Great to be back at Wycliffe Retreat Centre at Kangaroo Ground for the 2018 Facilitators Training for Ministry Renewal Retreats Victoria. The topics we covered this year include: Facilitation Skills, Resilience Plans, Covenant Setting, The Formation Retreat Process, Healthy Leadership and Teamwork. All of the notes are in our team dropbox.
This last week I enjoyed a two day training workshop with the team of men and women who facilitate Renewal Retreats in Queensland with the Churches of Christ Conference. Great to meet up with some old friends and meet many of the newer facilitators.
We have established a dropbox system to share notes and this is now active.
It is always encouraging to have a couple of days listening to the journeys of Ministry Renewal Retreat Facilitators. This week I enjoyed the opportunity to work with around 35 facilitators for Presbyterian Pastors, Clergy Spouses and Women in Ministry groups from NSW, QLD, ViC and SA.
All training and notes and workshops have no been updated in our group dropbox/
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.
Tim enjoyed meeting from Monday to Wednesday with the Victorian facilitators of Renewal Retreats for men and women in Christian ministry. During this session we concluded the Google Group for Retreat Facilitators and started a new resource and networking site with ning.com. Notes from all the training sessions are being linked to the site.