"Encouragement in the Lord"
AFBC Annual Conference
Wed - Fri, July 14-16
Grace Baptist Church - 54 Elam Rd Seven Hill
Introducing our Friday night speaker....
Rev Kel Willis
Kel is the Director of Christian Growth Ministries (CGM), a non-denominational organisation run from his home in Burwood. CGM ministers to the local church at large.
Kel has had over 30 years experience in Christian work, including evangelism, pastoral and youth ministry, and itinerant teaching with CGM. 
Married to Jeanette, he is an ordained Baptist minister, and is primarily involved in ministry to pastors and church leaders, consultancy and conflict resolution.
He is the author of Clearing the Cobwebs; Preaching for Impact; The Experience Trap; and Escaping Mediocrity, as well as editor of the leadership journal “Interact”.
Here is an excerpt from his book  The Experience Trap

"To claim that signs and wonders are evidence that God is at work is to neglect the words of Jesus on Matthew 7:22,23: 'Many will say to me on that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles? Then I will tell them plainly, I never knew you. Away from me you evil doers.' These passages are strongly worded and one hesitates to use them in this situation. However they do apply to some of what we are seeing, particularly in the more extreme groups." (p51, Willis, Kel. The Experience Trap)

Here is another.....

"Error keeps appearing in the church in one form or another, still bewitching believers and leading them into a spiritual cul-de-sac. As we said earlier, because of these erroneous philosophies contain some elements of truth the error is frequently not recognised or is overlooked, especially by those whose grasp of the gospel is inadequate, and that of course makes the error all the more dangerous. Theological error is still today very much part of Satan's strategy to undermine the sufficiency of the gospel. Frequently those bringing the 'new revelations' seem to be godly and genuine, and the experiences on offer hold such promise of spiritual blessing that believers are lulled into thinking that the message is from God, when in fact such messengers are masquerading as angels of light." (p23, Willis, Kel. The Experience Trap,) 



"Encouragement in the Lord"
AFBC Annual Conference
Wed - Fri, July 14-16
@Grace Baptist Church - 54 Elam Rd Seven Hill
  • Wednesday night 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm  - Pastor Eric Rees, sharing his testimony and preaching 
  • Thursday night 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm  - Pastor John Farr;
  • Friday morning, 10 a.m. - 12 noon Pastor John Farr will have two sessions with the Pastors on "Encouraging words for pastors" .This will be followed by a luncheon.
  • Friday night 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm  - Rev.Kel Willis.
Once again this year, we have a dedicated team working behind the scene, to make our conference  a big blessing to everyone..
Our desire that every church gets involved by :
2.Planning to come ,
3.Passing the word around &
You may contact any one of the list below and offer your assistance / help/ expertise/Etc....They've been appointed by the leadership committee to serve you.
Thank you & God bless you.
With the love of Christ