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Future Convention Ministry

Tasmanian Christian Convention (TCC) announcement

Tasmanian Christian Convention represents unity of God’s people, great Bible teaching, missional challenge, networking with new and old friends, and looking at our own relationship with our Lord, all combined in a beach holiday with plenty of time to relax and reflect. These are the things that have made TCC so valuable over the years.

Leading up to the 2017 convention, as a committee we did a lot of reflecting and praying about TCC’s future. We also met several times during the convention to discuss this and announced that 2018 would be the final TCC in the current format.

Sadly, we wish to advise that this year’s Christmas convention will not be taking place, due to circumstances out of our control.

It’s also probably fair to say that convention numbers are down from their peak around five years ago. It’s possible that this is because the current format of staying on site for an extended period might not be best for people. Certainly cost was an issue. Still, the decline in attendance isn’t unique to TCC, as other conferences in the state have also seen declines, so we don’t want to put too much weight on the format being the issue. But speaking of other conferences, TCC is not the only inter denominational Bible conference in the state, and combining forces with other conferences might be a good way to go.

This has been a very difficult decision for the committee, and one that has weighed heavily on us. We love TCC, we think it’s a wonderful convention, and we know that’s the reason why many of you have come for many years. So this isn’t easy at all, but we’ve talked about it extensively, back and forth, and the conclusion is that we need to make some changes.

So what will be our future focus?

The Easter festival run by Camp Clayton is a conference which shares TCC’s strong emphasis on Bible-based teaching (speakers at the 2019 Easter festival will be David Jones, Mikey Lynch and Jarod Wilson). We think this conference is a good fit with what TCC represents, so instead of continuing to run the event at Christmas time, we will be putting our weight behind the Camp Clayton Easter festival and encourage you to attend. Go to for details; 

Again, this isn’t a decision we have taken lightly at all, and we recognise that it might be disappointing for some of you. If you have any questions or would like to discuss it with a committee member, please email  .The TCC website will continue to be available with access to past talks.

Please do not see this as the end of TCC but rather a new direction with fresh possibilities for how God can use it to bring blessings to Tasmanian Christians and their wider networks.

We would like to thank you all for coming to TCC, and participating and being willing helpers. The convention would not have happened without the help from many volunteers. We also want to give a big thank you to Camp Clayton staff for the facilities and making the convention run smoothly.

We value your continued prayers as we wind up TCC, and the move to Easter conventions. Let us all give thanks to the Lord who has sustained this ministry for over 92 conventions and for his word to continue to reach out to Tasmania.

Tasmanian Christian Convention Committee
August 2018