2 August 2014 - Sydney




OneLove is a one-day event to teach and inspire women

Hosted by Katoomba Christian Convention, this event will be held at Australian Technology Park on 2 August 2014. More than 2,000 women from Sydney and across NSW are anticipated to attend.


OneLove is for women. Women of all ages and stages are welcome at OneLove.

OneLove is for Christian women, and also women who aren’t yet Christians.

It is for older women and younger women. Working women and stay-at-home mums. Women who are married, and women who aren’t married. Women with children, and women without.

Come with your friends, your Bible study group, your Mum, your next-door neighbour, or your sister!

You are also very welcome to come on your own - you don’™t need to come with others to make the most of this day.


OneLove will be a day of encouragement and inspiration as we reflect on the indescribable love of God, and how this changes everything.

You can expect:

  • Life-changing Bible teaching with practical application for women,
  • Uplifting times of worshipping God in song,
  • Inspiring stories of God’s grace and love,
  • Fun surprises, and
  • Scrumptious food!

OneLove is a conference like no other, that by God’€™s grace, will leave you transformed.

Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.

Psalm 63:3


From around the world

We’re thrilled to have 3 gifted international speakers join us at OneLove.

Nancy Guthrie

Nancy and her husband, David, have faced the deaths of two of their three children, a daughter, Hope, in 1999, and a son, Gabriel, in 2001, both of whom were born with a rare genetic disorder called Zellweger Syndrome.

Nancy offered many of the lessons she learned from this sorrowful experience in her 2002 book, Holding On to Hope: A Pathway of Suffering to the Heart of God. She regularly hears from readers who have been touched by the book from all around the world as the book has been translated into German, Danish, Norwegian, Korean, Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese.

Nancy and David co-host the GriefShare video series used in more than 8,500 churches around the country and host Respite Retreats for couples who have experienced the death of a child. Nancy is the author of numerous books, including the recently completed five-book Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament Bible study series.

Nancy and her husband, David, and son, Matt, live in Nashville, Tennessee.

To read and hear more from Nancy, please see her website.

Kathleen Nielson

Kathleen Nielson is director of women’s initiatives for The Gospel Coalition. She has taught in the English departments at Vanderbilt, Bethel College (MN), and Wheaton College. She authors the Living Word Bible studies (P&R), as well as various articles, poems, and a book €”Bible Study: Following the Ways of the Word. Kathleen speaks extensively at women’s conferences, and has directed and taught women’s Bible studies at several churches.

Kathleen and her husband, Niel, live in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, and have three grown sons, two daughters-in-law, and two granddaughters.

To read and hear more from Kathleen, please see her website.

Bryan Chapell

Dr. Bryan Chapell is highly regarded in the evangelical community as a preacher, teacher, and author.

Bryan began his ministry pastoring in churches and then joined the Covenant Seminary faculty full-time in 1986 and has since served as a professor, Department Chair, Seminary Dean, and Executive Vice President. He has also served as President of Christ College in Taiwan.

Bryan became the Senior Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Bryan has written numerous books, including Christ-Centered Preaching€™, Christ-centered Worship, The Wonder of it All, The Promises of Grace, Each for the Other, Holiness by Grace and Praying Backwards. In addition to works written for theological purposes, he also is the author of a children’™s book, I’ll Love You Anyway and Always.

Bryan is married to his wife of 34 years, Kathy. Bryan and Kathy have three married children (Colin, Jordan, and Corinne Mather), and a daughter (Kaitlin) who is a high school senior.

To read and hear more from Bryan, please see his church’€™s website.

...but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8


God's word transforms lives

Talk 1: What does God's love look like?

Nancy Guthrie

Throughout the Old Testament, God often spoke of himself as a husband to his people, the Israelites. So what kind of husband is he? What does his love for his bride, Israel, reveal to us about how we can expect to experience his love? The prophet Hosea helps us to answer that question. Hosea was called to make his life a living drama or demonstration of God's unfailing love for an unfaithful bride. In his book we see a picture of how our divine husband chooses us, how he woos us to himself, how he loves us in the way we need most to be loved.

Talk 2: Do you love me?

Kathleen Nielson

The question rings in our ears, as we hear Jesus ask it of Peter three times in John 21: "Do you love me?" We do well to listen in on Peter's after-breakfast conversation with the risen Christ, for those words sent Peter out to grow the church we're part of today. What does it mean to be the people who love Jesus...women who love Jesus? We'll ask ourselves what this means for us now, as we take in that seaside scene where our Lord Jesus asked Peter his searching question: "Do you love me?"

Talk 3: Just Mary: An Expression of Christ’s Love for the Vulnerable

Bryan Chapell

In this talk, Bryan will demonstrate how Christ's ascension to his Father – and our Father – enables us to deal with the shame of frailties and failures in our lives through the promises of his unrelenting grace.

The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Zephaniah 3:17


Frequently asked questions


​A: OneLove will take place from 10am-5pm. Registrations will open at 9am.


A: Your conference registration includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements - we’d love to look after you.


A: We will be providing a comfortable ‘crying room’ for mothers with babies. Unfortunately, older children aren’t able to attend as we are not able to provide a creche or children’s program.


A: Yes, limited parking is available at additional cost. Don’t forget - the venue is a short walk from Redfern station, and ushers will direct you.


A: The Australian Technology Park Centre is a fully accessible venue that can be enjoyed by all delegates. This includes:

  • Disabled parking spaces in the ATP carpark.
  • All disabled access is at ground access level, so no need for ramp.
  • A taxi rank is located outside of the venue with ground level access.
  • All areas within the ATP can be accessed via wheelchair.
  • All main atriums include wheelchair access toilets and are located internally within the park and are clearly signposted


A: We are only recruiting men as volunteers for OneLove, so that as many women as possible can attend. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us.


A: Ticket transfers incur a fee of $20 per ticket (up to $50 per transaction). Ticket cancellations incur a fee of $20 per ticket (up to $50 per transaction). After 5 July, however, tickets are non-refundable, in part or in full.


​A: There are numerous accommodation options in the city - within 3 train stops from the venue. We are also coordinating billeting - so serve women travelling from outside Sydney.

But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Psalm 86:15


Where the action is

OneLove 2014 will be held at Australian Technology Park, 2 Locomotive St., Eveleigh NSW.

ATP It is a short, 5-minute walk from Redfern station, and ushers will direct you to and from the station.

There will also be parking available.


​If you are interested in partnering with us for OneLove, please contact us. We would like to thank our sponsors for their support:

Faith Insignias

Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Psalm 136:26



We want to enable as many people as possible to be blessed by this conference.

We offer concession rates (for pensioners and full-time students), as well as discounts for women travelling from outside of Sydney. Please note, ‘Sydney’ is defined as anyone living within the postcodes ranging from 2000-2234.

Oxygen Delegates*

If you are attending Oxygen, we’d like to offer you a 5% discount. Please contact us for your discount code before purchasing your OneLove ticket.

Paper Registration

Prefer paper? You can also download a paper registration form and post, fax or email it back to us.

*Discounts not to be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts. For those eligible for multiple discounts, only the greater discount will be applied.

Women living in Sydney

(Postcode 2000-2234)

Women living outside of Sydney

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

1 John 4:18


We would love to hear from you

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