Family Conference 2023

14th – 16th of July

We invite you to join us for the 22nd annual Queensland Reformed Baptist Family Conference (sponsored by Berean Bible Church). It promises to be a weekend of spiritual blessing, through the preaching of God’s Word and fellowship of God’s people.

The 2023 Family Conference is located at the beautiful Mapleton Centre, in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Mapleton is situated just 110kms north of Brisbane. The Centre is surrounded by rainforest and equipped with comfortable accommodation for families and individuals. Facilities include: playground and open fields, swimming pools and water slides, canoes, bushwalking tracks and a nature display, tennis court and more.

Classes and activities for children will run during the morning sessions on Saturday and an area for those with little ones will be available as required. A variety of quality Christian books will be available for purchase so don’t forget to bring your wallet. Reserve your place at Mapleton by registering today and ensure you bring bedding (only mattresses supplied), personal items, warm clothes, insect repellent, Bible, notebook and a hungry heart.

Theme – Building God’s Kingdom (lessons from Ezra for the modern church)

Pastor John Wakefield – Grace Baptist Church in Essex, Ontario

Pastor John Wakefield has been married to Cathy for almost 43 years.  They have 4 children and 10 grandchildren.  John is a native of Canada and was raised in Toronto.  He was converted at an early age, having been blessed to be born and raised in a Christian home.  He has pastored several churches since 1983 and has been ministering at Grace Baptist Church in Essex, Ontario since 2015.  


6:00pm Arrival **
7:30pm Session One
9:00pm Supper

7:00am Prayer Meeting
8:00am Breakfast
9:15am Session Two
10:30am Morning Tea
11:15am Session Three
12:45pm Lunch
2:00pm Afternoon Activities
3:15pm Afternoon Tea
6:00pm Dinner
7:15pm Session Four
8:30pm Supper Bonfire
7:00am Prayer Meeting
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Morning Worship
10:30am Morning Tea
12:00pm Clean Up/Vacate Room
12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm Departure

** Please do not arrive before 6pm. The planning team needs time to set up for the location for the weekend. Access to your rooms will not be available till 6pm. If you arrive early please wait in the dining room.

Conference Fees

Registrations are open now and will be accepted till the 26th of June 2023. To qualify for the early bird discount price full payment and registration must be received no later than 12th of June.

Early Bird Fees

Family Rate (* 2 adults and dependent children)$430
Couple Rate$400
Individual Rate$200

Normal Fees

Family Rate (* 2 adults and dependent children)$450
Couple Rate$440
Individual Rate$220

Children 5 and under are free. Children aged 18 and over are to classified under the single rate.

If you would like to assist those desiring to attend but have financial restraints, please mark your donation: #lovegift

Payment Options Available

Electronic Transfer

Acc. Name: Berean Bible Church of Queensland
BSB: 124001
Acc. No: 20466722
Reference (Use your name, e.g. JSmith)

Cheque Payment

If you would like to make payment via cheque please contact us for further details.

Registrations are Now Open

If you have any issues or questions in regards to registering please contact Yvette Noonan via email