• theDEC for 2017

    theDEC is a great opportunity to gather with friends and family and enjoy incredible bible teaching from some of the world's most gifted speakers. In 2017, theDEC has been tailored to encourage young people and families to build earthly families that will glorify God. We welcome Focus on the Family CEO Brett Ryan and his wife Kate to give us talks and seminars covering a number of 'family' topics.

    The weekend is designed to allow time for fun and recreation such as sport, board games or cards.

  • Register

    theDEC registration for Easter 2017 (14-17 April) is open. You can access the download-able and online registration forms from the 'Read More' button or the '2017' in the menu bar. You can also access the invitation to the anniversary lunch where we are celebrating the the 65 conventions (1952-2016) with a commemorative book.

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  • About DDCC

    This year we celebrate the past 65 Easter Conventions to be held at Warwick. The Downs Easter Convention (where we get the name 'theDEC') at Warwick was originally held at "Kingswood" on Canningvale Road from 1952 to 2009. For a few years the convention was held at the Warwick Senior Citizens Centre but is now held at the Warwick Christian College Slade Campus.

    The Darling Downs Christian Conventions Inc. exists primarily to encourage and equip Christians for life and Christian mission in an increasingly materialistic and humanistic context.

Easter 2017 (14-17 April)


Brett Ryan

Brett is the CEO of Focus on the Family - Australia. Prior to that he was the Children's and Family Pastor at CityLife Church for 12 years where he had the privilege of overseeing 3 campuses. He is an enthusiastic communicator who has a passion to train and equip others to do ministry. He has a particular heart for people to fulfill their potential in their relationships, their family and their ministry. Brett married Kate in 1990 and they have 3 sons, Taylor, Lachlan and Cameron.

To find out more about Focus on the Family you can visit their website, their Facebook Page or their Twitter Feed.

Easter 2017 Promo