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 licenced 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 license/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
Castle Hill Anglican
Figtree Anglican
Carlingford Anglican
Hoxton Park Anglican

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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. 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 long service leave or other circumstances, please submit an apology.


Details of all speakers will appear below when available

Archbishop Kanishka Raffel

Archbishop of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney

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Entrusted: Sharing the gospel and our lives

1 Thessalonians 2

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: 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: protection for children and other vulnerable people. In addition to being beneficial to our church and wider communities, this also addresses Royal Commission Recommendation 16.4.

Previous FiM Conferences

Videos of sessions from previous Faithfulness in Ministry Conferences