Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship Australia (AEF) and Anglican Deaconess Ministries (ADM) have come together to design a Loss, Grief and Trauma Care Pilot Project for Aboriginal Women.
The 11-month project – beginning on 31 July 2017 – will be rolled out initially across Queensland, NSW and Victoria. It aims to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to explore their experiences of loss, grief and trauma, and support hope and healing through use of creative tools, all within a biblical framework.
The 2016 Hub members – Mel Fung, Mel Hanger and Lisa Bateup – celebrated their graduation on 6 June, along with staff from ADM and Seed, and friends and family...
ADM’s recent Mercy & Justice in Action workshop, co-hosted with Hope for Sydney, provided many opportunities to learn from and connect with ministries that serve refugees and the homeless …
It’s almost time for applications to open for ADM’s 2017 Annual Funding Event. As we prepare for another exciting event, we caught up with Hailey McQueen, the overall winner of last year’s inaugural Funding Event. Hailey won first prize, based on her idea to reinvent C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters as a stage production. She shares about how this funding has allowed the production to tour Australia to sell-out audiences …
Keith Condie, Co-director of ADM’s Mental Health & Pastoral Care Institute, is speaking this week to all clergy and licensed ministry workers across the Anglican Diocese of Sydney at the Faithfulness in Service conferences. Keith explains why he is tackling the issue of stress and ‘core strength’ at the conferences...
It’s been an exciting month for our Creative Fellow, Jo Chew, as the first art exhibition in her Fellowship draws to a close this week. Jo shares about her Fellowship journey so far, and the experience of her ‘Numbering Stars’ exhibition …
A new project to help build resilience in first-time mums is being launched this month by Sarah Condie, Co-director of ADM’s Mental Health & Pastoral Care Institute, who is also Women's Pastor at Church by the Bridge in Kirribilli. Sarah is working in collaboration with Lyn Worsley, Clinical Psychologist and Director of Resilience Centre and a member of Church by the Bridge.
Does the Bible have a place in Australian culture? ADM Senior Research Fellow Dr Meredith Lake gives us a taste of this conversation before she speaks at a sold-out panel discussion at the Sydney Writer’s Festival later this month.
Kara Martin has wrestled with issues of faith and work for decades. Her new book Workship: How to Use Your Work to Worship God is a comprehensive and highly practical guide to integrating your faith and work. Kara shares some of the insights in her book.
It’s an action-packed month for our Fellows: appearances at the Sydney Writer’s Festival, books being published and the first art exhibition this year …
Jesus Club has over 80 members in seven locations across Sydney, with another three clubs set to commence later this year. As The Hub 2016 classes finish in June, Mel Fung shares how The Hub has enabled Jesus Club to develop and grow.
Be inspired about how you can become involved in ministry to refugees and the homeless at this practical workshop, run by ADM and Hope For Sydney.
ADM is delighted to announce the recipients of over $50,000 in small grants for programs to support refugees in their local communities.
Following a tour of ADM’s new 'garden in the city', the deaconesses were joined by Kara Hartley (Archdeacon for Women in the Sydney Diocese) to cut a cake for Joan’s anniversary celebration.
Our Create & Refresh weekends in the Southern Highlands provide a chance to reflect, relax and be creative. Elizabeth Spencer reviews the Create & Refresh weekend on 7-9 April, which focused on prayer.
Anglican Deaconess Ministries (ADM) has announced the appointment of Rev Jenni Stoddart, School Chaplain at Abbotsleigh, as its new Chair of the Board, following the retirement of Gillian Davidson after 13 years of service.
In mid-March, 36 intrepid travellers ventured to the Middle East with Dr Karin Sowada on the second MAC Archaeology of the Bible Lands Study Tour.
ADM celebrated the opening of its newly-renovated 'garden in the city' on Thursday 30th March at an intimate office warming.
Alissa Wilkinson is a staff writer and critic at Vox.com, where she covers film, culture, and sometimes religion, and an associate professor of English and humanities at The King's College in New York City, where she teaches courses on criticism and cultural theory.