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 all of 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.
Contrary to the practice of recent years, the resource books related to Topic 2019A ‘Recognition and Prevention of Grooming Behaviours’ will not be made available for download.
The Synod’s approved resource books for facilitators and participants to use during the first of this year’s half-day refresher sessions are available for download below.
2018B:- Power –
2018A:- Boundaries in Ministry –
The Synod’s approved resource book(s) for facilitators and participants to use during both of last year’s 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:
Watch this space, and our regular communication channels, for information on collection of case studies for inclusion in the study material to be prepared for the second topic 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: