Ministry Renewal Retreats Victoria – Facilitators Training

Back to St James Old Cathedral in West Melbourne. This time with the facilitators of Ministry Renewal Retreats Victoria. 

We began the day with a reflection on the Road to Emmaus led by one of the participants. A main session for the morning considered spiritual formation practices for pastors and leaders. We then explored the echoes of spiritual direction, mentoring, coaching, counselling / therapy, and supervision in retreat processes. We assessed ourselves against the Renewal Retreat Facilitation Competencies and reflected on co-facilitation as we concluded the day.

The new resources have been uploaded to our shared Dropbox.

Anglican Diocese of Sydney – Parish Recovery Teams Training

Today Tim and I were back in Sydney for a training day with the Diocesan Parish Recovery Teams.

We reflected on Jesus’ encounter with the temple system in Mark 12 to anchor the day. First up we considered key strategies and resources to support parishes navigating recovery. We included practical skilling around facilitating listening groups for churches in times of conflict and concluded with a presentation on aspects of Safe Ministry.

Notes and resources are in the team Dropbox.