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Nourish October 2023

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Fuelling for Fruitful Ministry - Me, We and Us 

Fruitful ministry is what we all desire as Pastors.  But most of us know what it is like to minister when the fuel tank is low. Everything feels harder, small things quickly become so much bigger and one little setback can feel overwhelming. Paul urges us to, “always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord” (1 Cor 15:58), but it is so hard when we are depleted. 

But when our fuel tank is full, everything seems possible, obstacles don't seem to overwhelm us and major setbacks can be overcome with God's help. 

This Nourish we will have some great speakers sharing on how we can be fuelled up for ministry in our own settings.

Me - How can I fuel myself for fruitful ministry?
We - How can the significant people in my life help to fuel me for fruitful ministry or for ministry together?
Us -  How can the leaders of my church and I fuel ourselves to lead from a place of fruitfulness?

One of our sessions will be led by Nicky and Sila Lee, from Holy Trinity Brompton in the UK, who will join us while visiting Australia to share their wisdom and experience.

This day is for everyone in Victorian Baptist Ministry and we would love for you to come and connect with other pastors.  Spouses are welcome.

Date: Friday 20th October, 2023
Time: 9:30am - 3pm (Registration from 9:00am)  

This year if you are unable to make it to the venue we are offering a live streaming option to watch the conference and then connect with others who are also online during the breakout/discussion times.

Ticket Options :

1. In person ticket

Price: $40 (inc booking fee)
Venue:  Essendon Baptist Community Church, 138 Buckley St, Essendon
:  Morning tea and a hot lunch will be provided

2. Online ticket

Price: $20 (inc booking fee)
Access to a computer to watch the live stream via youtube and connect to a zoom meeting.


    Date: Friday 20th October, 2023
    Time: 3.30pm - 5:00pm  
    Topic : Our Code for Healthy Pastoral Practice

    It is nearly 20 years since work began on developing a Code of Conduct for BUV Pastors. In this workshop we will hear from a few Pastors about how our Code helps them and the leaders of their churches to serve in ethical and healthy ways. There will be opportunity to talk together about what is helpful in our Code and what might be amended or added in the light of past experience, present realities and our hopes and vision for the future. Our Code is in place to assist with the accountabilities and aspirations of healthy Pastoral ministry, so come and join in this collegial conversation.

    Venue: Essendon Baptist Community Church, 138 Buckley St, Essendon

    Price: $20 (inc booking fee)

    Attendance at Professional Standards Workshops will count towards BUV Pastoral Accreditation.

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