Q. What is the basis of fellowship at the Conference?

The basis of fellowship for Brisbane 2018 is as agreed by Australian ecclesias.  That is, “the 1958 Unity Basis as expressed in pages 13 - 15 of the Unity Book without addition or further explanation”.

Q. Are there any expectations on standards of dress?

As a wide diversity of standards of dress applies within the Christadelphian community, brothers, sisters and young people are asked to thoughtfully consider their choice of clothing to ensure it does not distract others from worship. Sisters are asked to wear a head covering at the Memorial Meeting.

Q. What type of music will be used?

On most occasions, hymns will be chosen from the current Christadelphian Hymn Book. One or more original hymns based on the Conference theme are usually commissioned and sung occasionally across the week.  Hymns, voluntaries, musical presentations etc., may also be chosen from other sources if the music and words are deemed suitable.

Q. Who will be providing presentations, prayers and readings?

Brothers will be invited to provide exposition on Scriptural matters, to offer prayers and  read aloud from Scripture to audiences of brothers and sisters.  Sisters will be invited to provide exposition on Scriptural matters, to offer prayers and  read aloud from Scripture to audiences of sisters only.
Brothers and sisters may be invited to present material on matters impacting on individuals and families such as substance and other forms of abuse, education of children, depression etc. This will be to audiences of brothers and sisters.

Q. Will any Crèche services be offered at Conference?

Yes. The Crèche will be located in a room directly adjacent to the main hall. Families can sign children up to crèche sessions when they register on the first day of conference. The sole purpose of the Crèche is to allow parents to attend specific Conference activities at the venue. Given the large number of little ones it will be necessary for parents to help out during at least one session and all children may not be able to be cared for at all sessions. When you bring your child in for registration, our leaders (Stacey DeCalmer and Michelle Offord) will negotiate available times.

The Crèche will not operate in the evening. Use of the room as a Parent’s Retreat or Feeding Area will be possible any time. We will not be charging for this service, however a small donation per use would be appreciated. Please note: Copies of the complete Crèche Rules & Parent Expectations are available from the Crèche Room. A sample… “Parents are advised that the Conference crèche facility is not a regulated Crèche under Qld law and parents must make their own informed decision to take advantage of the limited services offered by our volunteers. The parent who signs in a child must not leave the College grounds whilst their child is in the Crèche.”

  Morning Afternoon
Sat CLOSED 2pm-3.45pm
Sun CLOSED 1.45pm-3.15pm
Mon 9am-12.45pm  CLOSED
Tue 9am-12.45pm 2pm-5pm
Thu 9am-12.45pm 2pm-5pm
Sat 11am-1pm 2pm-5pm

Q. Will all meals be provided at Conference?

Alas, no. There is a provided meal on the first night (7th July), when you will be hosted at one of five ecclesial halls in the Brisbane area, and at the picnic but all other meals, apart from afternoon teas and suppers, will be "bring-your-own". Food can be pre-ordered in from local establishments and the College Cafeteria will be open most days with basic meal options. Full details on how to pre-order will be in your program booklet. 

Q. Is there good parking at the venue?

Car parks are situated throughout the campus within easy walking distance from the main hall and other venues. A drop-off point is available just outside the hall to allow passengers to alight before vehicles proceed to the car parks. There is parking close to the main hall which will be allocated to those with special needs. If more convenient to you, paid parking is available at the next-door QUT University. More information can be found in our April 2018 newsletter.

Q. How many studies are the speakers doing?

John Pople and Darren Guy will be presenting five talks each (John mostly in the evenings and Darren mostly in the mornings) and Michael Edgecombe is presenting a three-part series across the week as well as giving the exhortation on the final Sunday.

Q. How cold is Brisbane in July?

Brisbane's weather in winter is generally dry and mild with mean temperatures between 11 - 21°C (51.8 - 69.8°F).  Mind you, we had above average temperatures in July 2017 - 26 degrees!

Q. I only want to come to the Song & Praise night and maybe one or two other sessions. Do I have to register and pay? How much?

We appreciate there will be a number that fall into that category. We much prefer brothers and sisters commit to the full week and enjoy the range of activities and studies on offer. The Song and Praise Evening will be particularly popular and if all registered attendees have a seat there will be few left over. We ask that all Day Visitors register at the Information Desk upon arrival and pay the appropriate fee ($20 full day; $10 part day). 

Q. Are there any opportunities to see the sights of Brisbane and surrounding areas?

Yes! The program provides for an outing opportunity on the Friday. There will be some organised bus trips to a number of scenic attractions plus a range of self-drive suggestions from which you can choose if you prefer to tour privately. Bookings will open online on May 1st 2018.

Q. What public transport options are there to and from Kelvin Grove State College?

From the north, any bus heading into the city travelling to the city along Kelvin Grove Road can drop you off very close to the College. Buses travelling to the city along the Northern Busway stop at the QUT Kelvin Grove busway station located adjacent to Queensland University of Technology's Kelvin Grove campus (QUT), a short 7min walk to the Conference venue.

If catching a bus from the south you will need to get to the Cultural Centre Bus Station and catch a 330 to the QUT busway station, a short 7min walk to the Conference venue. 

For all transport options please visit the Translink Journey Planner

Is there a question you would like answered regarding Conference 2018?

Please contact the Conference Secretary at secretary @ brisbane2018.com.au