Grace, gifts and growth: Bible teaching weekend at Oldaker St Christian Centre

I enjoyed the opportunity to spend much of the weekend with friends at OSCC and to look at the nature of body life, grace, giftedness and growth with members of the church.

We had 4 sessions all together from Friday evening to Sunday morning.  The links to notes in Prezi and in PDF form follow.

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ADF Chaplains Seminar–Simpson Barracks 11-12 September 2012

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It was quite sobering spending the 11th anniversary of 9/11 working with Army, Navy and Air Force chaplains on trauma and moral injury in war.  We looked first at the nature of pastoral ministry in the context of chaplaincy and then explored the differences between Post Traumatic Stress and Moral Injury.  Some good discussion on moral repair, forgiveness and justice followed.  Tomorrow we look at leadership practices and processes for systemic health.

 

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Focus on Ministry–Facilitators Training Sydney

I enjoyed the opportunity to meet with 22 facilitators of Focus on Ministry retreats in Sydney on Monday.  I love the Telford site at Port Hacking, sunny and relaxing looking out over the water.  This year we covered Pastoral Review Processes, Understanding Church systems, Empowering Leadership and some new research on Burnout. 

All the files have been updated and placed in our group dropbox.