Illawarra leaders, come along to GO Fest Sydney!

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Seven Weeks and Counting Down!

Greetings Illawarra Leaders,

As we count down to June, we’re aware that GO Fest Sydney (June 24-27) is every bit as much ‘GO Fest Illawarra‘ as anything.  Although our venue is in SW Sydney, the bulk of the planning and prayer has been done from our big pink YWAM base in Port Kembla, with many meetings at The Foundery (thanks Paul).  Also, through the generous sponsorship of Pulse 94.1 FM (thanks Josh), the local airwaves have been buzzing with GO Fest spots.  

We’ve been working hard on all fronts to create the best possible experience for all, and we deeply value and appreciate the encouragement many of you have given us along the way.  We would like to invite you to consider how you might take part.   

We realise that although GO Fest is an ‘event’, it’s actually just a good excuse to build relationship in the Body of Christ and work together on a value that we hold in common—taking the love and knowledge of Christ to the world. It’s our desire that many will encounter Jesus at this conference and surrender their whole lives to Him, going wherever He will lead.

Check out the multigenerational options and offerings that are being prepared for GO Fest Sydney below, and see where you fit.

In Christ,
Ken Bartsch and the GO Fest Sydney team,








We Have Options

 There are a few different ways to take in this event, so that anyone can participate:

  • Register for GO Fest Sydney and attend conference (outreach optional) Rego $150 with Optional Catering Package $69 
  • Attend Open Public Evening Sessions – Friday June 26 is Youth Group Night
  • Attend ‘Refresh the Vision’ for Pastors & Christian Leaders These sessions (Fri9 AM-3:30 PM | Sat 9 AM-12:30 PM)  are designed to give leaders the opportunity to share their needs, hopes, and dreams for this region, to pray for one another, and to be refreshed for the next season of ministry. John Dawson will be our keynote speaker. 




Prayer Furnace

Generation Fire is partnering with us to hold non-stop prayer and worship onsite during the conference. 

Globally, prayer and mission movements are uniting in unprecedented ways, and we’re excited about that. 

Why not register for GO Fest Sydney and spend a few hours in the Furnace? If you’re a muso, we’d love to invite you to help lead worship sets in the Furnace.

Contact Lizzy, for more info.


A Great Lineup


We’re excited about the people who are excited about sharing at GO Fest Sydney. We’ve got speakers, performers, bands, and presenters from all over the map. Here’s a sample of this awesome lineup:








Main Session Speakers

  • Loren Cunningham • founder of YWAM • Loren has personally visited every sovereign nation on earth and has a global perspective that prepares him to share strategies for world evangelism. Loren’s wisdom, experience, and call to build bridges of unity within the Body have caused him to be sought out by leaders of organisations and nations worldwide.
  • Fred Markert • Network of Strategic Initiatives • an inspiring mission mobiliser and strategist, Fred’s ministry has taken him to over 150 countries, and he has collaborated on projects with local churches and mission organisations across the Body of Christ.
  • Andy Byrd • Fire and Fragrance • Andy has travelled to many nations with a heart to raise up a generation of radical followers of Jesus who long to see the kingdom of God released on the earth.  

Workshop Presenters 

Bands and Artists

Sponsors and Partners at GO Fest Sydney


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GO Local, GO International!


We love this cool idea of involvement in GO Fest Sydney from Caro and her church in Port Kembla. A great way to reach out and bless a community. Watch and be inspired!


There Must Be More!

Over the past year, we’ve been meeting weekly as a GO Fest Sydney team to worship, pray, and listen to what God’s saying to us. We thought we’d share this beautiful declaration which paints a vivid picture of our heart as a team. Thanks Analies.

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“…we cannot finish the picture without all of the parts.”




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