TUESDAY - 4.15PM

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BRINGING MISSION HOME
 - with Simon & Margie Gillham

It’s easy to build a ministry by finding models that we like and just copying them.  As we do, we often inherit other people’s blindspots, and leave our own unexamined. Simon and Margie Gillham were involved in planting Maitland Evangelical Church before training church leaders in Namibia for 8 years. Simon is now the Head of the Department of Mission at Moore College and Margie is studying Pastoral Counselling. They will share how serving in Africa has helped them think more clearly about doing ministry in different contexts from ‘first principles’.

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PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISION FOR PEOPLE IN PASTORAL MINISTRY
 - with Nicky Lock and Dave McDonald

This seminar will focus on the relevance and value of professional supervision (alongside the disciplines of mentoring and coaching) for people in pastoral ministry. Nicky Lock is a senior counsellor, professional supervisor and educator, with more than 25 years experience. She has developed and coordinates the post-graduate training program for clinical and pastoral supervision through St Marks Theological Centre and with the Moore College MA program. Nicky, together with Dave McDonald, will clarify what supervision is (compared with mentoring or coaching) and help us to understand how supervision can support and develop us in ministry, and help us to highlight and deal with blindspots. 

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RISKY BLINDSPOTS
 - with Andrew Mitchell

How do we identify the risks that are associated
with church life and ministry? 
Are we missing anything? 
Are there laws we need to comply with?
How can we manage it all?

This seminar will give an overview of how to manage risk in church life.  


WEDNESDAY - 2.00PM

MANAGING THE PEOPLE YOU LEAD
 - with Craig Hamilton

Practical methods and tools for managing people that you can implement immediately. Craig will unpack tips and tools for the 4 key areas of people management: clarity, time, trust, and development.

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CHURCH COMMUNICATIONS IN YOUR CONTEXT
 - with Rachael Vant and Andy Hobbs

Rachael Vant is the Communications Manager at EV. She regulary fields questions from other churches on how to organise and shape a good comms strategy. Together with Andy Hobbs from Salt Church, they will share ideas for developing a church communications strategy that fits your needs. They’ll also look at what tools and channels can help you engage with the local community, and how to resource a comms team for your church.

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BUILDING(S) FOR THE FUTURE
 - with Dave Moore and Andrew Robson

Dave and Andrew will help answer some key questions about church buildings, like: 

- When should you start thinking about building? 
- How do you raise money for it? 
- What legal/financial issues are there to consider? 
- What are the traps to avoid? 
- What's the process from start to finish?


WEDNESDAY - 4.15PM

THINKING ABOUT PLANTING A CHURCH?
 - with Derek Hanna

We need to plant more churches.  Not for the sake of having more churches.  But because we’re surrounded by those who don’t know Jesus and need to - and church planting is one of the most effective evangelistic tools we have.  This workshop is about why you definitely should plant a church, as well as why you definitely shouldn’t…and how you make that decision. Derek is the irector of Training for Geneva Push.

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RUNNING KIDS' MINISTRY WITH LIMITED RESOURCES
 - with Sarah Blanch

We want to teach the kids in our churches well - but finding good leaders, programs and resources for Kids' Ministry is tough! Let’s talk through: our convictions for Kids' Ministry, how to avoid the pitfalls of limited resources, and how to build on the resources you do have. Sarah has totally enjoyed coordinating the Kid’s' Ministry at Wagga Evangelical since it began.

LEADING WHEN YOU'RE NOT THE LEADER
 - with Craig Hamilton

Leading people under you is hard. Leading people above you is next level. Learn how you can thrive when you're not the boss, and you don’t have the final call.

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WHERE ARE WE HEADED?
 - with Michael Kellahan

Michael is the Director of Freedom for Faith. He will help us to think through the trends facing Christians in our society, particular concerns for independent churches, the significance of the upcoming postal plebiscite, the impact on religious freedom, and how we bear witness to Christ in a hostile world.