As part of the mandatory requirements of the NSW & ACT Synod for ministers to have ongoing training, participation in two half-day refreshers for Ethical Ministry are expected each year.
Participants are required to have read and considered the case studies provided in the workbook available for download, below. Each participant is then to prepare a one -page reflection sheet on one of these case studies of his/her choosing. When the group meets, participants are invited to share their reflections and discuss issues that arise.
Facilitators are to select 2-3 case studies for discussion during the session.
The Synod’s approved resource books for facilitators and participants to use during both of this year’s the half-day refresher sessions (i.e. 2017A:- Bullying Behaviour & 2017B:- Online Communication: Social Media and E-mail) are available for download below.
2017A:- Bullying Behaviour –
2017B:- Online Communication: Social Media and Email –
These documents are also available for download respectively from the: ‘Regulations’ and the ‘Policies’ tabs of the Regulations & Policies page of the Assembly’s website:
With thanks to those who made available their case studies on this year’s topics of: Bullying Behaviour, and Online Communication, UME is no longer seeking case studies for inclusion in the resource materials.
Watch this space and our regular communication channels for information on submission deadlines for topics to be covered in 2018, when known.
Please consult with your presbytery office. UME is also compiling a list of the known dates of refreshers in the various presbyteries which is available by clicking on the link provided below: