BUILD STRONG VISION CONFERENCE 2023
January 27-29, 2023
Slabbert Pretorius has been in full-time ministry for over 40 years, serving in various capacities. Beginning as a Youth Pastor of his local church in South Africa, he went on to serve as an Operational Military Chaplain, Chairman of both the South African National Youth Council and Interdenominational Church Forum for many years, Church Growth Consultant and Senior Administrator and Principal of Vine Christian School, a school using A.C.E. Resources in the Southern Cape, SA. In 2011, God called Slabbert to Australia where he joined the ministry of Southern Cross Educational Enterprises (SCEE) as the Chief Operational Officer. His responsibilities were to serve as visionary leader and lead the ministry into the future.
Slabbert is currently the Chairman of the Board and the CEO of Accelerate Educational Ministries (AEM) which provides ministry support, training, and educational materials to churches and schools in the South Pacific/Indonesian region. In 2018, Slabbert obeyed the call to start a local church as part of this ministry. He leads Accelerate Church along side his wife, Naomi, and an incredible pastoral team. Together, they are working towards mustering support of a 1000 churches to assist in starting a 1000 bush schools in remote villages in the region.
Slabbert’s heart and purpose in life is to lead people to self-fulfilment in Jesus Christ. He sees Biblical Worldview Education as an integral part of bringing believers to spiritual maturity. He believes that going to the nations to establish and support Christian Schools and Educational Institutions is at the core of true Biblical Discipleship. Slabbert’s desire is for Accelerate Educational Ministries and SCEE to support and disciple every client, church, pastor, teacher, and student in every nation to understand God’s paths, purposes, plans, patterns, and reach their full potential as children of the most High God.
Faylene is a Director of Australian Company of Seers Ltd and has a strong prophetic anointing on her life that has had a tremendous impact on 1000’s across Australia. Faylene has for the last 22 years travelled extensively as an Itinerant Minister at Churches and Conferences. Faylene’s ministry is characterised as vibrant and humorous. A prophetic minister known for her down to earth ability to relate God’s Word to real issues. Faylene continues to travel to the nations including New Zealand, Hawaii, Fiji, Ireland, Serbia, South Africa, USA and Canada.
Sandra Prizeman has served ministries and communities in various capacities from Pastoral Care Coaching and Chaplaincy to Business Recovery and managing Women’s Health and Sexual Assault Centres. She Accredited with Chaplaincy Australia and I’m an active member of their network. Sandra is passionate about effective Pastoral Care and longs to see churches fully equipped to embrace and use their unique gifts to connect with, pastor, and care for the communities God has called them to. She often leads workshops and seminars to train and equip people with the tools needed to address fears and obstacles that prevent them from achieving their full potential, and to transform their everyday interactions into hope-filled connections for the kingdom. Sandra is happily married to Graeme.
Paul ‘Skip’ Smith has been ministering for nearly 30 years in almost every aspect of Kingdom life. From worship to missions, children to seniors, radio to senior pastor (yes, and even women’s ministry), he is a prophetic trainer and creative equipper of the Body of Christ who loves to see the power and presence of God manifest. He currently works for Alpha Australia, is married to Leah and they have three children, Isaac, Sophie and Josiah.
Duane is currently the Program Director for our Post-Graduate School of Leadership at Alphacrucis University College. Pastor Duane van Vuuren is a graduate of AC’s Master of Leadership and is currently enrolled in a PhD program in Leadership. Duane has been on staff at AC as the Queensland State Director and is an ordained minister in the Australian Christian Churches. Duane has a wealth of leadership experience as a senior leader in both the local church, small business enterprise, Not-For-Profit organisations, and has been instrumental in growing multiple churches and organisations. He is passionate about the Church and Christian leaders. Duane has ministered in many churches, consulted with several Christian organisations on organisational structure and leadership, and will continue the work of the Gospel in local churches and with Christian leaders, to help transform lives and grow the Kingdom of God. Duane is married to his childhood sweetheart. They have two married children and two grandsons. They both love being creative and enjoy making things together.
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.
- 8:00AM Doors Open \ Registration
- Accelerate Worship
- Ps. Slabbert Pretorius
- Ps. Diana Trim
- Rob Norman
- Cindy McGarvie
- Ps. Duane Van Vuuren
- Bush Schools Project with Lourens & Lizaan Malan
- Panel Session – Aaron Bachmann, Cindy McGarvie, Sandra Prizeman, Rob Norman hosted by Ps. Karl Duxfield
- Peter Trim
- Pastoral Care Workshop with Sandra Prizeman
- 6:00PM Doors Open \ Registration
- Accelerate Worship
- Faylene Sparkes
*Refreshments included in Conference Registration
Colossians 2:7 (MSG)
You’re deeply rooted in Him.
You’re well constructed upon Him.
You know your way around the faith.
Now do what you’ve been taught.
School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it!