Australian Prayer Gathering 2017

Join us at International Justice Mission’s Australian Prayer Gathering to pray for the freedom of those held captive to slavery, trafficking and abuse in our world.

Friday, March 31 - Saturday, April 1

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“Who has been oppressed here and wants to leave?”

Every hand in the brick kiln went up. That day, IJM Delhi assisted our partner to rescue 179 men, women and children from bonded labour slavery.

 

God hears the cry of the oppressed. God sets the captive free. This is the heartbeat of our Australian Prayer Gathering.

 

Join us to hear first-hand from IJM staff. Share with us the great honour of gathering to pray that where there is injustice, God would move. Let God arise!

IJM Australian Prayer Gathering 2017

WATCH THE VIDEO

APG was unflinchingly honest about the horrible injustices occurring around the world, but the overall mood was one of joy, hope and optimism. We boldly laid the burdens of the world at God's feet and saw tangible evidence that prayers are answered in miraculous ways.

- Australian Prayer Gathering 2016 delegate

APG was unflinchingly honest about the horrible injustices occurring around the world, but the overall mood was one of joy, hope and optimism. We boldly laid the burdens of the world at God's feet and saw tangible evidence that prayers are answered in miraculous ways.

- Australian Prayer Gathering 2016 delegate

Special Guests

Abraham George

Global Director, Church Partnerships, IJM

Katy Lambert

IJM Ghana Alumni

Mark Leach

IJM Australia Board; Rector of Darling St Anglican

Jeff Nagle

Chief Executive of Compass Foundation Australia

What to Expect

Worship and fellowship with IJM staff, and meet friends passionate about justice.

 

Hear first-hand stories from the fight for justice.

 

See where God is moving today and be equipped to pray.

 

Seek God for those still trapped in slavery and violence.

 

 

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Schedule

IJM’s Australian Prayer Gathering runs from Friday evening, March 31 to Saturday, April 1.

Day 1 – Friday
Registration: 6:30pm
Plenary Session: 7:15pm – 9:00pm

 

Gather together.
Meet with God.
Delve into the work of justice with speakers and performers who will help us understand the power of prayer against the brokenness of violent exploitation.

Day 2 – Saturday
Registration: 8:30am
Program: 9:15am – 3:45pm

 

Orient ourselves for prayer together through worship and reflection on the Word.
Keynote session exploring forced labour in South Asia, and how the church can pray for an end to slavery.
Prayer rooms which will equip and engage you to seek God for current needs in Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.
Fellowship and enjoy lunch with justice-seekers from across Australia.
Return to prayer rooms.
Share communion; acknowledge God’s sovereignty in His work of justice – in our lives and in the world.

 

Location

This year we have a new venue for our Australian Prayer Gathering: Northside Conference Centre.

 

Easily accessible via car or public transport, Northside is a 5-minute walk from St Leonards train station and is located one block from the Pacific Highway. Conveniently situated in Crows Nest on Sydney’s lower North Shore, it is close to restaurants, bars, hotels and accommodation.

 

Accommodation

Quest St Leonards and Hotel Urban St Leonards are both offering a 10% discount on bookings for APG delegates. Instructions to redeem this discount will be provided upon registration for APG.

FAQ: General

Due to the difficult and sensitive nature of stories which will be shared at APG, we suggest that it is not appropriate for children. We do encourage youth above 15 to attend.

Yes. Morning tea and lunch are provided on the Saturday.

While you are welcome to bring a printed ticket, showing the confirmation email on your device is also adequate.

FAQ: Registration

– $25 per person for youth groups – Friday night admission only
– $88* standard early bird rate until February 28, 2017 March 10, 2017
– $60 early bird rate for students, Justice Advocates or IJM Alumni until February 28, 2017 March 10, 2017
– $116* standard full rate from March 11, 2017 – March 31, 2017
– $80 full rate for students, Justice Advocates or IJM Alumni from 11 March 2017 – 31 March 2017

*See the “group discount” option for a further 20% off when 5 or more standard tickets are purchased at the same time.
Thanks to generous discounted services from vendors and gifts in kind, we have offered the lowest price possible for a quality gathering which will not come at a loss to IJM’s operations.

Ticket prices cover the cost of participation, registration packs and materials needed for the gathering, as well as venue & catering for tea breaks and lunch on Saturday.

Unfortunately we are not offering partial registrations at this time, except for a special Friday night youth group rate.

If you would like to volunteer for APG 2017, please apply here. If you have already been approached by IJM to volunteer in some capacity, you should receive instructions for your registration by email. While we are very grateful for friends who volunteer to help, we do not have the budget to offer complimentary volunteer tickets.

A partial refund of 50% of your purchase price is available if we are notified of the refund request in writing before March 27, 2017.

FAQ: Travel

Quest St Leonards and Hotel Urban St Leonards are both offering a 10% discount on bookings for APG delegates. Instructions to redeem this discount are provided along with the confirmation of registration for APG.

There are several bus routes and train services which run frequently and close to the venue, which may provide your best transport options.
On-street parking near the Centre is generally metered parking (2 hours or less) with strictly enforced regulations. Parking stations are also available, such as the Hume Street Car Park which is located directly across from the venue. Additional North Sydney Council parking stations in close proximity include: Holtermann Street, Nicholson Street and Alexander Street. Early bird rates apply at these stations so don’t forget to validate your ticket at the parking station on arrival.

See the North Sydney Council website for rates: http://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/Business_Parking/Car_Parks/Hume_St_Crows_Nest

Can I contact IJM Australia if I have any questions?

If you did not find answers to your questions here, queries are welcome and can be directed by email to contact@ijm.org.au or by phone 1300 045 669.

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