Program for the evening
- Cocktail and canapés from 6:30pm
- Sharing by The Rev’d Dr Mark Short
- Short rededication of the newly refurbished Durie Room
- Launch of the Ministry Future Fund
Barren Wilderness or Garden of Delights?
Resourcing Bush Ministry for the next 40 years
Mark will begin by considering the role of the bush, both real and imagined, in Australian culture and experience and the challenges and opportunities this creates for Christian ministry. In particular, he will explore how our context differs from other Western societies in this regard and why this necessitates a distinctly Australian discipline of rural ministry. He will then explore how St Mark’s and other theological institutions might be part of this endeavour.