Faithfulness in Ministry conference 2023

Entrusted: Sharing the gospel and our lives

June 5-9 2023


Faithfulness in Ministry is a triennial conference for all licensed clergy and authorised Lay Ministers in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney.
The Archbishop requires these categories of workers in the Diocese to attend this conference as a condition of their licence/authority.

In 2023 the one day conference will be repeated over five days in five different locations. Attendees may pick any of the venues to attend.
Ministry spouses are also welcome.
All attendees must register prior to attending.
Morning tea and lunch is provided. There is no charge for the conference.


MBM Rooty Hill – Mon June 5
Carlingford Anglican – Tue June 6
Figtree Anglican – Wed June 7
Castle Hill Anglican – Thu June 8
Hoxton Park Anglican – Fri June 9

Program runs from 9:00am to 3:30pm each day

Speaker slides are now available on the ‘Program‘ page

Frequently Asked Questions

These are now available on the ‘Program‘ page

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.

Yes. Please submit a request via the contact form, and state the day you are booked and the day you wish to move to. Please use the same email address that you used to book with.

No. 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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Attendance is required by the Archbishop by all licensed clergy and authorised Lay Ministers in Sydney Diocese under 70 years of age. Such people aged over 70 are welcome to attend but it is not required.
Spouses of attendees are also invited to attend. They must be registered as a separate person.
Other pastoral staff in our churches are also invited to attend.

The Archbishop requires all licensed clergy/authorised lay ministers in the Diocese to attend FiM.
If you cannot attend due to long service leave or other circumstances, please submit an apology.
Those unable to attend in person will be required to view the content as online videos at a later time in a controlled environment (as an online course).

Faithfulness in Ministry is the new name for the same conference. It has was re-named in 2017 to avoid confusion with the Diocesan Code of Conduct document which is also called Faithfulness in Service.

The Registry uses an identification number called a ‘SID Number’ for a number of internal purposes. Your SID number may appear in various communications with you – including the emails inviting to register for the FiM Conference and we ask you to enter this when you register. It is not a required field in the form, but it does assist us in processing your attendance.

There is no cost to attend the conference. Morning and lunch are included.
NOTE: there is a close off date for registrations of May 22nd to allow for lunches to be ordered. Registrations received after that date will need to make their own lunch arrangements.


Archbishop Kanishka Raffel

Archbishop of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney

Dave McDonald

SALT Community Church Pastor

Andrea Musulin

Director WA Child Protection Society and Inaugural CEO of Protective Behaviours WA

Rev Craig Roberts

CEO Youthworks


Entrusted: Sharing the gospel and our lives

Bible Talk from Archbishop Kanishka Raffel

1 Thessalonians 2
Setting the theme for the rest of the conference.
A gospel ministry that is rich in relationships – like the apostle Paul and the Thessalonian church – can be deeply rewarding, but rarely comes without challenge. The Faithfulness in Ministry Conference 2023 will focus on how those entrusted with the gospel can sustain a fruitful ministry in which the gospel and lives are shared, and where church workers and those they serve are protected. The theme will be addressed through the following topics:

Pastoral Consultation (professional supervision) – Speaker: Dave McDonald

Royal Commission recommendation 16.5b
Regular, professional support for ministry workers. Apart from being a powerful tool for safeguarding our lives and ministries, engaging in pastoral consultation follows Recommendation 16.5 of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Protective Behaviours (empowering children to protect themselves) – Speakers: Andrea Musulin & Rev Craig Roberts

Royal Commission recommendation 16.40
Protection for children and other vulnerable people. In addition to being beneficial to our church and wider communities, this also addresses Royal Commission Recommendation 16.40


We are delighted to have the following organisations joining with the Office of the Archbishop and the Office of the Director of Safe Ministry in presenting Faithfulness in Ministry 2023