Lay Preaching Day

June 1, 2024 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Are you a man or woman who gives bible talks at events? Do you preach at weddings or funerals? Do you use a sermon several times in different places? This year, the Lay Preaching Day will be focussing on how you can adapt a sermon for different contexts. Mike Uptin (BCA QLD/NNSW) will take us though ways we can do this, using Psalm 23.

This event is open to men and women who teach the bible whether they currently preach, are training someone else or, have been asked to consider lay preaching in the future.

To register, please contact Emily in the Registry Office:

Phone: 02 6772 4491


The day costs $25 and includes morning tea, lunch, a book and the training.


Required preparation: prepare an outline and big idea for Psalm 23 using the method outlined in the Lay Preacher’s Handbook. Prepare it as though it is for a regular Sunday church service.

Upcoming 2024 Safe Ministry training days

June 22, 2024 - August 10, 2024

For those who prefer in-person training, we are holding the following training days in 2024:

June 22nd at St Paul’s, West Tamworth (Refresher). 9am-12:30pm. RSVP to

June 29th at All Saints’, Moree (Refresher). 9:30am-1pm. RSVP to

June 29th at St James’, Guyra (Refresher). 9:30am – 1pm. RSVP to

July 6th at Christ Church, Gunnedah (Refresher and Essentials). Essentials 9:30am to 3:30pm. Refresher 9:30am – 1pm. RSVP to

August 10th at St Augustine’s, Inverell (Refresher). 9:30am-1pm. RSVP to

Safe ministry essentials is for anyone who has never done the safe ministry training before, or for those whose certificate expired more than three months previously. This training will take 5-6 hours to complete.

Safe ministry refresher is for those with a safe ministry certificate about to expire. You need to do a refresher course every three years to remain up-to-date. This training will take around 3 hours to complete.

Both face-to-face courses cost $15.


Online training is offered through Sydney Anglican here.