Faithfulness In Ministry
Conference 2020

(Previously known as the ‘Faithfulness in Service Conference’)

June 22-26 2020

A one-day conference to encourage and equip licensed clergy and authorised lay ministers in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney

  • Five days to choose from
  • Four locations - details below
  • No charge for attendance - morning tea and lunch included
  • Spouses welcome!
  • Bookings open in late January 2020
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2020 Theme

'Shepherding With Grace'

Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will...

Hebrews 13:21

Archbishop Glenn Davies will be speaking from Hebrews,
setting the theme for the conference.

Faithfulness in Ministry 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Faithfulness in Ministry is the new name for the same conference.  It has been re-named to avoid confusion with the Diocesan Code of Conduct document which is also called Faithfulness in Service.

Think of Faithfulness In Ministry as three-yearly in-service training. As we seek to persevere in ministry, this is a once-every-three-year opportunity to be encouraged and equipped in our many and varied roles as authorised/licensed ministers in the Diocese.

No. That only happened once (in 2014). FiM is unrelated to your Safe Ministry Training and you should seek to keep that updated through normal channels in accordance with the conditions of your licence or authority.
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The Archbishop requires all licensed clergy/authorised lay ministers in the Diocese to attend FiM.

If you cannot attend due to being away or because of health concerns, you will be able to submit an apology when bookings open in early 2020, and then you will be contacted after the Conference and required to view videos of the session and answer questions about the content.

If you miss the day due to sickness or other circumstances beyond your control, then you will be contacted after the Conference and required to view videos of the session and answer questions about the content.

Faithfulness in Ministry 2020


We apologise for the lack of an inner city venue for 2020.
We are expecting 2020 to be our biggest conferences ever, and so the venues have been selected based on size and parking availability etc.

Monday June 22 – Carlingford Anglican (1)
Tuesday June 23 – Figtree Anglican
Wednesday June 24 – Rooty Hill Anglican (MBM)
Thursday June 25 – Hoxton Park Anglican
Friday June 26 – Carlingford Anglican (2)

Faithfulness in Ministry 2020


Neil Foster

Associate Professor of Law at the University of Newcastle

Topic: Creating healthy relationships in churches

Neil teaches, publishes and researches in the areas of Tort Law, Workplace Health and Safety Law, Law and Religion, and Property Law. As well as undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Law (BA, LLB from UNSW, LLM from Newcastle), Neil is a graduate of Moore Theological College (BTh ACT; DipATh Moore), and has been with the School of Law at Newcastle University for 24 years.He has previously been a missionary in Pakistan with Interserve.
Neil will be speaking to the topic of bullying and fostering harmonious and godly workplaces.

Greg Gebhart

Senior Trainer for the Office of the eSafety Commissioner​​

Topic: Protecting our community online: risks, cyber bullying and educating on reporting material to eSafety

Greg is one of Australia’s leading presenters in this field. He has given presentations to more than 500,000 participants at state, national and international events. He has a degree in Applied Science (Physical Education) and a Masters in Computer Education. Greg has a strong background in leadership and change.He has been recognised for his achievements and passion to help others many times, including being listed in the 'Who’s Who' list of people that have shaped Australia and the International Society for Technology in Education global achievement award.

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FiM Email Updates

We will only email you with updates to the Faithfulness In Ministry Conference. We will never give your details to any third party external to the Anglican Diocese of Sydney

Contact us

Contact details

Faithfulness In Ministry Conference is organised and run by the Professional Standards Unit of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney

Postal Address

PO Box Q419
QVB Post Office
Sydney NSW 1230

Phone & Email

Phone: 9265 1547

Faithfulness In Ministry is a joint ministry between the office of the Archbishop and the Diocesan Professional Standards Unit (the Safe Ministry Team)

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