Perth Theological Hall

2017 at Perth Theological Hall

PTH handbook 2017 pdf  Visit this link to the Handbook to see what life for a candidate in ministry involves…

Perth Theological Hall continues to offer some of its ministerial formational content in Intensives that are open for all to attend.

This year there are 3 Intensives:

Building a Missional Church   22 – 23 March 

This two day intensive will focus on giving ministers the skills to assist congregations to move towards becoming more missional, engaging with their local communities and pioneering new forms of church. Rev Dr John Squires will take a lead role in developing this program in collaboration with Rev David Kriel and Rev Greg Ross, drawing on Mission Shaped Ministry training.  It will be held at Maylands Mt Lawley Uniting Church, 165 Railway Parade.  Cost is $75.   For more information or to register, please email cedal@wa.uca.org.au or phone Kerry on 08 9260 9813 or follow this link: Building a Missional Church flyer

School of Ministry: The Minister as Educator  17 – 20 July

Models of ministry are changing rapidly.  Instead of ministers exercising their ministry within a single congregation, in the future more ministers will be resourcing groups of lay led congregations and faith communities.  This will require ministers to have advanced skills in adult education and resource ministry.  This year, the School of Ministry will focus on helping ministers to develope skills as educators to resource the church of the future.  More details to follow.

Formation of Disciples 27 – 28 September

Simply helping people come to faith is not enough.  We also need to form them to live as disciples of Christ.  This 2 day intensive will help us develop skills in faith sharing and evangelism, how to help disciples grow in Christian faith and life and how to use baptism and confirmation as means of formation of disciples.  More details to follow.

 

People are also welcome to attend the weekly Wednesday Eucharist service at the Murdoch University Worship Centre  

1 Mar – 31 May [excluding 8 March (Code of Ethics workshop), 22 March and 19 April (non-teaching breaks) ]

Murdoch Worship Centre              9.30 – 10.15am

followed by morning tea.

For more info email Kerry:   pthall@murdoch.edu.au -or-  pa.education@wa.uca.orga.au

or call  08 9360 6880 [Wed] or 08 9260 9813 [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday]

The Perth Theological Hall Commencement Service and Induction of the new UCA Director of Education and Formation in WA Rev Dr John Squires

was held on Friday 24 February   7.00pm  Wesley Church, cnr Hay and William Sts, Perth.  Pictures to follow!

Finding meaning in human suffering

Ann Mills has won one of the two Brickhill Essay prizes awarded by Perth Theological Hall this year. She has kindly allowed her essay to be posted here in the hope that others may find some comfort and help in their own suffering.
The Essay Prizes are given in memory of John Eric Brickhill who hoped that the essays would help the communication of theological insights to the average layperson, that (s)he may more readily serve the Lord. Ann’s essay was part of the assessment for Murdoch University unit THE505 Thinking Theology and is an inspirational theological reflection on finding meaning in human suffering through an active engagement with faith over time.

Ann Mills Brickhill Prize essay 2015

 

 

 

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