New Life Conference – CLEAN SLATE

About this event

Psalm 19:12 “Clean the slate God, so we can start the day fresh!”

Is that the cry of your heart? To be able to leave the past behind and start afresh? Have you ever wished your slate could be wiped clean? 

We believe this is possible with God. The heart and purpose of New Life Conference is to create an opportunity for you to encounter God’s great love and the joy of a clean slate, fresh start and hopeful future. Whether you are still on your search for fresh meaning to life, or if you have been walking in faith for many years, New Life Conference will be relevant for you. In planning, preparing and praying for this event, our team has such a strong sense of God’s beautiful plan to redirect and reposition you as you embrace the Clean Slate He is offering.



9:00am – Good Friday Service with Guest Ministry by Dr. Robert Bakss

Morning Tea & Refreshments

11:00am – Journey To the Cross. This interactive Easter Experience is a guided prayer walk through Christ’s journey to the cross. It can be done individually or as a group (eg. families can go through the journey together.). This powerful experience will give you a fresh perspective and deeper appreciation of what Jesus went through in order to accomplish our salvation.

Please allow 30-45 minutes for the full experience.


5:00pm – Easter Cookout Extravaganza

Join us for a fabulous family  Easter Event on Saturday, April 16. Bring your BBQ, gazebo, family & friends to a cookout competition in the Accelerate Centre car park. There will be LIVE music, activities for kids, face painting, a coffee van and prizes.

Contact us at to book your BBQ spot in the car park



9:30am & 6:30pm – CLEAN SLATE New Life Conference celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ ft. Accelerate Worship, Accelerate Kids and Guest Ministry by Ps. Aaron Bachmann



Dr. Robert Bakss accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour in 1979 at a Billy Graham crusade in Sydney. After completing university and pursuing a career in law, God called Dr. Rob to the ministry in 1988. He often states that God called him from “man’s law to God’s law”.  

Dr. Rob served in pastoral ministry for over 35 years, until his resignation due to moral failure. Since then, God has graciously restored him and now Dr. Rob and his wife, Jenny, have started a business called Eagle Consulting Services. As a consultant and coach, Dr. Rob is assisting churches, leaders and people to soar higher in life and business. 

Dr. Rob also is an accomplished author of the following books:

  • What To Do When Panic Attacks: Biblical Advice for Overcoming Anxiety
  • Battling and Beating the Blues: Biblical Advice for Overcoming Depression
  • Worship Wars: What the Bible says about Worship Music
  • Poles Apart: A Christian Couple Gives Bipolar A Voice – co-authored with his wife, Jenny

Dr. Rob and his wife have five children, four of whom are now married. , and they have been blessed with nine grandchildren.


Murray Averill is a pastor, educator and mentor/coach.  He is currently the Executive Director of Alpha Australia. He also serves on the Board of Alpha Australia and is Chair of the Board of King’s Church and King’s Care on the Gold Coast.  His former roles include Deputy Principal of Emmanuel College, Carrara, Principal of Northside Christian College for 14 years, Senior Pastor of Nexus Church, Brisbane for 11 years, Head of the Brisbane Campus of Hillsong College, and CEO of the Christian Religious Instruction Alliance of Queensland.


Murray is married to Jane and has two married daughters who both work for Alpha Australia, one as the Digital Director and the other as the Communications Manager.  Murray’s passion in life is to help others succeed.


Aaron Bachmann is a dynamic speaker, cultural leader and visionary pastor of Lifestyle Church. Aaron speaks passionately and profoundly into ‘creating culture’ that teams, staff and people can thrive in across educational, personal, business and ministry life. He loves sharing the ‘how to’s’ in seeing healthy culture established, empowered and embraced in your setting. Aaron has worked extensively across varied settings from governmental organisations, educational settings, not-for-profits, training businesses and multiple ministry spheres.

No matter what the context, his passion is to help people discover their greatest potential and see God’s best in their lives.