Inspire SA is a brilliant space to gain encouragement, ideas, and connections with like-minded thinkers and practitioners who are exploring mission in their local neighbourhoods. It will be full of people eager to serve and represent Jesus in their context.

This year at Inspire, we have invited Ian Dicks (current Baptist Pastor from Vic and previous long time missionary in Africa) to lead our conversations and inspire us as we help people have a life changing encounter with Jesus.

We’ll also hear from Bree Mills (Director of Micro Movements Australia) about what God is up to in a growing movement of micro churches across Australia. And we will hear from others who serve across our movement of churches in brand new LabX sessions.

We are excited to also hear stories from across our movement and together be encouraged in our sessions, have inspired conversations, and enjoy great food and coffee.

24 - 25th October

Tuesday Night, from 6pm
Wednesday, 9am – 4pm

Registrations open

West Beach Community Church

Ian Dicks

Pastor of Moonee Ponds Baptist Church

Originally from Adelaide, Ian is seeking to lead a multicultural church in Melbourne as they join God in his mission in their community and beyond.  Married with two adult children, Ian lectures part-time in Intercultural Studies and Mission and worked with Baptist Mission Australia in Malawi for 24 years where he was involved in gospel planting amongst Muslim Yawo.

Ian has worked as a language and culture consultant with BMA and facilitated several community development projects, including the Chiponde-Namwera Afforestation Project, which empowered communities to plant 250,000 seedlings, and a bilingual dictionary project that has produced two dictionaries and two smartphone applications that assist Yawo students to learn English and intercultural workers to learn Ciyawo.

Ian has written and published five books and numerous articles and chapters on intercultural engagement and mission, the most recent being, “Growing Participation in New Communities”, Missiology: An International Review, 2022 and “Envisioning A Home For The Gospel Among Australia’s Urban Hidden Peoples”, Reimagining Home, 2019.

Bree Mills

Director of Micro Movements Australia

Bree is an ordained Anglican minister and doctoral student in the area of Missional Leadership, focusing on innovative leadership in the Australian context. Until the end of 2020, she was Senior Associate Minister at Glen Waverley Anglican Church in Melbourne where she pioneered a network of missional communities alongside a contemporary Anglican Church.

Now, along with her husband and kids, they are part of a new micro church network church plant in Melbourne and help lead a community called The Village. Bree has completed a Masters of Missional Leadership, focusing on missional culture change in existing churches. Bree is passionate about spiritual formation, catalyzing change, raising leaders, and contextualized mission. She loves to read, wakeboard, and go for long walks in new places, preferably near the ocean!

Full time $100

Tuesday, from 6pm
Wednesday, 9am-4pm

Tuesday Evening (inc. Dinner) $40

Tuesday, from 6pm

Wednesday Only $70

Wednesday, 9am-4pm

Here’s what people think of Inspire Conference:

Loved putting my head in a different space, out of the weekly cycle, and thinking more broadly. It was great to meet other church leaders and hear what’s happening in their world

Incredibly fruitful and insightful conversations



What is your refund policy?

ONLY Credit card payments will be accepted. 

Refunds will be given up to the closing date for registrations. All registrations that are cancelled before the registration closing date will incur a $20 administration fee.

No general refunds will be issued for any cancellation past the registration closing date. However, it is important if you’re not feeling well that you do not come to the conference. If you need to cancel due to illness, a refund will be made available on presentation of a doctor’s certificate. 

If, due to COVID restrictions, we need to cancel the conference, we will endeavour to return all funds possible.

If you have any questions please call the office on (08) 8357 1755 or email

Can I get an invoice instead of paying by credit card?

Baptist Churches are able to register and opt for an invoice, simply contact us before registering at