CMD – Assisting pastors in ministry development for 4 years

Since its official launch in 2013, the Centre for Ministry Development (CMD) has been working with a large range of pastors to assist them and their churches to function at the highest level.

The staff team, which has grown over the past few years, has been providing services in three main areas:

  1. Christ centred coaching, mentoring and consultation by our team which includes consultants, mentors (who are previous or current rectors in the Sydney Diocese) and an organisational psychologist.
  2. Providing a range of tools to support the diagnosis, implementation and evaluation of gospel workers, including surveys, assessments and tests that helps to understand the ministers themselves, the church staff team members, team dynamics and how the church is going.
  3. Training in essential skills and facilitation of workshops in key ministries required by gospel workers to be effective in ministry

“My CMD consultant’s firm evangelical convictions, his understanding of our churches as well as his business experience combine to provide clear, thoughtful and very practical coaching. I find myself more confident in my ministry plans after each meeting with him. His strengths somehow seem to find a way to serve in my areas of weakness. This has been the case from strategic planning, to understanding NCLS results, to staff recruitment and to staff training. I have very much enjoyed and benefitted from his coaching and would recommend CMD and their services to other rectors,” shared Antony Barraclough, Senior Minister of St Matthew’s Anglican Church West Pymble.

CMD recognizes the honour that ministry is, the extraordinary strengths of those called to it, and the need for input to function at higher levels. So no matter where you are in your ministry journey, CMD is here to assist you to further develop.

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