District Family Camp and Conference Report

The North Queensland District of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Australia held its 2015 District Conference and Family Camp at Camp Kanga near Proserpine from Monday 21st September to Thursday 24th.
Our Conference was about connecting as a District for fellowship, worship, encouragement and vision. It focussed on our need to know and strengthen our connection with God, our roots and our culture.
The evening camp meetings were led into worship with singing conducted by Jasmine McClintock, Jonathan and Dianne with a number of Guest drummers. Reverend Mike Yates took us through a 3 night series on the missional church connecting with its community.
The morning inspirational services were taken by D.S. Reverend Stuart Hall on Tuesday and Reverend Neels Prinsloo spoke on Wednesday and also conducted communion for us.
All the business of the District was conducted through Tuesday and Wednesday including the election of District officers for the coming year. The Pastors reports were a delight to read and we were blessed to have them individually give insights into the highlights of their year in ministry as well.
Co-Labourers projects were presented with the Viti Wesleyan Methodist Church in Rockhampton, along with the Cairns / Goldsborough Valley Church being reported on with much enthusiastic support.
Wesleyan World Missions were well represented as Reverend David Collins was Chairman of Conference and also informed us of his excitement at having a one-way ticket to the Solomon Islands which he plans to use following National conference.
Reverend Kevin Brown once again presented the North with an overview of the work of Kingsley College and most impressively gave a generous gift of pens to the Pastors and delegates.
The family camp was more than ably directed by Kerryn McClintock and much praise was also deserved by the catering staff. There was a wonderful atmosphere among all the attendees throughout the event, with many moments of comic relief to keep us all laughing and soaking up rich fellowship with Almighty God and some of His servants. Attendance at next year’s conference is most worthy of promotion.

Written by Stuart Hall

Married 1988 to Lyndell Ordained Sept 1992 Four Children: Emily, Joshua, Bryanna and Jonathan Pastored Gympie WMC 1992-2000 Pastored Townsville WMC 2001 - District Superintendent North Queensland Oct 2011