Afternoon 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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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

1. 1 x full-day - $60
2. 2 x night sessions - $60
3. 1 x full-day + 2 x night sessions - $110

**No meal provided for part-time registration

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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 Lesson)
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 Lesson)
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: 4:00pm
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: 4:00pm
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

/ Married Couples: 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: Outlive Your Life, Maximise the Moment

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 out to my colleagues (working adults)

/ I want to reach out to my parents/siblings

/ I want to reach out through the creative arts

/ Developing An Effective Worship Team In Your Local Church (BY INVITATION ONLY): Today, there is a greater need in training and equipping worship ministers more than there was decades ago! More and more churches across the globe have now thrived to become excellent and creative in worship that honours our creative God. This breakout session will highlight some key elements in building and developing worship leaders & team in your local church. With a panel of key worship ministry members from Hope Singapore, we will discuss some practical ways that help equip your worship ministers effectively for the task at hand.

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TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION

Hotels

Robertson Gardens
Calamvale Hotel
AirBnB
Quest Eight Mile Plains

**Discount available at Quest Apartments - use discount code HOPE.

Interstate Delegates

Please book your flights to leave Brisbane after 5pm.

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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.

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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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FAQ

How do I register for the conference?
You can register here

What does the conference fee covered?
The ticket include the participation in Oceania Convention 2018, material needed for the conference, 5 meals and 1 free coffee from our lovely barista!

Are meals provided during OC2018?
You will receive 2 morning teas, 3 lunches and 2 dinners. Due to a wide range of food allergies and dietary restrictions, we are unable to accommodate special requests regarding meals. However, once meal has been served to delegates, anyone needing to purchase other food will be released to do so.

Where can I find the conference schedule?
Please visit our full conference program here [insert program link]

How can I register for breakout session?
No pre-registration required for all the breakout sessions. Sessions pass will be available each morning to be pick-up by delegates. Please note that there is a capacity limit for each breakout session. It is delegate’s responsibility to make sure that they get into their desired breakout session.

Is there a part-time registration?
Yes, we do offer a range of part-time registration package. You can refer to our part-time registration details for the pricing. Please note that the registration is only available after 31st May.

Can my kids come to conference?
Yes definitely! To make it possible for parents with tiny tots to engage and enjoy the conference, we are providing a preschool daytime program for children from 2 years old to pre-prep. We’ll do our best to care for and love on your little ones! We also have Kids Conference available for children from pre-school to Grade 6.

How do I organise accommodation?
If you book through Quest Eight Mile Plain, you can receive a discount rate by entering the promo code “HOPE”. Otherwise, you can visit our Travel & Accomodation [Insert link] for other options.

Can I transfer my registration to another person?
Please note that tickets purchased for Oceania Convention 2018 are non-refundable. Tickets are transferable to another individual at any time. We thank you in advance for not asking for exceptions.

Can I cancelled my registration?
Please note that tickets purchased for OC2018 are non-refundable. Tickets are transferable to another individual at any time. If you wish to do that, please contact [email protected] We thank you in advance for not asking for exceptions.

How do I contact OC2018 if I have a question about my purchase?
Please kindly email [email protected]

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