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Ministry Development Officer, Parishes and Other Mission Agencies Commission & Honorary Deacon, Parish of New Farm

The Rev’d Tim Booth

About The Rev’d Tim -

The Rev’d Tim Booth is the Ministry Development Officer in the Parishes and Other Mission Agencies Commission and Honorary Deacon at St Michael and All Angels’, New Farm. He has a BHMS (Ed) from UQ, a Graduate Diploma of Theology from BCT, a Diploma of Professional Counselling from AIPC and a MSODHRM from UNE.

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Articles by The Rev’d Tim

Resources & Research The Rev’d Tim Booth facilitating a St James’, Toowoomba visioning day on 3 June 2023 in the St Anne’s, Highfields hall Resources & Research

What is a Mission Action Plan and why are MAPs important?

“A MAP isn’t a corporate design process looking into a five- to 10-year ‘crystal ball’, identifying an egocentric vision and specifying how we’ll achieve it. Mission Action Planning is the documenting of prayerful discernment conversations by a faith community regarding where and how it’s being called to participate in God’s mission,” says Ministry Development Officer The Rev’d Tim Booth

Parish of Kenmore-Brookfield Appellate Tribunal talking circle on 3 May 2022, with left to right: John Cuffe, The Rev'd Tim Booth, Jen Bradbury, Jeff Bradbury, Graeme Curnow and Deian Ping

Talking circles: 8 tips for hearing the wisdom in the room

“I first encountered a talking circle at a Quaker Sunday service in a circular room on a rainforested hill in the Brisbane suburb of Kelvin Grove. I entered the room to find people sitting in silence in a circle of chairs around a small central table…With the recent shift back to in-person gatherings, talking circles are a great way to foster dialogue, with hybrid in-person/digital options also possible. Here are eight tips to make your talking circle space suited for dialogue that matters,” says The Rev’d Tim Booth, Ministry Development Officer from the Parishes and Other Mission Agencies Commission