Story the Bible – Melbourne

Bible Storying comes to Melbourne!

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

The workshop will be held at the Kew Baptist Church, 13-15 Oct 2023, as follows:

  • Friday 13 Oct, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 14 Oct, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Sunday 15 Oct, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (includes Kew Baptist Church service)

Participants must plan to attend all workshop sessions.

Cost: $50 per person.  To register, click the orange button above.

Further details: Morning and afternoon teas will be provided. Please arrange your own Friday night dinner. Saturday and Sunday lunch will not be provided, but we will have a long enough lunch break for you buy food from nearby shops (or bring your own if you prefer). On Sunday morning, participants will take part in the Kew Baptist Church morning service, including an opportunity to demonstrate some of what you’ve learnt in the workshop. There will also be the option to present at the evening service for those who wish to.

Further information: For enquiries regarding registrations and venue, please contact Miriam Dale <>
For questions regarding workshop content, please contact Josh Bartlett <>.


Ready, Set…Thrive!

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.

Course Topics

  • 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 Child minding service may be arranged if prior notice is given.

Wycliffe Australia National Centre
70 Graham Road
Kangaroo Ground, Victoria (MAP)

Courses dates for 2023 are:
27 Nov -1 Dec

Single $110 Couple $145
Accommodation :
Accommodation with self-catering facilities are available on site at

Register above or for questions contact:

Woody Baker, National Training Coordinator

Mission Possible!

Online event

Wed 25 Oct 2023 7:30-8:30 AEDT

“Is the translated Bible enough?”

Zoom link:
Enquiries to VICRO.


Mission Possible online Oct 2023

Partnership Development Workshop – VIC

Partnership Development Workshop
Partnership Development workshops are designed to equip Christian workers to raise a team of partners that will allow them to fulfil the call of God on their lives into full-time ministry. Although we primarily run the workshop for our own members, we welcome people from other mission agencies who have similar training needs. Funding the Family Business: A Handbook for Raising Personal Support by Myles Wilson is the textbook used during the course. The price of the book is included in your workshop fee.

Workshop Streams
1. Biblical basis looks into Scripture to inform our attitude and practice in resourcing Christian ministry. Topics include; giving, partnership and living on gift income.
2. Speaking skills is organised around the premise that telling concise stories is one of the best ways to inform and inspire an audience. Participants will craft and deliver a range of ‘stories’ that they can utilise in various contexts.
3. Writing Skills helps participants learn effective principles and techniques for building and maintaining a team of partners through written communications.
4. Organisation covers topics that are administrative in nature, including tips on managing contact details and things to consider when relating to churches and pastors.

Discussion of these topics and practical application are part of the daily classes. Each evening there will be reading and assignments to complete for the following day. The course concludes with time for each person/couple to share a 10-minute presentation they have prepared using skills learned during the workshop. (It is your chance to ‘have a go’ amongst friends.)

Nightly readings are from Funding the Family Business. A workbook will also be provided for your use during the workshop. You will be asked to produce electronic resources, so a device with word processing ability will be needed. You will also find it useful to bring a Bible and a pen.

2023 Workshop dates

Monday 20 to Friday 24 November
8.30 am to 4 pm daily, with homework each evening


The workshop will be held at the Wycliffe National Centre, Kangaroo Ground (26 km from Melbourne CBD)

Accommodation is available onsite at

$140 single or $175 couple (non-members)
$110 single or $145 couple (WBTA members)

Cost includes morning and afternoon teas, the textbook (Funding the Family Business by Myles Wilson) and a workbook.

Participants gain practical assistance in the four streams of the workshop and come away with:

  • assurance that raising a partnership team is biblical and attainable
  • tips to help you plan and manage raising a team of ministry partners
  • a 10-minute presentation that can be used in support-raising
  • tips to help you build strong, ongoing relationships with your ministry partners
  • skills to communicate effectively in varied contexts.

For more details contact:
Luke Mosley, National Training Coordinator

Mission Possible! (In-person)

Monday 20 Nov 2023

Wycliffe Bible Translators National Centre
60-80 Graham Rd, Kangaroo Ground, VIC 3097

Enquiries to VICRO.

Previously on M O N D A Y  3  J U L Y 2 0 2 3 , 6 : 3 0 — 9 : 0 0 P M

Saul & Rebecca Thurrowgood spoke on “Sign Language for Bible translation”

To see a recording of this event go to:


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.

Course topics
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

Cost: Single $80 Couple $110

For more course details see our brochure or contact:

Woody Baker, National Training Coordinator


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