Back in Sydney for a training day with the Parish Recovery Teams. We explored the nature of primary and secondary trauma, complex organisational systems and looked at a issues arising with recovery processes. Notes and articles are in our team dropbox.
I enjoyed being back at SMBC in Sydney, this time for a week long intensive on Resilience and Self Care in Ministry. All the notes and exercises from the course are in the dropbox and have been loaded onto the moodle site.
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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Great to be back on deck training the Parish Support Teams for the Diocese of Melbourne. Training on Thursday and Friday this week took place in the renovated Diocesan offices at St Pauls Cathedral.
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