In 2023, we are starting the year with our term 1 seminar on Thursday 16th March and Friday 17th March on Living in Christ, Body and Soul: how we have been made and redeemed to fit together. We know that Jesus transforms our hearts and minds, but where do our bodies (and brains) fit in? … Continue reading Upcoming Event: Living in Christ, Body and Soul
End of Year Ministry Couples’ Dinner
Deadline extended to Tuesday 1st November 6:30pm Monday 7th November 2022 Venue: Ann St Presbyterian Church, Brisbane CBD (Free parking available onsite – see Event Venues page for more details) Cost: $75 per couple for dinner,$70 per Bible college student couple. We do hope you can join us. Please register on the homepage. Speaker: Dr … Continue reading End of Year Ministry Couples’ Dinner
Upcoming Event: Forgiveness Seminar
Our term 3 seminar is Forgiveness with Carmelina Read on Thursday evening 4th August 2022 and Friday morning 5th August 2022. Forgiveness is often hard to do, especially when we’ve been greatly hurt. Yet we have a Father in Heaven who has forgiven us much because of His Son Jesus’ death on the cross. We … Continue reading Upcoming Event: Forgiveness Seminar
Speakerbox is designed to provide Christian women who aim to preach and teach biblically with an opportunity to develop their practical skills. Speaker box encourages preaching that is expository, evangelical or cross-cultural. Three times a year, Speakerbox provides women the opportunity to give a talk with: * Feedback from an experienced mentor on the speaker’s written … Continue reading Speakerbox.
This term, instead of our regular formal, centralised seminars, we are organising smaller coffee nights/ mornings. They will be hosted by women in the ministry wives community in various locations around Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Our hope and prayer is that these times will facilitate more meaningful relationships in our ministry wives network. You … Continue reading Coffee Gatherings:
Getting started in a support group.
Some things to get you thinking from Mary Milne, a ministry wife in Sydney: Who to have in the support group – It doesn’t matter. The leader can choose 3 people she knows, then try to get others you don’t know. As you add more people in, the only condition is that others in the … Continue reading Getting started in a support group.
What to do in a support group
If you’re not in a ministry wives discussion group, maybe now is the time to start! Especially if you think you haven’t got time for one!!! Here’s a few thoughts to get you started: Try to meet once a month or two Try to meet up at a time and place where you are freed … Continue reading What to do in a support group
Why have support groups for MW?
Some things to get you thinking from Mary Milne, a ministry wife in Sydney: Some facts about Ministry Wives (MW): (from pastor burn out.com) “Walking wounded” – ie suffering from psychological symptoms but still functioning on the surface. Many have anxiety and depression, one study said 88% lifetime incidence. (Arch Hart 1990) Prevalence of depression in … Continue reading Why have support groups for MW?
Sobering USA ministry statistics
Mark Driscoll – “Death by Ministry” 1500 pastors leave ministry every month 50% of pastors are so discouraged that they would leave the ministry if they could. The problem is that they don’t feel they have a skill set that will land them a job that can feed their family. 80% of bible college students … Continue reading Sobering USA ministry statistics
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Each topic is designed to have relevance for yourself and people you are ministering to. We also have plenty of time to meet with and encourage one another, in what can sometimes be a lonely role. If you know someone who may not be receiving these emails, please let us know or feel free to … Continue reading Our topics and recordings