Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Ministry Training for Women - begins!

Yesterday our Ministry Training for Women (MTW) program got started. It was exciting to have about 35 women enrolled. Some of the students are already students here or are married to students, others come from churches all around Sydney. The morning seemed to have gone well and everyone enjoyed it. The picture shows everyone still smiling at the end of the morning. MTW will meet 9 more times this year. In the mean time students are thinking about who they will find to be a mentor for them.

Equip Women's conference

Carmelina Read, our Dean of Women, is part of the organising committee for the Equip Women's conference. It seems like a great conference (not that I've actually been invited). It happens in May this year and is looking at the fascinating book of Esther. Carmelina might like to tell us a bit more about it.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Get to know the classics - Athanasius and Augustine

The PTC Blog has been quiet - apart from Peter's interesting discussion of metaphor. It's been quiet as a Presbyterian church during the collection. I'm sure someone can come up with something better than that.

We held our first Get to Know the Classics back at the beginning of February. It was a great evening and the room was packed full. I promised to make the recording available but it has taken me a while to work out the best way to do that. It is now available at PTConline . You will need to register on the site and then you can access the Get the Know the Classics section and find the notes from Peter Barnes and the recording. I've also put a copy of the reading for Augustine.

Get to know the classics is on again next Monday night and I'll be introducing Augustine's Confessions.