Ministry Renewal Retreats Victoria

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One of the assignments I particularly enjoy each year is the residential training of facilitators for Ministry Renewal Retreats in Victoria.  These retreats are a three year commitment for a group of pastors or leaders to journey together toward personal and leadership renewal.  We know anecdotally that for each cycle of three years one person makes the decision to stay in ministry who would otherwise have left.

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Marmingatha Ministry Conference – Anglican Diocese of Melbourne



Great to be catching up with clergy at the Foothills Conference Centre in Mooroolbark. We are exploring cultural change and conflict dynamics over two days.

Notes and links are included below:

Presentation 1 – Understanding conflict

Presentation 2: Organisational Culture – functional and dysfunctional

Covenant Commitments for Christians in times of disagreement

Presentation 3a – Dealing with power abuse and bullying

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Differences between healthy leadership and bullying

Parish Council Covenant (Sample only)

Presentation 3b – Managing Polarities

Managing Polarities

Presentation 4 – The Critical Few – Cultural Change



Practicing what I preach…. – I’m on Sabbatical!

Every seven years of ministry I have taken Sabbatical leave.  This is now my fourth time around.  I am spending the time from 1 October to Mid January  in study, reflection and putting together some training materials on conflict and church recovery as I will be laying these areas of ministry down in the next season.    Merran and I will also walk a custom designed pilgrimage North to South traversing Tasmania.  Blessings and see you on the other side!