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Australian general conference

Australia conference 3The Australian National Conference, Life Together in Christ, was held on the beautiful Gold Coast on May 31 to June 2.

More than 200 participants enjoyed a wonderful celebration of fellowship and learning. The conference was open to all who wanted to attend. People came from all over Australia and some from as far away as Malaysia and New Zealand. Participants included representatives from Perichoresis and GraceWalk ministries that, like GCI, embrace a Trinitarian, incarnational perspective on theology.

Australia conference group

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Conference speakers: (back row) Tammy Tkach, Gary Deddo, Cathy Deddo; (front row) Joseph Tkach, John McLean and a guest from another denomination.

Here are comments from conference participants: “It was most uplifting, encouraging and enjoyable.” “I left feeling uplifted and filled with contentment.” “More—more learning, more fellowship, more opportunities like this please!” “Awesome conference—inspiring, encouraging and lovely atmosphere.” “It was so spiritually rich, refreshing, edifying and rewarding to spend time together exploring the deep things of God.” Joseph Tkach commented: “It was wonderful to have visitors attend the conference with us. Their fellowship enriched the gathering. Many people told me that they were encouraged and inspired by the growth God is giving to us.”

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A positive spirit was evident throughout the conference. There was deep joy in appreciating our union with Christ and the communion we have with our Triune God and one another. The next Australian general conference is eagerly awaited.

Joseph and Tammy Tkach visit an Australian member in the hospital
Joseph and Tammy Tkach visit an Australian member in the hospital