Our next Team Training Day will be held in Palmerston North on the 14th of October 2017.  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 if you can register for the event on our Facebook event page, it will give us an indication of attendance numbers for planning.

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

TopicFacilitatorsInformation
Life-long ministry journeyRev Michael Brantley, Priest in Charge,
Parish of St Matthew's, Masterton
For: everyone
More information
Pastoral care - a ministry for all generationsRev Brendan Drew
Chaplain to Trentham Military Camp
For everyone
More information
Climate Catalyst KoreroRobert Gibb, All Saints Palmerston North Green Task Force; and Kate Day, Diocesan Advocacy EnablerFor climate catalysts and anyone interested in care of creation
More information
Vestry culture and practiceBishop Eleanor Sanderson and Rev John Hughes, Parish of KaroriFor Vestry members
More information
Walking on water: learning to trust Jesus when we are in over our headsRev Mark Johnson and Kirsty Resink
Parish of Wellington South
For everyone
More information
"Amahoro:" Crucial conversations on diversity and multiculturalism Rev Jeff Odhiambo and teamFor everyone
More information
Tangihanga me te Karakia Mihinare – Tangihanga and the Anglican ServiceVenerable Wiremu Tipi Te Awe Awe & Reverend Brigitte Te Awe Awe-BevanFor everyone, especially those involved in lay and ordained ministry
More information
Teams that hum: essential elements of an effective teamJohanna Vannathy, Regional Youth Co-ordinator, Wellington, Ohariu and KapitiFor everyone
Marriage Preparation Training (all day)Max PalmerFor ordained and lay people
More information

Afternoon Double Workshops (running through Sessions 1 & 2)

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

TopicFacilitatorsInformation
Marriage Preparation Training (all day)Max PalmerFor ordained and lay people
More information
Our ethics and conductRev Canon Sue Fordyce, Deputy ChancellorFor lay and ordained leaders
More information
Contemplative Prayer: Praying with scriptureRev Dr Kathy Orr-Nimmo, Vicar in the Parish of TrenthamFor everyone
More information
FIELD TRIP: All Saints Green Task ForceRobert Gibb, All Saints Palmerston North; and Kate Day, Diocesan Advocacy EnablerFor: Climate catalysts and anyone interested in care of creation
More information
The Holy Spirit and missionPastor Sam Harvey, New Wine NZFor: everyone
More information

Afternoon Workshops - Session 1 only

TitleFacilitatorsInformation
Leaders and the importance of strategically doing nothingRev Jennie Sim, Vicar in the Parish of Newlands-PaparangiFor: everyone, especially leaders
More information
Family on missionBishop Eleanor Sanderson and Colette Stevens, Diocesan Children and Families EnablerFor everyone, especially children and families ministry teams
More information
Tweeting about mustard seeds: A conversation about evangelism with under 35sRev Brendan Drew, Chaplain, Trentham Army CampFor: everyone, especially under 35s
More information
Liturgy through a different lensArchdeacon Wendy ScottFor everyone, especially ministry / worship leaders
More information
Social justice and community development: a conversationGraeme Munford, ACROSS Social ServicesFor everyone
More information

Afternoon Workshops - Session 2 only

TitleFacilitatorsInformation
An exegesis on being sentRev Michael Brantley, Priest in Charge in the Parish of St Matthew's, MastertonFor: everyone
More information
Tasks of the WardenNick Young, Diocesan ManagerFor: Wardens
More information
Doing Advent well, especially with familiesRev Jill Woods, Parishes of Pahiatua and Eketahuna; Christine Goodin, Parish of Whanganui; & Colette Stevens, Diocesan Children and Families EnablerFor: everyone, especially children and families ministry teams
More information
The body as it should be: five-fold gifts in well-functioning teamsRev Tim and Mel McKenzie, Parish of Miramar-Seatoun-StrathmoreFor: everyone, especially ministry leaders
More information
Pathfinders - creating space for young adult leadersRev Scottie Reeve, Diocesan Young Adults EnablerFor: everyone
More information
Team Dio -  Our Diocese culture, DNA and focusArchdeacon Gendy ThomsonFor: everyone
More information

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 hall.

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

  • A5 fliers – includes Team Training Day, Diocesan Ordination and Hui, New Wine (Diocesan Family Camp) and key dates for 2018.  Print all together on 1% double-sided paper, or choose which pages to print.
  • PowerPoint slides – includes Team Training Day, Diocesan Ordination and Hui, and New Wine.
  • A4 poster – to display on your church noticeboard

During the day, there will be spaces set aside for quiet prayer, and also for meeting with friends and peers from across the diocese.  Lunch is provided for the day, as is tea and coffee on arrival.  Barista-made coffee is available for purchase in the cafe space – see below for more information.

Prayer Room: 

Ōtaki Parish are co-ordinating a prayer room in the nursery of Central Baptist Church.  In here, you can take time out to pray, be still/quiet, rest with God and listen to what He is saying to you.  The room will be set up with different stations to help engage in self-guided prayer at any time throughout the day.

Cafe:

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 hall.  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.