CMA Conference 5-6 June 2018 Brisbane Convention Centre

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CMA Conference 5-6 June 2018 Brisbane Convention Centre

Post by twotimothytwo » Mon May 28, 2018 7:53 pm

ABUNDANT! CMA 2018 (Christian Ministry Advancement)

"I came that you may have life and have it abundantly" John 10:10b

"Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen." Ephesians 3:20
Listed among 300+ delegates 'already registered'........
CEO, Plymouth Brethren Christian Church
http://www.cma.net.au/conference/

Be interesting to see who turns up!
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Re: CMA Conference 5-6 June 2018 Brisbane Convention Centre

Post by abishag » Tue May 29, 2018 8:57 am

My money is on Daniel or Stephen Hales. How can we find out? I think Bruce is the Chairman of the PBCC.

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Re: CMA Conference 5-6 June 2018 Brisbane Convention Centre

Post by twotimothytwo » Tue May 29, 2018 1:03 pm

Why attend CMA 2018?

Over the last 15 years, the CMA Conference has trained, equipped and resourced thousands of church and ministry leaders, managers, administrators and board members to be more effective in their God-given mission.

We all want to do our best in the church or ministry that God has placed us.

But the organisational aspects of ministry are rapidly changing, and can threaten our growth, our success, and our witness, if we don't do these things well.

Attending the CMA Conference will help you develop the knowledge, skills and practices you need to overcome the hurdles, and move your church or ministry forward.

And, importantly, your guides, teachers and facilitators are, like you, coming from a perspective that is grounded in the Christian faith and Scriptures.
Be careful ...
A great church can implode if its governance (elders / deacons / staff) can't navigate complex issues together.
Valuable ministries regularly stumble when staff conflict, or legal tangles, drag people away from their core ministry focus.
Our public testimony is destroyed when we accidentally break the law, or go broke, or communicate inappropriately.
Many church and ministry leaders are gifted and passionate in their area of service, but struggle to stay abreast of all these 'ad-ministry' topics that can determine success or failure.
http://www.cma.net.au/conference/why.php

Their very presence at an event such as this suggests that all is not well in the PBCC. Who ever heard of a PBCC leader admitting to needing outside help to 'move their ministry forward'?

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Re: CMA Conference 5-6 June 2018 Brisbane Convention Centre

Post by Ian McKay » Tue May 29, 2018 1:44 pm

This could be a healthy development. If a leading EB member is willing to learn from the experiences and expertise of other church leaders, he might in turn be able to exert a moderating influence on his own fellowship.

He may learn, for example, how to cope with the practical problems that affect many denominations, such as compliance with recent legislation on human rights, equality, data protection, child protection and so on. He may also learn that the best way to avoid bad publicity is to behave in a socially acceptable way. It’s easier and cheaper than trying to silence those who expose your evil deeds and evil teachings.

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Re: CMA Conference 5-6 June 2018 Brisbane Convention Centre

Post by fisherman » Tue May 29, 2018 2:55 pm

The brethren learn from anyone else-especialy from someone in the much despised 'Christendom'? I suggest the brethrens agenda is not to further the teachings of the meek and lowly Jesus,but to set up a centralized control system make as much money as they can ....in my opinion,the Hales saw the brethrens lack of firewalls and assembly governance as set out in Pauls ministry as a plum and proceeded to 'preach a diferent gospel ' Any tacit appearance of attending such a conference would likely be for window dressing,and to try to convince the charities commission they are just like any other evangelical church in order to keep their tax status ,not signalling a genuine attempt to learn.....you can't cure cancer by putting a bandaid on it ,anymore than you can reform 'systematized error '

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Re: CMA Conference 5-6 June 2018 Brisbane Convention Centre

Post by twotimothytwo » Tue May 29, 2018 3:16 pm

This could be a healthy development. If a leading EB member is willing to learn from the experiences and expertise of other church leaders, he might in turn be able to exert a moderating influence on his own fellowship.
In theory I agree. My stumbling block is how the presence of the CEO of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church at this conference can impact on every individual Gospel Hall Trust, whom we and the Charity Commission are assured, are autonomous.

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Re: CMA Conference 5-6 June 2018 Brisbane Convention Centre

Post by The Questioner » Tue May 29, 2018 6:01 pm

The PBCC delegate may, of course, see this as a business opportunity.

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Re: CMA Conference 5-6 June 2018 Brisbane Convention Centre

Post by Balaam's Ass » Wed May 30, 2018 2:51 am

Will the RRT be serving free lunches for all?

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Re: CMA Conference 5-6 June 2018 Brisbane Convention Centre

Post by Balaam's Ass » Wed May 30, 2018 2:57 am

The RRT doesn't seem to be sponsoring any of the sessions either:

2018 Conference Program

The following program is subject to change at any time for operational or scheduling reasons.

Tuesday June 5
7.00am - 9.00
Registration open
8.00am - 9.00
Exhibition open
9.10am - 10.00
Plenary Session 1 sponsored by Ansvar Insurance
Welcome and Kickstart Address - Tarran Dean
Plenary Address - Gary Hoag "Abundant Life and Service: What Every Person Must Know To Grasp It!"


10.00-10.15
Standards Council Presentation - Jerry White and Steve Kerr
10.15 - 11.05
Plenary Session 2 sponsored by Compassion
George Savvides and Chris Wallace (Sodia) "Responding to a Changing Context... A Threat or Opportunity?"


11.05 - 11.35


Morning Tea sponsored by Saward Dawson
11.35 - 12.35
Electives Session 1 (six concurrent sessions)
12.35 - 1.20


Lunch sponsored by Media Sales Australia
1.20 - 2.20
Electives Session 2 (six concurrent sessions)
2.25- 3.25
Electives Session 3 (six concurrent sessions)
3.25 - 3.55


Afternoon Tea sponsored by Faith Insurance
4.00 - 5.00
Electives Session 4 (six concurrent sessions)
5.00 onwards
Evening at leisure


Wednesday June 6
8.00 - 9.00
Exhibition and Registration Open
9.00 - 9.45
Plenary Session 3 sponsored by Prolegis Lawyers
Jossy Chacko (Empart) "An Able God” – Ephesians 3:20"


9.45-10.10
Plenary Session 4 sponsored by CBM Australia
Panel: Big Themes of the ACNC Review: Gary Johns (ACNC), Matthew Turnour (ACNC Reviewer) and Anne Robinson (Prolegis Lawyers), chaired by Myles McGregor-Lowndes (QUT)


10.10 - 10.50
Plenary Session 4
‘…to Him who is able to do more abundantly beyond all we ask or think…' - Living and working confidently in a post-SSM world. Anne Robinson and panel
10.50 - 11.20


Morning Tea sponsored by Clarety
11.20 - 12.15
Electives Session 5 (six concurrent sessions)
12.15- 1.00


Lunch sponsored by Vision Christian Media
1.00 - 1.55
Electives Session 6 (six concurrent sessions)
2.00 - 2.55
Electives Session 7 (four concurrent sessions)
3.00 - 3.45
Plenary Session 5 sponsored by Lewis Holdway Lawyers
Jerry White "The Precarious Place of a spiritually-minded Leader: Business goals vs. Compassionate Leadership."


3.45 - 4.15
Afternoon Tea
4.15
Conference concludes

Register your team today, and make an investment in your ministry's growth and development.

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Re: CMA Conference 5-6 June 2018 Brisbane Convention Centre

Post by Balaam's Ass » Wed May 30, 2018 2:57 am

Hope they don't miss this session:

Plenary Session 5 sponsored by Lewis Holdway Lawyers
Jerry White "The Precarious Place of a spiritually-minded Leader: Business goals vs. Compassionate Leadership."

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