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Annual Assembly 2020

  • Saturday, 31 Oct. 2020 9:30 am - 2:00 pm AEDT (doors open at 8:30 am)
Please ensure you complete your registration all the way through to the payment page, clicking on the green button at the bottom right-hand side of the page. If you DO NOT receive a confirmation email, you may not be registered correctly. Please contact Emma (emeyer@nswactbaptists.org.au) if you are concerned you are not registered correctly for Assembly.

Unfortunately, no person hoping to be a church representative will be given voting rights on the day of Assembly if they have been registered incorrectly.

About the Day

It’s time to gather together, to worship and discern the Lord’s leading in the overall direction of our Association. We look forward to meeting together to be encouraged by what God is doing and inspired by what He will continue do! 


This year, in light of our current situation our Assembly will look a little different to previous years. We are planning to hold our Annual Assembly across the following locations, with necessary limits on the maximum number of people able to attend each venue. The main venue will be livestreamed to each additional venue, where participants will be able to interact with the main venue and vote on resolutions. It will also be available online (viewing only).

  • Ministry and Learning Centre - Main Sydney Venue
  • Georges River Life Church - Southern Sydney Venue
  • Mayfield Baptist Church - Hunter Venue
  • Wagga Wagga Baptist Church - Regional Livesite
  • Dubbo Baptist Church - Regional Livesite
  • The Hub Grafton - Regional Livesite
  • Tamworth Baptist Church - Regional Livesite


Our Association’s 2020 Accreditation Service will follow on from Assembly in the afternoon of Saturday 31 October, at the Ministry and Learning Centre. At this stage, it will be limited to family and friends of those being accredited, and will be livestreamed.


8:30am Assembly registration opens (Main Sydney, Southern and Hunter venues only)
9:00am Regional live sites registration opens (Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Dubbo & Grafton)
9:30am Assembly commences
11:10am Morning tea
11:30am Assembly continues
1:00pm Assembly concludes
1:00pm Lunch (Main Sydney & Southern Sydney venue only)
Please note: The program is subject to change without notice.


Registration Instructions

The Constitution of the Association of Baptist Churches of NSW/ACT requires us to collect your name, address, phone number and email address. If you DO NOT provide this information in the registration form, you will not be eligible to vote at Assembly. 

  • Lunch is optional at our Main Sydney and Southern Sydney venues and costs $15pp. Lunch will not be ordered without pre-payment.
  • According to the Constitution, an affiliated church may appoint two delegates (voting church representatives) plus an additional delegate for each 50 members or portion of 50 church members after the first 50. This is in addition to any Accredited Ministers or Non-Accredited Lead Pastors registering from a church.
  • Due to COVID-19 we are unable to provide space for Church Representative (Non-Voting) at our Main Sydney, Southern Sydney and Hunter venues.
Voting Church Representatives and Alternate Voting Church Representatives MUST register by midnight Saturday, 24 October 2020 to be eligible to vote. This is a requirement of the Constitution. All other attendees can register on the day, however we encourage you to register early to ensure you receive lunch and to secure your seat. Due to limited capacities we cannot guarantee that seats will be available for you if turn up on the day.

You will be asked in the registration process to indicate your Assembly registration type. Unsure of your voting rights? 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.
  • 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 necessary. They do not automatically have voting rights. 
  • Church Representative (Non-Voting): Any person who attends a Baptist Church is welcome to attend Assembly but does not have voting rights.
  • Morling College Council / Assembly Council: All members of Morling College Council and the Assembly Council are automatic members of Assembly.
  • Global Interaction Cross Cultural Ministry Workers: Cross cultural ministry workers attached to Global Interaction are automatic members of Assembly.

COVID-19
Ensuring the health and safely of all attendees and complying with ongoing COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions remain high priorities. We have put in place a number of precautionary measures:
  • The Auditorium will undergo a clean between the Annual Assembly, which will take place in the morning and the Accreditation Service.
  • The Association has put in place a Covid Safe Plan for the Annual Assembly.
  • Capacities and seating are being managed as per the physical distancing requirements (1.5m between individuals & 4sqm per person).
  • All required attendee information will be collated should contract tracing need to occur.
  • Hand sanitiser will be readily available.

Sponsors
The Annual Assembly is sponsored by BaptistCare NSW & ACT and Baptist Financial Services.


Main Sydney Venue
Assembly Registration - Ministry & Learning Centre, Macquarie Park SOLD OUT
This includes registration to Assembly at our Main Venue - The Ministry & Learning Centre, Macquarie Park. Morning tea will be provided and lunch can be purchased for $15 during the registration process. 
Southern Sydney Venue
Assembly Registration - Georges River Life Church, Peakhurst STILL AVAILABLE!
This includes registration to Assembly at our Southern Sydney Venue - Georges River Life Church, Peakhurst. Morning tea will be provided and lunch can be purchased for $15 during the registration process. 
Hunter Venue
Assembly Registration - Mayfield Baptist Church, Newcastle STILL AVAILABLE!
This includes registration to Assembly at our Hunter Venue - Mayfield Baptist Church. Morning tea will be provided.
Additional Venues
Assembly Registration - The Hub Grafton STILL AVAILABLE!
This includes registration to the Assembly held at The Hub, Grafton. Light refreshments will be served. 
Assembly Registration - Wagga Wagga Baptist Church STILL AVAILABLE!
This includes registration to the Assembly held at Wagga Wagga Baptist Church, Wagga Wagga. Light refreshments will be served. 
Assembly Registration - Dubbo Baptist Church STILL AVAILABLE!
This includes registration to the Assembly held at Dubbo Baptist Church, Dubbo. Light refreshments will be served. 
Assembly Registration - Tamworth Baptist Church STILL AVAILABLE!
This includes registration to the Assembly held at Tamworth Baptist Church, Tamworth. Light refreshments will be served.

Selections are not reserved until order is complete.

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