EdComm Ministry Conference 2019
Date and Time
Moore Theological College
1 King St, Newtown, NSW, 2042, Australia
EdComm Ministry Conference 2019
Forming God's people for lives of service in the Kingdom and beyond
This conference is aimed at Clergy, ministry teams, Chaplains, school ministry staff, Christian Studies teachers, ministry students and others involved in faith-based pastoral work.
This will be an intimate round-table conference, with input directed by Prof Garber. Throughout the time there will be opportunity to discuss, participate in guided reflection and ask questions of Prof Garber.
Interacting with literature, film, and postmodern trendsetters, as well as conversing with the disciplines of philosophy, theology, and sociology, Professor Garber has suggested that people can form a coherent and unified Christian worldview in the midst of a culture that is often experienced as more fragmenting and disintegrating than unifying and integrating. At this year's conference we look forward to being challenged by Professor Garber as he encourages us to consider people must learn to connect belief with behaviour in a way that does not separate the private from the public, or truth claims from life as it is actually lived.
Picking up themes from Professor Steven Garber’s book Fabric of Faithfulness, the Ministry conference will examine the themes of:
- cultural challenge
- worldview as a way of life
- telos and praxis.
Speaker: Professor Steven Garber
Professor of Marketplace Theology and Leadership, Regent College
BA (Geneva College), MA (Goddard College), PhD (Pennsylvania State University)
Dr. Steven Garber, Professor of Marketplace Theology and Leadership at Regent College, is Director of Regent’s new graduate program, the Master of Arts in Leadership, Theology, and Society. He comes to Regent College most recently from his role as Principal of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Garber completed his PhD in the Philosophy of Learning at Pennsylvania State University, focusing on the connection between belief and behaviour. His dissertation led to the publication of his first book, The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief and Behaviour. He served for many years on the faculty of the American Studies Program in Washington, D.C., and his contribution to the book, Faith Goes to Work: Reflections from the Marketplace, was born of that institution’s unique learning-and-living vision for the moral meaning of higher education. More recently, Dr. Garber drew on his work at the Washington Institute and years of thinking about the nature of calling and career to author Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good.
Dr. Garber’s conviction that faith must be held together with every part of life has led him to engage deeply in a variety of contexts. He is an advisor and consultant for a diverse range of businesses, foundations, and educational institutions including Demdaco Corporation, Mars Corporation, Murdock Trust, Blood:Water Mission, and Telos Group. His long commitment to the conviction that culture is upstream from politics led him to contribute to the book Get Up Off Your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalog and inspired him to participate in the founding of Wedgwood Circle.
A native of the great valleys of Colorado and California, Steve is married to Meg. They have five adult children whose own callings have taken them all over the world.
Standard Rate $75
Ministry Student $35
Note: If you are a School Chaplain or Christian Studies teacher attending the EdComm Conference on Saturday June 1, you can contact us to receive a complimentary ticket to the EdComm Ministry Conference.
Afternoon tea is included in this price. The formal proceedings for the afternoon will conclude at 6.00pm.
The Anglican Education Commission (Anglican EdComm) exists to advance the Anglican Diocese of Sydney's commitment to promoting biblically-shaped education. It was re-established as a separate entity by the Synod in 2007. Its mandate is to contribute to the transformation of education through pre-schools, Anglican schools, colleges, parishes and other Anglican organisations. Anglican EdComm promotes teaching as a worthy and strategic vocation. It seeks to support Christian Teachers at every stage of their career. Whether a person is considering teaching, an established teacher or a school leader, Anglican EdComm exists to support teachers and help them enrich the lives of students both academically and spiritually. Through mentoring, networking, conducting NESA accredited professional learning and consultancy within schools, it seeks to help teachers and school leaders to implement a biblically-shaped approach to education. It plays an important role in advocacy and representing an Anglican perspective to governments, the education profession and the wider community. It has an interest in enhancing Anglican Religious Education and in promoting scholarly research on biblically-shaped education.