Core training 2017

Core training: essentials for workplace ministry is for Christians wanting to share Jesus with the curious.

This is the program for Core Training: Essentials for Workplace Ministry 2017...

Session 1: Essentials for effective teamwork

There can be great advantages in doing ministry together. At its best, teamwork engages, enables, supports and inspires individuals to be and do more than they otherwise could. And yet our experience of ministry teams can be quite varied. What makes for effective leadership? What makes for an effective team?

Mon 27 Feb 2017, 6.15 – 7.45pm (session repeated Mon 18 Sept 2017)

Presenters: Steve Lindemann and Janet Hohne (business consultants who are actively involved in local church ministry)
Option A: Effective Leadership
Option B: Effective Teams

Session 2: Essentials for sharing Jesus with the curious

How do we share Jesus with those who say: “maybe there is something in religion and maybe Christianity is ok” – where it’s a very if-y maybe? And what do we do with those who don’t like our message?

Mon 10 Apr 2017, 6.15 – 7.45pm (session repeated Mon 24 July 2017)
Presenters: Sam Chan and Al Stewart
Option A: will explore how to make Jesus attractive to the curious in everyday relationships
Option B: will look at how to do this when an audience is present

Session 3: Essentials for taking good conversations one-step further

How do we take conversations where there are occasional references to faith issues to actually looking at the Bible with someone? We thought we would also take this opportunity to introduce you to some really useful tools such as Word 1-1 (reading John’s gospel) and Lifegroup (a new concept developed by City Bible Forum).

Mon 29 May 2017, 6.15 – 7.45pm (session repeated Mon 28 Aug 2017)
Presenters: Peter Kaldor and Caroline Spencer
Option A: Word 1-1
Option B: Lifegroup

Session 4: Essentials for flourishing in work and ministry

Work is ministry and ministry is work. And for both, perseverance is required. How can we stay resilient and flourish in work and ministry when at times it feels “ploughing concrete” (to quote Al Stewart)?

Mon 26 June 2017, 6.15 – 7.45pm (session repeated Mon 30 Oct 2017)
Presenters: Sam Chan and Al Stewart
Option A: one will focus more on work
Option B: will focus more on ministry