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ACSQ Ministry Reflection and Review Program: important update

“Following more than three years of research into the use of performance reviews in ministry and other professional settings, consultation about concerns and consideration of the benefits — including two pilots and feedback gathering from over 20 ACSQ clergy to create, trial and finetune our own ministry and wellbeing reflection tools and process — the Ministry Review Sub-committee is now ready to launch an ACSQ Ministry Reflection and Review Program,” says Archbishop Jeremy

Ordinand Kate Littmann-Kelly is at home in the Roscoe Library, and happy and enthusiastic in her new life as an ordinand at St Francis College (April 2023)

When God calls you from your successful career to ordained ministry

“I asked a few of the ordinands, and some longer-term clergy, about their career transitions and everyone said they are glad to have followed the call. The decision to pursue ordination was initially challenging for some, but compelling once they began to truly listen to God’s call on their lives,” says The Rev’d Canon Sarah Plowman


Ministry review reflections

“The ministry review model that I chose for the pilot provides a framework to truly ponder, reflect and pray about our faithfulness and commitment to the Ordinal, which covers, in some way, all a parish priest’s ministry responsibilities,” says The Rev’d Rick Gummow from The Parish of Drayton

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Major parish construction projects: reflection and tips

“It’s important for churches to be discerning with their resources, including their properties. We discerned that in order to be good stewards and to ensure ministry sustainability that we needed to focus our mission where God is active…So we felt led to keep the Maroochydore property, and only sold the Mooloolaba property, investing the proceeds into our Maroochydore site redevelopment,” says The Rev’d Tania Eichler


John the Baptist: Jewish prophet, itinerant preacher and Christian saint

“While John the Baptist’s ascetic life isn’t attainable for a city-dwelling Holy Hermits Online member like myself, I am inspired by his life of simplicity, his call for people to be just and charitable and how his ministry emerged from a period of hermit-like solitude,” says Jeremy Fraser from Holy Hermits Online, as John the Baptist’s feast day approaches