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ANZATFE 2019 Conference

Tuesday, 19 NovemberThursday, 21 November

Yarra Theological Union is a member of ANZATFE (Australian and New Zealand Association for Theological Field Education).

ANZATFE Biennial: Conference 2019

Ethics Matter!

Formation of ethically-responsible ministry

The 2019 ANZATFE Conference will be held from 19-21 November 2019.

Location: Vaughan Park, New Zealand

​Registrations for the conference will be open from the beginning of August.
For all general enquiries, please contact Linda Flett lflett@laidlaw.ac.nz

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr Barbara Blodgett, Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Assessment, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
  • ​Reverend Dr David Crawley, Senior Lecturer, School of Theology, Laidlaw College
  • Dr Rocio Figueroa, Lecturer in Theology, Good Shepherd Theological College, Auckland

Extended Call for Workshops

The Conference planning team have extended the date for expressions of interest for workshops related to the conference theme to Monday 22 July.

Themes could be:

  • Spiritual formation for ministry

  • Cultivating environments of trust

  • Promoting healthy psycho-sexual development and addressing emerging issues

  • Addressing cross-cultural challenges in ethically responsible formation

  • Addressing religious difference in an ethically responsible manner

  • Developing field education processes that form character and safe practice

  • Developing community practices toward accountability and teamwork

  • Fostering personal identity, wellbeing and resilience

Other: foundational areas such as:

  • establishing an STFE programme, supervisory training, theological reflection, and new technology.

If you would like to lead a workshop, please submit the title of your proposed workshop presentation, together with an abstract of 100 words by Monday 22 July 2019.

Workshops will usually occupy 50 minutes in total, according to the guidelines below.

Please send workshop submissions to Mark Johnston markkcml@gmail.com

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Tuesday, 19 November
Thursday, 21 November
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Vaughan Park Retreat Centre
1043 Beach Road
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