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School of Ministry 2018


Monday 25 June & Tuesday 26 June 2018


Centre for Theology and Ministry, 29 College Crescent, Parkville


Keynote Speaker: Dr Robert Banks

Robert Banks is a New Testament scholar and Practical theologian who trained at Cambridge University. He was the founding Professor of Lay Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary and first Director of the Institute for Christian Studies at Macquarie University. He has written such award-winning books as Paul’s Idea of Community, The Tyranny of Time, Reviewing Leadership and The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity. He has been a church planter and consultant to Christians in business, the professions and media in Australia, Singapore and Los Angeles. He and his wife Linda enjoy writing together, especially on Christianity in China.

Program Overview

Keynote Sessions with Dr Robert Banks

  1. Living at God’s Pace in a High Pressure World
  2. Resourcing Believers for their Weekday Vocations
  3. Shaping a 24/7 Spirituality

Delegates will be able to choose from a series of workshops that complement the keynote sessions:

  1. Show me the way! Spiritual discernment in an age of disconnection
    How to lead groups and churches in processes of spiritual discernment
  2. The Sunday-Monday Connection: Work & Worship
  3. Refresh your reading! New models of Bible meditation
    Develop a 24/7 spirituality starting from new and refreshing readings of the Bible

Facilitators will be announced soon.

Ticket Prices

$150 Standard
$105 Concession (Students and Pensioners)
$85 BUV Ordination Candidate
*Above tickets include all sessions, lunches, morning and afternoon tea

$90 One day only
*Includes all sessions, lunches, morning and afternoon tea for the chosen day

Registrations close Friday 15 June


Reasonably priced accommodation is available from:

  • Maclean House
    Same address as the conference venue. Limited rooms available.
    To book call (03) 9340 8800, or email
    For more info: see the website.
  • Vibe Hotel
    441 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052
    To book visit the website or call (03) 9380 9222. Mention Whitley College and use the promo code TH10775466 to receive a discount.


There are no public parking spaces at the Centre for Theology and Ministry. Paid parking is available along College Crescent and the surrounding streets.

Public Transport

Tram 19 starts at Elizabeth Street in the CBD and runs along Royal Parade. Get off at Stop 13 at the intersection of Gatehouse Street and Royal Parade. Walk up College Crescent past Ormond College to the Centre for Theology and Ministry (approx 5 min walk).

For more information

Contact Karen or call (03) 9340 8100

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