Revive is for EVERYONE. We hope Revive will benefit and bless those who are very new to following Jesus, as well as those who have faithfully served for many years. We pray Revive will be valuable for children and young people, right through to those more senior.

Revive is about the GATHERING OF A FAMILY, bringing together the many corners of our Baptist “family of churches”, reminding us of our relationships and shared values, helping us appreciate our identity and unity in the gospel of Christ. We pray for God to be glorified by the gracious and inclusive manner in which we gather in Jesus’ Name.

Revive is about the CELEBRATION OF A MOVEMENT, focusing on the power of the Gospel, sensing the privilege of partnering with God in His work, and appreciating what God is doing in our communities through so many gospel-hearted congregations and ministries. We pray for God to be glorified in the stories that are told of His saving and transforming work among us.

Revive is about the CENTERING OF OUR HEARTS, encountering God in His Word, learning His heart for the world, sharing encouragement and insights from the trenches, and coming away refreshed and inspired to give ourselves to building “kingdom communities” shaped by the gospel of Jesus. We pray for God to be glorified in our worship, rejoicing in Him and giving our hearts to His cause.

And Revive includes DIVERSITY. Our family of churches exhibits a significant variety of expression, and these will be represented at Revive. We pray for Revive to be a demonstration of our capacity to value and honour our unity in diversity.

Type: All ages.


  • Andrew Palmer
    Andrew and Cath Palmer spend a great deal of their time pondering how to live out Kingdom of God principles while parenting three teenagers.
    He pioneered the Plunge Gap Year Program at Morling College with Pip Berglund, and served NSW & ACT Baptist Churches in Youth & Young Adult Ministry for many years. He has worked with Global Interaction since 2012.
    Andrew is speci cally interested in creative mission engagement in Australia via the justice festival “Beyond” and among least-reached communities around the globe. He writes, preaches and teaches widely with the happy knack of making people laugh and think at the same time.
  • Omar Djoeandy
    Dr Omar Djoeandy is Chinese ethnically, born in Indonesia and an Australian since 10. He studied Medicine at University of NSW, Sydney and Theology in Kenya. He has worked as a General Practitioner in Sydney and as Associate Pastor at Nairobi Chapel, Kenya where it grew from 800 to over 2,000. During that time Omar published his book “Redefining Success” (2002). He has served as the National Director of SIM Australia since 2004. He is married to Kay and they have three children – Eric (20), Rachel (18) and Stephen (15).
    He is passionate for SIM Australia to facilitate more people, prayer and funds for Christ’s global mission, especially to the unreached in difficult countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, China and Thailand. Kay’s ministry includes counselling and teaching in counselling. Together they enjoy walking by the sea, bush-walks, kayaking, coffees and movies. Omar keeps fit by playing squash, tennis and badminton.

Date: 19-20 May 2017


  • 2 day youth: $25
  • 2 day adult: $90
  • 2 day concession: $65

Venue: Revive is returning to our new home at The Centre!
(Formerly Dural Sport and Leisure Centre)
1 Pellit Ln
Dural NSW 2158

Additional information: 

Who can attend Revive?
Revive is open to anyone, we welcome everyone!

Will interpreter services be available at Revive?
Revive is hoping to provide limited interpretation services in 2016. Please contact Revive if you require this service.

What is the program for each day of the event?
We’ve already started working on the Program, keep checking back to see where it’s up to.

Is lunch or dinner provided?
No meals are included in your registration. Lunch is available for purchase from the cafe in the Centre. There are several cafes and restaurants within 2 minutes drive of the venue where you can purchase lunch or dinner.

What should I bring?
A bible, a note pad, a pen, money for coffee or food or a packed lunch.

What should I wear?
May in Sydney can be sunny but cool. We recommend you wear warm clothes and bring a scarf, rain jacket or umbrella. There is no dress code for Revive.

Contact information: 


Phone: 02 9868 9200

Mail address: PO Box 122, Epping NSW 1710