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Everything has changed, but the call to live for Jesus hasn’t.

For many of us, 2020 has been a disorientating and challenging year. It feels like life has been turned upside down. Perhaps you’re left asking, “how do I thrive as a disciple of Jesus in this new context? How do I keep pressing on with God’s mission to make disciples in this challenging time?”

As we enter 2021, we know that we’ll need to navigate our way through this new normal. To do that well, we need to refocus on God’s agenda for us as disciples of Jesus.

Our main speaker, Andrew Reid (Principal of the Evangelical Theological College of Asia in Singapore) will open the book of Daniel for us each morning. We also have seminars focusing on topics to challenge us in thriving as disciples of Jesus in the new year.

Come join us at REFOCUS where we’ll gather around God’s word together, be reminded of how He sees things, and encouraged to keep living for Jesus in our new normal.

(Over the last few months we’ve been working hard to determine whether we can run Ignite Training Conference satisfactorily in 2021, under COVID-19 restrictions. Unfortunately, we’ve come to the hard decision that we cannot and have had to cancel ITC next year. In it’s place we’ll be running a special three day conference still aimed at training, but of a different kind, as we seek to equip you to live as disciples of Jesus in the new normal.)

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Conference Details

REFOCUS

Here is what REFOCUS is going to look like on 11-13 January 2021.

Daily Sessions:

Each day at REFOCUS will begin at 9:30am and include a Bible Talk from our main speaker. We also have a seminar that will focus on a different topic each day that will help encourage and challenge us in thriving as disciples of Jesus in the new year. The day will finish with a time of corporate prayer in your hub location. Each session at REFOCUS will finish at 12:30pm, and we encourage you to move from your hub locations and continue connecting with one another over lunch.

Bible Talks & Speaker:

Our main speaker, Andrew Reid (Principal of the Evangelical Theological College of Asia in Singapore) will open the book of Daniel for us each morning.

Seminars:

We have specifically selected seminar topics that affect all of us as disciples of Jesus in the midst of this new normal. We look forward to guest speakers opening up on the topics of mental health, christian community and disciplines for endurance.

IGNITE TRAINING CONFERENCE

Below are some details about our usual Ignite Training Conference:

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.

Strand Groups:

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.

Morning Sessions:

Our morning sessions include singing together, hearing from various Gospel work in the world, a time in God’s Word, and a time of guided personal and small group reflection.

Afternoon Workshops:

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.

Night Talks:

Workers and others are warmly invited to join us for the Conference night sessions.

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FAQ

1. Hub Locations

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have decided to host REFOCUS in 3 different hub locations. Every location will be streaming the same talks and seminars through the conference. We encourage you to register at the hub that is closest to you or your church.

2. Transport & Parking

The easiest way to get to REFOCUS is by car to your location hub. There are car-parks on site at City North Baptist Church and Coopers Plains Evangelical Church. At Brisbane School of Theology, there are ample free, on-street car parks on Wool Street, on the Anzac Park side.

3. Is it catered?

There will be no catering for this conference. We encourage you to grab a few people and have lunch together after each day.

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. 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.

7. Can I come part time?

To fully benefit from the conference training , part-time options are NOT available except under extenuating circumstances. Please talk to your church contact if relevant, or contact us to discuss this.

8. 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.

9. I have other questions – how do I get in contact?

Please use the Contact Us page.

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Talks

2020: The Voice of the Prophets

Evening Talks (Gary Millar):

Morning Talks:

 

Interested in previous years talks?  You can find them here