NEW Church Conference kicking off the year right!
We are so excited about our church entering a NEW day. We believe God wants to do a NEW thing & what better way to start the year off than putting aside time for God & His House, to get renewed, restored, refreshed & excited about the NEW thing God would want to do in & through our lives & church!
We believe that this conference is going to be a significant time for the future of our church as a community of believers. Because of Jesus our past no longer determines our future. Without letting go of what was, we will not be able to grab hold of what will be. No matter what the last year, or longer, has been like, God is doing a NEW thing and is calling us to be a part of it.
This conference will equip you for the year ahead and beyond, enabling you to step into the future confidently with God. There will be world class preaching and teaching, powerful worship, impacting ministry and time to be together as a community.
James Murray - C3 Church Cronulla
James and his wife Alanna have pretty much grown up in C3 Church at Oxford Falls. James took over the High School’s ministry when he was 17 and then came on staff full time at age 21. At 23, James and Alanna became the Youth Pastors at Oxford Falls for 6 years before moving overseas to work with C3 San Diego.
In August 2013 they came home to Sydney and in March 2014 they started C3 Cronulla. Their desire is to build a Church that is, at its core, strictly inclusive. They feel a strong affinity for Cronulla, the Sutherland Shire region and beyond and are incredibly passionate about seeing people encounter a life-changing relationship with Jesus.
James and Alanna live in the Shire with their three children (or ‘cubs’, as they are referred to).
Paul Ryan - Ellel Ministries
Paul is the centre director of Gilbulla, the Ellel Ministries centre near Sydney, Australia.
Before joining Ellel Ministries, Paul spent 12 years as a registered valuer. He planted a church, where he was senior pastor for 8 years as he combined part-time theological studies with leading and growing a congregation within a mainstream denomination. The pastoral struggles on the front-line eventually led Paul to discover Ellel and a growing relationship with this work developed.
After spending 2 years training in the UK at Ellel’s international headquarters, the Ryans returned to Australia in 2002 to help establish Gilbulla, which was Ellel Ministries’ first Australian centre. Paul became the centre director in 2008.
His passionate desire is to see believers have their character blockages removed so they can discover their true identity in Christ and thus pursue their God-given destiny. Paul’s challenging yet humorous teaching style comes with vulnerability and honesty, powerfully conveying biblically based kingdom truths. Paul is a keen fisherman and outdoors person. He is married to Joanne, who assists in leadership at Gilbulla. They have 6 children.