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Annual Dinners 2020

THE BOARD OF OVERSEAS COUNCIL AUSTRALIA
IS DELIGHTED TO INVITE YOU TO A 2020 ANNUAL DINNER CELEBRATION


Cost is $70 per person, or $65 per person for groups of 6 or more.

DINNERS COMMENCE AT 6.45PM FOR 7PM.


EQUIPPING LEADERS THAT EDUCATE, INNOVATE AND BRING HOPE

Bible college leaders and teachers everywhere have responded to the challenges of 2020 with courage. This year has presented an opportunity for the Church to shine light into the darkness and play a central role in reaching disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The innovative leadership from our global partners in the face of these great challenges has been inspirational.

This year’s Annual Dinner Series will explore the essential role of theological colleges in equipping the body of Christ in such difficult times. We’ll discover what makes it possible for an institution to thrive and innovate in the face of disruption and we’ll reflect on how agile leadership can enable the restoration of hope.

JOIN US FOR DINNER  

CENTRAL COAST - FRIDAY 30TH OCT
Terrace Grill, 4 Ash St, Terrigal 
ALTERNATIVE FOR THOSE SOCIALLY DISTANCING

SYDNEY - SATURDAY 31ST OCT
Mosman Rowers, 3 Centenary Drive, Mosman
We understand that some of our supporters would 
prefer not to physically attend a dinner event.
This will be particularly relevant to our Victorian friends.


MAITLAND - WEDNESDAY 4TH NOV
Tocal College Dining Room , 815 Tocal Rd, Paterson. Cost: $45
In this case, OCA would be delighted for you to join 
us for a FREE ‘Disruption 
and Innovation’ Zoom event. 

BRISBANE - THURSDAY 5TH NOV
Victoria Park Golf Complex, 309 Herston Rd, Herston
SATURDAY 31ST OCT 2 - 3PM
Presentation featuring Simon Gillham and Stuart Brooking

PERTH
 - SATURDAY 7TH NOV
Kailis Bros, 101 Oxford Street, Leederville
Email lisa@overseascouncil.com.au to book in for the Zoom session

JOIN US FOR BREAKFAST OR DESSERT 

CANBERRA
 - FRIDAY 6TH NOV

Mission and Ministry Breakfast 8-9:30am. Cost: $20
Hotel Kurrajong - Bar & Grill Terrace, 8 National Circuit, Barton

WAGGA WAGGA - FRIDAY 6TH NOV
Coffee and Dessert Night 7-8:30pm. Cost: $15
Pot & Kettle Coffee House, 10 Blake St, Wagga Wagga
 


GUEST SPEAKERS

With the current pandemic restricting international travel, we have postponed Bishop Dr Samy Shehata’s visit until next year. Instead, we are delighted to present three Australian based guest speakers who are passionate about contextual theological education around the world and bring a wealth of experience to our theme - exploring the ways that disruption necessitates innovation and agile leadership.

NSW - SYDNEY, CENTRAL COAST AND MAITLAND
REV. SIMON GILLHAM
Head of the Department of Mission at Moore College
 
Now established at Moore College, Simon was formally the Principal of Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary. Along with his wife Margie, he has served as a missionary with CMS and as a pastor and church planter for FIEC and Anglican churches in the Hunter Valley. Simon’s research interests include cross-cultural ministry and mission, and the development of models for theological education.


QLD - BRISBANE
REV. DR. PETER FRANCIS
Principal at Malyon College
 
With a passion to invest in the next generation of missional leaders, Peter became the Principal of Malyon College after 23 years pastoring Baptist churches in Queensland. Additionally, over the past 30 years Peter has been involved with numerous short-term missions in places such as PNG, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and South America and has served on various mission boards and committees, including the Far East Broadcasting Company and Global Interaction.


WA - PERTH
REV. DR. BEN JOHNSTON
Senior Pastor at Subiaco Church
 
After training and ministering in the USA, Ben was appointed to Subiaco Church in 2012. Subi Church has a strong emphasis on missions - locally, nationally and internationally, with a key aim being to grow whole-hearted followers of Christ across the world through empowering leaders in local churches. Ben and his team partner with mission organisations to develop key leaders in context and improve living standards.

RSVP

PLEASE REPLY BY SUNDAY 25TH OCTOBER
Email lisa@overseascouncil.com.au
Phone (02) 9635 4409
Include your email address and phone number for agile communication in case COVID-19 regulations change in your state.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

INTERNET BANK TRANSFER
Use account details:
Overseas Council Australia I BSB: 083088 I ACC: 452795000
Include full name and reference: ie. Ann Dinn Perth.
Please supply guest names and dietary requirements via email

CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
Click DONATE NOW to process your credit card.
Select Annual Dinner location from the drop down menu.
Enter guest names and dietary requirements in the ‘Message to OCA’ field



CONSIDERATIONS IN A PANDEMIC YEAR

We have booked our venues and look forward to hosting you. Please register soon. If regulations change in your particular state or area, we will update our website and Facebook page, and if you have booked we will contact you directly. Rest assured your safety and that of the wider community is our priority.

CANCELLATION OF EVENT DUE TO REGULATIONS
In the event of a cancellation, the following guidelines apply:

- All those who have registered will be notified immediately via email.

- Registered guests can choose to have the booking fee refunded, donated, or held over for the 2021 Annual Dinner Series.

- Any cancelled dinner will move online, with a free Zoom session replacing the event. Stuart Brooking and the local guest speaker will host a Zoom presentation from 7 - 8pm on the advertised date of the event.

- Please ensure you have provided your phone number and email address when registering, so that communication is agile and comprehensive.













COVID SAFE GUIDELINES
All venues will adhere to the current COVID Safe regulations in their state.
These may include:

- Staff and guests who are unwell will be excluded from the premises.
- Guests may be required to have their temperature taken and contact details submitted on arrival at the venue.  
- Venues may require guests to be seated immediately upon arrival. No mingling/networking in some states this year.
- Maximum capacity will be limited to adhere to the square metre rules in each state.
- Table numbers will be limited to the required amount in each state.
- A gap of at least 1.5 m between tables will be ensured.
- Venues will follow state guidelines for table service and share plate restrictions.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided, and a hygienic environment will be maintained.
- Bathrooms will be well stocked with soap and hand towel or hand dryers.
- Hospitality staff may wear face masks.

Staff and guests are to maintain good personal hygiene by:
- Regularly cleaning hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, or using an alcohol-based hand rub/sanitiser.
- Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezing or using your elbow, not your hands.
- Avoiding touching your face or shaking hands with others.
- Try to maintain a distance of 1.5 m from others as much as possible.