Our next Team Training Day will be held in Palmerston North on the 23rd of June 2018.  The event is for all teams and their leaders within the diocese, and will be full of really useful learning and great family fellowship.  Below, you’ll find information about the day’s timetable, some practical information about getting there and parking, and information about the plethora of workshops available.

No RSVP is required – but please register for the event on Facebook – so we get an idea of who’s coming.  You can also then share the event with other members of your team and invite them to come!

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

You’ll find titles and descriptions of what to expect below, as facilitators confirm.  There are more workshops being planned – so stay tuned.  We’ll keep you updated via Movement by Mail and Facebook.

Morning Workshops

Intuitive LeadershipBishop Justin Duckworth
Discipleship: Stirred pots and apple carts - let's follow JesusRev Dr Joe McGarry, Diocesan Anglican Studies Co-ordinatorFor: everyone
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Discipleship: 3DM and our youth leadersLuke and Amilie Paynter and Andrew Spence, Anglican Youth MovementFor: youth leaders and volunteers
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I hate evangelism and feel guiltyRev Michael Brantley, Wellington Cathedral of St PaulFor: everyone
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Pastoral Care with the Depressed: an open and informative conversation about depression and the practice of offering hopeRev Amy Houben and othersFor: pastoral carers
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Kia inoi tātou: Let us prayRev Brigitte Te Awe Awe-BevanFor: everyone, especially those involved in lay or ordained ministry.
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Leading Growth for VestriesBishop Eleanor Sanderson and Archdeacon Gendy ThomsonFor: Wardens and Vestry members
Beyond Buildings: My journey into a house church networkPastor Piyal Mondal, Kolkata, IndiaFor: everyone
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Enneagram for Mission: Who is in your Team?Rev Anne Chrisp, St Peter's Parish, Palmerston NorthFor: all team members and leaders
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Afternoon Double Workshops (running through Sessions 1 & 2)

Note: these are double workshops, running from 1:30pm until 3:20pm.

FIELD TRIP: Visit an established restoration projectKate Day, Diocesan Advocacy EnablerFor: everyone, especially those interested in climate change initiatives
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Unlocking the creativeRev Caleb and Rev Billy Rowe, Priest Assistants, Parish of WhanganuiFor: everyone
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Afternoon Workshops - Session 1

These workshops run from 1:30pm – 2:20pm.

Mentoring: a practical guideRev Nigel Dixon, Vicar in the Parish of All Saints Palmerston NorthFor: everyone, especially ministry leaders
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EFM (Exploring Faith Matters)Valda McBeth, Executive Officer, EFM NZFor: everyone, especially ministry leaders
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Health and safety - a stocktake! PLUS Asbestos - identification and managementNick Young, Diocesan ManagerFor: vestry members and wardens
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Beginners' Guide to Social JusticeRev Andy Hickman, Parish of All Saints Palmerston NorthFor: everyone. Children aged 6 plus welcome to participate.
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Communications processes that build communityDuncan Brown, Diocesan Communications AdvisorFor: parish leaders and administrators
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Vestry workshopBishop Justin Duckworth and Rev John Hughes, Parish of EastbourneFor: Vestry members and wardens
"Spiritual parenting" for whānau on missionBishop Eleanor SandersonFor: everyone
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Anointing (Introduction)Janice BrownFor: everyone, especially those exploring anointing ministry
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Introduction to Prepare/EnrichRalph SutherlandFor: those interested in exploring the possibility of taking the full Prepare/Enrich training.

Afternoon Workshops - Session 2

These workshops run from 2:30pm – 3:20pm.

Youth and families ministry: Safety, Relationships and Discipleship (AKA "Need to get a garage first")Chris Casey, Diocesan Intermediate Ministry Co-ordinator, and friendsFor: Everyone, especially those working with youth, intermediate children and families
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What's so special about leading one congregation?Rev Tim Duxfield, Priest in Charge in the Parish of RangitikeiFor: congregational leaders and those interested in leadership
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Finance for TreasurersSusanne Brantley, Diocesan Finance ManagerFor: Parish and mission unit treasurers
Community-building Case Study: Food Together Awapuni at St MatthewsKathriona BenvieFor: everyone
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From Mythic, to Modern to Mystical; New Science and New SpiritualityRev Ben Arcus, Vicar in the Parish of Hataitai-KilbirnieFor: everyone
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The impact of godly lay leadership in parish lifeBishop Justin Duckworth, Bishop Eleanor Sanderson and Archdeacon Gendy ThomsonFor: Wardens
The last, the lost and the least: an international perspectiveMichael Hartfield, Anglican Missions; and Isaac HendersonFor: everyone. Children aged 11 plus are welcome to participate.
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Anointing (for those with anointing APC)Janice BrownFor: Those with APC for anointing
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Prepare/Enrich refresher: an in-depth lookRalph SutherlandFor: those already trained in Prepare/Enrich, who need a refresher

Our main venue will be Central Baptist Church, 190 Church Street, Palmerston North.  We will also use Gateways Christian Fellowship, at 174 Church Street, for some workshops.

Parking will be available on the street, and we ask you to carpool as much as possible.  You get a great opportunity to connect with people from your parish or those nearby, to share your learnings on the journey home, and to care for creation by keeping our carbon footprint to a minimum!

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, in the Central Baptist Church foyer.

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


Use these logos on your parish communications channels – Social media, parish newsletters, websites etc.

Landscape logos:

Portrait logos:

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.  Can’t print on A5 paper?  Use this A4 version with 2x fliers per page.

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 and will be served in the Central Baptist Church hall.  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, in the foyer.  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.