We will have the privilege of hearing from Keynote presenters Pastor General Joseph Tkach, Tammy Tkach and Greg Williams, CAD Director, USA.
2018 will also include electives for our next generation (teens and young adults).




$180 
2 days


Included each day will be Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea 

Teenagers $120
Over 65's $165
Children $24
Under 4's Free

Registrations close Friday June 1st 2018

All are welcome to our family friendly conference


Convenient location; close to transport, accommodation, cafes, restaurants and beaches.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are included each day.

 

GCI National Conference 2018

Our conference is a great occasion for fellowship and fun, for connecting and reconnecting, as well as a time for reflection, learning, and for personal and communal growth in Christ. It’s a time to prayerfully deepen our understanding from the Word of God and be formed in the love of the Spirit.

Families are welcome, and there will be an elective stream for our next generation (teens and young adults).

Our event system requires you to log in, If you need assistance obtaining your log in details please email contact@gci.org.au and we will be able to happily assist you.

Our online registration is the easiest way to register, however a PDF registration form can be download from here.  


Donations

We have been able to provide the best pricing for this National Conference that is possible for our members and guests. We have international visitors that we are covering the on ground costs for along with pastors from overseas that are requesting assistance. If you can help support the GCI National Conference 2018 with a donation, we would be most appreciative of your support for our church community.

Conference Donation  GCI National Conference 2018 donations will be greatly appreciated

Conference Schedule



Conference Food

Experience the culinary delights of:-
* 'Build your own' style morning and afternoon tea breaks.
* Coffee cart with barista for all breaks and conference arrival including a selection of T2 teas.
* Interactive and themed lunch buffets - daily cooking demonstrations, local produce information sessions, food trivia and take home recipe cards.
* Special Dietary needs can be catered for.



Conference Parking and Transportation

Parking stations can be found under the Mantra on Laycock St (limited spaces); Paradise Centre (undercover parking is off Hanlan St); or Bruce Bishop Carpark (undercover parking on Beach Rd)
Some options for local travel are; Surfside public Bus, Taxi, Lightrail (G:Link) with parking options at Parkwood and Skybus.





Interactive Activities

For adults (in the breaks) and children alike there will be interactive activities including lawn games (coits, table tennis, putting practice), daily brainteasers, an Ideas Bar that will have (lego, colouring, dominoes and a rubix cube).  The adults may have to bargain with the children for some Nintendo Wii time.  Along with this there will be a relaxation zone with bean bags, headphone sets with music and a bluetooth sound system.  So whether you are 9 or 99 there is something for everyone.




Morning Coffee

Be sure to arrive early each morning to take full advantage of a lovely barista coffee or a T2 tea (Barista service commencing 8.30am)




Child-minding

We are currently trying to gauge child-minding needs.  There are a few options; one of them being an external child-minding company that will come to the Mantra and host a fully supplied creche in a room at the hotel.  The cost would be between $7 and $9 per hour; we would need a minimum of 10 children and require a minimum of 3 hours booked.  When you are registering; if you are interested in furthering the conversation about a child-minding facility please ensure that you click the 'Add' button.  You are very welcome to contact Sarah Jordison directly on events@gci.org.au should you have any questions.




DELEGATES OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Accommodation

(Mantra Legends is now fully booked 20/2/2018)

Paradise Island Resort (400mtr walk to the Mantra) will offer our delegates a 10% discount in June; the budget style one bedroom apartment will $140pn and a hotel room will be $125.10.  
Both room styles come with free parking and a contential breakfast each day.  Call 07 5531 5600 and tell them you are a Grace Communion Conference delegate to receive the discounted prices.
http://www.paradiseislandresort.com.au

In addition to this Surfers Paradise has an abundance of accommodation and a large variety of styles and pricing.  To assist you with your search try these search engines.
Bookings.com
Trivago
Wotif


Meals

(Included in your delegate package each day you will receive: morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea, along with a barista coffee or tea to start your mornings)

For other meals there is a wide variety of dining options; Surfer Paradise has a plethora of cafes, coffee shops and restaurants within walking distance.
In addition to this, Fables restaurant at the Mantra will give our delegates a very generous discount. Breakfast will be $20 (usually $29); For non in-house delegates to ensure you get the delegate special pricing, you will need to make your breakfast booking no later than THURSDAY 14TH JUNE 2018; by emailing Sophie Johnsson sophie.johnsson@mantra.com.au. Let them know you are a Grace Communion International delegate.  NOTE: Although you have made your booking for breakfast, there are no time slots allocated. Breakfast is 6am to 10.30am each day. 
For those staying in-house at the Mantra, you will be able to book your breakfast/s via your Accommodation Booking Form

For both in-house and non in-house delegates, Dinner at Fables will be $44 (usually $79); Children (4 to 12 years $15pp), under 4's Free. To eat Dinner at Fables you will need to make your own reservation on 07 5588 7888 (Let them know you are a Grace Communion International delegate).




Optional Stretch and Refresh exercise class

For those of you keen to take in the beautiful Gold Coast fresh morning air, along with the breathtaking ocean vista, coupled with some fabulous stretching; then our morning Stretch and Refresh class is for you.
The class is optional, and will be offered each morning of the conference at 6am for 1 hour.
Be sure to let us know which days you would like to join in when you are completing your online registration.