The G8 National Conference exists under Christ, to gather MTS Apprentices and Trainers from the 8 states and territories of Australia to teach them how God’s Word must form their character and practice, to instill in them the MTS DNA and to prepare them for the training and ministry year ahead.
Be encouraged as we hear God’s Word faithfully proclaimed, delving into scripture to understand how we can serve Jesus with our whole lives.
Be taught to understand the big ideas that sit behind all the ministry we do – what drives it, motivates it and guides how we do it.
Be prepared for the training and ministry year ahead as we explore the various challenges and lessons we’ll face as trainers and apprentices.
Gary became a Christian at university, and worked as a doctor before doing a ministry apprenticeship at Chinese Christian Church Sydney and UNSW.
Gary currently serves as the Anglican Bishop of Western Sydney (Lidcombe to Lithgow). He is married to Pearl and has two children, a dog and four chickens.
Ben worked as a Civil Engineer in Melbourne for three years, before beginning an MTS Apprenticeship alongside his wife in university ministry from 1992-1993. He was appointed MTS National Director in 2007 and is thoroughly committed to MTS’ Vision ‘to win the world for Christ by multiplying Gospel workers through ministry apprenticeships.’
Ben and Emma have 4 adult/high school age children. He loves ordinary family dinners chatting with the kids, triathlons and history adventures with Emma on any given Saturday afternoon.
G8 National Conference is a 3-day annual conference that exists under Christ, to gather MTS Apprentices and Trainers to teach them how God’s Word must form their character and practice, to instil in them the MTS DNA and to prepare them for the training and ministry year ahead.
Our goals with our MTS Apprentices and Trainers are to:
Our plan for G8 2023 is to gather Apprentices and Trainers across all 8-States and Territories at The Tops Conference Centre, NSW.
However, if you are an internationally based Apprentice or Trainer, we hope you will join us online for our G8 livestream.
G8 is run by the Ministry Training Strategy (MTS).
MTS seeks to multiply gospel workers through ministry apprenticeships. We aim to help local churches and ministries identify and train gifted individuals before helping them to decide on the next step in their ministry.
We want every Christian to:
To read more about MTS, check out our website at www.mts.com.au
G8 National Conference is run for our current MTS Apprentices and their Trainers across Australia. However, if you are a Ministry Apprentice or Trainer from a country outside of Australia, you are invited to join G8 2022 online.
Registrations for G8 2023 will open 1st September 2022, with those who register before November 1st given a $20 earlybird discount.