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Mentoring from the Margins

I have had many mentors and coaches in my life so far.  Some formally some more informal relationships.  While I have certainly experienced the challenges of finding mentors in a male dominated field (men are always reluctant to provide mentoring to young women) I have experienced a number of men …

An incomplete guide to the Uniting Church and how it plays in the social sector

After reading my recent posts, Dr John Flett sought me out to provide some background social information for his German academic colleagues who are contributing to the Rescuing Our Soul Conference in September 2016.  This is the second blog in that series. In my previous blog A Rough Guide to the Social …

ROS – Mission and Ministry Network – Part 2 (Peter)

Mission and Ministry Network and the Four Marks of the Church (Rescuing Our Soul Conference – Part 2 of 3) In my first year at Uniting Communities I was fortunate to be introduced to Rev Dr Les Underwood who was appointed to a ministry role at UnitingCare Wesley Port Adelaide.  Unbeknownst …

ROS Recapturing Our Soul Conference – Part 1 (Peter)

Part 1 – Recapturing Our Soul from…? When visiting Melbourne last year with RoadTrip we unexpectedly bumped into Dr John Flett  who invited us to attend the Recapturing our Soul conference in September 2016.  The conference is concerned with the gap between church congregations / Synods and church agencies. Here are the …

Baptist Care Cert 4

I have been with Joanna at Baptist Care for two days this week.  Where we held a ABCD workshop for students, clergy and lay people as part of their certificate course in pastoral care.  It was the first time Joanna and I have done two consecutive days together. We started …