In every season of life as followers of Christ we should be asking, “How can I serve God best with the gifts he has entrusted to me to further his kingdom?” The Next Phase Conference is hoping to help people over 50 answer that question. My prayer is that, through encouragement from God’s word, brought to us by former Archbishop Peter Jensen, and through sharing from keen lay people, you will have your eyes opened to see possibilities for fruitful service in the life of churches all over the Armidale Diocese.
With electives on pastoral care, technology teams, lay preaching, lay locum work, evangelism teams, leading bible study groups and children’s ministry, there will be opportunity to learn, ask questions and find pathways into training.
I hope to see you there.
Bishop Rod Chiswell
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*We have just added two electives. The first is called ‘Volunteering with Anglicare’ which will look at various ways you can get involved including mobile community pantries and disaster recovery teams. The second will cover hospital chaplaincy/visiting and emergency pastoral care teams.
** Electives are optional. If there aren’t four that you wish to do, it’s ok to take a break and catch up with someone or grab a coffee instead.