Mid-Year Conference


Mon 17 - Fri 21 July, 2023

What is MYC?

Medieval torture device?
Insignificant historical event?
Place of refuge?
Transfer of guilt and shame?
Cosmic example of abuse?
Legal consequence?
Death of a rebellious first century revolutionary?

People have plenty of ideas about the cross. But what does the bible actually say, and why is it so significant for us even two thousand years later?

Join us for an unforgettable experience at Mid Year Conference! Over 100 students from the University of Queensland Evangelical Students group gather for 5 days of Bible talks, study groups, and fellowship. This is the perfect opportunity to deepen your relationship with God, learn from His Word, encourage one another in your walk with Christ, get to know other university students, and have fun together. Don't miss out on this incredible chance to make new friends, grow in your faith, build meaningful connections, and enjoy a week of fun and fellowship.

At Mid-Year Conference, we will be exploring the theme of the Cross of Christ. The cross is at the heart of what we as Christians believe. It represents the ultimate act of love and sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for us. Through His death on the cross, Jesus took on our sins and bridged the gap between us and God. The cross is a symbol of forgiveness, redemption, and new life. As we delve into the significance of the cross, we will discover how it impacts every aspect of our lives as Christians. The cross is not just a historical event, but something that still has significance for our modern daily lives. Join us as we explore the power and relevance of the Cross of Christ at Mid-Year Conference!

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, 3rd yr Biomedical Science

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 in the days before MYC.

If you have questions about transport to MYC, contact TBC...

Please plan to arrive at...
10am Mon 17 July.

MYC will conclude at...
2pm Fri 21 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 Friday 7 July.

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