As a pastor, you are often placed under extreme pressure in your ministry. You are on call 24/7. People have high expectations regarding your professional performance, relational capabilities, moral behaviour and family life. At times you may feel within yourself the frustrations of not being able to do all that your sense of duty calls you to do. You sometimes go through personal crises, unasked and unexpected. There are occasions when, in your humanness, you make wrong decisions which have devastating consequences. Yours is often a lonely and trying profession.
But your ministry is also richly blessed with rewards and reasons to rejoice. You are privileged to represent the mind and heart of God to people in sermons and visits and evangelistic outreach. Your greatest challenge factor–people–is also your greatest reward factor. You have the supreme joy of bringing people to know Christ and baptising them into His kingdom. You have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference in the lives of scores of people.
Ministerial Association is here to weep and to celebrate with you, to support you and to encourage you, to enable your growth and to ensure your survival–for all this. The Greater Sydney Conference currently has over 50 employed pastors and a number of volunteer or bivocational pastors whose interests are served by this Association.
Visit Australian Union Conference’s Ministerial Website for resources.
The South Pacific Division and Avondale College of Higher Education are partnering with the Greater Sydney Conference for a Sabbath afternoon program in which you are encouraged to attend, bringing with you someone that you think God is calling to ministry. If you bring more than one that would even be better.
- Date: Sabbath afternoon, 11 February, 20117
- Time: 4.00-6.00 pm
- Dinner: 6.00-700pm
- Venue: Greater Sydney Conference, 4 Cambridge Street, Epping
If you know of any person/s who you think could benefit from attending this gathering, please speak with them and let us know.
Plan to be there, and get back to me in the next seven days with the people you are bringing so we can cater in abundance.
Nataniel Pereira 02 9868 6522, 0416 180 153
Combined & Regional Meetings
February 9 – Combined
March 2 – Regional
April 13 – Combined
May 4 – Regional
June 1 – Combined
July 6 – Regional
August 3 – Combined
September 7 – Regional
October 12 – Combined
October 23-25 – Pastoral Families Retreat
November 2 – Regional
December 7 – Combined
*Combined meetings will be held at Kellyville Church*