Ignite Training Conference (ITC) is an annual Bible-teaching and training conference in Brisbane, open to any Bible-believing Christian of any background, age, and ethnicity. ITC belongs to the family of QCCA conferences, is modelled after KCC’s NextGen Conference. The conference is about igniting your head and heart with challenging, Jesus-centred Bible-teaching, singing, prayer, and fellowship, and training you to read and teach the Bible through the lens of the Gospel. ITC also gives you the opportunity to meet and grow with Christians from all over Brisbane for 5 whole days.
In 2017 we moved to a more central location – the BST campus at 1 Cross St, Toowong.
See here for the conference program.
Strand groups are the training centre of ITC; strand sessions run for 2 hours each morning. ITC is designed so that ideally, delegates return for at least 3 years to complete each strand in succession. At registration, please select Strand 1 if you’ve never been to ITC (or NTE) before. Strand Groups are about equipping Christians with these tools:
- Strand 1 – Exegesis: Learn how to accurately read, understand and even teach a Bible passage.
- Strand 2 – Biblical Theology: See that the entire storyline of the Bible is about salvation in Jesus, and identify how any given Bible passage fits into this story.
- Strand 3 – Systematic Theology: Work out what the Bible says about a given topic.
- Strand 4 – builds upon and applies the techniques learned in Strands 1-3; 2019 strand 4 will be released soon.
Bible Talks & Speakers:
Our 2019 conference is titled “Overflow” focusing on a theology of the Holy Spirit. Paul Grimmond (Dean of Students at Moore Theological College) and Tony Rowbotham (AFES Worker at Griffith Christian Students, Gold Coast) will be the speakers on this topic.
These are run Monday – Thursday afternoons, by people experienced in diverse ministry areas. They provide ministry exposure and help delegates gain practical ministry skills for passing the Gospel on to others.
Workers and others are warmly invited to join us for the Conference night sessions on Mon-Thurs nights, beginning at 7:30pm sharp. This year, we encourage night visitors to RSVP their anticipated attendance. Details will be released on the week leading up to the conference.
There is no cost to attend, but donations to the ministry of ITC are greatly appreciated. Donations may be made on the night or by IFT to Ignite Training Conference – BSB: 034069; Acct: 817487. NB. No dinner provided.
A note from the Board:
ITC is hard work and hard core. You give up a week of uni holidays or annual leave plus registration costs, your brain will be drained, and you’ll go home tired each night! But you will also be pumped full of God’s amazing living word, trained in how to pass it on to others, and quite possibly your life will be changed as God’s Spirit works in and through you.
We’re praying for you as you plan to come, and look forward to seeing you there – bring a friend with you!
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Afternoon Workshops for 2019 will be released soon.
1. Transport & Parking
The easiest way to get to IGNITE is by car. There is ample free, on-street parking on Wool Street, on the Anzac Park side.
2. Carpooling – Can you link me up with someone?
We encourage you to organize car-pooling with other delegates you may know who are attending. If however this is not possible, please contact us and we’ll do our best to arrange something for you.
3. Is it catered?
Catering is provided for Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner for registered delegates only. No dinner is provided for those coming onsite for the night talks.
4. What denomination is ITC?
Ignite Training Conference is open to any Bible-believing Christian of any background, age (school leavers and older), and ethnicity. ITC is a member conference of the Queensland Christian Convention Association which is an interdenominational ministry.
5. Format of conference – Can we stay overnight?
ITC is a day conference, meaning that delegates do not stay overnight. However, billeting can be arranged for delegates coming from out of town. Please contact us as early as possible to arrange this for you.
6. Who are the speakers?
Our 2019 speakers are Paul Grimmond (Dean of Students at Moore Theological College) and Tony Rowbotham (AFES Worker at Griffith Christian Students, Gold Coast). They will be the opening up the theme of “Overflow” with the teaching focusing on a theology of the Holy Spirit.
7. Am I too young / too old to attend?
ITC is for school leavers and older. We welcome Bible-believing Christians of any background, age (year 12 graduates and up), or ethnicity to attend and learn from God’s word together.
8. Can I skip a strand?
Strand groups are the training centre of ITC; the conference is designed so that ideally, delegates return for at least 3 years to complete each strand in succession. The main reason a delegate would skip a strand is if they have already completed it at a similar conference – namely NextGen or NTE. If this is the case please indicate it in the Comments section of the Registration Form.
9. Can I come part time?
To fully benefit from the conference training (and to minimise disruption to your fellow strand group members), part-time options are NOT available except under extenuating circumstances. Please talk to your BC3 church contact if relevant, or contact us to discuss this.
10. How do I obtain promotional material?
Flyers are available by contacting us. Electronic copies can be found here. We are also sending a promotion pack to each of our networked churches.
11. I have other questions – how do I get in contact?
Please use the Contact Us page.
2018: From Dust To Glory
Morning Talks (Derek Hanna):
- Talk 1: Where to Start (Genesis 1) [download]
- Talk 2: Being Human (Genesis 2) [download]
- Talk 3: What’s Your Problem? (Genesis 3) [download]
- Talk 4: Loving Enough to Judge (Genesis 5-10) [download]
- Talk 5: What’s in a Name? (Genesis 11) [download]
Evening Talks (Peter Jensen):
- Talk 1: What am I? A Little Lower than the Angels (Psalm 8) [download]
- Talk 2: Who am I! A Redeemed Sinner (Hebrews 2:5-18) [download]
- Talk 3: Where am I? A Creature of Two Worlds (2 Corinthians 4) [download]
- Talk 4: Why am I? Worship (1 Corinthians 15:35-58) [download]
Interested in previous years talks? You can find them here