Mid-Year Conference


Mon 15 - Fri 19 July, 2024

What is MYC?

You rock up to church. Same seat, same songs, same service. Can this ordinary church gathering really be God's way of working in the world? How can this mundane and constantly failing social structure be God’s way of saving and growing His people? Whether you think church is basic, beautiful or broken, Mid-Year Conference 2024 is for you!

This year, we will be exploring Church: Gathered to God, Gathered Together. While we can experience Church as ordinary, the bible speaks of the Church as God’s extraordinary way of growing His people in faith and in knowing Jesus. Across thousands of years, God has chosen this way to reach the world, and He continues to do that now! Join us as we learn the significance of gathering together as a Church under God.

Mid-Year Conference is where 100+ students from the University of Queensland Evangelical Students, come together for 5 days of Bible talks, study groups, and friendship. It is the biggest event on the ES calendar! Register today through the below link.

1What if I'm just exploring Christianity?

Everyone's welcome at MYC! And the time away at MYC is a great chance to check out Jesus and Christianity further.

At MYC there's a strand of studies during the week for those who want to explore Christianity. There's plenty of time to ask questions, and to dig as deep as you want to.

"Exploring Christianity at MYC was exactly what I needed coming from a non-religious background. We started with the evidence of Jesus from outside the Bible before going deeper and this was incredibly helpful. On top of that I made friends I will have for a lifetime and couldn’t be more thankful!"
- Sophie

There is a question on the registration form below to opt in to the Exploring Christianity strand.

2What will the seminars and electives be about?
The main Bible Talks will help us explore the main theme of camp

In addition to the main Bible Talks, we'll also have a number of seminars and electives to chose from as we explore the topic and its significance for us and our world.

  • Check back soon. We'll post more information here regarding seminars and electives as they get finalised.
3What accommodation options are there?

Watson Park offers options for Standard Room (shared) accommodation, and Camping. Your registration fee will vary depending on which accommodation option you choose.

1. Standard Rooms are carpeted with bunk beds and sleep 4 to 6 people. Some rooms also have their own ensuites.

2. The Camping option is a little cheaper but you will need to organise your own tent and sleeping mattress. You might light to coordinate with friends to share These campsites are unpowered, but there is a toilet block nearby.

4Can I request financial assistance, or make a donation to help others?


We don't want finances to prevent anyone from coming to MYC. If you need financial assistance in order to make it to MYC, we encourage you to speak with one of the Staffworkers.

On the other hand, if you are able, we also welcome additional donations. That would be a wonderful way to joyfully serve others and help make it possible for them to come to MYC too. You can either do that as part of your registration below, or if you're a supporter of the ministry, a graduate, or simply a student who can't make it to MYC this year - you can make a donation using the form below.

To make a donation without registering, use the form below and in the field titled "I am a" select "Making a donation without registering"

5How do I get to MYC?
Watson Park
337 Old Gympie Road
Dakabin Qld 4503

If you need help getting to MYC, you can request a lift when you register. On the other hand, if you're driving yourself you can also offer to give others a lift. Transport arrangements will be organised after registration closes and by the 5th of July 2024. Transport plans will be notified then to both driver and person being driven.

If you have questions about transport to MYC, contact Anand Varghese

Please plan to arrive at...
10am Mon 15 July.

MYC will conclude at...
2pm Fri 19 July.

6What do I need to bring?

In addition to the usual camp stuff, don't forget to bring...

  • Bedding - sleeping bag, or sheets and blakets
  • Pillow
  • Bible and pen
  • Any required medication - this includes Panadol or Nurofen (N.B. we are NOT allowed to provide these for you if you get a headache since they are not considered First-Aid.)
  • Tent and sleeping mattress (if you have chosen the Camping option)

Other things you might like to bring include...

  • Board games or sporting equipment for free time
  • Snacks for your small group time
  • Insect repellent, hat, sunscreen
  • Your Semester 2 timetable - this can help you get organised for what's starting on campus the following week e.g., Bible Talks, Small Groups etc.

We will also have a fabulous bookstall running throughout the week. We've chosen some great books related to our topic, as well as some other significant titles designed to stretch and encourage us to think deeply about the Bible and our world.

7What if I need to change or cancel my registration?

The planning and running of MYC requires us to commit to certain costs in the weeks before Camp based on registration numbers.

For this reason, we regret that we may be unable to issue of full refund to students in the event of a change or cancellation of registration after Sunday 30 June.

However, if you do need to change your registration details before that date, contact...
Andrew Brown

On the other hand, if you have questions about how you're getting to MYC, contact your transport coordinator for your campus. The details for this person will be in your registration confirmation email.

8I've paid for MYC, but I haven't received a confirmation email. What do I do?

In some rare cases people have reported that their payment has gone through, but they didn't receive a confirmation email completing their registration.

If you find yourself in this situation

1. Check your spam folder. Sometimes important emails end up here!

2. Contact Andrew Brown (andrew.brown@afes.org.au) and he'll help you sort out your registration.

Registration Form