The Chaplains of the ADF serve in a complex and challenging environment. Along with pastoral responsibilities for service personnel and their families, they provide counsel and support to the unit command on matters to with the ethics of engagement, relating to local civilian populations and on unit morale. It was a privilege to work with the Central Region Chaplains this week in Adelaide on pastoral transactions around moral injury and repair, leadership practices and processes for systemic health.
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.