2024 EASTER refresh MEETINGS

The Annual Easter Refresh convention began in 1996. Each year we have hosted an inspirational guest speaker brought in from around Australia or internationally. The annual Easter Refresh Convention Influencers’ Breakfast, a Civic Leaders’ gathering from various segments of our community, is one of the highlights of this time. This year we commence Thursday 28th March (7AM – 8:45AM). This year our keynote speaker is Luke Connaughton who heads up Sports Chaplaincy Australia (Vic/Tas) which provides pastoral support to high profile and elite sportsmen and sportswomen, as well as overseeing a team of hundreds of volunteer sports chaplains around Victoria and Tasmania who provide support to sports people in a variety of diverse sporting clubs. Luke works on the frontline of crisis-emergency and trauma support, suicide response and prevention, and helping to provide soul-care for the super-successful. He is in much demand around the nation as a public speaker, trainer, and care facilitator. On the home-front, he and Sarah have been married for nine years and together they have three young children. On an even more positive note, apart from being a coffee snob, and ocean-side junkie, Luke barracks for the Geelong Cats. Luke is a graduate of Ridley College. 

Luke and Sarah Connaughton with their three children.

Luke and Sarah Connaughton with their three children.

Our Civic Breakfast will also feature Karl Faase from Olive Tree Media.

The 2024 EASTER refresh meetings continue at 10AM and 7PM on Good Friday, March 29th, and on Resurrection Sunday, March 31st, in our 10AM & 6PM services, when will also celebrate by having water baptisms and Communion together in the evening service.   


Maundy Thursday, March 28th 7AM – 8:45AM Civic Community Leaders’ Breakfast (Tickets required [See Below] 

Good Friday March 29th 10AM & 7PM

Resurrection Sunday March 31st 10AM & 6PM

Quotes from Dr. Stuart Piggin