Education and Formation

Terms of Reference

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Contact: Ann Nadge - Convenor - (0402 830 521)

The purpose of the Education and Formation Ministry Unit is to encourage and facilitate the education and formation priorities of the Diocese within the strategic directions set out by the Diocesan Council.

Focus Areas

  • Identifying and formation
  • Stimulating ministry involving children, young people and families through parishes, schools and other organisations
  • Identifying and nurturing different kinds of leaders for different kinds of church
  • Stimulating and encouraging vocations to lay and ordained ministry
  • Establishing pilot projects to enhance the ministry of leaders (lay and ordained) currently serving in the Diocese
  • Assisting the Archbishop and the Principal of St Barnabas Theological College through the transitions facing the College.

Current Priorities and Activities

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Strategic issues

  • Reviewing and maintaining the Safer Ministry Education programme
  • Supporting the link with Anglican schools through the Schools Liaison Officer and SAAPEC
  • Supporting the Chaplain to The Archbishop, and the Principal of St Barnabas Theological College, in coordinating Formation pathways to the ordained ministry


Ministry to children, young people and families

  • Supporting the Lenten Study for 2011, and preparing for the Lenten Study 2012, The Year of Renewal – the 165th anniversary of the Diocese of Adelaide.
  • Establishing a network of parish personnel responsible for parish education programmes
  • Reviewing, and promoting, the provision of learning resources in the Diocese, especially the Resource Centre currently located at St Barnabas College
  • Maintaining FamilyFaith publication
  • Nurturing the Anglican Schools Chaplains’ network
  • Establishing links with ministry in State schools


Different leaders for different church

  • Supporting the Archbishop’s Pilgrimage to Africa in early 2011
  • Seeking suitable Anglicans to serve on boards and councils of Anglican Schools
  • Preparing for the Clergy Conference 2011
  • Developing a focus on promoting adaptive leadership in lay and ordained ministries where the characteristics are; dynamic environment, change imperative, collegiality and collaboration, accepting uncertainty and frustration, distinguishing what is essential to mission, and so on.

Vocations to lay and ordained ministry

  • Support the network of Examining Chaplains
  • Working closely with St Barnabas Theological College in promoting its academic programmes and recruiting students