Queensland Training Event
Before you begin, we ask you to put your phone on Airplane Mode now to help minimise possible distractions such as email, text, or messenger notifications.
The location for the first Step is in the middle of the MTCC site. Walk down the hill from the Main Auditorium with the toilet block on your left. Head toward the Youth Hut/Meeting Space 1 and Step 1 is on the other side of the clump of trees to the right of the Youth Hut/Meeting Space 1, at the bottom of the hill. Look for a statue of a globe and a pole numbered "1".You are here at the first location. Feel free to sit, stand or kneel as you come before God in prayer. Keep reading to begin Step 1 - Prepare your heart.
“Father, lead me by your Spirit, teach me, help me to pray prayers that are pleasing to you.”
“Father, search and try me; show me any sin that blocks my path. I confess my need for you again and I thank you that you have made me new. You are my King and are Lord over all.”
For the glory of God
As we pray, it’s our desire that God – Father, Son and Spirit – would be glorified. So before asking God for anything, exalt the Father, the Son and the Spirit for creating, sustaining and ruling over all things.
Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds among all peoples.
For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
Splendour and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary. (Psalm 96:2–6)
[Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. (Colossians 1:15-20)
“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” (Revelation 4:11)
In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and praise!” (Revelation 5:12)
“O Lord, our Lord how majestic is your name in all the earth.”
“Father, open my eyes to see what you are doing all around me.”
“Lord, use me to help students on my campus and in my city/region to see Jesus and believe his gospel.”
For local churches
Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. (Ephesians 2:19–22)
His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Ephesians 3:10–11)
the staﬀ and leadership of your church—for purity, wisdom, encouragement, vision and protection from evil
unity among the churches in your city—a common desire to see Jesus’ name gloriﬁed above the name of individual churches or denominations
the work of the Holy Spirit—empowering churches to be true expressions of Jesus to those around them
non-believers to come to know Jesus as Saviour and Lord
the strengthening and maturity of the body—God’s people mobilised for his mission and glory
“Lord, we are your people; glorify yourself in and through us.”
“Father, have mercy on us and on our nation.”
“Lord, send us into your harvest and use us for your glory.”
Pray for QTE
Pray that we would see a glimpse of heaven on earth as we meet together at QTE.
“Father, help us to worship and serve you.”
Pray for those who have leadership roles at QTE and other volunteers who are working around the clock to make QTE happen under God (e.g. our speakers, elective leaders, strand group leaders, song leaders, the QTE committee).
“Father, strengthen, energise and equip those who lead us and run this conference.”
Pray that, as we read God’s word and hear it taught, the Holy Spirit would convict us in regard to sin, righteousness and truth.
“Holy Spirit, open our eyes to see our brokenness before you.”
Pray for spiritual healing, restoration and deliverance from sin.
“Jesus, release those enslaved to destructive ways, mend shattered lives and breathe life on those without hope.”
Pray for students and guests who have come to QTE from nations other than Australia.
“Lord, reach the nations through all you do in these days of QTE.”
Pray for Mt Tamborine and its churches.
“Father, be gloriﬁed in the hearts of the people in this city.”
Ask that the work of QTE and the missions after will endure for God’s glory.
“Father, let these days have eternal consequences, bearing fruit for your name that lasts forever.”
“Send us far and wide with a passion for your name.”
“Here I am, all of me; take my life, it’s all for you. Father, use me in your eternal story.”Reﬂect on the character and saving acts of God. Reﬂect on the new truths you have learned and the old truths you have been reminded of at this conference. Then the LORD came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the LORD. And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.” (Exodus 34:5–7) In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death — even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:5–11) Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:1–4)
“Father, Son and Holy Spirit, there is no one like you; you alone are God!”
In prayerful dependence on God, AFES proclaims Jesus Christ at university to present everyone mature in Him, by building student groups that evangelise, encourage, train and send.