Women in Ministry

This page is to let Women in Ministry in the Presbyterian Church in NSW know about various events and other information relevant to ministry work whether paid or unpaid.

EQUIP Women Leaders Conference 2018

A message from Carmelina regarding this years’ conference:

“Hi everyone I’d really like to encourage you to come to the EQUIP women leaders conference Wed 14- Fri 16 November. It’s designed for women like you doing ministry regardless of whether you are full/part time, un/paid or in an in/formal position. Lots of Pressie women register every year. Hope to see you there, Carmelina”

We’re please to announce that this year our speakers will be Claire Deeves and David & Nicole Starling.

Clare serves as a lecturer at Trinity Theological College (WA) where she enjoys seeing students understand how knowing our Christian heritage can help us serve Jesus now. In 2016 she developed a fascination with American politics and continues to follow developments there with unnecessary interest! She enjoys spending time with friends, her nieces and nephew and going on very long drives.

David and Nicole Starling live with their four children, close to Morling College where David teaches New Testament. Nicole is enrolled in a PhD in religious history at Macquarie University, and also serves part-time at Chatswood Baptist Church discipling and teaching women. They enjoy coffee, reading and trying to keep track of the kids!

You can find out more information and register here

For further information and updates, like the EQUIP Women Leaders Facebook page by clicking here


Presbyterian Women in Ministry Networking Day 2015

I had a holiday in Melbourne two weeks ago. It was great to visit one of the cities which I love and lived for a few years. I enjoyed having a cuppu at the trendy cafés, looking at the graffiti art on walls, watching the city life on a slow a tram and meeting up with old friends. Another highlight was watching some of the Australian Open at the Melbourne Park. I watched the match which Seed Number 2, Roger Federer lost to an Italian player. Since Roger won his first Australian Open in 2004, losing in the third round is his worst result so far.

Watching the match, it reminds me how lonely a tennis player is when he is playing a match. Lots of spectators watched Roger and his support team, including his coach were present. And he was the only one to play with another player. He came up with strategies on his own in order to out play his opponent at every point.

Often, a spectator yelled out “Come on, Roger” to cheer him up at critical moments and when he was losing. It was if that the spectator was cheering for a friend but most of them do not know Roger personally. The encouragement is sincere but lack in quality in term of a personal relationship.

Last Saturday, I met with a group of Presbyterian women who serve in paid ministry position across NSW. I know some of them well but not all. We did bible study, learned and shared and prayed together.

The companionship which I felt is in big contrast with the loneliness of a player in a grand slam tennis match. The encouragement was deep in term of relationship since we share an unshakable bond in Christ even we may hardly know one another. For us who are in Jesus, life in fellowship with brothers and sisters is not hard to come by.

Dorothy Choi (Pastoral Assistant, Chinese Presbyterian Church, Surry Hills)