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Youth Ministry Melbourne: Training Day

The Anglican Diocese of Melbourne invites you to attend our upcoming training day for youth ministers & pastors. 

We'll be discussing how we create environments for spiritual transformation and how to better preach to teenagers within our ministries. 

22nd June 7pm-9.30pm at St Thomas Werribee
Cnr Synnot and Greaves Streets, Werribee

23 June 10am-4pm at Glen Waverly Anglican Church

We have a number of experienced leaders joining us who will share their insights and keys to developing a fruitful youth ministry. 

Registration is below:

Our Guests Include:

Bree Mills (GWAC)

Bree Mills (GWAC)

Graeme Stanton (Ridley College)

Graeme Stanton (Ridley College)

Kimberley Smith (Werribee Baptist)

Kimberley Smith (Werribee Baptist)


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22 June - Werribee
Register for the shortened evening event on 22 June. St Thomas Werribee – Cnr Synnot and Greaves Sts Werribee
23 June - Glen Waverly
Register for the day event on 23 June at Glen Waverly Anglican Church

Note: This is free for youth leaders within the Anglican church. If you wish to attend and are from another denomination, we would love to have you along, please email us here to arrange details. 


Opening Bible Study & Worship: Bree Mills

Creating Environments for Spiritual Transformation: Graham Stanton
We know that ‘the gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes’ (Romans 1:16), but we also know that there’s more to spiritual transformation than just telling someone a message. This seminar explores how the overall ‘environment’ of a youth ministry might be shaped by the gospel so that young people don’t just hear a message, but might imagine a new way of life. 
Preaching to Teenagers: Kimberly Smith
What is the best way to communicate with teenagers? Kimberly will be sharing her tips and tools to help you prepare great messages for your youth ministry.

At our workshops we will also be aiming to set up an informal network of youth leaders in the Diocese of Melbourne. 


Kimberly Smith


Kimberly is an Associate Pastor at Werribee Baptist Church where she has been on staff since 2003. Her areas of oversight include Youth & Young Adults, Children, Families and church events while also serving on the preaching and worship teams and the Leadership Executive. She has pioneered many new ministries in the church and her ability to oversee, mentor and motivate those within the ministries has seen much fruit.

Kimberly is actively engaged in the Next Generation Leaders department of the Baptist Union of Victoria – mentoring young pastors and connecting and resourcing Baptist youth pastors across the state. She is also a State Coordinator within the Arrow Leadership Emerging Leaders program – encouraging leaders in church and para church organisations to explore and develop their leadership potential.

Graham Stanton

Graham graduated from Macquarie University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Economics and worked for a short time as a business economist before entering Moore College in 1991. He is an ordained Anglican minister, and served as Assistant minister for children’s, youth and family ministry at St. Michael’s Pro-cathedral in Wollongong from 1995 to 1999.

From 2000 to 2013 Graham was the founding Dean and then Principal of Youthworks College in Sydney, an Anglican ACT college for children’s and youth ministry. At Youthworks, Graham taught in systematic theology, youth ministry and spiritual life as well as providing overall leadership to the College community. He completed a Masters degree in Adult Education and e-Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2002, and a Master of Theology from Moore College in 2011.

Bree Mills

In Bree's role at GWAC she has the awesome privilege of working with lots of our GWAC youth and leaders, as well as other groups in the Glen Waverley community, such as our local schools. Bree is really passionate about seeing young people grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus Christ! Bree and her husband Brian  have three fantastic kids, Tahlia, Jayden and Bailey, and they love spending time together as a family going for walks, bike rides, trips to the beach and the zoo.