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Aug 07

LSM Training: Collaborative Ministry

2017 Collaborative MInistry training: towards a new church

Vaughan Park | Auckland | August 7-11

Residential Training | $500-$700 per person

The Diocese of Auckland LSM team in conjunction with Bishop Jim White continue to offer this excellent training programme. We commend it to you and encourage you to explore the LSM website in detail.

Course Aims
• Explore and engage with a collaborative style of ministry, theology and leadership.
• Experience the collegiality and knowledge of the Auckland Diocese and the Diocesan Enablers Team.
• Discuss emerging perspectives on church and ministry.
• Be involved in interactive presentations.
• Add skills, resources and friendships to encourage you further in ministry.


Aug 09

THE FEAST 2017

The Feast 2017 (Te Hakari) will engage with the third strand of our episcopal vision: our connection to community. 

Social Transformation | August 9: Wednesday 7-9pm

  • Simon Cayley, CEO of the Bishop's Action Foundation

“Not all of us can do great things, but we can all do small things with great love” (Mother Teresa)
Social transformation sounds daunting and something to be tackled by global experts, but it is not.  At the heart of social transformation is justice and the heart of justice is nothing more technically complicated than compassion.  As a Church our challenge is not only to give to God what is due to Him, but to respond to God’s great gift of life and aroha to us by making ourselves a loving gift to others. This session will look at social transformation through this lens using practical examples as a point of reference.
 

Refugee Resettlement | August 16: Wednesday 7-9 pm

  • Jen Richardson, Red Cross (Waikato) Humanitarian Services Manager

Refugee resettlement globally and specifically in Aotearoa is one of our society’s hottest topics at present. Over the past few years and months, Kiwis have been debating whether or not as a nation we should be accepting more refugees and whether or not we have a responsibility to do more. This presentation will look at sharing some of the great work that is being done currently to support former refugees in the Waikato region and include some of the opportunities and challenges that face former refugees who resettle in our community. This session will also cover the humanitarian work and activities that New Zealand Red Cross is involved in locally including efforts to support residents of Edgecumbe through their recent flooding emergency.
Jen Richardson is the NZ Red Cross Humanitarian Services Manager for the Waikato Bay of Plenty and as part of her role oversees all refugee, community resilience and disaster recovery programmes within the region. Jen has a strong background in youth development and community programmes with long experience in the non profit sector across various agencies. 
 

Location
St Barnabas Community House (Also available via Video Conference at particular centres)
St David’s Anglican Church
160 Rifle Range Rd, Hamilton
FREE PARKING | KOHA ENTRY 

Contact for more information
Stephen Black | stephen@waikatoanglican.org.nz | 027 741 0949 | 07 857 0437 | Hamilton

Aug 18

EFM Training

EFM Mentor Training

Date: Friday 18th August (12 noon – ~ 8pm) AND Saturday 19th August (9am - ~5pm). 

Venue: St Peter’s Anglican Church
184 Onehunga Mall, Onehunga, Auckland
Contacts for information: Valda McBeth
  admin@efm.org.nz
 
To support the life of EfM groups and provide for the possibility of new groups forming, we need mentors who are trained in the necessary skills to facilitate co-learning groups.
A mentor is not an expert, or a tutor, but a co-learner with group members who has the added group skills to ensure that a safe, honest, non-judgmental learning environment is fostered.
If you think that you might have what it takes to be a mentor, and/or are interested in in stepping into the adventure that is EfM, please contact either the Executive Officer or an EfM Trainer:
Tricia Carter revtrish@ihug.co.nz
Erice Fairbrother ecfairbrother@waiapu.com
Jean Malcolm JeanEMalcolm@hotmail.com

 

Going to Mentor Training does not commit you to being a mentor!

 

Download Training Registration Form

Oct 13

Synod 2017

SYNOD

TIME: Commencing Friday evening October 13 and concluding Sunday afternoon October 15

MEETING: Holy Trinity, Stratford (Corner of Regan St and Juliet St)

 

Synods in the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia were the first in the Anglican world to enable Bishops to call the House of Clergy and representatives of the House of Laity together to assist them in the governance of the Church.  Bishop Selwyn, the architect of the Constitution of the Church in these islands, was determined that Bishops should not have to govern alone. As he famously said; “It remains then to define by some simple principle the terms of our co-operation. They are simply these; that neither will I act without you, nor can you act without me”.

Synod 2017 documents will be made available when possible and no later than 15th September 2017..

For more information please go to the Synod 2017 website.

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