PDP Ideas

Below are various professional development opportunities, resources, and ideas for pastors.

    Study    Conferences    Retreats    Seminars/Workshops    Preaching Podcasts    Books     

Study:

Tabor Courses:

Tabor 2019 Subjects:

Bible College SA Courses:

  • Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma of Ministry
  • Master of Arts (Ministry or Theology)
  • Master of Theology

Bible College SA 2019 Subjects:

  • Church Systems and Congregational Health. Jeff Pugh, 4-8 February 2019
  • Christ-Centred Preaching, Andrew Katay, 14 February, 21 March, 2 May, 6 June 2019
  • Mark in Context, Jason Matson, 17-21 June 2019
  • Gospel Spirituality for Leadership, 30 July, 27 August, 24 September, 29 Octgober 2019

Interstate Intensives:

Online courses: 

Conferences:

  • BCSA 4D Leadership Conference, 18 May 2019
  • BCSA Pastors Conference, 7-8 August 2019

 

Interstate Conferences:

Retreats:

Seminars and Workshops:

  • BCSA Journey Seminars:
    • Preaching, 21 February 2019
    • Evangelism, 3 April 2019
    • Mental Health, 27 June 2019
    • Workplace Leaders, 25 September 2019
    • Conflict Resolution, 7 November 2019
  • Baptist Care Workshops
    • Working with People experiencing Mental Health issues, 19 March 2019
    • Supporting People with Dementia and their Carers, 26 March 2019

Practical courses run by community organisations:

Online preaching resources:

  • Sermonsmith podcast – interviews with preachers on their preparation and practice
  • Preaching Today podcast – preaching tools explored using a well-known preacher’s sermon
  • Something to Say, Rob Bell on how to communicate effectively (donation of $1+ required)
  • The Craft of Preaching, online videos from Luther Seminary US conferences

Recommended reading: (recommended by fellow pastors)