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 2018 Subjects:

  • The Spiritual Life of the Minister, Stuart Devenish, 12-16 February 2018
  • Biblical Lands Study Tour, Stephen Spence and Melinda Cousins, 8-24 April 2018
  • Integrative Leadership in Complex and Contested Environments, Soong Chan Rah, 25-29 June 2018
  • Ministering to your Muslim Neighbour, Bernie Power, 22 October 2018

Bible College SA Courses:

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

Bible College SA 2018 Subjects:

Interstate Intensives:

Online courses: 

Conferences:

Interstate Conferences:

Retreats:

Seminars and Workshops:

  • BCSA Journey Seminars:
    • Preaching, 1 March 2018
    • Mentoring, 12 April 2018
    • Social Media, 28 June 2018
    • Wellbeing, 9 August 2018
    • CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) Ministry, 27 September 2018
    • Marketplace Leadership, 8 November 2018
  • Baptist Care Training
    • Pastoral Care Masterclasses, 27 March, 17 April, 19 June, 11 September, 27 November 2018
    • The Art and Science of Spiritual Care Workshop, 11 May 2018
    • Responding to Domestic and Family Violence, 31 July 2018 (date to be confirmed)

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)