The 2023 Bishop's Training Event will be held on Saturday 23 September in Hobart and Saturday 30 September in Launceston. Come back to this page in July for more info and to register. In the meantime, you get a flavour of last year's event below ...
The Bishop’s Training Event is a free annual event for all Anglicans from around Tasmania to gather together to learn and grow and be encouraged.
This year's event theme will focus on how to build and sustain a faith which is unshakeable, in the midst of our changing and uncertain world.
The 2022 Bishop's Training Event will have a live event in Hobart on Saturday 17 September and for the first time, the whole event will be repeated live in Launceston on Saturday 24 September.
The Hobart Bishop's Training Event will be held at St Clements Anglican Church, 100 Beach Rd, Kingston. **Online registrations for Hobart are now closed. You can register on the day at the event.**
The Launceston Bishop's Training Event will be held at Worldview College for Intercultural Studies, 41 Station Rd, St Leonards.
There is no public livestream this year, but church leaders in more remote places will be able to host a watch party of the morning session on 17 September - contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The morning sessions will feature talks from Wei-Han Kuan, the Director of the Victorian branch of the Church Missionary Society, and Bishop Richard. In the afternoon, you are invited to choose two workshops to attend. Our workshops will also include guest presenter Julie-anne Laird who works for City to City Australia and is based in Melbourne.
The Bishop's Training Event is a free event, but you are required to register before the event to attend. All are welcome. If you would like to make a contribution towards the running costs of the event, and to enable us to continue delivering high quality training events, you can do that here.
About Wei-Han Kuan
Wei-Han Kuan is the Executive Director of CMS Victoria which he came to after stints at Ridley College, in local church ministry and as a tax collector. His research and writing interests are in Anglican evangelical and missions history. Wei-Han is the author of Foundations for Anglican Evangelicalism in Victoria and was once the peskiest student in Bishop Condie’s Greek beginners class.
About Julie-anne Laird
Julie-anne Laird is the Lead Consultant for Revitalise Australia. Julie-anne has specialised in evangelism training around Australia. She has a passion for people to know Jesus but she also has a passion for every Christian to be able to integrate their faith into every part of their lives as well as feel confident and comfortable to live it out and talk it out.
9 - 10am – Arrive, register, have morning tea, browse resource tables and bookstall
10 - 12 – Main Session
12 - 1pm – Lunch
1 - 2 – Workshop 1
2 - 2:30 – Afternoon tea
2:30 - 3:30 – Workshop 2
3:30 - 4 – Final Session
Children and Young People at the Bishop's Training Event
A creche for toddlers through to Kindergarten age will be running from 10am-12noon (during the morning session only). Please CLICK HERE to register for the creche.
***UPDATE: The Primary Program in Hobart is now full. There are no spaces left for Primary aged children.***
The Primary Program (Prep-Grade 6) will be a rich time for kids to have fun, make friends and learn important truths about Jesus and His Unshakable kingdom. This year children from prep-grade 6 are invited to spend the Bishop's Training Event at St Clements' church chapel where they will embark on a 5 hour programme filled with music, teaching, games, craft, testimony and running about! The programme will be catered to include morning and afternoon tea, as well as lunch. The programme will run from 10:30am-3:30pm and will allow parents to make the most of the Bishop's training while their children receive the same truths; taught in an accessible, yet rich fashion!
Youth: If you are in Grades 7-10, you will automatically be registered for the Youth Workshop which will run from 1 - 3.30pm. The Youth Workshop is the ultimate workshop for anyone and everyone in grades 7-10! This mega workshop runs across most of the afternoon, and in it you will explore more about the God we worship, you will get to connect with youth from across Hobart, and the group will head offsite to collect your own special afternoon tea.
- A creche program is under consideration - please contact us if this would enable you to attend.
- Primary Program (Prep-Grade 6) - children will leave at about 10:30am from the main morning session, return for lunch with their parents/carers and then continue from 1pm in the primary program before being brought back at 3:30pm. Come build an unshakeable Lego structure, watch a puppet show, and make your own pop up book all while we learn about Jesus' disciple Peter. He's known as a man of unshakeable faith, but was he always? Come see the difference the Resurrection of Jesus made in his life.
- Youth: If you are in Grades 7-10, you will automatically be registered for the Youth Workshop which will run from 1 - 3.30pm. The Youth Workshop is the ultimate workshop for anyone and everyone in grades 7-10! This mega workshop runs across most of the afternoon, and in it you will explore more about the God we worship, and you will get to connect with youth from across northern Tasmania.
More information about the kids and youth program will be sent to all those registered and their parents closer to the event.
Morning Tea and Lunch
Morning tea will be provided, but you will be responsible for sourcing your own lunch. There are a number of shops close by. You are also welcome to bring your own food.
Morning tea will be provided, but you will be responsible for sourcing your own lunch. Please note that as Worldview College is not in the centre of town, you will likely need to drive to nearby Kings Meadows to get your lunch. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch.
The afternoon workshops are a great opportunity to dig deeply into a topic that interests you.
When registering for the Bishop's Training Event you will get to choose which workshops you would like to attend. You can select up to one workshop per afternoon session. Please note that there are attendance limits on some workshops, and spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
About the Bishop's Training Event
The Bishop's Training Event provides both theological and practical teaching. The first half of the day is grounded in God’s word. The second half focuses on skills development with practical workshops, for example, in evangelism and discipleship, ministry to all ages, prayer, mission, leadership, and public worship.
At the heart of our Vision to be a church for Tasmania, making disciples of Jesus, is developing a network of flourishing parish centres across our Diocese working together with our other Anglican ministries, schools and agencies. It is hoped that people leave the training event encouraged, with greater knowledge of God, and some practical skills and ideas to grow a flourishing parish and to serve God in the community and with their whole life.
This Diocese is committed to training people for ministry and partnering with our parishes, chaplaincies, schools and agencies to see this happen. If you require further information about training please contact the Director of Ministry Development.