Training God's People


Saturday, August 19th  9:00am – 3:30pm
MBM Rooty Hill
20 Westminster St
Rooty Hill


It’s back!

The theme of this year’s Western Region Conference for clergy and lay people is “Training God’s People”. Arrive from 9.00am for a 9.30am start. An opportunity for all clergy, church workers and lay leaders in the region to come together with our regional bishop for some great encouragement and training.

Archbishop Glenn Davies will give the bible study

Sam Sterland researcher with NCLS will share relevant statistics for our mission as a diocese, and how local parishes can make best use of their NCLS reports.

Bishop Ivan Lee will give reflections on key biblical doctrines that keep us faithful in suffering.

Valerie Ling, Christian psychologist, speaking on ‘Resiliency in the Ministry Life’.


Note: A  commercial coffee cart will be on site until late morning


  • Mark Bilton and Ivan Lee – Central diocesan resources and local implementation of mission – a follow up meeting for rectors
  • Archdeacon Kara Hartley – ‘From the Ground Up’ – Creating a training and discipleship culture among women in your church.
  • Valerie Ling – Serving others without Sacrificing Self
  • Ed Johnson – Involved in church finances, but don’t know where to start? This workshop gives an overall framework and action plan to avoid a church bookkeeping nightmare!
  • Tim Schuer – Personal evangelism in the local church
  • Craig Hamilton – Tools for recruiting and building youth leaders
  • Cam Harte – Children’s Ministry: “Games that teach big truths” – Activities and games that teach Bible truths

There is no charge for the day.
Tea and coffee will be available, but lunch is BYO (or buy from nearby shops).

We also ask you to register (below). It’s fine to come for the morning or afternoon if you can’t come for the whole day.
All welcome – clergy, staff and key lay people (wardens, parish council members, Sunday school teachers, youth and children’s leaders, Bible study leaders, men/women/seniors ministry, etc).

Download a PowerPoint slide to promote the day at your church

Western Regional Conference 2017


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