There are five weekend conferences held each year in different locations in Australia. Each conference is organised by an independent local committee, and has a different theme and speakers. This website provides links to access details for each conference.
You don’t have to be a farmer to attend one of the Christian Farmers Conferences, just a person who is interested in farming and rural living.
The conferences aren’t just for Christians either. They are attended by men with a wide range of beliefs or unbelief, including sceptics, those with little or no interest in Christianity, as well as those who see Christian faith as integral to their everyday decisions.
The conferences are a place for people to meet each other in an environment that is encouraging and accepting. Experiences are passed on from one to another. Technical and life skills are learnt and shared.
Networks and friendships are formed that can be accessed throughout the year and extend well beyond the conference.
Fathers and Sons
The conferences provide an excellent opportunity for fathers and sons to spend time together as well as mix and meet with others. We encourage you to join other rural men and bring your student/teenager son – or your father – to one of the conferences.
Why Do Men Attend?
- Enjoy being with each other and having time out from their normal daily routines.
- Make friends with similar interests from other districts with whom they can have ongoing contact throughout the year.
- Learn some life skills, which they can use each day.
- Learn how others approach life and farming.
- Leave for home inspired by what they’ve heard.
The Five Locations
VIC – Gippsland (16th – 18th June 2017)
Location : Forest Edge CYC, Neerim East, Victoria
Contacts : Ken Caithness (phone 03 5664 2383, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Peter Rowse (phone 0428 594 231)
NSW Ridgecrest (Wellington) (22nd – 24th July 2016)
Location : Ridgecrest Christian Education and Convention Centre, Mumbil, NSW
Contact : Max Goulter (phone 02 6974 1268, email email@example.com)
VIC Yackandandah (22nd – 24th July 2016)
Location : Back Creek Camp, Yackandandah, Victoria
Contact : Alistair Robb (phone 02 6035 8223, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
SA Wellington (28th – 30th July 2017)
Location : El Shaddai Camping Centre, Wellington, SA
Contact : Gordon LeGallez (phone 08 8572 3746, email email@example.com)
VIC Halls Gap (12th – 14th August 2016)
Location : Norval Conference Centre, Hall’s Gap, Vic 3381
Contact : Mark McPherson (phone 0429 904 305, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Want to know more? For more information, please use the contacts shown for each location or click “Find out more” to see map location, theme and list of speakers.