Conferences hold constituency meetings after COVID-19 postponement

The Northern Australian Conference Office in Aitkenvale, Queensland. (Credit: Darren Slade)

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Two Australian conferences recently held constituency meetings after they were postponed last year due to the coronavirus.

The Tasmanian Conference held their 59th constituency meeting on February 21 and saw all three officers—president Pastor Gary Webster, general secretary Dr Mark Falconer and CFO Pastor Cosmin Dan-Marica—re-elected.

The delegates were unified and in good spirits, with reports of increased tithe, baptisms and professions of faith, and growth at their schools.

Pastor Webster explained that the focus of their strategic plan for the next four years was on the cycle of discipleship and small groups, “We just want to see people accept Jesus and we have a great team of pastors who love the Lord and are working hard to share Jesus. They are passionate about seeing this work through and we are hoping to continue to improve and increase our baptisms, as we have in the previous quadrennium.”

The Northern Australian Conference held their 27th constituency meeting on March 20 and 21 and re-elected president Pastor Darren Slade, while the general secretary/CFO incumbent, Natalie Scott, was unavailable for re-election, with the nominating committee continuing their work in finding someone to fill this vacant position.

“The session went reasonably smoothly and overall, there was a great spirit among the delegates,” stated Pastor Slade, “we have an appreciation for what God has done and an enthusiasm to see more of God’s leading into the future.”

The conference will concentrate on total member involvement as it aims to make disciples, grow the school system and community engagement through ADRA and Riverside Convention Centre.

Delegates, representing congregations throughout these conferences, also received reports on what their conference had achieved over the past four years, voted on departmental positions and made changes to conference constitutions.

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