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SA Conference 2017 - Renew Our World

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Sunday 23 July 2017
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We’d love to invite you along to our one-day conference on Sunday 23 July. Join us for lunch and then spend a whole afternoon getting great input and joining fantastic workshops.  There will be a young adults stream and hands-on activities for school age children.

This will be a great opportunity to tap into some of the hope and calling we have as we long and work for the renewal of all things. Expect the time to be one of inspiration and equipping as well as that great refreshing feeling of being with other TEAR supporters. 

Location - The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street Adelaide

Time - 12pm - 6pm (Please note the new times for this event)

Date -  Sunday 23 July 

SA Conference 2017 - Renew Our World

Liesl Shipard will bring us reflections on how good development is good life.


Liesl Shipard, a long term TEAR supporter and project director of Maranatha Health, will be bringing us reflections on how good development is good life. She will share Biblical reflection and from her vast experiance working in international development and living in Adelaide.

Phil Sparrow from our International Programs Team. Phil previously lived and worked in Afghanistan with his family for several years and now oversees TEAR’s partner projects in Afghanistan, Northern Uganda, Somalia and Sudan. Phil will be sharing with us about forming partnerships - the heart of TEAR's work.

Tim Johnson (TJ) is TEAR Australia's National Community Engagement Coordinator. He will be reflecting on how the good news breaks though as God brings about the renewal of all things.

SA Conference 2017 - Renew Our World

TEAR's Phil Sparrow's hope for tomorrow is for 4 foot waves and a clean offshore breeze, and a world in which God’s justice and mercy are refound, renewed and rejoiced in, every day.


Jarod and Jess Cornish, who went on TEAR's 7-week India DEEP trip earlier this year will working with school-age children building tippy taps and hanging garden.

TEAR National Director Mathew Maury and Phil Sparrow will help us pray for TEAR's work

Lauren Bonnet is a TEAR associate board member and founder of She will share how TEAR's development principles have helped shape From Found, an exiting new not-for-profit fashion social enterprise providing employment for refugee and asylum seeker women.

Christy Spier will talk about taking TEAR's principles with her as she works with secular environment organisations.

Bekk Sellers will bring us face to face with her working with marginal communities in Australia.  She will help us understand how she combines her big heart and wise stratergies.

Interested in helping out?

We would love you get involved in the making of this year's conference. If you can help out with ideas for contributors, food, registration and welcoming and a bunch of other fun, then please send us an email at or call TEAR's SA Coordinator Ben Clarke on 0468 352 585

SA Conference 2017 - Renew Our World

Lauren Bonnet, TEAR Associate Board Member and founder of From Found, will run one of the workshops.


SA Conference 2017 - Renew Our World

Tim Johnson is TEAR Australia's National Community Engagement Coordinator


  • 111 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia




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