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.

No RSVP required – just grab your teammates and we’ll see you in Karori!

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

Here’s the first taste of workshops topics that have been confirmed for this September’s Team Training Day:

Hospitality - welcoming the stranger, giving and receivingSimon and Jessica Falconer
Discipleship: Stirred pots and apple carts - let's follow JesusRev Dr Joe McGarry, Diocesan Anglican Studies Co-ordinator
Living the LiturgyRev Andy Eldred, Priest in Charge, Parish of Carterton
Evangelism - the dreaded?Rev Michael Brantley, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Navigating change in the Parish of PauatahanuiRev Pete Watson and the Wardens from the Parish of Pauatahanui
Family, discipleship and the last, the lost and the least from a Te Ao Māori perspectiveRangi Nicholson
EFM TasterValda McBeth and EFM trainers
RetreatsJudith Wigglesworth
Intercultural CommunicationRev Ana Fletcher, Intercultural Communities Enabler and the Mission to Seafarers
Beginners' Guide to Social JusticeRev Andy Hickman, Parish of All Saints Palmerston North
A new way of being: a networking and discussion spaceRev Ben Arcus, Vicar of Hataitai-Kilbirnie and Rev Dr Julia Budd
Hearing from God while praying for people - for kids too!Rev Ben Arcus, Vicar of Hataitai-Kilbirnie
Prayer Ministry 101: making it integral to your worshipMegan Devine / Rev Di Woods, Parish of Newlands-Paparangi
A Sustainable You - a practical approach to mental well-being while juggling ministry and life demandsTricia Hendry
Health and Safety / AsbestosRob Moonlight, Diocesan Property Manager
Parish Communications 101: Knowing your "why" and applying it every dayDuncan Brown, Diocesan Communications Advisor
Spiritual parenting for whānau on missionBishop Eleanor Sanderson

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

Parking: is very restricted on-site.  Please allow extra time to park in the surrounding streets and walk.  You may wish to drop your passengers at the main reception area before parking.  Access to this area is from the end of Marsden Avenue.

We are working on other parking options nearby, and will publish these here soon.

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.  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.

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 at lunchtime, and you can also purchase barista-made coffee from our diocesan baristas in the cafe space.  We encourage you to bring your own re-usable mug.  This is a great space to hang out with friends from across the diocese and swap notes from the workshops.

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.

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.