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SEMINARS & workshops

Please read the seminar/workshop descriptions below (click the + symbol
on each for a summary) and then indicate your choice for each session.

 

TUESDAY
11.30am

1. COACH EQUIPPING - PART 1

With Peter Moore

In this workshop Peter Moore will introduce you to coaching - usually an intentional one to one relationship where the coach supports the coachee in their Christian growth and fruitfulness.

This workshop will run over two sessions - Tuesday at 11.30am & 4.30pm. It is important that you attend both workshops.

Peter Moore is one of the founding leaders of Oilstone and has many years of experience in both coaching individuals and training people to coach.

Listen to Peter introduce what he will be doing in the workshop:

2. CHURCH-PLANTING CHURCHES

With Chris Ekins

How do you become a church-planting church? 

In this workshop you will be discussing various strategies to help existing churches take the next step in multiplying their impact. 

You'll look at multiple church plant models, including: parachute planting, congregation plants, campus plants, mother-daughter plants, church planter internships, planting in partnership with other churches, and church plant resourcing & funding.

Come and identify the next step your church could take!

Chris Ekins is the Senior Pastor of Coast Evangelical Church at Forster on the mid central coast of NSW.

3. MEETING CONFLICT WELL (WOMEN ONLY)

With David Coy *

Ministry involves conflict for many reasons. The role of a woman in conflict presents its own special difficulties. This workshop will explain why working with conflict well is so important and it will give you the tools to help you move forward more confidently.

David has been a minister in FIEC and Anglican churches for may years and currently ministers through conflict coaching, mentoring and mediation through Turning Point Ministry Services

* We originally advertised that this seminar would be run by David Coy and Tracy Nodder. Unfortunately, Tracy has become unavailable and can no longer take part in the seminar.

4. AN INTRODUCTION TO FIEC

With Dave McDonald

Why does FIEC exist? What is our mission? What do we value? Why should your church join FIEC? Come along and hear the FIEC National Director, Dave McDonald, introduce the fellowship and find out how you can be a part of it, what it offers you and your church and what you can bring to FIEC as we work together to reach Australia for Christ.

Dave McDonald has been the National Director of FIEC since February, 2017. Prior to that he was the Senior Pastor of two different FIEC churches in Canberra, Stromlo and Crossroads. He is the author of the book, Hope Beyond Cure.

5. TEACHING KIDS THE GOSPEL OF GRACE

With Sarah & Peter Blanch

TUESDAY
4.30pm

1. COACH EQUIPPING - PART 2

With Peter Moore

Part 2 of the workshop on Coach Equipping.

Please don’t chose this workshop unless you have chosen Part 1.

2. LAUNCHING 2ND GENERATION CHRISTIANS

With Phillip & Helen Jensen

Second generation Christians have great advantages, but do they have the passion of the convert or do they take gospel truths for granted? The rubber hits the road when they are launched into adult world. How do we launch evangelists?

Phillip & Helen have been involved in Christian ministry for many years. You can read more about Phillip’s ministry here.

3. MEETING CONFLICT WELL (OPEN TO ALL)

With David Coy

Ministry involves conflict for many reasons. This workshop will explain why working with conflict well is so important and the opportunities in it to be grasped, and it will give you the tools to help you move forward more confidently.

David has been a minister in FIEC and Anglican churches for may years and currently ministers through conflict coaching, mentoring and mediation through Turning Point Ministry Services

4. MAKING TEAMS WORK

With Grahame Fuller & Rhett Harris

Working together in gospel ministry takes energy and effort. It a team doesn’t work well it can be destructive for the ministry and the people involved. So how do we build healthy relationships, work out differences, and work through conflicts while serving Jesus and his church?

Grahame and Rhett are both on staff at EV Church in Erina and have spent a lot of time thinking through the dynamics of healthy teams.

5. PARTNERING WITH COMPASSION

With Bruce Boyle

What does Compassion do and how can your church partner with them?

Bruce Boyle is a Relationship Manager for Compassion Australia.

WEDNESDAY 11.30am

1. MINISTRY MARRIAGES: STAYING WELL CONNECTED

With Keith & Sarah Condie

This workshop will consider the particular challenges and opportunities for ministry marriages. We will look at proven strategies that nurture emotional warmth and mutual support and enable a couple to talk about the matters close to their hearts. Our goal is to encourage healthy ministry marriages that strengthen the couple in their service of God and others.

This workshop will be useful to attend even if your spouse is not with you at the conference.

In 2019, Keith & Sarah celebrate their 38th year of marriage. They have three adult children and two daughters-in-law. For nearly twenty years, they have led numerous workshops and courses across Australia on building better marriages. For more information about the Condies, go to the Mental Health Institute.

2. RESPONDING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

With Shane Gill

Trigger warning: This seminar will involve descriptions and discussion of the experiences and impacts of domestic and family violence. Some survivors might find its content troubling.

“In Australia one in three women experience physical violence in their lifetime. One in six Australian women experience physical or sexual violence from an intimate partner, and one in four experience emotional abuse from a partner.

And these statistics are just the tip of the iceberg of the brutality and horror of this epidemic. 

These statistics mean that within churches there are both victims and perpetrators. How the church and Christians respond to them is crucial in seeing justice, healing and transformation. In some cases, churches have responded to domestic & family violence in wonderfully supportive ways for victims. However sadly there have been countless times when the church has let women and children down, and sometimes put them even more at risk through disbelief, minimising the victim’s experience, or staying silent. This inadequate response must not continue.

Jesus always protects the vulnerable and exposes evil. We want to follow the example of Jesus: our model for equal, loving, and mutual human relationships.” (www.commongrace.org.au/domestic_violence)

How do we, individually and as FIEC churches, respond to domestic and family violence? We can’t ignore it, nor pretend it doesn’t happen within our church communities. Knowing what it looks like is crucial to help end it.

Our churches can, and should, play a key role in ending violence and abuse in families.

In this workshop, you’ll get to think through:

  • Why we need a thought-out response to DV;

  • What DV looks like;

  • How our faith in Jesus should shape our response.

Shane has extensive experience in family and criminal law. He is an active member of an FIEC Church in Canberra.

3. TAILORING EVANGELISM

With Connan O’Shea

This workshop will help you think about how to develop an evangelistic culture, and processes and structures to allow evangelism to take place naturally in your church.

Connan is the Senior Pastor at Lighthouse Church at Gorokan on the Central Coast.

4. LEADING CHANGE

With Greg Lee

Change… This six letter word can either create panic or elicit excitement. And both responses depend on how the change is presented, communicated and validated. Change in churches can be a difficult thing to sell. However, change is necessary for a church that is growing, thriving and making a difference in its community.

In this workshop, Greg Lee will get you thinking about:

  • Why we need to change;

  • Assessing the impact change will make;

  • How to communicate change;

  • Leading change by example.

Greg is the Senior Pastor of Hunter Bible Church in Newcastle.

5. GROWING A SINGING CHURCH

With Trevor Hodge & Claire Williams

God has given us a great gift in singing as a way to "let the word of Christ dwell richly among us".
But actually doing this can feel hard when you have a small team, limited time, no fixed address...
and everyone expects you to sound like "insert latest popular release"!

In this seminar, we will look at the reasons God wants us to be singing churches and explore ways to nurture this culture in your gatherings - particularly in a church planting context.

Trevor is the Magnification Pastor at EV on the Central Coast. Claire is currently studying at Moore College. They are both involved with “Magnify’ - a collective of pastors and musicians who want to serve the wider church. Providing community, thinking, ongoing training, songs and resources to help us magnify the reality of our glorious God together. Check it out at magnify.org.au.

WEDNESDAY
4.30pm

1. MINISTRY MARRIAGES: STAYING WELL CONNECTED

With Keith & Sarah Condie

This is a repeat of the 11.30am seminar.

This workshop will consider the particular challenges and opportunities for ministry marriages. We will look at proven strategies that nurture emotional warmth and mutual support and enable a couple to talk about the matters close to their hearts. Our goal is to encourage healthy ministry marriages that strengthen the couple in their service of God and others.

This workshop will be useful to attend even if your spouse is not with you at the conference

In 2019, Keith & Sarah celebrate their 38th year of marriage. They have three adult children and two daughters-in-law. For nearly twenty years, they have led numerous workshops and courses across Australia on building better marriages. For more information about the Condies, go to the Mental Health Institute.

2. RESPONDING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

With Shane Gill

This is a repeat of the 11.30am seminar.

Trigger warning: This seminar will involve descriptions and discussion of the experiences and impacts of domestic and family violence. Some survivors might find its content troubling.

“In Australia one in three women experience physical violence in their lifetime. One in six Australian women experience physical or sexual violence from an intimate partner, and one in four experience emotional abuse from a partner.

And these statistics are just the tip of the iceberg of the brutality and horror of this epidemic. 

These statistics mean that within churches there are both victims and perpetrators. How the church and Christians respond to them is crucial in seeing justice, healing and transformation. In some cases, churches have responded to domestic & family violence in wonderfully supportive ways for victims. However sadly there have been countless times when the church has let women and children down, and sometimes put them even more at risk through disbelief, minimising the victim’s experience, or staying silent. This inadequate response must not continue.

Jesus always protects the vulnerable and exposes evil. We want to follow the example of Jesus: our model for equal, loving, and mutual human relationships.” (www.commongrace.org.au/domestic_violence)

How do we, individually and as FIEC churches, respond to domestic and family violence? We can’t ignore it, nor pretend it doesn’t happen within our church communities. Knowing what it looks like is crucial to help end it.

Our churches can, and should, play a key role in ending violence and abuse in families.

In this workshop, you’ll get to think through:

  • Why we need a thought-out response to DV;

  • What DV looks like;

  • How our faith in Jesus should shape our response.

Shane has extensive experience in family and criminal law. He is an active member of an FIEC Church in Canberra.

3. RETIRE OR REFOCUS

With Andrew Mitchell & Phil Hayes

Is there a lot of untapped ministry resource in your retirees and those who might retire early?

Join Andrew & Phil to consider how you might mobilise this group for discipleship and service. Together you’ll consider the potential, the challenges, a program and a case study.

Andrew & Phil are on staff at EV Church on the Central Coast.

4. WEDDINGS & FUNERALS

With Dave & Ruth Sheath

Weddings and funerals provide great opportunities for growing and strengthening God's people, as well as a unique gospel opportunity for family and friends. Dave and Ruth will share their insights and experience of how to make the most of weddings and funerals without compromising our other priorities in a busy ministry life.

This seminar will have valuable information for FIEC wedding celebrants.

Dave & Ruth were core members of the team that planted The Lakes Evangelical Church on the Central Coast of NSW in 2002. Dave is the Senior Pastor of Lakes and Ruth is involved in coaching with Geneva Push.

5. PARENTING WITH GRACE

With Jim & Lesley Ramsay

Parenting… so rewarding and yet so hard… We love our kids and want the best for them. We want them to grow up to follow Jesus. But how do we do help those things happen? By parenting with grace…

Jim and Lesley will help you consider what parenting in light of the grace of God will look like in your family situation. They will speak from their own experience of bringing up 4 kids and many years of ministry in churches and chaplaincy.

Jim is the FIEC Chaplain and Lesley a Chaplain at Moore College. They live on the Central Coast and are members of EV Church.



















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