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 2017

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 8-Fri 10 November at Stawell Tops. 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”

Please consider coming along, even if it’s part time. The full time rate for standard registration of $265 closes 20 October 2017. Full time registration includes two nights accommodation. There are also part time registrations with one night accommodation and day stay registrations.

You can find out more information and register here https://www.equip.org.au/leaders/

Check out our fantastic programme below.

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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)