Merran and I enjoyed three days with the Renewal Retreat Faciitators for Victoria this week at Point Lonsdale. Graeme Cann led several sessions on Reflection and Life Timelines. I looked at Creating a Context for Renewal, Basic Retreat Facilitation skills including Accountabilities, Covenant Formation, Affirmations and Group Formation. We explored some recent research on Burnout in Ministry and looked at Phases and Stages of Ministry.
Notes have been added to our dropbox.
I enjoyed spending last Sunday with friends at Devonport Pathway to Life Church. As an introduction to the coming series on Philippians, we looked together at the life, teaching and journeys of the Apostle Paul. A PDF of the powerpoint follows this post.
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I spent Thursday morning in conversation with Salvation Army Officers around the issue of empowerment of others in a church context. We spent time looking at seeing potential, training and equipping, delegation, supervision, support and letting go.
Several pages of notes are linked to the rest of the post. Great to meet again at ETC.
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In spite of a rather cold week, 14 Ridley MA students worked through 16 lectures and workshops on the Ministers Personal Growth and Development from Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 June. The Yarra Valley Conference Centre provided an excellent learning environment with great facilities and excellent food. Highly recommended!
All the notes and presentations for the training course are now in our group Dropbox. Additional resources for assignments will be added over the next few weeks.