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Adelaide Conference


SURRENDER Adelaide:18 Saints+Citizens | 12-14 October

"Set your hearts on things above, not on earthly things...and the Word became flesh and moved into the neighbourhood".

Consumerism and conflict, politics and power, fear and injustice mark the narrative of our world and our streets. Humanity was created from the dust of the land, yet God breathed His life into us - but have we lost connection to both? As we follow Jesus, how do we understand and balance the call to seek His kingdom coming in the now of our neighbourhoods and world, yet have faith and find hope in the promise of a creation made whole. Can we embody the way of Jesus now as citizens in our places and world, yet hold an eternal identity as saints?

Conference Times


Friday 12 October
10:00am – 9.00pm
Registrations open at 9:00am

Saturday 13 October
10:00am – 9.00pm
Registrations open at 9:00am

Sunday 14 October
10:00am – 1:00pm



Marion Church of Christ

Corner Marion Road & Alawoona Avenue, South Australia



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Ps Ray Minniecon

Pastor Ray Minniecon is a descendant of the Kabi Kabi nation and the Gurang Gurang nation of South-East Queensland. Ray is also a descendant of the South Sea Islander people with deep and abiding connections to the people of Ambrym Island. Pastor Ray has a BA in Theology from Murdoch University, WA. At Murdoch, Ray helped establish the Aboriginal Education Unit where he assisted in the founding of a graduate degree program in Aboriginal Studies.

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Melinda Cousins

Melinda serves as Director of Ministry Accreditation for Baptist Churches SA and is a Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Tabor. She is currently a member of the pastoral team at her home church, Richmond Baptist. Melinda completed her PhD in 2016, looking at ideas of performance and pilgrimage in the Psalms. Her two great passions are God's Word and God's world - particularly, hearing how God has spoken and continues to speak to us; and seeing people respond by worshiping Jesus in their own unique cultural contexts.


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Kim Hammond

Kim is the lead pastor of the Casey congregation at CityLife Church in Melbourne. He spent five years in America as the director of missional imagination at Community Christian Church, in Chicago, while he launched Forge America. He is the co-author of 'Sentness' and has spoken all over the world. In 2002, he was a Forge Intern and church planter in Melbourne and co-planted the Junction, a group of missional communities. He has been part of Forge ever since.

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Tanya Riches

Tanya Riches is a researcher at The Centre for Disability Studies, affiliate of the University of Sydney, where she leads the Inclusive Research Network that amplify the voices of Australians with intellectual disabilities. She completed her PhD at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2017, investigating the worship and social justice initiatives of urban Aboriginal Pentecostal Christian leaders. She is also a lecturer at Hillsong College, where she oversees the Masters programs.

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