Term 3

Friendship in Ministry

Caitlin Orr.

Thursday 29th & Friday 30th August.

Friendship is tricky, particularly for ministry wives! It can be a struggle to make and maintain friendships in the busyness of ministry life. Or we can ask, “Is it even possible to make friends with people in your congregation, when we can’t be real with the struggles we face in ministry?”  Oh and don’t forget to throw in the complexity of friendship within ministry teams.  No wonder ministry life can feel lonely! At this seminar, Caitlin Orr is going to be tackling the difficult topic of friendship and ministry wives. She will be pointing us to what the Bible says about friendship, how to respond when friendship fails or friends hurt us, and also talk practically about how to make friends in a broken world. 

Term 4

Building Resilience in Ministry and Marriage.

Keith and Sarah Condie

25th November 2019
6:30pm for a 7pm start.

Term 1 2019 | Sneaky Sins | Kate Snell

Some sins are sneakier than others. Envy and gluttony are like that.  They express themselves in different ways but have the same result. Sometimes they make us feel momentarily better. Sometimes they leave us feeling discontent. We’ll explore how these sins sneak up on us, how they hinder our ability to minister and how we can trust God when we feel insecure or inadequate.

Term 2 2019 | Love, Tears and Autism |Cecily Paterson.

Cecily Paterson is the author of Love, Tears & Autism, a memoir about Cecily’s experiences of autism in her family. It’s an honest account of the challenges of raising a child with constant meltdowns and massive anxiety attacks, and the grief of lost dreams for them. Seven years on from the book, Cecily will discuss her original experiences, share the things that improved her son’s life and give an update on the Patterson household. She will also talk about how churches can help support families who have a child living with autism.