Events

Monday, 24 Jul 2017
Living Leadership – Core Intensive (3/3)

Join the Centre for Theology & Ministry and the Presbytery of Port Phillip West for this CORE Intensive, which is open to any individual or team from across the Synod.

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When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Monday, 24 Jul 2017 – Friday, 28 Jul 2017
Where
Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Crescent, Parkville Vic 3052
Contact
03 9340 8815; info@ctm.uca.edu.au
Thursday, 27 Jul 2017
Transforming Worship

A National UCA Event

A gathering for preachers, worship leaders, musicians, artists, poets and anyone interested in exploring the formative and transformative nature of Christian worship

The event is for both lay leaders and ordained Ministers, accredited Lay Preachers, worship teams – both those leading gathered worship and those planning or leading in informal or alternative settings.

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When
9:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 – Sunday, 30 Jul 2017
Where
Burnside City Uniting Church,
384 Portrush Rd,
Tusmore SA 5065
Contact
Rev Dr Graham Vawser; gvawser@internode.on.net
Friday, 4 Aug 2017
Readings in Christian Doctrine (1/4)

The historical and systematic study of Christian doctrine will be explored in order to provide a broader background to the specific study of a particular area of Christian doctrine.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 4 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
When
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Friday, 4 Aug 2017 – Saturday, 5 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
Fotini Toso; fotini.toso@pilgrim.edu.au
Saturday, 5 Aug 2017
Prophets and their Writings (1/3)

This unit will engage in the critical study of the prophetic literature of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, 5 Aug 2017 – Sunday, 6 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Artist Network Gathering – August

Join fellow artists for an afternoon out at Heide Museum of Modern Art.  The Springbrook Landscapes exhibition presents Australian landscapes by Tucker and Williams from the early 1970’s.

Image: Albert Tucker (Springbrook Waterfall), 1974 50.7 x 66.5 cm synthetic polymer paint, watercolour and chalk on paper Albert Tucker Foundation, Melbourne courtesy of Sotheby’s Australia © Estate of Barbara Tucker

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When
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday, 5 Aug 2017
Where
Heide MoMA
7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Friday, 11 Aug 2017
Makes You Wonder

Grow confident in sharing your own faith, with Rev Dr Ian Robinson

Makes You Wonder training helps people to find their own voice for their own faith in their own situation. It does so through authentic friendship, prayer, respect and caring.

This training is for people who want to learn to share their own faith in everyday ways, and for leaders who will train others in the Makes You Wonder resources.


An alternate opportunity exists on Mon 14 Aug, (9:30am-3:00pm) & Tue 15 Aug, (9:30am-3:00pm) at Hoppers Crossing Uniting Church.

Contact Adam McIntosh themcintoshbunch@hotmail.com or 0414 725 887 for more information.

Links
When
9:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 11 Aug 2017 – Sunday, 13 Aug 2017
Where
North Ringwood Uniting Church,
14 Dickson Cres, Ringwood North
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Saturday, 12 Aug 2017
Effective Christian Leadership & Ministry (1/5)

This unit explores the personal, spiritual, professional, ecclesial and lay ecclesial ministry.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, 12 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Friday, 18 Aug 2017
Culture, Beliefs, & Theology (1/2)

This unit will introduce the content and tasks of Christian theology by engaging a range of representations of Christianity in contemporary intellectual and popular cultures, especially but not exclusively in Australia.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 18 Aug 2017 – Sunday, 20 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Wisdom’s Feast

A feast of workshops, music, art and sharing, exploring identity, respect, faith and culture.
Meet us on the border…

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When
2:00pm – 5:30pm
Friday, 18 Aug 2017 – Saturday, 19 Aug 2017
Where
Yarrawonga Uniting Church
Cnr Tom St and Piper St,
Yarrawonga, Vic, 3730.
Contact
Program: Brian Spencer 0400 274 482
Registrations: info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 03 9340 8815
POETS/PROPHETS

A Beyondering Artistic Event

A showcase of artists featured on the Beyondering Podcast.

Hip Hop artist Dylan Joel and performance poets Joel McKerrow & Cameron Semmens will share their art and reflect on its role in their lives and in our world.

Tickets, which must be prepurchased, are $25 and include 1 sweet or savoury pancake from the Crepes for Change food van www.crepesforchange.com  
More crepes will also be available for purchase.

Links
When
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday, 18 Aug 2017
Where
TLC
265 Canturbury Rd
Bayswater, VIC 3153
Contact
info@beyondering.com.au
Saturday, 19 Aug 2017
Effective Christian Leadership & Ministry (2/5)

This unit explores the personal, spiritual, professional, ecclesial and lay ecclesial ministry.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, 19 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Sunday, 20 Aug 2017
Story Space – Winter Telling

You are warmly invited to an evening of stories, from the traditional to the personal to the biblical, hosted by members of the Story Space practice group.

Links
When
7:15pm – 9:30pm
Sunday, 20 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017
“One-Two: What’s Next?”

This is a CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) conference for Second Gen (second generation) youth and young people. It will include keynote speeches, small groups, feasting, ethnic and multiethnic worship, and electives on topics such as social gospel, challenging identity, and covenanting with First Peoples.

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When
9:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 – Sunday, 27 Aug 2017
Where
Experience Café
13 Hutt St., Adelaide SA
Contact
Bev Freeman; 8236 4243
Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017
Disability, Theology & the Church

A warm and engaging speaker, Amos Yong is an international expert in theologies of disability. Yong will introduce the key themes informing the contemporary discussion. Local respondents will follow his lecture and then the floor will be opened to general discussion.

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When
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
RSVP: By Tuesday 22 August info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Friday, 25 Aug 2017
Lay Preachers & Pastors Training (LP + MoP) (3/4)

For Lay Preacher Candidates and recent/prospective ministry workers under the Ministry of Pastor.

Four intensive weekends exploring the required competencies across the Uniting Church doctrine, ethos & polity, ethical ministry practice, leadership of worship and preaching.

Includes some worship site visits and assessment of some competencies in a supportive learning environment.

Attend four training events throughout 2017.

Links
When
9:45am – 3:00pm
Friday, 25 Aug 2017 – Sunday, 27 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Readings in Christian Doctrine (2/4)

The historical and systematic study of Christian doctrine will be explored in order to provide a broader background to the specific study of a particular area of Christian doctrine.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 25 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Sonder Youth Camp

The Sonder Collective are excited to bring our Youth Camp – that is anyone between the ages of 11-17 years old! We will be hearing from the incredible Rev Dr Julian Hamilton – or as we call him: JOOLS. He is coming all the way from Ireland to share with us at camp for the weekend!

The Sonder Collective is a collaborative ministry initiative; therefore we are many churches and one church all at the same time.

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When
10:00am – 3:30pm
Friday, 25 Aug 2017 – Sunday, 27 Aug 2017
Where
Merricks Lodge
3670 Frankston-Flinders Rd,
Merricks, Victoria 3916
Contact
Pastor Kelly; kelly@murrumbeenauniting.org.au
Re:Generations – Murrumbeena

If an intergenerational approach is the key to effective ministry with people of all ages, what does it look like in practice? How can it be implemented by local congregations? What can
stay the same and what needs to be changed?
Re:Generations – Exploring intergenerational ministry and mission is a unique opportunity to engage with these questions and more.

Links
When
10:00am – 3:30pm
Friday, 25 Aug 2017
Where
Murrumbeena (Koornang) Uniting Church
117 Murrumbeena Rd, Murrumbeena VIC 3163
Contact
explore@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Saturday, 26 Aug 2017
Effective Christian Leadership & Ministry (3/5)

This unit explores the personal, spiritual, professional, ecclesial and lay ecclesial ministry.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, 26 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Re:Generations – Frankston

If an intergenerational approach is the key to effective ministry with people of all ages, what does it look like in practice? How can it be implemented by local congregations? What can
stay the same and what needs to be changed? Re:Generations – Exploring intergenerational ministry and mission is a unique opportunity to engage with these questions and more.

Links
When
10:00am – 3:30pm
Saturday, 26 Aug 2017
Where
Frankston Uniting Church
16-18 High St, Frankston VIC 3199
Contact
explore@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Sunday, 27 Aug 2017

THIS PLACE has a broad, open-ended theme, encouraging artists to express their sense of place, whether it be a physical place, or a mental, spiritual or imagined place.

THIS PLACE will be opened by a friend of our network, Rev Sharon Hollis, moderator of the Synod of VicTas, Uniting Church in Australia.

When
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday, 27 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 03 9340 8815
This Place – Exhibition

THIS PLACE has a broad, open-ended theme, encouraging artists to express their sense of place, whether it be a physical place, or a mental, spiritual or imagined place. It may be a landscape that captures the essence of a place; an abstract that alludes to a feeling, a yearned-for place; or figures that claim a place as their own.

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When
7:15pm – 9:30pm
Sunday, 27 Aug 2017 – Friday, 6 Oct 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 03 9340 8815
Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017
Re:Generations – Greensborough

If an intergenerational approach is the key to effective ministry with people of all ages, what does it look like in practice? How can it be implemented by local congregations? What can
stay the same and what needs to be changed?
Re:Generations – Exploring intergenerational ministry and mission is a unique opportunity to engage with these questions and more.

Links
When
10:30am – 4:00pm
Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017
Where
Living Faith Church
37 Grimshaw St, Greensborough VIC 3088
Contact
explore@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Thursday, 31 Aug 2017
Re:Generations – Mitcham

If an intergenerational approach is the key to effective ministry with people of all ages, what does it look like in practice? How can it be implemented by local congregations? What can stay the same and what needs to be changed?
Re:Generations – Exploring intergenerational ministry and mission is a unique opportunity to engage with these questions and more.

Links
When
1:30pm – 5:30pm
Thursday, 31 Aug 2017
Where
Mountview Uniting Church
559-561 Whitehorse Rd, Mitcham VIC 3132
Contact
explore@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Friday, 1 Sep 2017

This unit is unique in exploring and developing storytelling as a practice. It is taught as an intensive over four days and one evening. Face-to-face classes with small group listening and feedback offer the opportunity to develop often overlooked skills of memory and recall.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 1 Sep 2017 – Saturday, 2 Sep 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Regenerations – Warragul

If an intergenerational approach is the key to effective ministry with people of all ages, what does it look like in practice? How can it be implemented by local congregations? What can stay the same and what needs to be changed?

Re:Generations – Exploring intergenerational ministry and mission is a unique opportunity to engage with these questions and more.

Links
When
10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday, 1 Sep 2017
Where
Warragul Uniting Church,
220 Sutton St., Warragul
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 03 9340 8815;
Prophets and their Writings (2/3)

This unit will engage in the critical study of the prophetic literature of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 1 Sep 2017 – Saturday, 2 Sep 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Saturday, 2 Sep 2017
Effective Christian Leadership & Ministry (4/5)

This unit explores the personal, spiritual, professional, ecclesial and lay ecclesial ministry.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, 2 Sep 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Friday, 8 Sep 2017
Readings in Christian Doctrine (3/4)

The historical and systematic study of Christian doctrine will be explored in order to provide a broader background to the specific study of a particular area of Christian doctrine.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 8 Sep 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Pastoral Leadership

Enhance your skills for the careful discernment, shared decision making and ethical leadership that sits at the heart of the Uniting Church by registering for this mini-workshop Living Leadership: Pastoral Leadership.

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When
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday, 8 Sep 2017
Where
Uniting Church Synod Office,
130 Little Collins Street, Melbourne 3000
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Saturday, 9 Sep 2017
Effective Christian Leadership & Ministry (5/5)

This unit explores the personal, spiritual, professional, ecclesial and lay ecclesial ministry.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, 9 Sep 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Friday, 15 Sep 2017

This unit is unique in exploring and developing storytelling as a practice. It is taught as an intensive over four days and one evening. Face-to-face classes with small group listening and feedback offer the opportunity to develop often overlooked skills of memory and recall.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 15 Sep 2017 – Saturday, 16 Sep 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Thursday, 21 Sep 2017

This unit is unique in exploring and developing storytelling as a practice. It is taught as an intensive over four days and one evening. Face-to-face classes with small group listening and feedback offer the opportunity to develop often overlooked skills of memory and recall.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday, 21 Sep 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
The JD Northey Lecture

Christian Witness in an Age of  Violent Competing Fundamentalisms

Religions tout peace, peace even when they themselves are identified more with violence on the world stage. Some of this stems from the expansion of fundamentalism, whereby religions cultivate the muscular, inflexible and imperial from their scriptural and theological storehouses to construe their witness in the world.

Lecture by Prof Sathianathan Clarke  (Bishop Sundo Kim Chair in World Christianity, Professor of Theology, Culture and Mission Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC, USA)

Links
When
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday, 21 Sep 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
RSVP: By Wednesday 20 September info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Friday, 22 Sep 2017
Horizons of Contextuality Symposium

The Horizons of Contextuality symposium is organized around two key questions:

What is Australian about theologies constructed in/from Australia?

What might theologies look like in the future, in/from Australia?

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When
9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday, 22 Sep 2017
Where
Pilgrim Theological College
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
Jione Havea; jhavea@gmail.com
Saturday, 23 Sep 2017
Prophets and their Writings (3/3)

This unit will engage in the critical study of the prophetic literature of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, 23 Sep 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Sunday, 24 Sep 2017
Godly Play Workshop

Godly Play Australia and the VicTas Synod of the UCA are inviting Godly Play storytellers and doorpersons to a day of enrichment and encouragement.

There will be a range of workshops including parable-making, exploring the Saints’ stories, Deep Talk, intergenerational Godly Play and Godly Play in congregational worship settings, Godly Play within Messy Church settings and many stories provided by trainers and practitioners.

Links
When
9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, 24 Sep 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
judythroberts@gmail.com; 0434 844 625 info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Monday, 25 Sep 2017
Passionately Christian, Compassionately Interfaith

Religions are intimately entwined in our contracting and interconnected world. For Christian leaders to engage this world with confidence and graciousness, we need to be deeply formed by Christian sources and broadly informed by interreligious resources.

This course seeks to cultivate missional presence in the world that is passionately Christian as well as compassionately interfaith and is taught by Pilgrim Theological College Guest Lecturer Dr Sathianathan Clarke.

Links
When
9:00am – 4:00pm
Monday, 25 Sep 2017 – Friday, 29 Sep 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Friday, 6 Oct 2017
Culture, Beliefs, & Theology (2/2)

This unit will introduce the content and tasks of Christian theology by engaging a range of representations of Christianity in contemporary intellectual and popular cultures, especially but not exclusively in Australia.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 6 Oct 2017 – Saturday, 7 Oct 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Monday, 9 Oct 2017

NYMC is one of Australia’s most significant training events for ministry with youth and young adults. The last conference was attended by 60 plus Uniting Church leaders, ministers, volunteers, chaplains and practitioners from around the country who, in addition to 600 others, enjoyed the opportunity to connect with one another. NYMC17 promises to be another great experience of live-in community, individual retreat space, worship, prayer, stimulating content and excellent networking opportunities.

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When
9:00am – 4:00pm
Monday, 9 Oct 2017 – Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017
Where
Sea World Resort
Gold Coast QLD
Contact
Jeff Savage; jeff@hobartnorth.ucatas.org; 0429 728 243 CTM; 03 9340 8815; info@ctm.uca.edu.au
Friday, 13 Oct 2017
Lay Preachers & Pastors Training (LP + MoP) (4/4)

For Lay Preacher Candidates and recent/prospective ministry workers under the Ministry of Pastor.

Four intensive weekends exploring the required competencies across the Uniting Church doctrine, ethos & polity, ethical ministry practice, leadership of worship and preaching.

Includes some worship site visits and assessment of some competencies in a supportive learning environment.

Attend four training events throughout 2017.

Links
When
9:45am – 3:00pm
Friday, 13 Oct 2017 – Sunday, 15 Oct 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Readings in Christian Doctrine (4/4)

The historical and systematic study of Christian doctrine will be explored in order to provide a broader background to the specific study of a particular area of Christian doctrine.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 13 Oct 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Sunday, 15 Oct 2017
A People of God on the Way

A Public Forum

Where is the Uniting Church heading and how will we find our way? Marking the 40th anniversary of its inauguration, join two key leaders for an afternoon forum to explore the current and future shape of the Uniting Church in Australia.

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When
2:00pm – 5:30pm
Sunday, 15 Oct 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
Rohan Pryor; rohan.pryor@ctm.uca.edu.au
Friday, 27 Oct 2017
The Justice Conference

Now in its third year, the Justice Conference in 2017 will explore Jesus’ command to LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR. We believe that within this short commandment exists the power to transform communities through sacrificial love and the practice of authentic justice. Join us in October as we explore what it really means to love thy neighbour in today’s context.

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When
9:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 27 Oct 2017 – Saturday, 28 Oct 2017
Where
Melbourne Town Hall
90-130 Swanston St., Melbourne VIC 3000
Contact
info@thejusticeconference.com.au
Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017
The Nurture & Spiritual Guidance of Children (1/3)

This unit explores the historical and current interest in the spiritual life and the spiritual development of children.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Friday, 1 Dec 2017
The Nurture & Spiritual Guidance of Children (2/3)

This unit explores the historical and current interest in the spiritual life and the spiritual development of children.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 1 Dec 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Monday, 4 Dec 2017
The Nurture & Spiritual Guidance of Children (3/3)

This unit explores the historical and current interest in the spiritual life and the spiritual development of children.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Monday, 4 Dec 2017 – Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au