EQUIP Leaders

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EQUIP Leaders aims to support, network, refresh and equip women every woman who sets aside significant time each week to share Jesus with others through word based ministry, whether in a vocational or volunteer role. The end of the year is an excellent time to come away with other like minded women to be fed from God’s word, to pray and to support each other. Join us on FaceBook.




Clare Deeves serves as a lecturer at Trinity Theological College (WA) where she enjoys seeing students understand how knowing our Christian heritage can help us serve Jesus now. In 2016 she developed a fascination with American politics and continues to follow developments there with unnecessary interest! She enjoys spending time with friends, her nieces and nephew and going on very long drives. 


David and Nicole Starling live with their four children, close to Morling College where David teaches New Testament. Nicole is enrolled in a PhD in religious history at Macquarie University, and also serves part-time at Chatswood Baptist Church discipling and teaching women. They enjoy coffee, reading and trying to keep track of the kids!



Kellie Nicholas is our missionary in residence. Kellie serves with the Church Missionary Society (CMS), focusing her attention on student ministry with KGK in the Kansai region. Students are making decisions about the future and KGK’s desire is to help them to think biblically and train them to serve God and their churches. Kellie seeks to train, encourage and equip students for life-long service of Jesus. She also serves in her local church. During 2018, Kellie is on Home Assignment and Study Leave in Australia.



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Full-Time Attendance

Includes 3 days plus 2 nights accommodation with all meals

Early registration (until 17 Sept): $250
Standard registration (18 Sept - 22 Oct): $270
Last minute registration (23 Oct - 5 Nov): $290
Linen Hire additional $15 (sheets, pillow slip and a towel)

Part-Time Attendance

Includes 2 days plus 1 night accommodation with all meals

Standard registration (until 22 October): $160
Last minute registration (23 Oct - 5 Nov): $180
Linen Hire additional $15 (sheets, pillow slip and a towel)

Day Visit (no accommodation) 

Wednesday half day visit including coffee break, dinner and supper
Standard registration (until 22 Oct): $65
Late registration (23 Oct - 5 Nov): $85

Thursday day visit including all meals
Standard registration (until 22 Oct): $105 (or $90 if not staying for dinner)
Late registration (23 Oct - 5 Nov): $125 (or $110 if not staying for dinner)

Friday half day visit including breakfast, morning tea and lunch
Standard registration (until 22 Oct): $65
Late registration (23 Oct - 5 Nov): $85



Waratah Lodge at The Tops Conference Centre is an hour's drive south of Sydney at Stanwell Tops, situated on 200 acres of beautiful bushland overlooking Illawarra's northern coastline. For those coming from Sydney Airport, we can arrange a lift from Engadine Station. All bedrooms are air conditioned, have ensuite bathrooms, and a doona and pillow is provided for each bed. Also on site are a swimming pool, tennis courts, volleyball and basketball courts and a large oval.