EFAC Ministry Conference
Friday 25th to Saturday 26th March, 2011
Steve Addison and Mark McCrindle were the key speakers at the EFAC 2011 Ministry Conference in March 2011 with a Bible Study by Mike Raiter and a Workshop on Proclaiming Christ in a Pluralist Society by Tim Foster
Audio of these talks can be found below
Steve Addison has pursued an interest in movements that renew and expand the Christian faith since the late 1980s, which informed his study of a Doctor of Ministry at Fuller Seminary. Steve distills the characteristics of dynamic movements and makes them available to leaders committed to the multiplication of disciple-making churches. He has worked as a church planter and has authored ‘Movements that Change the World’.
Mark McCrindle is a social researcher with an international reputation for tracking emerging trends and analysing the diverse generations. He is the Director of McCrindle Research, whose clients include over 100 multinational organisations. Recent clients of his include Apple, PepsiCo, LG, Shell and News Corp.
Rev Michael Raiter, the principal of Melbourne School of Theology (formerly the Bible College of Victoria) will facilitate the Bible Study.
Proclaiming Christ in our pluralist culture
Understanding the nature of pluralism is vital if we are to turn this threat into an opportunity.
This workshop will give you a new framework for understanding the complexities of pluralism and interpreting your experience. You will increase your effectiveness in evangelism by exploring its implications for church and mission. In particular, we will see the need to recover, articulate and embody a Christian worldview and to adopt a new posture towards those we seek to reach. As well as providing a sound theoretical framework we will consider how this might look in practice.
Rev Dr Tim Foster
Tim has been in full time parish ministry for 18 of the past 24 years as a youth minister, curate and vicar. Since 1987 he has served in multicultural, suburban and urban contexts, most recently as Rector of All Souls’ Leichhardt in Sydney (2002-2009). He has a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, where he wrote his thesis on the relationship of Gospel, Church and Australian Culture. Tim is now Director of Theological Education and Formation at Ridley Melbourne Mission and Ministry College. He is married to Alison, has three children and supports the Carlton Blues.