Ray Andrews is a counsellor, temperament therapist and the founder of New Life Ministries based in Coffs Harbour, NSW. He is a regular guest lecturer at Capernwray and several other Torchbearer centres internationally. Ray has a clear Biblical understanding of the human person and their need of Christ as Saviour and Life – and presents with great passion, humour and insight.
We all know how it feels to “just survive” the crazyness of the Christmas season only to realise that the new year is upon you. We have found for us the best way to jump into the New Year is by jumping into God’s word. Summer refresh is a family camp with a kids program and afternoon activities. Let you spirit be refreshed and your heart re-aligned by solid teaching, friendly community and beautiful surroundings. We are committed to bringing in speakers from around Australia who through the Lord will deepen your understanding of God’s word and your personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Don’t miss out on the chance to be refreshed in Christ as a family.
Due to the coronavirus we are limited to the number of guest we can have for our summer conference in 2021. Right now we are restricted under the 4 square meter rule which only allows us to welcome 27 guests each week. If this restriction changes before the end of the year we will look at increasing our numbers if we have the capacity to do so.
Social distancing will be observed in all areas around campus. Families will need to be accommodated together and will also need to dine together at the same table.
Keith Adams is currently working as a consultant in Asset Management for local government. He is married to Heather and they have two kids, John and Mae. Keith and Heather fellowship with Nowra Church of Christ where he speaks as a part of the preaching team. Keith worked at Wongabri for three years as the Dean of Students and has returned a number of times to speak. He has a passion to see the life of Christ become a reality in the people of God and their fellowship to be much more than just a ritual.
Not growing up in a Christian home, Adam came to faith as a teenager at a Christian camping ministry. Although this may have been the occasion where Adam received Jesus as his Saviour it wasn’t until many year later that he came to a “much more” fuller understanding of what this actually meant. Adam has been involved in a variety of ministries including Youth groups, Prison Ministry, Church leadership and serves a one of the directors of the board here at Capernwray Australia. Whether it’s at his home church, amongst his family and friends or at his workplace, he loves sharing in word and deed The Life that Jesus came to give and for all His creation to enjoy.
Stuart Batterham has had a long history with Capernwray Australia – student 1999 – staff member 2000 til 2005 – current board member and lecturer. In the years since being on staff Stuart completed his Bachelor of Ministry in Brisbane and went on to pastor in Mount Isa for 4 years. He is married to Rachel and they have 4 children – Asher, Alyssa, Lilla and Elena. They are currently living in Tinonee in the Manning Valley NSW where Stuart works for a 4WD and camping supplies business. Stuart is passionate about sharing on the life that we have in Christ and our new identity found in Him.
Craig Millowick is incredibly blessed to be a husband to Brita (who he met at Capernwray in 1991) and a father to their adult children, Lisa, Jonathan, Thomas and Sonja. He loves being a grandpa, and camping and hiking with his tribe, and serving the Lord together. Craig is a Baptist pastor, and presently pastoring a network of house churches. Alongside pastoring, Craig is doing a PhD on the significance of the Ascension of Jesus Christ for the church today in an age of chaos. “When I was young, I struggled to think my life could be good or I would live long. Walking in the way of the cross of Christ I really have found life. Who I am and where I am is because of God’s transforming grace given to me through the death, resurrection and ongoing ministry of my Lord Jesus Christ. Motivated by God’s holy love I spend my life as one beggar telling another beggar where the bread is”.
Jan 3 – 8
Leaving Fear Behind
Presented by Keith Adams
Life as God intended it to be – Philippians
Presented by Adam Ismail
Jan 10 – 15
Breaking Free – New Life in Christ
Presented by Stuart Batterham
Walking in the Wisdom of God
Presented by Craig Millowick
We have 3 different types of accommodation;
1. Dorm style rooms that sleep up to three or four people. Each room shares a communal bathroom
2. Dorm style rooms that sleep up to three or four people with each room having its own en-suite
3. We have a small number of units for larger families. These sleep up to five or seven people and have their own bathroom.
Each afternoon we will provide optional activities for you and your family. (some at cost other free)
Activities will be confirmed closer to event but may include:
Our dining room is fully catered for by our own cook and wonderful serving staff, so you can sit back and relax.
We will have a bookshop available selling some of Major Thomas’s books along with a selection of books from Koorong.
All sessions are recorded and are available on DVD, or MP3 on a USB drive. These can be purchased during the event.
If you live locally, you can register for the full ‘non-residential’ rate or register for induvial day sessions. You are all so welcome to stay with us for the week.