“A Changing Church”

This is a Free Conference
Offerings taken
27-29 October @ St Ursula’s College, 8 Rome St, Toowoomba

The National Renewal Conference is for you. We expect to be filled with the Holy Spirit, and come away with fresh faith and love for Jesus Christ – and a burden for the lost.

Updated Program

  • Friday 27 Oct:
    • 7-9pm (Shayne Bennett)
  • Saturday 28 Oct:
    • 9-10.30am (Edgar Mayer)
    • 11am-1pm (Rolland Baker)
    • 6-9pm (Edgar Mayer)
  • Sunday 29 Oct:
    • 9-10.30am (Shayne Bennett)
    • 11am-1pm (Rolland Baker)
    • 4-5.30pm (Edgar Mayer)
      The 4pm session will be a joint citywide gathering celebrating
      the 500th anniversary of the Reformation
    • 7-9pm (Rolland Baker)

No need to register - there is plenty of room for you and your friends.

In response to feedback the conference is no longer a catered event,
however food outlets are plentiful and close by OR you can bring your own lunchbox.


Rolland Baker

Dr Rolland Baker was one of the main speakers at last year’s Renewal Conference. He ministered in the joy of the Lord, but also acknowledged that many Pentecostals neither expected a “laughing revival” nor wanted it, because they longed to become more “respectable” and not look “weird” to mainline Christians. Dr Baker admonished us to keep our focus on Jesus, and resist any triumphalism which no longer has an understanding of Christian suffering. And he emphasized God’s sovereign leadership which trumps human control.

Dr Rolland Baker is one of the founders and leaders of Iris Global, and – after years of overseeing an amazing work of God – he is recognized and respected across the world.

Edgar Mayer

Dr Edgar Mayer is the Senior Pastor of the Living Grace Church, Toowoomba, and serves as the Chair of Lutheran Renewal, a national renewal movement. He freely acknowledges that faith renewal, and especially an understanding of the Holy Spirit, has come to him through non-Lutheran pastors and church members. Therefore, the unity among Christians is dear to his heart, as he ministers through his books, conferences and giving leadership to Living Grace and Lutheran Renewal.

At last year’s conference, he led the session where hundreds of Lutherans publicly repented to their Pentecostal brothers and sisters in Christ. Lutherans were on their knees, and many were in tears, as they confessed their negative attitude and judgements toward Pentecostals. The next day, we celebrated Holy Communion together.

Shayne Bennett

Shayne Bennett is married to Shanelle and they have three married children and ten grandchildren. In 1973, Shayne attended the first conference of Catholic Charismatic Leaders in Canberra and since that time has held a variety of leadership roles within the charasmatic renewal. Shayne is the Founding Executive Director of NET Ministries in Australia (a national youth ministry of evangelisation reaching 30,000 youth and young adults each year), former Moderator of the Emmanuel Community and Director of Uganda Mission. His current roles include: Manager of FX (Francis Xavier) Mission (a new initiative in University Ministry which works in conjunction with Catholic University Chaplaincy/Campus Ministry as an extension of its commitment to evangelisation, discipleship and missionary formation), Director of Mission and Faith Formation at the Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary which includes working with seminarians as a formator and lecturer, and Executive Member of the Catholic Fraternity (a Pontifical Association of Catholic Charismatic Communities). Over the years, Shayne Bennett has experienced much in Catholic Charismatic Renewal and is able to share from a deep well of wisdom and insight.

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In-service Program

for Pastors and Spouses

Location: Living Grace Church, 90 Jellicoe St, Toowoomba
Date: Friday, 27th October
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm

  • 8:30-9am: Arrival and Coffee
  • 9-10:30am: Session 1
  • 10:30-11am: Morning Tea
  • 11-12:30pm: Session 2

This morning is for pastors and their spouses to:

  • take time out and debrief,
  • connect and form friendships,
  • support one another and strategize,
  • receive ministry and a fresh infilling with the Holy Spirit,
  • grow and learn,
  • and wait on fresh revelation for the season ahead.

Dr Edgar Mayer will oversee the morning, but Dr Rolland Baker will be available and minister to us, and the idea is to be in this together and do peer mentoring.

Please email to confirm your attendance to edgarmayer.au@gmail.com. Registration is free.