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Day Workshop for Ministers: Ministry in the new Marriage Era

  • St Hilary's Anglican Church 12 John Street Kew, VIC, 3101 Australia (map)

Join us for presentations and round table discussion on the pastoral implications of new marriage laws. Speakers and facilitators include:

Sue Bazzana: Dean of Residents, New College UNSW. Formerly Head of Church Partnerships with World Vision Australia.

Dominic Steele:Rector of the Village Church, Annandale, Sydney. Chair of Liberty Ministries and Christians in the Media.

Bishop Stephen Hale:Lead Minister of St Hilary's’ Network, Chair of EFAC Australia, Chair of Christian Coach Institute, Chair of Arrow Leadership:International Development


Tracy Lauersen: Senior Associate Vicar, St Hilary’s Network. 

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9.30am Welcome

9.40am Ground rules for Respectful Listening and Interacting

9.50am The need for a proper pastoral response

10.10am Two Responses

Dominic Steele (Village Church Annandale)

Sue Bazzana (Dean - New College Village)

11.20am Facilitated Group Interactions

Scoping out the potential pastoral questions

12.30pm Lunch Break

1.30pm Follow Up Group Interactions

Option A     Welcoming and including same sex attracted people (Dominic Steele)

Option B     Responding to the questions people ask (Sue Bazzana)

Option C     Supporting Parents with Same Sex Attracted Children (Stephen Hale)

Option D    How will the ACA respond? (Tracy Lauersen)

3.15pm Close