Enjoy talks from the Bible, hands-on workshops, and opportunities to connect with like-minded women over coffee and a light lunch.
Speaker – Clare Deeves
Clare is currently the Academic Dean and lectures in Church History at Trinity. In September she will be taking up a position at Kallaroo Anglican Church doing ministry among the women there.
Last July she spent a week on holidays looking at Psalm 119 and was greatly encouraged by it personally, which is why it is our topic for this year.
According to her Fitbit she is a grand master of relaxation — she’s not so sure.
Special Guest Elective Leader – Anna Moss
We are very glad to have Anna Moss joining us this year to run a double elective. Anna currently juggles a few part time roles; she works for the Presbyterian Church of NSW supporting women who work in ministry roles, as well as doing clinical counselling and ministry mentoring at the Family Systems Practice in Sydney. She also helps to facilitate a reflective ministry course at Moore Theological College. She previously worked for ten years as a women’s pastor and as a school counsellor.
Anna loves helping people think through how to do life and ministry in sustainable, God honouring ways and is constantly feeling challenged about how to do that in her own life too.
She is married to Clayton and they have three rather loud but very fun children.
There are two opportunities to attend electives during the day. The options are below. Please select one morning option and one afternoon option. If you choose Relationships in Life and Ministry it runs in both slots so you do not need to choose a second elective.
Getting Beyond Nice – Kate Schendzielorz
Christians are often lovely people. They are so nice! And it is easy for our fellowship to get stuck at the level of pleasant conversations and shallow encouragements. But how do we really spur each other on? How do we walk with each other through real discouragement or pain? How do we help one another deal with sin? How do we get beyond nice to the real conversations that we both long for and need? This elective will give us some tools for starting important conversations with one another and with the women we serve.
Pitfalls and Priorities in Women’s Ministry – Kym Carly
Setting up and running a women’s ministry in your church brings great opportunities for evangelism, discipleship and fellowship, but how do you shape it? What should the priorities be? What pitfalls need to be avoided? How does this ministry fit in the overall ministry of the church? This elective will answer these questions and give you some ideas for what women’s ministry could look like in your church.
Ministry with the Elderly – Lyn and Ray Arthur
The population of Australia is aging and the number of retirees in our churches is increasing. But retirement need not be about caravans or croquet! Instead it can bring many opportunities for ministry and the elderly in our churches can serve in many ways. Ray Arthur has recently taken on the role of “Honorary – Mentor Retirees” at Kallaroo Anglican Church. Come and hear why ministry with this group is so important and what it might look like in a church context.
So You’ve Been Asked to Lead a Bible Study – Belinda Colyer
Teaching Bible studies is more than imparting information. We want people to be actively engaged in learning, hoping to see them being transformed to be faithful disciples of Jesus. How do you go about doing this? Belinda Colyer will present this practical workshop aimed at helping you think through the preparation, the presentation and pitfalls of teaching a group. She runs a large bible study every week at Busselton Baptist Church where her husband Paul is the Senior Pastor. She does not have formal theological training but is passionate about helping people learn from the Bible.
Crafting the Christmas Talk – Michelle Underwood
Christmas is often prime time for giving an evangelic talk that people can invite their friends to. However, Christmas talks are usually short, given in the context of a social event and always at a time of year that makes them hard to follow up. This elective will help you to think about how to put a Christmas talk together. What is essential? What are your goals? Where do you land?
Moving Forward in Evangelism – Cheryl Waldron
You meet people at the school gate, on the netball court, in the book club, at work. You’ve had a few conversations about Christianity in response to something in the news or your mention of church. What’s next? How do we move from a few odd conversations with someone to really helping them understand the gospel so they can respond to it? And how can we help equip the women in our churches to do this? This elective will look at a range of steps and tools you can use to move forward in evangelism in a range of contexts.
Relationships in Life and Ministry: The Challenges and Choices of Doing Them Well – Anna Moss
Ministry is relational. In fact, life is relational, and so understanding ourselves and the ways we can help or hinder our relationships is critical. In this elective Anna will help us understand ourselves better so that we can grow in awareness of the automatic relationship patterns we tend to fall into, and act more thoughtfully when relationships are under pressure.
Cost & Registration
- Early Bird Registrations: $40 (closes on 23 March)
- Standard Registrations: $45
Your registration includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch.
Registrations close on Tuesday, 2 April, unless sold out prior.
Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
9:00 Session One
10:15 Morning Tea
10:45 Morning Elective
1:15 Afternoon Elective
3:00 Session Two