Monday 24th September (7pm) to Thursday 27th September (12:30pm)
In the past we have had wonderful names for our national conferences such as “Presence”, “Kingdom First”, “Drink This Cup” and “Heaven Sent”.
This year it is simply “Caloundra 2012”. Why? Because we believe this year’s conference will be a landmark event. We believe that in future years we will look back and say “it all started at Caloundra 2012”!
Come and join us at our new and larger venue for what promises to be a great time of worship, teaching and ministry for all ages. Once again our conference is aimed at all age groups and will include programs for primary and secondary aged family members.
Please note that accommodation booking must now be done directly with Oaks Oasis Caloundra (phone 1300 031 963). You still must do your conference registration from this page.
Room types available and cost:
(Allocated on first-in, first-served” basis on payment of deposit)
Studio $345 ($115 per night)
Studio room with kitchenette, microwave and small fridge. Room also features cable TV and ironing equipment. Un-serviced rate. The room caters for a maximum of 2 adults, and a maximum of 1 child but cannot exceed 2 guests in total. Rates are for 2 guests.
Hotel Spa $297 ($99 per night)
Hotel room with spa bath, tea and coffee making facilities and small fridge. Room also features cable TV and ironing equipment. Un-serviced rate. The room caters for a maximum of 4 adults, and a maximum of 3 children but cannot exceed 4 guests in total. Rates are for 4 guests.
Hotel King Spa $297 ($99 per night)
Hotel room with king bed and spa bath. Includes tea and coffee making facilities and small fridge. Room also features cable TV and ironing equipment. Un-serviced rate. The room caters for a maximum of 2 adults, and a maximum of 1 child but cannot exceed 2 guests in total. Rates are for 2 guests.
1 Bedroom (4) Configuration (1 Q, 1 Sofa bed)
2 Bedroom (6) Configuration (1 Q, 2 S, 1 Sofa bed)
3 Bedroom (6) Configuration (2 Q, 2 S, 1 Sofa bed)
This year delegates will be asked to register for one of four streams. (After registering, delegates will be emailed a Streams Program and asked to nominate their preference).
The streams include:
1. Local Church Dynamics
Topics include Philosophy of church & ministry, vision, mission, church health, developing leaders, pastoral care, self care
2. Making Disciples
Topics include What is a disciple?, The disciple-making model of Jesus, practical aspects regarding making disciples (of individuals), Models of discipleship in a local church community
3. On Being A Leader
Topics include Vineyard Leadership, types and Styles of Leadership – what works, pitfalls, going the distance, sustainability, keeping focused
4. Church Planting
Topics include Churches that plant churches, diversity of models, church planter profile, getting started, practical hints, call, vision
Each stream will have three sessions and each session is lead by a different speaker. Delegates cannot swap between streams.
After registering delegates will be emailed a workshop program and asked to nominate their preferred workshops. This is to assist us with the planning of venues and material for workshops.
This year’s workshops include the following topics:
Prophecy, Justice, Fresh Expressions of church, Phases of Your Ministry, Ministering to the Sexually Broken, Healing, Ministering in power, Worship, Preaching & Teaching, Structures for Church Growth Stages, Spiritual Gifts, and Mercy & Compassion
Soul Survivor (Sydney) will once again be providing a program for high-school aged students
A primary-aged program will be provided each morning and there will be some co-ordinated activities in the afternoon (e.g. movie, beach or pool, etc.)
A crèche for 3-4 y.o. children will operate throughout the morning sessions. (Volunteer helpers welcome!)
We are not providing care for children aged 0-2y.o. A crèche room with video-link is available near the main auditorium.
Live video of sessions in the main auditorium will be transmitted to delegate’s accommodation rooms as well as to the crèche.
$120 for the first adult in the family
$70 for all other school-age and above people in your family
$20 for each 3-5 y.o. child
$0 for 0-2y.o.
Part-Time Attendees and “Walk-ups”:
Part-time registration is $20 per session
Fee: $100 “Off-site fee” to cover use of facilities, etc. This amount covers any individual and their family members and is in addition to the registration fee. Vineyard Church members who live in the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast areas do not need to pay the Off-site Fee.
Airport transfers will be arranged from Brisbane airport only to the Oaks Oasis Resort on the Monday departing at 10.30am, 1pm and 5pm. Return on the Thursday, departing at 1:30pm. $15 each way per person.
There will not be any airport transfers arranged between Maroochydore/Sunshine Coast Airport and Caloundra. We can give you the name of other delegates arriving at similar times with whom you may wish to arrange a taxi.
Staying before or after conference:
If you wish to extend your stay at the Oaks Oasis on nights before and/or after the conference you must do that directly with Oaks Oasis Resort. The conference days are booked through VCA and any extra days are booked through Oaks Oasis. Unfortunately Oaks Oasis cannot do the same price for nights outside the conference. Check their website for any deals they may be offering
Who Can Come?
“Caloundra 2012” is open to any members of a Vineyard church in Australia. In previous years it has been a “leader’s only” conference. That is not the case this year and it is open to all Vineyarders. We do ask that you discuss your intention to come with your local Vineyard church pastors before registering.
If you do not belong to a Vineyard Church you may still apply by filling in the form and explaining why you wish to attend. Someone from the Vineyard Churches office will get back to you to discuss your application.
The conference has an emphasis suitable for people in our local Vineyard churches who are involved in leadership at any level, or who feel God may be calling them to some form of leadership in the local church.
There are 3 payment options:
- Pay a $100 deposit non-refundable deposit, and pay the balance prior to 20th September;
- Pay the total amount at time of booking;
- Pay a deposit and pay a number of installments with the total amount being paid by
Your place at the conference will not be reserved until a deposit or full
payment is received.
You can pay via:
Cheque - Written out to “Vineyard Churches Australia”
Direct Deposit -
Account Name “Vineyard Churches Australia”;
BSB # 083-106 ; Account # 59-410-9096
Please ensure your surname is on the direct deposit
Credit Card – Phone 03 9399 3147 during office hours