Keynote presenters we will have the privilege of hearing from Pastor General Joseph Tkach, Tammy Tkach and Greg Williams, CAD Director, USA.
Families are welcome, and there will be an elective stream for our next generation (teens and young adults).
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.
Images courtesy of previous GCI conferences
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 .
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.
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)
DELEGATES OPTIONAL EXTRAS
(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.
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.
(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 email@example.com. 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).
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 will 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 firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions.
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.
Be sure to let us know which days you would like to join in when you are completing your online registration.
Notes regarding registration
Please register yourself below. Every paying patron (18 and over) will need to register individually.
Children (up to 17 years of age); can be registered by the primary registering adult.
Please remember that once logged in, you will need to register yourself or someone else and use the
"add button" along side a selected item, this places items in the cart, before using the "check out button" to review your items and finalise registration.
If you need assistance obtaining your log in details please email email@example.com and we will be able to happily assist you.