Mission Possible! (In-person)
M O N D A Y 3 0 J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 3 , 6 : 3 0 — 9 : 0 0 P M
“Why does only one Indigenous Australian language have the whole Bible?”
- donation at the door
- enjoy a sausage sizzle, salads and dessert
- hear from Kathy Dadd, Bible translation advisor in Darwin
Worldwide Wycliffe– Wycliffe Member Orientation
Who was John Wycliffe and why was his name used to reignite the Bible translation movement? What is the difference between Wycliffe and SIL? What are the latest translation, literacy and Scripture engagement trends? What are my strengths and how would I work best in a multi-cultural team? Where do I best fit into the Bible translation ministry?
Worldwide Wycliffe answers all the questions above and introduces the world of Wycliffe to new Australian members and volunteers. Whilst we run the workshop for those starting assignments, we welcome anyone wanting to better understand the history and ethos of our organisation and partners.
1. History of Bible translation
2. Organisational structure and ethos
3. Introduction to Wycliffe Australia National staff and departments
4. Introduction to SILA
5. Insight into the latest translation, literacy and Scripture engagement trends
6. Multi-cultural teamwork and personal resiliency
7. Regional office resources
The workshops will be presented as an online webinar.
Accommodation is available at www.wycliffe.org.au/retreats.
Cost: Single $80 Couple $110
For more course details see our brochure or contact:
Woody Baker, National Training Coordinator
Do you want to communicate and build relationships across cultures? Are you interested in cross-cultural work in Australia or overseas?
Invest 20 days with SIL Australia at Launch and boost your language learning and intercultural capacity.
Discover the sounds and structures of other languages, practise proven techniques for learning them and prepare yourself to cross cultures.
Benefit from our expert linguists in a hands-on, four-week residential course on the outskirts of Melbourne.
Full-time, part-time, distance, accredited and non-accredited options available.
Check us out at sila.org.au/launch
Story the Bible – Bendigo, Victoria
Bible Storying comes to Central Victoria!
Here is the opportunity you have been waiting for! Come and learn the five skills of biblical storytelling:
- crafting a biblically accurate story
- polishing it to make it easy to memorise
- telling it in a way that holds the attention
- teaching it so the hearers can pass it on
- leading a Bible study … without even holding a Bible!
The workshop will be held at the Bendigo Presbyterian Church (corner of Forest and Mackenzie Streets, Bendigo) in three sessions over the weekend of 22-24 July 2022, as follows:
- Friday 22 July, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
- Saturday 23 July, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Sunday 24 July, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Participants must plan to attend all workshop sessions.
In addition, participants will be welcome – and are encouraged – to attend the Celebration of Bible Translation dinner at the same venue from 5:30 – 9:00 pm, and to join a team to tell Bible stories in three churches on the Sunday morning.
Cost: $50 per person. To register, click the orange button above.
Registration for the celebratory dinner on Saturday night is separate – click here for details.
Further information: Keith Bell, email@example.com or 0438 719 956
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Ready, Set… Thrive! is the final of three Wycliffe member orientation workshops. Wycliffe members take personal responsibility to maintain their spiritual health and relationships on the field. This week of training will follow up on topics introduced in the first workshop, Worldwide Wycliffe which includes personal resiliency and multi-cultural teams. The topics covered in Ready, Set.. Thrive! aim to introduce disciplines that will equip cross cultural mission workers to be proactively engaged in a successful ministry.
- Communication (active listening skills, understanding the dangers of making assumptions, practicing assertiveness and conflict resolution)
- Spiritual Vitality (dealing with temptations, spiritual warfare, self-esteem and spiritual temperaments and developing a personal spiritual growth plan)
- Adaptation (balanced living, transitions, grief, healing heart wounds and the theology of suffering)
- Living in Community (understanding others and ourselves better through a personality survey, the four basic cultural types and Biblical multi-cultural teams)
Ready, Set…Thrive! is facilitated by field-experienced staff at the Wycliffe National Centre, Kangaroo Ground just outside Melbourne. Sessions are from 9.00 am – 4.30 pm daily.
This is a self-catered event with morning and afternoon tea provided. Accommodation with self-catering facilities are available on site at www.wycliffe.org.au/retreats. Child minding service may be arranged if prior notice is given.
Wycliffe Australia National Centre
70 Graham Road
Kangaroo Ground, Victoria (MAP)
Single $80 Couple $110
Accommodation with self-catering facilities are available on site at www.wycliffe.org.au/retreats.
Register above or for questions contact:
Woody Baker, National Training Coordinator
MAD OZ 2023
The greatest thing you can do to transform your life is engage with the opportunities that God puts before you.
On the MAD trip, you will have the opportunity to visit two Aboriginal communities where Bible translation is taking place. See for yourself the great impact that having God’s Word in their own language makes in their lives. Learn cross-cultural communication skills and put them into practice with Aboriginal people as you encourage one another in your faith.
• Live in a remote Aboriginal community
• Share life and faith with locals around the campfire
• Minister through testimonies, skits, songs and dramas
• Learn and perform songs in Aboriginal languages
• Experience life in the outback first-hand
• Spend time with Aboriginal people in their traditional hunting grounds
• See how God is at work in Bible translation, discipleship and other ministries
• Explore new opportunities to use your gifts
• Gain an understanding of issues facing Australia’s Indigenous people
• Take time out to reflect through team devotions and journalling
Register by: 15 May 2023
Contact: David Wake
Cost: $2200 pp.
Price is for travel from Melbourne to Darwin, food and accommodation. It does not include airfare for returning from Darwin.
The trip starts early Saturday morning leaving from 70 Graham Rd Kangaroo Ground and Finishes in Darwin.
Everyone organises their own flights home anytime on Tuesday 11 July.
Everyone will need to have a current Working with Children Check.