Saturday 8th September 2018, Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, Karori, Wellington

This event is for all teams and their leaders – including Vestry members, wardens, children’s ministry volunteers, youth workers, those who serve the cups of tea, clergy, those in lay ministry… if you are part of a team that serves in your church, you’re invited to Team Training Day – there’s something here for you!

We hold two training days every year, one in the north of the diocese and one in the south – but each one is different.  The day is full of useful workshops across a spectrum of topics, from governance and leadership to prayer, ministry and social justice topics.

Some workshops are repeated at each event so more people can attend them, but the majority of topics are fresh offerings from a whole range of speakers.  And ensuring the day is infused with a fantastic atmosphere of fellowship and whānau, we gather as a church family to worship, pray and hear from our bishops, with plenty of time over lunch to hang out, get to know each other and enjoy great food and coffee.

Spread the word amongst your teams: share this event to your parish or team Facebook pages, print out this poster and put it up on your noticeboards, print off some of these fliers and include them in your pewsheets, and include this PowerPoint slide in your church notices.

Printable guide to Team Training Day

All the relevant information on this website will be displayed in poster form all over the venue this Saturday.  However if you’d like to print a copy of the day’s programme for yourself, download this guide.

No RSVP is required. Just gather together others from your parish teams – whether you lead a ministry or just help out once in a while, you’re invited.

Here’s the agenda for the day:

9:30amArrival and cuppa
10:00amMain session
10:50amMorning workshops
12:30pmLunch (provided)
1:30pmAfternoon workshop 1
2:30pmAfternoon workshop 2
3:30pmClosing gathering
4:00pmLeaving time for most

We’ll have this agenda in poster form at the venue, but you are also welcome to print this guide.

We’ll have all the workshops and their locations in poster form at the venue, but you are also welcome to print this guide.

Here are the confirmed workshops for Team Training Day:

Morning workshops

I hate evangelism and feel guiltyRev Michael Brantley, Wellington Cathedral of St PaulFor: all adults
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Living the LiturgyRev Andy Eldred, Priest in Charge, Parish of CartertonFor: especially for worship leaders
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Discipleship: Stirred pots and apple carts - let's follow JesusRev Dr Joe McGarry, Diocesan Anglican Studies Co-ordinatorFor: all adults
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Navigating change in the Parish of PauatahanuiRev Pete Watson and the Wardens from the Parish of PauatahanuiFor: especially for vestry members, parishioners, treasurers
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Mixing Cocktails: Putting Finance and Mission TogetherDavid McLay, Chair, Diocesan Finance ComitteeFor: especially for vestry members, treasurers as well as parishioners
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Intuitive LeadershipBishop Justin DuckworthFor: anyone, especially leaders, vestry members and wardens
Social justice initiatives by young people - and how you can get involvedSummer Henderwood, and Kate Day, Advocacy EnablerFor: especially for teenagers and young adults
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A Sustainable You - a practical approach to mental well-being while juggling ministry and life demandsTricia HendryFor: anyone, especially those in pastoral ministries
Trinitarian explorations on church and missionRev Nigel Dixon, Vicar, Parish of All Saints Palmerston NorthFor: all adults
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Afternoon workshops - Session 1

Who Would Jesus Bomb?Rev Andy Hickman, Parish of All Saints Palmerston NorthFor: everyone of all ages
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A New Way of Being: A Networking and Discussion SpaceRev Ben Arcus and Rev Dr Julia BuddFor: all adults
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Prayer Ministry 101 - Making it integral to your worshipMegan Devine and Rev Di Woods, Parish of Newlands-PaparangiFor: everyone of all ages
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Parish Communications 101: Knowing your “why” and applying it every dayDuncan Brown, Diocesan Communications AdvisorFor: parish communicators (leaders and administrators), and anyone else interested
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Intercultural Communication for a Changing Church in a Changing WorldRev Ana Fletcher, Intercultural Communities Enabler and Zach Jeffers, Mission to SeafarersFor: everyone aged 15 and over
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"Spiritual parenting" for whānau on missionBishop Eleanor SandersonFor: all adults
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Party Theology - why BBQs matter to God, Church and familySimon & Jessica Falconer, Parish of WaiwhetuFor: all adults
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Leading musical worship into a new seasonRev Andy Eldred, Priest in Charge, Parish of CartertonFor: anyone, especially worship leaders
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Intergenerational Godly PlayJanet Hughes, Chaplain, St Mary's Early Childhood Education Centre, KaroriFor: Anyone, especially children's and/or intergenerational ministry leaders
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Afternoon workshops - Session 2

Unity in the Body of Christ: Re-visioning Whānau/FamilyRev Dr Rangi NicholsonFor: anyone aged 15+
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Hearing from God while praying for peopleRev Ben Arcus, Vicar, Parish of Hataitai-KilbirnieFor: everyone aged 10 and over
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Health & Safety: a stock take! PLUS
Asbestos: Identification & Management
Rob Moonlight, Diocesan Property ManagerFor: Health and Safety reps, Vestry members and wardens
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Retreat…to journey onRev Judith Wigglesworth, with Liz MacLean (Parish of Newlands-Paparangi)For: all adults
A look at the ‘Why? What? How? Where?’ of retreat, for self and others.
Deepening Discipleship: Exploring Faith MattersValda McBeth (EFM Executive Officer), Raewyn Berkahn, Rev Jean Malcolm (EFM trainers) For: all adults
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Making Eucharist a Place of PassionRev Scottie Reeve, Leader, Blueprint ChurchFor: all adults
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Go! Into all the world… and/or stay at home??Margaret Poynton, CMS missionary / Executive Assistant to the Archbishop of Papua New GuineaFor: anyone aged 17+ and anyone who likes to travel
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Team Dio - Our Diocese culture, DNA and focusGendy Thomson, Archdeacon for Mission and MinistryFor: all ages
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How can we do intergenerational worship? Colette Stevens, Children and Families EnablerFor: all ages, especially congregational leaders
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Simply giving: Facing up to the realities of money and giving in the ordinary parish contextRev Digby Wilkinson, Vicar, Parish of Tawa-LindenFor: all adults, esp. clergy, vestries, wardens
The why, the how, the truth, lies and possibilities.
Prayer ministry space with the BishopsBishop Justin Duckworth and Bishop Eleanor SandersonFor: anyone
Sign up for a slot on the sheet on the library door.

Team Training Day will be held at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, Marsden Avenue, Karori, Wellington.

Parking: is very restricted on-site.  We strongly recommend public transport or carpooling.

  • If you need to park on-site for mobility reasons, or you are a speaker and need to drop off materials for a workshop, please make yourself known to a parking warden at any street entrance to the school and they will assist you to find a park.
  • If you are being dropped off, feel free to use the Marsden Avenue entrance – which is right next to Reception, where the day will start.
  • If you are driving and parking your car, please allow extra time to park in the surrounding streets and walk.  The former teachers’ college campus in Donald Street is a good place to try for ample parking, and is only a short walk away.

Public transport: Catch the #2 bus to Karori from Lambton Quay (opposite the Supreme Court) at 8:01am or 8:31am, and hop off at Marsden Village.  Walk a bit further to 175 Karori Road, where there is a pedestrian entrance to the school opposite St Mary’s Anglican Church.  The adult cash fare is $5.

If you are from out of town, you can “park and ride” and many major railway stations in the Wellington region, then catch a train to Wellington Station and walk the short distance to Lambton Quay to catch the bus to Karori.  Trains only accept cash fares on-board, unless you have pre-purchased a ticket beforehand.

Check out for full timetable and fare information.

Event kick-off: The event will commence in the school’s main Reception area, in Te Manawa o te Kura – directly accessible from the Marsden Avenue entrance.  Follow the RECEPTION signs from each entrance of the school.

A koha is requested as a contribution towards the cost of the day.  You can offer this in cash, or via EFTPOS in the cafe space at Team Training Day.

Here, you’ll find resources to promote Team Training Day to your parish.


Use this logo on your parish communications channels – social media, parish newsletters, websites etc.

Poster and fliers

Use this A4 poster for your church noticeboards, and this A5 flier to hand to parishioners – or to put in with your parish newsletter.

Projector slide

Use this slide in your PowerPoint or other projection software to advertise during your notices or announcements.

Lunch is provided for the day.  We’ll also serve tea and coffee on arrival, and you can also purchase barista-made coffee from our diocesan baristas in the school reception area.  We encourage you to bring your own re-usable mug.

For lunch, there will be vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options, however if you have other specific dietary needs, you are requested to bring your own.

Over lunch, feel free to enjoy the many beautiful spaces around the school grounds, either as you catch up with friends or just enjoy some solitary time to think and pray.

Please note: the baristas will accept payment by EFTPOS, and you can also offer your koha in this way.  You can pay using cash, but change will not be available – so consider this an efficient way to pay for your coffee and offer a koha at the same time!  You can see the Koha section for more information.