2023 Easter refresh meetings

Our Easter 2023 welcomes Assoc. Prof. Stuart Piggin. Dr. Piggin is regarded as Australia’s foremost expert on Australia’s Christian heritage. He will be the keynote speaker at the annual Easter Refresh Convention Influencers’ Breakfast, Thursday 6th April 7AM – 8:45AM. We will also be meeting at 10AM and 7PM on Good Friday, April 7th, and on Resurrection Sunday, April 9th, in our 10AM & 6PM services, when will also be having water baptisms and Communion.   

Professor Stuart Piggin, BA, BD, Dip.Ed., Ph.D, AKC, D.Litt is Director of the Centre for the History of Christian Thought and Experience at Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia. He is a graduate of the universities of Sydney and London and of the Melbourne College of Divinity. He tutored in Ecclesiastical History at the University of London, King’s College, and lectured in Religious History in the Universities of Wollongong and Sydney from 1974 to 1990. He was Master of Robert Menzies College, Macquarie University, from 1990 to 2004, the founding Director of the Macquarie Christian Studies Institute, and the founding Chairman of the Australian Christian Heritage Foundation.

Dr Piggin’s academic interests include the nature of spiritual experience and of religious revival, the history of the church, with special reference to the history of evangelicalism and missions, and the human impact of natural and man-made disasters. He has written over 100 articles for academic journals and seven books, including The Mount Kembla Disaster (1992) and Evangelical Christianity in Australia (1996), both published by Oxford University Press, and Firestorm of the Lord (2000), a study of revival, published by Paternoster Press. In 1985, with John Roxborogh, he authored The St Andrews Seven: The Finest Flowering of Missionary Zeal in Scottish History, published by Banner of Truth Trust. Dr. Stuart lectures in early and modern church history for the School of Christian Studies at Robert Menzies College and has lectured on the history of Christian Spirituality at Macquarie University.

His most recent book, The Fountain of Public Prosperity, co-authored with Prof. Robert Lindner, won the 2019 Gold Medallion as the Christian book of the year, and their follow-up book, Attending to the National Soul, was shortlisted for the 2020 Gold Medallion Book of the Year.


Maundy Thursday, April 6th 7AM – 8:45AM Community Leaders’ Breakfast, also featuring guest artist – Steve Fitzallen (Tickets required [See Below] )   Revival is Waking up to Reality: Leadership in days of opportunity and darkness (Philippians 2:5-13)

Good Friday April 7th 10AM & 7PM, also featuring guest artist – Steve Fitzallen
AM – God’s greatest Revival work: The Cross (Revelation 5:1-10)
PM –  Revival is Making the Best of Both Worlds: Tasmanian Revivals (Isaiah 42:1-7)

Resurrection Sunday April 9th 10AM & 6PM, also featuring guest artist – Steve Fitzallen
AM – Revival is an Anticipation of Heaven: The Risen Lord, the new heaven and the new earth (Philippians 1:12-21)
PM Revival is God’s Kingdom Come on Earth: Christian keys to nation-building in Australia (Matthew 5:13-16)

Book your ticket to the 2023 Easter Refresh Convention Thursday Breakfast with Dr. Stuart Piggin:

Quotes from Dr. Stuart Piggin