Registration

Register to attend

Click here to register attendance at the Flourish event. This registration must be completed separately for every attending adult.
Please ensure that you provide a current working email address.
Attendees who are willing to volunteer assistance on the day are asked to indicate this by also signing up to be a volunteer below.


Register 'Building Faith'

Click here to register any children between Prep and Grade 8 for the Children's Ministry program 'Building Faith'.
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Volunteer

Click here to volunteer your assistance on the day. You might be asked to host a workshop, assist with set up and pull down, support stall holders or help manage the flow of people.
Please be sure to include anything we should know about your capabilities.
Volunteers are requested to also register for attendance by selecting the registration link above.

General Information

You are invited to attend ‘Flourish’, an event designed to equip members of Anglican Parishes in Tasmania to enable us to grow flourishing parish centres.

‘Flourish’ is for everyone in the Diocese, and will be especially helpful for lay leaders and clergy. The aim is for people to leave with practical skills for growing flourishing parish centres.

Price

This is a no charge event. There will be an opportunity for you to support this event by making a donation on the day.

Venue

Hutchins School, 71 Nelson Road, Sandy Bay

Food

Lunch: Bring a picnic lunch, or purchase food from Taco Taco. You can buy a coffee or hot drink from the coffee cart. Kids in the Children and Youth Program will have their lunch provided.
Snacks: Morning and afternoon tea will be supplied.
We are excited to have Taco Taco onsite for you to buy delicious Mexican Food.
Here is a menu of food that will be available:

Braised beef taco
Pulled pork taco
Grilled chicken taco
Black bean taco
These are all $6, or 2 for $11.

Also pork and beef quesadillas: $12

Please bring cash if you would like to purchase.

Taco Taco

Workshops

When you register for the training event, you can choose 2 workshops - one from each session. These workshops have limited capacity and are offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, so it is vital that you book into the workshops of your choice as soon as possible!
You will receive confirmation of your workshop at time of booking.
If you cannot select your preferred workshop there may be no places remaining (it will say 0 remaining next to the workshop name). In this case please choose another workshop.
Some workshops are available in both the first and second session - so don’t book into the same workshop twice!

Children and Youth

There is a children’s and youth program available: Building Faith.
When not in the children’s program children remain the responsibility of their parents.

Volunteering

We are seeking volunteers to assist on the day to help the day run smoothly. Volunteer tasks will include workshop hosts, assisting with set up and pull down, supporting stall holders and managing flow of people. You can indicate your willingness to volunteer via the ‘Register’ link. Volunteers will be contacted via email prior to the training day with task details.

Resources

There will be a variety of resources, including books, for purchase on the day.

Sponsors

Hutchins

Hutchins

Taste of Paradise

Taste of Paradise

Anglicare Tas

Anglicare Tas

Program

Event Time
Registration opens 9.00am
Welcome/Opening Worship & Bible Study 9.30am
Morning Tea 10.45am to 11.15am
Main Session: Building a Flourishing Parish
Bishop Richard Condie
Click for description Confident flourishing parishes are at the centre of the Diocesan Vision. Bishop Richard will help us explore the elements of Parish ministry, and inspire us to a life of confident flourishing as we become a church for Tasmania, making disciples of Jesus.
Click for bio Bishop Richard Condie has spent most of his adult life active in ministry. He taught in a theological college before leading St Jude’s Church in Carlton for 14 years. He became the 12th Bishop of Tasmania in March 2016. Bishop Richard is passionate about the bible and helping people grow as disciples of Jesus. He is married to Helen with two young adult children.
11.15am to 12.30pm
Lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Workshop 1 1.30pm to 2.45pm
Afternoon Tea 2.45pm to 3.15pm
Workshop 2 3.15pm to 4.30pm
Final Session: Praying our way to Flourishing 4.30pm to 5.00pm

Children & Youth program available

Click to download the program for printing:

Program

Workshops

Click to download workshop pdfs for printing:

Workshop 1 Workshop 2

Session 1: 1:30pm - 2:45pm

Code Workshop
A01
Bible Reading One to One
Deb Sugars
Click for workshop description Imagine if there was a way that people could grow in their knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ way that returned gospel growth to the everyday fabric of personal relationship. An activity some simple and universal that it meets the discipleship needs of very different people at very different stages of discipleship - even non-christians!There. Is! It’s called one-to-one Bible reading.

In this workshop we will explore how to begin, selecting and working with passages, as well as some tools for successful sessions.

You don’t need to have your own completely under control before being able to minister to others: come along to this workshop to gain some skills and the confidence to get started today.

Click for speaker bio Deb loves Jesus, and wants others to share in the joy of knowing him.

Equipping people for ministry is a passion of hers.

Her background is in Social Work.  John and Deb have 3 adult children.

Deb works at St Jude’s Anglican Church in Carlton, as a Discipleship Minister.

She and John are hoping to serve in the Middle East from next year, with CMS.

A02
Developing Disciplemaking Pathways
Chris Bowditch
Click for workshop description When I was first starting in ministry I had an experience that was both exciting and convicting all at once. I’d prepared a series of evangelistic talks to give on a youth camp culminating in a call to follow Jesus on day 4 of the camp. Well day 4 came, and about 6 or 7 kids put their hand up and said they wanted to follow Jesus… only problem? I had done zero planning on what I’d do to help these kids take the next step in their faith journey. Pathways is a strategy you can use to make sure your church isn’t making the same mistake I did back then. Come along and hear about it and how we’re trying to use this strategy to guide our new ministry at Lindisfarne Anglican Church.
Click for speaker bio Chris realised what Jesus death meant for him as an adult on an Anglican Camping Camp in January 2001. He is married to Ellisa and they have one beautiful daughter. In April this year he began ministering amongst the people of Lindisfarne as the Priest in Charge at Lindisfarne Anglican Church.
A03
How to Start a Children’s and Youth Ministry from Scratch!
James Veltmyer
Click for workshop description For many of us we want to see children’s and youth ministry happening in our church, we get exciting about the idea of making disciples of young people. We want to start something, but we don’t know where to start. This workshop focus’ on everything you need to know about starting a children’s and youth ministry from nothing.
Click for speaker bio James grew up in a Christian home, so there was never a time he can remember that he didn’t trust in Jesus’ death and resurrection.

He is married to Anita and they have 3 children Will(8), Heidi(7) and Hannah(4). He has been making disciples in Tasmania since 2009 where he worked as the Youth Minister till 2013. Between 2014-2016 he was the Director of Children’s and Youth Ministry for the Anglican Church of Tasmania. Now he has a duel role as the Diocesan Youth Officer and Youth Pastor at Wellspring.  He is passionate about making disciples among children, youth and families, coaching Will’s soccer team, coffee and craft beer with mates and holidays on Bruny Island with the family.

A04
Pastoral Care Basics
Paul Hueston
Click for workshop description Of all the Ministries that shouldn’t be mysteries, Pastoral Care is probably the top priority.

Everything we do for each other in our times of difficulty (and sometimes joy!) is pastoral care. Having skills in pastoral care enables better conversations, stronger congregations and opens up opportunities to serve in ministry.

Join Paul for this introductory workshop. Gain a greater understanding of what effective pastoral care is and isn’t. Learn some basic skills and increase your confidence in walking beside people in the light of Christ everyday.

Click for speaker bio Paul grew up in country NSW, spent some time flying around in aeroplanes, studied at SMBC and has been the Coordinator – RHH Chaplaincy Services for the Royal Hobart Hospital and Chaplain to the Whittle Ward (palliative Care Ward) since 2010, having been the coordinator of Chaplaincy at Liverpool hospital Sydney prior to this. He has a wealth of experience in Pastoral Care, and is a trainer in Pastoral Care, Chaplaincy and CPE. Paul is an Acting Level 2 Clinical Pastoral Supervisor and currently serves as a committee member with Spiritual Care Australia (Tasmania) and southern regional coordinator (and state committee member) of the Tasmanian Council of Churches Emergency Ministries.
A05
Ageing in Body, not in Soul - Encouraging mature age disciples in their mission and ministry
Dennis Quinn
Click for workshop description One area that provides room for continuing growth in the senior years is the spiritual domain. The body may slow down, but the spirit is still active and capable of growth, renewal, and serving in Ministry. In this session we will explore how to tap into the rich untapped resource of senior congregation members. As well as equipping seniors for ministry, and mission and ministry options embracing mature ministry.
Click for speaker bio Dennis is an Associate Minister at St Marks Bellerive; he currently ministers at three aged care facilities and co-ordinates Pastoral Care activity across a 300 strong congregation. Dennis is passionate that we value the benefits of growing older, that is, the wisdom and insight each person brings from their unique life journey. Dennis himself is an active retiree, and encourages active mission across all age groups and genders.
A06
Sharing Your Story
Richard Condie
Click for workshop description Each of us has a story to tell, of how God has changed our lives. Being confident in telling this story is a natural way to engage others in thinking about God. This will be a practical workshop where we work on our own stories, and opening up conversations to talk about God naturally.
Click for speaker bio Bishop Richard Condie has spent most of his adult life active in ministry. He taught in a theological college before leading St Jude’s Church in Carlton for 14 years. He became the 12th Bishop of Tasmania in March 2016. Bishop Richard is passionate about the bible and helping people grow as disciples of Jesus. He is married to Helen with two young adult children.
A07
Intimacy and Power in Prayer
Jenny Pender (& Trish Stuart Smith)
Click for workshop description The power of prayer is not the result of the person praying or some magic formula. Rather, the power resides with God. The Bible is full of accounts describing the power of prayer in various situations.

In this workshop we will look at what prayer really is, how we engage with God through prayer and growing in intimacy with God through prayer.

As a result of this workshop you will walk away with some new tools and increased confidence to re-invigorate your prayer life.

Click for speaker bio Jennifer Pender is a lay member of the South Launceston parish. Before coming to Tasmania she worked in the Dioceses of Carpentaria, Melbourne and Bunbury and taught in Queensland and Mozambique. Her postgraduate study in the University of Divinity centred on the Greek New Testament, and her research through the University of Melbourne focused on manuscripts written for the laity in fourteenth- century England to guide them in their life of prayer. Her current ministry in within the Bethany house of prayer in West Launceston
A08
Raising Up New Leaders
Stephen Carnaby
Click for workshop description How do you raise up and recruit new leaders to serve with you in your church/ministry? How do you make sure it doesn’t all depend on you? How do you multiply your ministry so it grows beyond just you? What if it feels like there is no one else to raise up? If you are asking these sorts of questions, come to this workshop.
Click for speaker bio Stephen Carnaby starts in September as the Diocesan Director of Ministry Development, co-ordinating training and developing local churches. Before that he spent 17 years leading local churches in Bellerive, Sandy Bay and Burnie, where he raised up many leaders (lay and ordained). He is passionate about equipping people to serve God in Tasmania and beyond.
A09
Developing Small Groups
Stephen Savage
Click for workshop description Flourishing churches, whilst being each different, have a common feature incorporated into their DNA. It is that they value the importance of small groups. Small Groups are not just a new trendy idea for churches. In one form or another, they appear to be as old as the Christian church itself. Small groups provide for the nurture and growth of Christian disciples and they allow for close and regular contact between Christians at various stages of their faith walk. Small groups seek to make available, healthy environments in which the ministry of care, compassion, restoration and healing can be readily exercised. Through small groups members may find an equipping, encouraging, support base to be able to witness to the love of Christ in their work, home and social environment. Join us for this workshop, as we explore how to develop small groups and the significant role they can play in the life of your church.
Click for speaker bio Stephen has been the Rector of Edge Anglican in Claremont, since 2006. Married to Margaret and a former electrician, he studied at Ridley College and then entered a full time ordained ministry in December 1998. ‘I have been in a small group of some sort, since becoming a Christian at the age of 8, and I cannot imagine a church growing without a small group network’. Stephen’s desire is for the church to be equipped, empowered and released to do, and to be, all that Jesus has called us to be.
A10
Engaging Storytelling
James Oakley
Click for workshop description Visitors with three small children have just walked in the church door, but there’s nothing planned for the kids! Do we pull out the 1960s era colouring pages again? Or try to stick the torn out pages back into our fading Big Book of Bible Stories? How about connecting with them the way Jesus did: with well crafted, engaging stories that tell listeners part of God’s big story?

Come to this workshop to learn something of the skill of bible storytelling - an adaptable, interesting way to bring the bible to life for people of all ages. Whether you are in a small church with few children or involved in leading a huge children’s ministry to hundreds, whether your ministry is inside the church walls or reaching out to unchurched people, or whether you’re just trying to open the bible with your own children or grandchildren, this workshop will give you skills you can use.

Click for speaker bio James worked for many years as a criminal defence lawyer with Legal Aid in Bendigo, Victoria. During this work he was confronted by the lack of hope that so many of his clients struggled with - a hope that they could only find in Jesus. He has worked for the past 5 years in children’s, youth and families ministry, wanting to share that hope with young people before they got into the criminal justice system. Much of James’ work has been in exploring and pioneering ways to take the love of God and the good news about Jesus out of the church walls and into places where children and young people are.
A11
Generous Justice
Margaret Savage
Click for workshop description “Less well known is the Biblical teaching that a true experience of the grace of Jesus Christ inevitably motivates a man or woman to seek justice in the world.” In His book Generous Justice, Timothy Keller demonstrates that the gospel and social justice go hand in hand, one flowing from the other. He reassesses key Bible verses that promote just practice and reveals that it is only through a profound experience of God’s grace that we can truly be motivated to care for the poor.

In this workshop we will have a look at some of the key points Keller makes and challenge ourselves to look again at familiar Bible passages that show why and how Christians and the Church should be active in social justice.

Click for speaker bio Margaret is Anglicare’s Parish Community Development Worker, a position that endeavours to link the work of the Diocese with the work of Anglicare, forging partnerships that reach out to a community in need.

I grew up in Tasmania and have been part of the Anglican Church since before I can remember. I am married to Stephen who is rector at Edge and amazingly we have been in that Parish for 11 years, the longest we have ever been in one place.

I believe in social justice and I have a passionate love for the church and Gods people. I really want to see us reaching out to the communities we live and work in, bringing hope to people and making a tangible difference in their lives.

A12
Creative Engagement Strategies
John Stanley
Click for workshop description In an era of declining church attendance, how do you grow your church and advance your mission?

Many churches seem to struggle with building a good reputation in their neighbourhood. But churches that are transformational are not waiting for the neighbours to come to them. Instead, they go out and meet the neighbours. They have abandoned the “come and see” model for the “go and be good news” model. In this session we will explore ways to be intentional in our engagement, inviting discipleship without sacrificing relationship, and by listening to our neighbourhood we’ll identify gospel opportunities that will provide context for our witness. We will try out a variety of attainable engagement tools and equip you to strategically link your lifestyle to your church vision.

Click for speaker bio John Stanley is an evangelist who works in community; in family with Alison and their three boys, in churches in Hobart, Melbourne, Kings Cross and the US, as neighbour to the least the last and the lost. Through 29 years of ministry on the edges of the church John has seen how the church-as-community can transform the city around us. He lives in New Town with Alison and their dog Max.
A13
Workship
Kara Martin
Click for workshop description How can workplaces be the ‘next great missionfield of the church’ (Billy Graham)? How can workplace Christians be prepared so that their faith flourishes at work? This workshop will explore how work can be a way of worshipping God. Take your faith to work and bring your faith to life.
Click for speaker bio Kara Martin is the author of a new book about Christian faith and work, “Workship: How to use your Work to Worship God”.

Kara Martin is Project Leader with Seed, Lecturer with Mary Andrews College, and was formerly Associate Dean of the Marketplace Institute at Ridley College in Melbourne. She has worked in media and communications, human resources, business analysis and policy development roles, in a variety of organisations, and as a consultant. Kara wrote this book to as part of her lifelong passion to integrate faith and work, and equip workplace Christians. She believes that Christians can be a powerful force for Gospel transformation in the workplace, if biblically-aligned and affirmed in their ordinary work.

A14
Exploring the Challenges of Rural Ministry
Ian Oates
Click for workshop description Living on the land is hard these days and engaging in rural Christian ministry is hard. Can a Christian community not just survive but thrive in such a climate? Let’s talk about how things are and explore the challenges rural ministry is presenting us.
Click for speaker bio Ian has been engaged in missions for a large part of his adult life, both here in Australia and also cross-culturally. He has a passion for Jesus and seeing people coming to know Jesus. Ian is married to Fiona and has two adult children, Peter and Sarah.
A15
Transforming Public Worship: An oxymoron? Or achievable possibility?
Dane Courtney
Click for workshop description Churches all have their distinctive style and flavour. We face different opportunities and barriers, and we are set in different communities. But one feature we all have in common is ‘public worship’. Do our services - in whatever form they take - make a difference to the lives of those who take part? How can we make them even better? We can’t promise a ‘magic bullet’, but we will do some serious thinking about practical steps we can take in pursuing the aim of transformative public worship aimed at discipling.
Click for speaker bio Dane Courtney has been in ordained ministry for almost 30 years and has been Rector of 4 very different parishes - ranging in styles from ‘contemporary young family oriented’ through to ‘very formal liturgical’, and in quite different social settings. Having worked entirely in Sydney until this year, Dane become the Rector of Holy Trinity Launceston in May. He is also a member of the Anglican Church of Australia’s Liturgy Commission. Dane and Bronwen have been married for 35 years and have three adult children.
A16
Evangelism is for Everyone!
Helen Devenish
Click for workshop description How are people going to hear the Gospel? Isn’t that just for evangelists? Who was the Great Commission for anyway? Surely that’s for those gifted in evangelism and that’s not me, is it? How can you share the Gospel in 1 minute, 5 minutes or more?  When sharing the Gospel are you preaching the same Gospel as the apostles? Are you explaining Biblical terms in today’s English without compromising the true meaning? Along the way you’ll hear testimonies and stories of Helens journey into evangelism and of those she has reached with the message of the Gospel. 
Click for speaker bio Helen Devenish is a wife, mother of nine children, evangelist and pastor. She lives with her husband David and family in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Together they pastor Church on the Rock and run a weekly youth night for the young people they meet through the street ministry. With their small team of helpers they have a passion to share the powerful message of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus with the lost, hurting and broken. Helen has studied her diploma in Ministry and Theology through Vision College. She has also written and runs a seminar called Fearless Evangelism for training Christians in evangelism
A17
Workplace Evangelism
Wilbur Longbottom
Click for workshop description The Christian in the workplace can feel pressure from both sides. On Sunday they are hearing the gospel of grace and the importance of evangelism. On Monday they perceive the pressure to keep their heads down, fit in and keep their faith to themselves.

Is the answer to ignore the consequences and preach the gospel at all times? (Acts 4:8-12)

Or should Christians keep their heads down and let their works invite opportunities to preach the word? (Matthew 5:16)

In this workshop we will explore how prayer and peer-support will sometimes lead to fearless preaching and sometimes to quiet, diligent works - arising out of a sensitivity to context and giftings.

Click for speaker bio Wilbur is an elder and missions co-ordinator at Crossroads Presbyterian Church. Wilbur made the move into full time ministry this year and is Tasmanian State Director for City Bible Forum where he co-ordinates workplace outreach and evangelistic prayer teams. He was a founding member of the Pilgrim Hill Association and served for five years on the association committee as treasurer and then secretary. Previously he worked at Vodafone as an analyst and team leader and is passionate about using his experience of the corporate world to help other Christians to better navigate the workplace.

Wilbur lives in Kingston with his wife Shiloh who is a graphic designer.

Session 2: 3:15pm - 4:30pm

Code Workshop
B01
Bible Reading One to One
Deb Sugars
Click for workshop description Imagine if there was a way that people could grow in their knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ way that returned gospel growth to the everyday fabric of personal relationship. An activity some simple and universal that it meets the discipleship needs of very different people at very different stages of discipleship - even non-christians!There. Is! It’s called one-to-one Bible reading.

In this workshop we will explore how to begin, selecting and working with passages, as well as some tools for successful sessions.

You don’t need to have your own completely under control before being able to minister to others: come along to this workshop to gain some skills and the confidence to get started today.

Click for speaker bio Deb loves Jesus, and wants others to share in the joy of knowing him.

Equipping people for ministry is a passion of hers.

Her background is in Social Work.  John and Deb have 3 adult children.

Deb works at St Jude’s Anglican Church in Carlton, as a Discipleship Minister.

She and John are hoping to serve in the Middle East from next year, with CMS.

B02
Developing Disciplemaking Pathways
Chris Bowditch
Click for workshop description When I was first starting in ministry I had an experience that was both exciting and convicting all at once. I’d prepared a series of evangelistic talks to give on a youth camp culminating in a call to follow Jesus on day 4 of the camp. Well day 4 came, and about 6 or 7 kids put their hand up and said they wanted to follow Jesus… only problem? I had done zero planning on what I’d do to help these kids take the next step in their faith journey. Pathways is a strategy you can use to make sure your church isn’t making the same mistake I did back then. Come along and hear about it and how we’re trying to use this strategy to guide our new ministry at Lindisfarne Anglican Church.
Click for speaker bio Chris realised what Jesus death meant for him as an adult on an Anglican Camping Camp in January 2001. He is married to Ellisa and they have one beautiful daughter. In April this year he began ministering amongst the people of Lindisfarne as the Priest in Charge at Lindisfarne Anglican Church.
B03
Making Kids Church happen
Lyn Nankervis
Click for workshop description One of the expectations in our new diocesan vision states, “Each parish will prioritise effective ways to minister to young people and families, with making disciples their chief aim.” This workshop will show that you don’t need to be an expert to begin a Sunday Children’s Ministry, just someone who loves Jesus and children. Including a mock kids church, this session will include practical steps to begin a Sunday Children’s Ministry and to making kids church work.
Click for speaker bio Lyn is married to Joel, who is the minister at Circular Head Anglican Church, and full time mum to their 3 year old Naomi. She is the kids church coordinator, which by God’s grace has grown from one child (Naomi) in March to now having so many kids they have needed to spilt into two groups. Lyn has served in youth ministry for over 10 years, including her dream job of teaching high school scripture for over 5 years. Last year she received her BTH after 9 years of part time study. She is not an expert in children’s ministry, but wants to show that if she can begin one, so can you.
B04
Pastoral Care Basics
Paul Hueston
Click for workshop description Of all the Ministries that shouldn’t be mysteries, Pastoral Care is probably the top priority.

Everything we do for each other in our times of difficulty (and sometimes joy!) is pastoral care. Having skills in pastoral care enables better conversations, stronger congregations and opens up opportunities to serve in ministry.

Join Paul for this introductory workshop. Gain a greater understanding of what effective pastoral care is and isn’t. Learn some basic skills and increase your confidence in walking beside people in the light of Christ everyday.

Click for speaker bio Paul grew up in country NSW, spent some time flying around in aeroplanes, studied at SMBC and has been the Coordinator – RHH Chaplaincy Services for the Royal Hobart Hospital and Chaplain to the Whittle Ward (palliative Care Ward) since 2010, having been the coordinator of Chaplaincy at Liverpool hospital Sydney prior to this. He has a wealth of experience in Pastoral Care, and is a trainer in Pastoral Care, Chaplaincy and CPE. Paul is an Acting Level 2 Clinical Pastoral Supervisor and currently serves as a committee member with Spiritual Care Australia (Tasmania) and southern regional coordinator (and state committee member) of the Tasmanian Council of Churches Emergency Ministries.
B05
Ageing in Body, not in Soul - Encouraging mature age disciples in their mission and ministry
Dennis Quinn
Click for workshop description One area that provides room for continuing growth in the senior years is the spiritual domain. The body may slow down, but the spirit is still active and capable of growth, renewal, and serving in Ministry. In this session we will explore how to tap into the rich untapped resource of senior congregation members. As well as equipping seniors for ministry, and mission and ministry options embracing mature ministry.
Click for speaker bio Dennis is an Associate Minister at St Marks Bellerive; he currently ministers at three aged care facilities and co-ordinates Pastoral Care activity across a 300 strong congregation. Dennis is passionate that we value the benefits of growing older, that is, the wisdom and insight each person brings from their unique life journey. Dennis himself is an active retiree, and encourages active mission across all age groups and genders.
B06
Creating a Gospel Centred Leadership Team on Youth Camps
Mark North
Click for workshop description Camps are fun! You make new friends, grow closer to old friends and share amazing experiences!

But is this all we want for our camps?

Camps are an amazing opportunity to show and tell the Gospel. But it all starts with a leadership team that is focused on putting the Gospel first. How do you do that? Come along and find out some ideas

Click for speaker bio Mark became a Christian on a holiday camp in NSW when he was 11, and has been leading on camps since he was 15 so that he could share the great news about Jesus! Mark and his wife Morgan, with their four kids all love going on camps together. Mark has just moved to Tasmania to work as the Youth and Young Adult Pastor at St Clements, Kingston.
B07
Intimacy and Power in Prayer
Trish Stuart Smith (& Jenny Pender)
Click for workshop description The power of prayer is not the result of the person praying or some magic formula. Rather, the power resides with God. The Bible is full of accounts describing the power of prayer in various situations.

In this workshop we will look at what prayer really is, how we engage with God through prayer and growing in intimacy with God through prayer.

As a result of this workshop you will walk away with some new tools and increased confidence to re-invigorate your prayer life.

Click for speaker bio Trish Stuart-Smith is a member of St Clements parish Kingston. Before coming to Tasmania Trish served as rector, or Priest in charge, of several parishes in the Canberra Goulburn Diocese. She is now Executive Director of The International Anglican Order of the Cross (TIAOC) and as part of that ministry Trish enables Adoration Houses of Prayer (AHOPs) or Prayer Stations to be established & encouraged in local areas. Trish has a passion for The Lord, for seeing people come into God’s Kingdom and for Prayer. She is particularly interested in the power of praise and the place of being in God’s presence leading to targeted God inspired intercession.
B08
Consider Ministry - with Bishop Richard Condie
Stephen Carnaby
Click for workshop description Have you ever thought about doing paid or ordained ministry in the Anglican Church? How do you prepare for this? What qualifications or gifts would you need? Why would you want to do it? Come along and hear from Bishop Richard, and ask any questions you have.
Click for speaker bio Stephen Carnaby starts in September as the Diocesan Director of Ministry Development, co-ordinating training and developing local churches. Before that he spent 17 years leading local churches in Bellerive, Sandy Bay and Burnie, where he raised up many leaders (lay and ordained). He is passionate about equipping people to serve God in Tasmania and beyond.
B09
Developing Small Groups
Stephen Savage
Click for workshop description Flourishing churches, whilst being each different, have a common feature incorporated into their DNA. It is that they value the importance of small groups. Small Groups are not just a new trendy idea for churches. In one form or another, they appear to be as old as the Christian church itself. Small groups provide for the nurture and growth of Christian disciples and they allow for close and regular contact between Christians at various stages of their faith walk. Small groups seek to make available, healthy environments in which the ministry of care, compassion, restoration and healing can be readily exercised. Through small groups members may find an equipping, encouraging, support base to be able to witness to the love of Christ in their work, home and social environment. Join us for this workshop, as we explore how to develop small groups and the significant role they can play in the life of your church.
Click for speaker bio Stephen has been the Rector of Edge Anglican in Claremont, since 2006. Married to Margaret and a former electrician, he studied at Ridley College and then entered a full time ordained ministry in December 1998. ‘I have been in a small group of some sort, since becoming a Christian at the age of 8, and I cannot imagine a church growing without a small group network’. Stephen’s desire is for the church to be equipped, empowered and released to do, and to be, all that Jesus has called us to be.
B10
Engaging Storytelling
James Oakley
Click for workshop description Visitors with three small children have just walked in the church door, but there’s nothing planned for the kids! Do we pull out the 1960s era colouring pages again? Or try to stick the torn out pages back into our fading Big Book of Bible Stories? How about connecting with them the way Jesus did: with well crafted, engaging stories that tell listeners part of God’s big story?

Come to this workshop to learn something of the skill of bible storytelling - an adaptable, interesting way to bring the bible to life for people of all ages. Whether you are in a small church with few children or involved in leading a huge children’s ministry to hundreds, whether your ministry is inside the church walls or reaching out to unchurched people, or whether you’re just trying to open the bible with your own children or grandchildren, this workshop will give you skills you can use.

Click for speaker bio James worked for many years as a criminal defence lawyer with Legal Aid in Bendigo, Victoria. During this work he was confronted by the lack of hope that so many of his clients struggled with - a hope that they could only find in Jesus. He has worked for the past 5 years in children’s, youth and families ministry, wanting to share that hope with young people before they got into the criminal justice system. Much of James’ work has been in exploring and pioneering ways to take the love of God and the good news about Jesus out of the church walls and into places where children and young people are.
B11
Mission Shaped Buildings and Communities
Simon Hattrell and Bill Stewart
Click for workshop description We need to reimagine our understanding of Church, get outside the walls and, once outside, look back and wrestle with the challenge of how to reinvest in our built assets for greatest impact in our local communities. When churches do this, they shatter the mould of church architecture, they create mission-shaped buildings and transform their communities, profoundly impacting the lives of countless people with the Gospel.

In this session the presenters will share stories of successful transition; of barriers and blockages; and the importance of communication in any change process. Come along and discover what mission shaped buildings can look like, some of the indicators that lead to change, some of the navigation markers along the route.

Click for speaker bio Simon was nurtured in the Christian faith from an early age. With over 40 years Ministry experience, Simon has seen the transition of buildings for missional purpose during seasons of both growth and decline. Simon has lived and worked across Australia and Europe, is married to Barbara and together they have four adult children. Simon is enthusiastic about encouraging and equipping God’s people for mission and ministry, and helping individuals and church communities to serve Christ in their local context.

Bill hails from the Atherton Tablelands and after school he studied business at the University of Queensland and worked in real estate valuation in North Queensland. Later he trained for ministry at Ridley College, University of Melbourne. For ten years Bill was involved in student ministry as Dean and as a theological lecturer at Ridley College. At Ridley Bill taught courses on the New Testament and the history of Christianity. He received his Doctor of Theology degree for research in biblical studies. Bill then served in two churches in suburban Melbourne before moving to Hobart (St James, New Town), where he is leading his parish in a reordering of their campus.

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Running an effective Evangelistic Event
Samuel Green
Click for workshop description How do we work together as a church for evangelism? How do we build a team? How do we use everyone’s gifts? How do we make it a regular part of what we do? In this elective we will discuss courses and methods to have evangelistic events a regular part of your church.
Click for speaker bio Samuel Green is married and has five children. He became a Christian while at university and has been involved in various Christian ministries. Since 1999 he has worked with the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (AFES) as a campus evangelist and Islamic Engagement Director. He is also a writer for the Answering Islam website and an Anglican Interfaith Chaplain. Engaging with Islam is one of Samuel’s main interests and he does this through writing, training, evangelism, lectures and debates. He and his family attend an Anglican church. Samuel has degrees in theology (MTC) and chemical engineering (UNSW). He is a marriage counsellor with Prepare/Enrich.
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Workship
Kara Martin
Click for workshop description How can workplaces be the ‘next great missionfield of the church’ (Billy Graham)? How can workplace Christians be prepared so that their faith flourishes at work? This workshop will explore how work can be a way of worshipping God. Take your faith to work and bring your faith to life.
Click for speaker bio Kara Martin is the author of a new book about Christian faith and work, “Workship: How to use your Work to Worship God”.

Kara Martin is Project Leader with Seed, Lecturer with Mary Andrews College, and was formerly Associate Dean of the Marketplace Institute at Ridley College in Melbourne. She has worked in media and communications, human resources, business analysis and policy development roles, in a variety of organisations, and as a consultant. Kara wrote this book to as part of her lifelong passion to integrate faith and work, and equip workplace Christians. She believes that Christians can be a powerful force for Gospel transformation in the workplace, if biblically-aligned and affirmed in their ordinary work.

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Exploring the Challenges of Rural Ministry
Ian Oates
Click for workshop description Living on the land is hard these days and engaging in rural Christian ministry is hard. Can a Christian community not just survive but thrive in such a climate? Let’s talk about how things are and explore the challenges rural ministry is presenting us.
Click for speaker bio Ian has been engaged in missions for a large part of his adult life, both here in Australia and also cross-culturally. He has a passion for Jesus and seeing people coming to know Jesus. Ian is married to Fiona and has two adult children, Peter and Sarah.
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Transforming Public Worship: An oxymoron? Or achievable possibility?
Dane Courtney
Click for workshop description Churches all have their distinctive style and flavour. We face different opportunities and barriers, and we are set in different communities. But one feature we all have in common is ‘public worship’. Do our services - in whatever form they take - make a difference to the lives of those who take part? How can we make them even better? We can’t promise a ‘magic bullet’, but we will do some serious thinking about practical steps we can take in pursuing the aim of transformative public worship aimed at discipling.
Click for speaker bio Dane Courtney has been in ordained ministry for almost 30 years and has been Rector of 4 very different parishes - ranging in styles from ‘contemporary young family oriented’ through to ‘very formal liturgical’, and in quite different social settings. Having worked entirely in Sydney until this year, Dane become the Rector of Holy Trinity Launceston in May. He is also a member of the Anglican Church of Australia’s Liturgy Commission. Dane and Bronwen have been married for 35 years and have three adult children.
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Evangelism is for Everyone!
Helen Devenish
Click for workshop description How are people going to hear the Gospel? Isn’t that just for evangelists? Who was the Great Commission for anyway? Surely that’s for those gifted in evangelism and that’s not me, is it? How can you share the Gospel in 1 minute, 5 minutes or more?  When sharing the Gospel are you preaching the same Gospel as the apostles? Are you explaining Biblical terms in today’s English without compromising the true meaning? Along the way you’ll hear testimonies and stories of Helens journey into evangelism and of those she has reached with the message of the Gospel. 
Click for speaker bio Helen Devenish is a wife, mother of nine children, evangelist and pastor. She lives with her husband David and family in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Together they pastor Church on the Rock and run a weekly youth night for the young people they meet through the street ministry. With their small team of helpers they have a passion to share the powerful message of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus with the lost, hurting and broken. Helen has studied her diploma in Ministry and Theology through Vision College. She has also written and runs a seminar called Fearless Evangelism for training Christians in evangelism
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Workplace Evangelism
Wilbur Longbottom
Click for workshop description The Christian in the workplace can feel pressure from both sides. On Sunday they are hearing the gospel of grace and the importance of evangelism. On Monday they perceive the pressure to keep their heads down, fit in and keep their faith to themselves.

Is the answer to ignore the consequences and preach the gospel at all times? (Acts 4:8-12)

Or should Christians keep their heads down and let their works invite opportunities to preach the word? (Matthew 5:16)

In this workshop we will explore how prayer and peer-support will sometimes lead to fearless preaching and sometimes to quiet, diligent works - arising out of a sensitivity to context and giftings.

Click for speaker bio Wilbur is an elder and missions co-ordinator at Crossroads Presbyterian Church. Wilbur made the move into full time ministry this year and is Tasmanian State Director for City Bible Forum where he co-ordinates workplace outreach and evangelistic prayer teams. He was a founding member of the Pilgrim Hill Association and served for five years on the association committee as treasurer and then secretary. Previously he worked at Vodafone as an analyst and team leader and is passionate about using his experience of the corporate world to help other Christians to better navigate the workplace.

Wilbur lives in Kingston with his wife Shiloh who is a graphic designer.

Children And Youth

0 - 5 years
Mainly Music

Children aged 0-5 are very welcome at Flourish. Children of this age will remain under parent supervision and we are excited to offer the delightful Mainly Music program for children and a parent or guardian.

This program will run from 10:00 to 11:15 and includes morning tea.

For more information about Mainly Music see https://www.mainlymusic.org.

If you are interested in joining us please click the button below to fill out an expression of interest.

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Prep - Grade 8 The Building Faith program will run for children and youth on the day.

Building Faith flyer

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Who is this day for?

    It is for everyone! So that we can equip members of Anglican parishes in Tasmania to enable us to grow flourishing parish centres.

  • Q: I tried to register for something but it says 0 places remaining?

    Due to venue constraints, the event and workshops do have limited numbers. We suggest booking quickly! If you miss out on your preferred workshop please look through the list and choose another.

  • Q: What if I register but can’t make it?

    Please let us know as soon as possible. Because this event and the workshops have limited numbers, someone else may have missed out! To cancel or change your registration please email bishopstrainingevent@gmail.com .

  • Q: Is there as cost for me to attend?

    This is a no charge event. There will be an opportunity for you to support this event by making a donation on the day.