Mentoring for Ministry Development | via Zoom | Part 1 of 4

Mentoring for Ministry Development | via Zoom | Part 1 of 4

Mentoring for Ministry Development | via Zoom | Part 1 of 4

This 4-week program will work through the Assembly standards and responsibilities of mentoring – particularly focused on building capacity and competency, for the mentoring of Period of Discernment, Phase 3, Ministry of Pastor and Admission of Ministers candidates .

This is not a course designed to make one an expert in mentoring.  However, there will be some companion reading on mentoring, as well as the opportunity for peer reflections and learnings on the topic of mentoring.

Mentoring for Period of Discernment, Phase 3, Ministry of Pastor and Admission of Ministers is an essential part of encouraging and building our ministry and missional leadership development across the Synod.  All Phase 4 ministers are encouraged (according to the four phases of formation framework) to be in mentoring relationships with others.

This course is recommended for all: Ministers of the Word, and Ministry of Deacon, engaged in their Phase 4 of Ministry; as well as experienced Ministry of Pastor, and Lay Leaders.

Consider participating in this program; either to refresh, your thinking and approaches, or to begin to explore how mentoring ministry development can assist your ministry practice.

The course will draw on a number of facilitators across the Synod.

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Dates: Part 1 of 4 – Wed, 7 October 2020
Part 2 of 4 – Wed, 14 October 2020
Part 3 of 4 – Wed, 21 October 2020
Part 4 of 4 – Wed, 28 October 2020
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (each day)
Cost: $20 per person.
Format: Presented via Synod’s
‘Zoom’ video conference service.
Facilitators: Ben Gilmour, Riana Kok, Elizabeth Raine, David Stuart
UME Grant: A Short-term Education Grant is available to defray some of the cost of this course for those in financial need.


Overview of joining the course via Zoom

This workshop will be conducted via the Zoom video conference platform.

  • Once your course registration has been recorded, you will receive a calendar invitation to join the course which contains an internet link which will become operational at the time the workshop is scheduled to commence.
  • At the time you click on the link to join the video conference, you will be prompted to download & install the Zoom software (if you don’t have it installed already). This will open the workshop video & audio on your screen.
  • If you’re unfamiliar with the procedure for joining a Zoom video conference, click here for a short [1 min 9 sec] video tutorial.
  • If you don’t have access to a computer or a smartphone, you will also have the option of joining the course via telephone (details will be included in the calendar invitation).

Pre-course Preparation

Information about the pre-course preparation task(s) will be provided upon registration.


Online Registration Form

Please register and pay in advance, by clicking on the ‘Register Here’ button that appears below.  Registration in advance is essential.

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Registrations close on:  Thursday, 1 October 2020.


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More Information

If you would like more information about this course, please contact:

UME Reception | | Ph: 02 8838 8912


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