Saturday, August 19 (9.00AM-2.30PM)
You’re invited to join us for a great day of learning, growing, and fellowship. The day, starting at 9.00AM and finishing by 3.30PM, has been designed for people of all ages with a range of options.
We’ll start the day with a fantastic session by Murray Wright, followed by a range of electives to choose from. Cost per adult is only $20 and $15 for concessions (including lunch). Book online at the bottom of this page, or download the Training Day Brochure and return the forms to the church office (103 Stenner Street, Rangeville, 4350).
FRUITFULNESS ON THE FRONTLINE
MURRAY WRIGHT (DIRECTOR OF THE MALYON WORKPLACE PROJECT)
For some of us, making a significant impact for Christ in our Monday-Saturday places seems like wishful thinking. We may even wonder how our faith could possibly be relevant in the office or the playground; at the retirement village or on the sporting field. The reality is that God is already there in all of these places – not just the church building on a Sunday morning! In this session, Murray will explore how sacred-secular divide thinking limits our vision for fruitful presence on our frontlines and how we might reimagine how God might work in and through us in the routines and activities of our ordinary daily lives.
Although Murray has spent significant parts of his working life in different contexts, at heart, he is a teacher! Apart from various roles in schools - classroom teacher, deputy principal (Harristown SHS), principal (Toowoomba SHS) - Murray has also worked with Scripture Union Queensland and in senior roles local government at Toowoomba City/Regional Council. In his semi-retired state, Murray helps train beginning teachers at USQ, is an executive leadership coach and is the director of the Malyon Workplace – a project which aims to help Christians integrate their faith and their work. Murray is married to Jenny, has two grown up children and three grandchildren who keep him on his toes.
EXPLORING THE 6M FRAMEWORK
MURRAY WRIGHT (MALYON WORKPLACE)
In this interactive workshop, participants will engage in a an exploration of how a Christian presence might be brought to bear on the people and places (frontlines) that occupy our daily lives. We’ll use the 6M framework developed by Mark Greene of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity to guide us and see that there are more options than not stealing the company biros on the one hand and crowbarring Jesus into every conversation on the other!
DELIVERING CHILDREN’S MINISTRY INTENTIONALLY
BETTRYS LOWE (ST BART’S)
Are you new to Children’s ministry or have years of experience? Does the thought of leading singing, storytelling, running games, or teaching the Bible intrigue and scare you? Come along to this session on how to plan and deliver successful Children’s Ministry lessons that reflect the key principles of passion, organisation, and confidence. We will also look at how to modify and adapt space, behaviour, and resources to still teach your lesson in an engaging way.
INTRODUCTION TO PASTORAL VISITING
ADAM LOWE (ST BART’S)
One of the core elements of being part of the church, is to care genuinely for one another. Visiting (in homes and hospitals) is a key part of pastoral care. During this session, Adam will outline the reasons why visiting is important, the underlying principles of visiting, along with some practical skills and tips. This session is for people who are part of a Pastoral Care team or just want to generally care more effectively for other people (especially in times of need).
DEVELOPING A PERSONAL DISCIPLESHIP PLAN
THE REV'S LYNDA JOHNSON (NORTH PINE ANGLICAN)
In the recent National Church Life Survey that we completed as a church, ‘Spiritual Growth’ was the highest ranked area that people wanted to give attention to in the future. This session will provide a practical framework for every single person to do that, without feeling overwhelmed or pressured. If you have ever struggled in being more intentional in following Jesus - or want to keep growing in this area - then this workshop will be ideal for you.
MAKING MEMORY VERSES MEMORABLE FOR KIDS
BETTRYS LOWE (ST BART’S)
Reading stories from the Bible is one thing, but committing God’s Word to memory is another! God wants us to hide his Word in our hearts, but some methods of committing verses to heart can be more successful than others. This interactive session will provide a range of tools to help children learn verses from the Bible. Participants will be engaged as they learn new ways that can be applied to teach memory verses from any book of the Bible.
GETTING STARTED WITH LEADING A SMALL GROUP
DAVID BROWNE (ST BART’S)
Small Groups that meet together to study the Bible, pray, and share in fellowship are an amazing way to make and mature disciples of Jesus. In this session, David will outline some processes and skills to help you become a better Small Group Facilitator. The session is for new, potential, and experienced leaders. Further resources for development will also be provided. David is Assistant Minister and Small Group Coordinator at St Bart’s.
Register using the form below or download the Training Day Brochure and return the forms to the church office (103 Stenner Street, Rangeville, 4350).
THURSDAYS 9.15AM and 10.30AM (Two Sessions)
mainly music is a fun, interactive music session where a child and their parent or care giver can enjoy music, movement, interaction, rhymes, puppets and more. The sessions are structured, focusing in on the interaction between parent and child. The learning that takes place is amazing, especially with fine motors skills, gross movement, literacy, numeracy, and more. The music session is followed by morning tea and play – or if you’re an adult, morning tea and connection with other adults. This is the chance you can have to recharge your batteries while your child plays. For more information, contact the church office.
All sessions are currently full, and the waiting list full as well.
To enquire, or ask any questions, please contact the church office.
- Length: 10 Weeks
- Cost: $10 per week (dinner included)
- Starts: Wednesday, April 19 2017
Alpha freely explore the Christian Faith through a series of talks and discussions. It is described as “an opportunity to explore the meaning of life”. A usual sessions starts with a meal, a short talk and then a discussion where you can share your thoughts.
For more information, contact David Browne by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (0421 708 117).