It was good to work with Baptist ordination candidates and pastors doing professional development around the practices of self care in pastoral ministry.
The presentation we worked through is linked below.
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I enjoyed spending an afternoon with students and pastors at Whitley college. Here is my take on why pastors need a diary, journal, contact list, backpack and set of whiteboard markers – all in the service of ethical ministry!
Toolbox for Ethical Ministry
Brainstorm – Unique Features of Pastoral Ministry
I enjoyed the opportunity to give two presentations to the Presbyterian Churches of Queensland Assembly on Tuesday 21st of June. We looked at trends that impact the health of churches in Australia and potential responses to these. Notes from the brainstorms and the two presentations are linked below.
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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.
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John Mark Ministries participated in three training seminars in Professional Standards for Ministers with the Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th of May. The training was based on the 2007 revision of Faithfulness in Service, the national code for personal conduct and pastoral ministry in the Anglican Church. Over three sessions, Tim outlined the 4 sources of relational power in ministry, reflected on common areas of stress and finally examined personal and corporate practices which enable effective, godly and professional ministry. To access notes please continue this post… Continue reading “Faithfulness in Service Training – Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney”