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The Gathering incorporating the Annual Assembly 2022
May 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pmFree – $15.00
The Gathering incorporating the Annual Assembly is fast approaching. Join us on May 14 from 9:30am – 4pm as we explore connect, celebrate and collaborate as a Baptist Movement of Churches. To provide opportunity for Churches from across NSW & ACT to engage, we will be opening additional venues. Our prayer is that everything you experience at The Gathering and our Annual Assembly will equip you to be sent back into your local communities to bless your families and ministries. For more information about the program please click the button below:
You can engage in The Gathering incorporating the Annual Assembly from a number of NSW and ACT locations. To find one near you, view the list below:
- The Ministry & Learning Centre (main venue)
- Canberra Baptist Church
- Molong Baptist Church
- Mayfield Baptist Church
- Tamworth Baptist Church
- The Hub Grafton Baptist Church
- Wagga Wagga Baptist Church
- Attending The Gathering incorporating the Annual Assembly is free. Lunch is available to purchase for $15, however you must pre-pay online. You can do this by selecting the lunch registration option below. Please note that only those who have ordered and pre-paid for lunch will receive it on the day.
- According to the Constitution, Affiliated Churches are entitled to appoint two Voting Church Representatives to attend Assembly and one additional delegate for each 50 members or portion of 50 members after the first 50. This is in addition to any Accredited Ministers or Non-Accredited Lead Pastors registering from a church.
- Voting Church Representatives MUST be registered a minimum of seven days prior to Assembly, as per the requirements of the Constitution. Registrations for Voting Church Delegates must be made by Saturday May 7, 2022 at 11:59pm to be eligible to vote.
- Alternate Voting Representatives are only eligible to vote if they are replacing a Voting Church Representative at Assembly. Alternate Voting Representatives must also be registered 7 days prior to the event and the Assembly Council Secretary must be notified in writing if the Voting Church Representative is unable to attend the Assembly at the last minute the Alternate Voting Representative will take their place.
- The Church Secretary (or an individual fulfilling the role of Secretary) is required to notify the Association of those who have been appointed by the Church to act as Voting or Alternate Church Representatives on the day of Assembly.
- If you will be attending the Annual Assembly you will be asked in the registration process to indicate your Assembly registration type. See the below definitions:
- Accredited Minister: Accredited ministers of the Baptist Association of NSW/ACT are automatic members of Assembly.
- Non-Accredited Lead Pastors: Lead pastors of Baptist churches who are not accredited by the Association are automatically members of Assembly and entitled to vote.
- Church Representative (Voting): Any person who attends a Baptist Church is welcome to attend Assembly and has been nominated by the local church to vote if necessary. **Please ensure the Church Secretary notifies the Association in writing via firstname.lastname@example.org that you have been appointed by the Church to act as a Voting Church Representative.
- Church Representative (Alternate): Any person who attends a Baptist Church is welcome to attend Assembly and has been nominated to replace a Voting Church Representative if they are unable to attend at the last minute. They do not automatically have voting rights. **Please ensure the Church Secretary notifies the Association in writing via email@example.com that you have been appointed by the Church to act as an Alternate Church Representative to replace a Voting Church Representative.
- Attendee (Non-Voting): Any person who attends a Baptist Church is welcome to attend Assembly but do not have voting rights.
- Morling College Council / Assembly Council: All members of Morling College Council and the Assembly Council are automatic members of Assembly.
- Baptist Mission Australia (Global Interaction) Cross Cultural Ministry Workers: Cross cultural ministry workers attached to Baptist Mission Australia are automatic members of Assembly.
Terms and Conditions
Guidelines for conduct at Assemblies of the Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT:
Members and Attendees of an Assembly attend for the express purpose of engaging with the matters at hand and participating in the discussion, discernment and decision-making that occurs at that Assembly. Members who are church delegates are also representing their church community. Any activity outside of this purpose during the Assembly including recording the assembly, posting on social media or speaking with media representatives is not permitted and may lead to removal from the Assembly.
Following Assembly, Assembly discussions and outcomes should be reported back by church delegates to their own churches. Any social media or other public discussion should be in general terms only and at all times maintain a tone of Christian grace and respect.
The Baptist Association of NSW/ACT does not accept responsibility for any losses incurred, including but not limited to, transport and accommodation booked for the event. The Baptist Association of NSW/ACT reserves the right to change any of the published event details without notice and have the final say on any matter relating to the event.
The Baptist Association of NSW/ACT understands circumstances change and offer the following alternatives to assist you should you need to alter your registration. Cancellations and refund of payments can be arranged by writing to The Baptist Association of NSW/ACT before Saturday, 7th May 2022. No refunds will be issued after this date. The Baptist Association of NSW/ACT can allow for special consideration of your circumstances regarding this policy. If this is the case, please contact The Baptist Association of NSW/ACT to discuss your circumstances.