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Nurture and Spiritual Guidance of Children

Centre for Theology & Ministry 29 College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria

The Nurture and Spiritual Guidance of Children Dates: November 24-26 and November 29-December 1, 2021 Especially suitable for church-based, school-based and community-based expressions of ministry Develop more richly theologically-informed practice in relation to the spiritual nurture of children Examine links…

The Basis of Union at 50: Its Present and Future

Online

Hosted by Pilgrim Theological College and Chaired by Rev Sharon Hollis, President UCA Assembly It is 50 years since the final form of the Basis of Union was published and put forward for consideration and decision by Presbyterian, Methodist and…

Children & Families Ministry

Centre for Theology & Ministry 29 College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria

Children & Families Ministry: core issues in diverse contexts Dates: 27-29 January, 1-3 February 2022 Especially suitable for church based,  community based and para-church expressions of ministry ▪ Explore theological and biblical resources for contextual children and families ministries ▪…

**CANCELLED – Discernment Day 2022

Centre for Theology & Ministry 29 College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria

**This event has unfortunately been cancelled.   How are your gifts being used in God's mission to transform the world? What on Earth does God want you to do with your life? How would you even know? And what has…

Northey Lecture: “Race and Scripture in Australia” by Meredith Lake

Centre for Theology & Ministry 29 College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria

The Bible arrived in Australia at a time when Europeans were rethinking both Scripture and race. From land-hungry colonists to Indigenous evangelists, white supremacists to anti-racism activists, people here have read it very differently with nothing less than humanity at…

Leading by Learning – Revelation Revealed

Online

A day on the Book of Revelation for preachers. In Year C there is a series of readings on Revelation in the Easter Season. Have you avoided preaching on Revelation in the past? Robyn Whitaker is offering a half day…

Digital Welcoming

Online

Digital Welcoming Webinar   Churches will gain tips on improving: Streaming Worship Services Websites as Entry Points Facebook Engagement Digital Pathways to Ongoing Inclusion   There are two sessions available: Wednesday 20th April 7:30-8:30pm, or Thursday 21st April 2 –…

Justice and International Mission Convention 2022

Centre for Theology & Ministry 29 College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria

Justice and International Mission Convention 2022 - Our planet is changing: do we?   We are witnessing a rapidly growing scientific understanding of the need to act urgently on environmental challenges we face. The Justice and International Mission Convention revisits…

Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry: The work of the Leader

Centre for Theology & Ministry 29 College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria

This is a three-day program designed to give you an introduction to the key concepts and practices of ministering with congregations and agencies in times of transition. While FTM part 1 is a standalone program, it is also the first…

**POSTPONED: Ministering in disaster affected communities – FTF course

Centre for Theology & Ministry 29 College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria

This 2-part training offers good ideas (practical and achievable) for before, during and after disasters. This is suitable for anyone – lay and ordained – who is part of a church community or faith community, and also for those in…

Preaching as story

Online

Preachers as Midwives of the Story   Story has its own way of bringing to life God’s work within community and ourselves. A story without words can speak deeper than a story with words. We don’t just observe or hear…

Reflective Being, Being Reflective

Wesley Place 130 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria

This book, edited by Andy Calder, Jayne Clapton and Trevor Parmenter, celebrates 25 years of the multi-faith disability and spirituality movement in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Since the inaugural conference in Brisbane, 1996, a further five have been held.…

A Gospel for All Ages – Zoom book launch

Online

A Gospel for All Ages: preaching and teaching with the whole church   A Gospel for All Ages: preaching and teaching with the whole church is the latest book from Rev. Dr. Dave Csinos, Associate professor of Practical Theology at…

Contextual Bible Study as a Resource for Social Transformation

Centre for Theology & Ministry 29 College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria

Professor Emeritus, Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and African Biblical Hermeneutics in the School of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, and Fellow, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa   ‘Contextual Bible Study’ is a particular form of liberatory social praxis developed…

Preaching and Theology workshop

Online

Preaching and Theology workshop – with Rev Dr Geoff Thompson & Rev Rachel Kronberger   In this workshop, Geoff and Rachel will explore the connections between Preaching and Theology.   When: 6 August Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm Where: Zoom (link will be sent on the…

Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry, part 2: The Work of the Congregation

Centre for Theology & Ministry 29 College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria

This year FTM C is being delivered in a combination of online and in person formats. You must participate in all 4 days to record satisfactory attendance:   August 9th - 9.30-4.30pm - online August 16th - 9.30-4.30pm - online…

Talking theologically about… preaching

Centre for Theology & Ministry 29 College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria

The idea of this gathering emerged from some informal musings amongst UCA ministers about expanding the opportunities for theological conversations. It is hoped that this will be the first of several similar events. On this occasion, the theme will be…

Visual Exegesis

Centre for Theology & Ministry 29 College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria

How visual mediums inform and converse with written Scripture.   In this workshop, Sandy will invite participants to explore how visual mediums can be used in, and enhance, worship and preaching. Participants will have opportunities to work with images and…

Facing Fears in Pastoral Encounters

Online

Engaging in pastoral care can be a scary place – for both the one being cared for and the carer! Many carers experience fear in pastoral encounters, with some thinking they are the only ones who do so. Come along…