March 24 2018





In our busyness we need
to create a space away
from the noise and
clutter of our lives,
a time when we can
go deeper with God.
A communal retreat
provides this space.
All you need to do is
turn up and allow room
for God to be with you.


Cross shaped  

Location: Ridley College, The Avenue, Parkville



John Stott Memorial Service - Melbourne

A large number of Christians gathered in St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne on Aug 28th to remember and give thanks for the life of John Stott.

Tributes were read covering four areas of his ministry: EFAC, Lausanne, Langham Partnership and All Souls Langham Place.We also listened to John Stott's own record of his Dream for the Church.

The sermon, reproduced below was given by The Ven Dr Peter Adam, Principal of Ridley Melbourne Theological College



May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

John Stott Memorial Service

A sermon preached at

St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne

on 28th August 2011 by Peter Adam

Reading: Galatians 6:11-18

Thousands and indeed millions of people have good reason to thank God for John Stott. For through his ministry at All Soul’s, his international ministries, both in person and in the organizations he contributed to or created, through his 50 books, and through the leaders he has trained, countless people have benefited directly or indirectly from his life and work.

EFAC Ministry Conference 2011


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




Guest Speakers

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’.

Talk 1

Talk 2




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

Rev Michael Raiter, the principal of Melbourne School of Theology (formerly the Bible College of Victoria) will facilitate the Bible Study.

Bible Study Audio





Proclaiming Christ in our pluralist culture

Tim FosterUnderstanding 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.