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Developing Discipleship
Complex Times

Monday 8 April, 2024

Equipping churches for faithful ministry in sexuality and gender in light of pending legislative changes

What's Happening?

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Session 1

Legal Implications

Neil Foster

Associate Professor

University of Newcastle

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Session 2

Implications for Pastoral Care
Matt Aroney


Senior Associate Minister

South Head Parish

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Session 3

Pastoral Implications

Panel Discussion

Rev Dr Rob Smith &
Bishop Michael Stead


+ Meet Simon Swadling

Hear an update on our ministry and learn about the new youth resources we are developing.

What to Expect

Legal Implications

Associate Professor Neil Foster will address the legal implications for church ministry arising from pending legislative changes.

Implications for Pastoral Care

Matt Aroney, senior associate minister at South Head parish, will speak about how we might maintain and express a proper pastoral concern for those under our care in the midst of ongoing changes. Rob Smith and Bishop Michael Stead will also contribute their reflections by way of a panel discussion.

Living Faith Update

We’ll meet Living Faith’s newest staff member, Simon Swadling, and hear about a youth resource he is developing for churches. The resource is aimed at helping young believers think theologically about how following Jesus might shape their sense of self (identity), with specific reference to questions of gender incongruence and sexuality.

Detailed Agenda​

8:30         Doors Open

9:00         Session One - Legal Implications

10:25       Morning Tea

10:55       Session Two - Pastoral Care Implications

11:45       Session Three - Living Faith Update

1:00         Lunch

Additional Information
What else to know:
  • Lunch is included in your ticket price
  • Live-stream tickets are available for those unable to attend in person; and
  • Free parking is easily found on the streets surrounding the venue.


Our Venue

We'll be holding the conference at Village Church Annandale, which is located at 122 Johnston Street, Annandale, NSW 2038. Free parking is available on the surrounding streets.

The church is serviced by the 470 bus, which travels from Central Station to Lilyfield. It is also a 10-minute walk from the corner of Parramatta Road and Johnston Street.

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