CV Conference returns in 2021!

Keep Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd October free in your diaries.

This year our conference will be non-residential, held over just two days in the heart of Adelaide, leaving you with Sunday and Monday free.

Our speakers this year will be Timon Bengston, Lead Pastor of CityReach Oakden and the CityReach Family of Churches, and Dr Murray Capill, from Reformed Theological College in Victoria.

Even though the conference will be shortened, we will still maintain all the things that make CV Conference great—main sessions focusing on the importance of leadership development in churches, workshops addressing various issues in ministry, and coaching sessions to help delegates think through their own path into vocational ministry.

Please continue praying, watching, and tapping people on the shoulder within your churches who you think should be considering vocational ministry, and invite them to be a part of CV Conference 2021!

About CV Conference

CV is for anyone who is open to considering or currently doing vocational ministry.

CV Conference (Christian Vocation Conference) provides a rare and precious opportunity for you to take time out, away from daily responsibilities and distractions, to think and pray through your ministry plans for the future and answer the question: ‘Why not full-time gospel ministry?’

At CV Conference you’ll enjoy a variety of Bible talks, small group discussions, elective seminars and coaching. You’ll also have the opportunity to build relationships with like-minded Christian leaders, current and future, from all across South Australia. We welcome and encourage anyone to attend if they ever asked the following questions:

What will I do for the rest of my life?

What gifts has God given me for Christian ministry?

Should I consider training for vocational ministry?

What am I willing to give up to preach the gospel?

What opportunities are available?

Who can help me make these decisions?

What is Christian Vocation?


CV is a fellowship of evangelical Christians who consider gospel ministry an important priority.

We aim, through God’s mercy, to partner with churches to raise faithful and able servants of the gospel, whether they’re ordained or lay and in local or overseas ministries.

Men and women with gifts of leadership, Bible teaching, evangelism and a passion to see the gospel preached are urgently needed in our world – the Lord’s harvest is plenty, but the workers are few.

We are passionate about seeing the next generation of gospel workers encouraged, challenged and mentored as they pray and plan for an exciting and spiritually rewarding life of gospel ministry.

Why CV Conference exists


Our aim is to partner with churches to raise up faithful, passionate Christian leaders for Adelaide and the world.

CV Conference also aims to gather those already in full-time ministry so that they can train and encourage this next generation.

Whatever stage a person has reached in considering gospel ministry, CV aims to help them progress in their thinking, planning and taking action.

Our Keynote Speakers


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Ada Chan AFES Adelaide

Ministry Apprenticeship Program

"CV conference has been great for stretching my thinking in how I can be serving God with my life, in all seasons and in all vocations. I'm excited every year to have time set aside for intentional conversations about ministry, both with peers as well as older Christian brothers and sisters. I’m thankful to God for the time at CV as it’s prompted and challenged me to step into full-time vocational ministry."


CMS Gospel Workers

"Both through our assigned coaches over the years, and those we sought out over meals and free time, CV gave us the chance to hook up with people we might not have otherwise spoken to, but who had been down the path we were looking at going, and had lots of excellent advice and encouragement for us."

Honorary Member of Faculty, Bible College of SA + Women’s Pastor

"My husband and I have been in ministry for nearly 40 years and it is with regret that we realise that we have more of our ministry life behind us than ahead of us. In other words, we see that the time is coming for us to ‘pass the baton’ to the next generation. CV Conference is an excellent opportunity for us to be involved in doing just that. Therefore, each year, we eagerly block out the October long weekend to attend CV Conference in Victor Harbor, so that we can have a part in this effort!"


James Foley Mawson Lakes

Associate, Enfield Baptist Church + AFES Staffworker

"Our culture emphasises individually made decisions: ‘I determine my own destiny’.  But Christ calls the members of his body to make decisions together, particularly when considering who might enter vocational ministry.  CV conferences were essential opportunities for people to encourage us towards ministry, and to help us decide together.  We received insight into the exact pathway we might take.  And Rachelle got concrete wisdom on what being a gospel workers wife looks like. Highly recommended!"



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