Ministry Health Seminar: Well-Being and Resilience for People-Helpers
Wednesday, 23rd June @ 9:00 am - Friday, 25th June @ 5:00 pm
Stress, burnout and the general pressures of life all seem to plague Ministers and all those who seek to help people. Can you invest three days to help address these issues, and more? With Craig Farmer and Murray Bingham, seasoned practitioners who specialise in bringing out the best in leaders, this will be a great opportunity for 2021.
Ministers, chaplains, professional supervisors, Christian leaders generally and volunteers will find value in this seminar.
Although this is also the facilitation for an ACOM Postgraduate unit “Well-Being and Resilience for People-Helpers,” for most attendees this will be unaccredited Professional Development.
Come along and have your capacity expanded, relationships nourished, and soul restored.
In the event of Covid-19 restrictions we will transition this online. However, we fully expect this to be a physically face-to-face event.
Note that group ticket (applicable for 5+ people in a group) is also available for purchase.
You may download the event flyer here and share it with your friends and colleagues.
About the Facilitators
Murray has served Christ in ministry settings for over 30 years, beginning his journey as a youth pastor in his mid 20’s. The first half of this adventure saw him minister in various churches in Sydney, and one church in Pennsylvania. In 2007 Murray moved into chaplaincy and then had the opportunity to oversee chaplaincy for Churches of Christ in NSW until 2014. In more recent times he has been working for ACOM facilitating learning for many students, pastors and not-for-profit leaders in areas such as powerful conversations, conflict resolution, solution-focused coaching, working with grief and trauma, chaplaincy and managing change.
Murray also works in a consulting firm, The Colloquium Group, where he has established a one-to-one executive coaching practice, teaches leadership and strategic development workshops in organisations, and leads year-long professional development groups for emerging and existing leaders, with the focus being on authentic leadership.
In 2016 he co-authored, with Dr Stephen Smith, a book chapter called, “The dance of wounded souls: improving leadership well-being and effective. Murray holds Bachelors’ degrees in Aeronautical Engineering, Youth Ministry and Theology and will complete a Masters’ degree in Coaching Psychology in June 2021.
Murray’s experience and training has enabled to him to observe and understand the challenges and personal issues that ministering persons face, while helping them meet these challenges and flourish in the complexity that is ministry. As such he is passionate about pursuing a life lived to the full, while encouraging and developing others to do the same.
Craig has been involved in leadership of not for profit organisations for over 25 years. After completing a degree in Social Welfare, Craig worked and then led teams of youth workers in that area of youth homelessness.
After completing another degree in Theology and Ministry Craig lead a church for 16 years, mostly as Senior Pastor. The church grew to include 5 campuses and 7 congregations, multi-million dollar community welfare programs and proclaimed the gospel in innovative ways in the South West of Sydney.
Craig then founded a leadership and organisational development company, Transform Leaders, to assist leaders, teams and organisations to skillful reach their goals and create lasting health.
Skilled as a strategist, leader, coach, speaker, facilitator and trainer, Craig’s enthusiasm, easy manner and knowledge have been adding value to a wide range of leaders and organisations over many years.
Craig has worked with organisations such as: State Emergency Service NSW, Fire and Rescue NSW, Attorney Generals Department, Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Surf Life Saving NSW, Saint Vincent De Paul Society, Anglicare, CatholicCare, CISCO, University of NSW, TAL insurance, Hitachi, just to name a few.
He is a trained church consultant through John Mark Ministries, and has conducted numerous consultancies across various denominations.
Craig also has qualification in Executive Coaching, and is certified in a number of leadership and personality assessment tools. He most recently completed an Masters of Business Administration (Innovation and Leadership)
He is married to Gillan and they have three sons. Craig loves to surf, snowboard, motorbike ride, go to the gym and read.