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Every year Overseas Council Australia invites visiting scholars and students to come to Australia. This provides you and all our donors with the opportunity to hear first-hand about the work they are involved in.  

Typically these events fall twice yearly, in March and October. The first is our Speakers Program and the second our Annual Dinner Series.

Last year we had the pleasure of welcoming Nancy Njagi, OCA Consultant in Africa, as our guest for the 2019 Speakers Program.

We were also thrilled to host Dr Samuel Sidjabat for our Annual Dinner Series in 2019. Samuel is the Principal of Tyrannus Bible Seminary and Chairman of the Board for PASTI (the Evangelical Theological Education Fellowship in Indonesia).   

2020 Annual Dinner Series

Our Annual Dinner series this year was held in October and November. With the current pandemic restricting international travel, we postponed Bishop Dr Samy Shehata’s visit until 2021. Instead, we were delighted to present three Australian based guest speakers who are passionate about contextual theological education around the world and brought a wealth of experience to our theme - exploring the ways that disruption necessitates innovation and agile leadership.

Thank you to our wonderful guest speakers:

Brisbane QLD - Rev. Dr. Peter Francis, Principal at Malyon College.

Perth WA - Rev. Dr. Ben Johnston, Senior Minister at Subiaco Church.

Sydney, Central Coast & Maitland NSW - Rev. Simon Gillham, Head of Mission at Moore Theological College.

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