Preaching Conference 2019

131 Gunnedah Rd,

Tuesday night 9 -
Friday 12 July 2019

Three days of Bible preaching
with practical music-making


Pastor Kevin Harris

Illawarra Community Baptist Church

Pastor James West

Tamworth Bible Baptist Church

Pastor Jason Koura

Northern Baptist Church


A conference for strength and fellowship

The conference has been a music camp/conference up until now, but this year we are calling it a preaching conference (with a strong emphasis on practical music-making for the musicians who come, both singers and instrumentalists). Not only do we hope to encourage and strengthen church musicians in this way, but we also hope to provide the opportunity for other like-minded churches and pastors to come and to meet together around God's Word. The theme is "To know the love of Christ" (Ephesians 3:14-21).

We truly look forward to seeing the folk who will attend, and to the joy we will share as we study the unsearchable riches of Christ's love together.


General Information

What to bring

  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Formal Clothes
    • Men: shirt and tie
    • Ladies: Sunday wear
  • Musical instruments (if applicable)

The Schedule

The conference will begin on the Tuesday night with a fellowship dinner, immediately followed by an evening session. We then plan to hold morning and evening sessions on each of the following three days with preaching, orchestra, and special music in each session, and practical music-making opportunities between preaching sessions. The last session of the conference (Friday night) will involve not only preaching but also a presentation of all the special music that has been prepared during the week.

Please see the Daily schedule, which describes the order of activities for each day. Also note that the choir and orchestra rehearsal which occurs before lunch each day is intended for all of the conference attendees to enjoy and participate in.

Musical instrument types

Only orchestral instruments and pianos will be used at the conference. As we will be focusing on orchestral music at the conference, there will be no opportunities for using saxophones, electric guitars, or other electric instruments. Acoustic guitars that are played in a classical style are welcome. There will be a limited opportunity for the top piano players to accompany different groups throughout the conference week.

Age requirement

All ages are welcome at the conference. Persons under 16 years of age must have an adult (21+) accompany & take responsibility for them. If you are 12 years or over or are going to turn 12 in 2019, you can be involved in the music program.


For early bookings, a limited amount of billeting will be available. Tamworth also has Motels, Caravan parks, B&Bs and other nearby accommodation available. Please contact the conference coordinator for more information. Mark Blaxland: 0411 391 897.

Registration pricing

The cost per head for the full conference will be as follows: $90 per adult, and $60 per 5-12 year old.

The registration fee includes:

  • Morning and Afternoon Tea
  • Lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Dinner on the Tuesday and Friday Nights
  • Sheet Music