11 - 15 Nov 2024

Partnership Development Workshop – VIC

11 - 15 Nov 2024

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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 workshops for our own members, we welcome people from other mission agencies who have similar training needs. Personal Support Matters: Your guide to developing a support team for ministry by Claire Niclasen and 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 Personal Support Matters. 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.

2024 Workshop dates

Monday 11 to Friday 15 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 www.wycliffe.org.au/retreats-wycliffe

$150 single or $220 couple* (non-members)
$120 single or $180 couple* (WBTA members and applicants)

* Couples share a textbook and workbook

Cost includes morning and afternoon teas, the textbook (Personal Support Matters by Claire Niclasen and Myles Wilson) and a workbook.

Please bring an extra $50/person if you would like lunch as well, and let us know ahead of time if you’d like to take up this option.

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:
Josh Bartlett, National Training Coordinator