Another session on Men and Spirituality, this time at my home church in Sheffield. We looked this morning at the issues of men, fathers, mentors and male initiation.
It was fun to share a couple of evening meals with Baptist Pastors in Sydney on Thursday and Friday this week and earn my keep in between by facilitating two workshops on Power and Healthy Congregational Ministry. The Revive conference was held at Olympic Park and featured Mark Wilson from Perth as Keynote Speaker.
Notes from my workshop are attached as a PDF Download. In the second workshop we also explored the dynamics of church systems and conflict. Some extra notes relating to these have also been included. Feel free to comment or ask questions if needed.
I enjoyed catching up with many friends at Pathway to Life church in Devonport on Sunday. Great to see the church exploring spirituality and life issues for Men in their current series. I shared some reflections on a study of male spirituality conducted in the last 5 years.
Another wet day for the Northern Cluster of Salvation Army Officers on Thursday. This time we had road closures to deal with due to heavy rain. Today’s session was on Power in Ministry and we explored the dynamics of power for clergy and also how power operates in congregational life. Notes are attached.
I enjoyed catching up with clergy at a Diocesan Professional Development day on Clergy Wellbeing in Traralgon. We explored issues around church systems, power dynamics in parishes and self care strategies for clergy. Notes from the presentations and brainstorms are included below.