CV Conference returns in 2024!

Put Friday 27 September and Saturday 28 September in your diaries and plan to join us for a great weekend! Note that this is the week before the October long weekend.

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 2024!

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, workshops, coaching sessions to help you think through your own next steps towards gospel ministry. 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.

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Paul Merenda Trinity City Church

Ministry Apprenticeship Program

‘Vocational Ministry can seem like a bit of a mystery… What does it involve? How do I know if it’s for me? Could I do it faithfully? Do I have to be a pastor? CV conference answered all of these questions for me and many others! I found my CV coach session very helpful. Sitting down 1-1 with someone experienced in ministry and hearing their wisdom and input into my life and how I could keep growing in godliness regardless of whether I did ministry or not was a priceless blessing from God. God really used CV Conference to help me understand that despite my doubts, with some support I could still do ministry and glorify God through it. I think every Christian should attend CV conference and be open to God’s plans for their life.’

Malcolm and Ainsley Purdey CMS, Chile

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.’

Ada Wissell Trinity Church Pooraka

Associate Pastor, Trinity Church Pooraka

‘CV Conference was always an important part of my calendar for having intentional conversations about vocational ministry, ones you don’t always get to have in the busyness of life. CV is such a great space to be in as you consider ministry as you’ll be alongside those making the same decisions as you, and you'll have access to those who are just a few steps ahead of you too. Come prepared to be encouraged and challenged to take that next step for you!’



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