Formed for mission

We're excited to offer a range of workshops which are opportunities to be formed and equipped to go out in mission.

Friday 17 November - Engage Leaders

Presenter Topic Description
Edwin Bakker Engaging Young People in Faith Communities Reflecting on the Emmaus story this workshop aims to explore engaging strategies that inspire and involve young people in our faith community's mission. Join us in an interactive workshop where we will explore methods and techniques to effectively engage young people in our mission. Gain valuable insights and leave with practical strategies to strengthen your community's mission.
Emma Bakker Small Group Discipleship - How to accompany others to dynamic life changing faith Explore what discipleship is and how to establish small group discipleship groups to engage deeper connection and accompany others on their faith journey.
Kym Keady Maximising your Life and Leadership Do you ever feel too young to lead? Too old? Stuck somewhere between the two? Do you wonder how you fit in the world and in leadership at your stage of life right now? Well, this is the workshop for you. Drawing on the experience and wisdom of those who have gone before, and drawing on the stages of ‘Warrior, King and Sage’ leadership, Kym will share personal lessons learned and the gift of each unique stage of our lives. We have a role to play! We need to step up and play that part in every age and every stage of our lives.
Steve Lawrence Fanning the Flame of Faith Drawing from compelling anecdotes of life as a Director of an international school of mission in Rome, his years as enthusiastic educator in the classroom, seasoned world traveller, as well as his adolescent experience in a broken family, Steve humorously and intelligently weaves together inspiring stories of heroism and hope that help teachers to best communicate their mission and purpose at school.
Ron Huntley Flourishing Catholic Identity – making the mission fruitful What is your faith-filled hope and dream for your parish/school community. Do you have one? Why does it matter? Come and explore leadership principles and strategies that will transform your thinking and drive effective outcomes you never thought possible!
Silvana Scarfe Unique & Unrepeatable – Understanding who you are and who you were created to be When God created you, you were created unique and unrepeatable, to fulfil a role on this earth that only you can, no one else. This workshop will look at the gift of who we are, our talents and gifts, and how we can best use them at the service of mission in the world. Looking at the CliftonStrengths and APEST assessments, we will also dive into how our gifts and talents can point us to the unique and unrepeatable mission we were created for.

Saturday 18 November - Embark

Presenter Topic Description
Karen Doyle Are You Tired of Living a Small Story?
St Francis of Assisi Parish, Mill Park and Royden D'Souza Cells of Evangelisation - A working model of grassroots experience Leaders from St Francis of Assisi Parish, Mill Park welcome you to discover and explore how parish cells of evangelisation have renewed and transformed our parish over the past 25 years.
Jacqui Giuliano Equipped for Mission - Choosing the right tool for the right job We will explore some of the programs available to parishes to grow missionary disciples: where they fit in, how to get started, and who to get onboard.
Ron Huntley Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing - Making new disciples Hear Ron Huntley share from his own deep parish experience about creating a culture that supports and encourages evangelisation, inviting and bringing people to know the Good News about Jesus.
Discipleship Specialists from Proclaim: The Office for Mission Renewal Encounter, Engage, Embark: Discipling for mission Explore ways of discipleship to help others encounter Christ, engage more deeply in the life of faith and embark in a life-long journey as a member of the Church. This session will unpack the ongoing process of discipleship, equipping and encouraging the disciple to in-turn disciple others. Learning to implement the practice of sharing life, intentional formation, going on mission together & empowering to go forth and make disciples.