In this time of Plenary Council and a post Royal Commission Church, we are invited to respond to the signs of the times – to renew our life in mission as we bring to life what the Spirit is asking of us at this time in Australia.
ALIVE IN THE SPIRIT invites people to engage in this mission through collaborating and resourcing to explore:
“A must for faith communities including clergy, staff, leadership teams, council members, ministers and volunteers; for those in pastoral care, for youth, family and education support, and all who accompany one another to be the community Christ calls us to be.”
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.”
– Galatians 5:22 – 26
Director of Catholic Life and Faith, Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Leisa Anslinger brings extensive experience in Catholic parishes and schools to her ministry as an author and speaker. She is the author of books for pastoral leaders and numerous e-Resources on catechesis and stewardship. She is a frequent presenter on evangelization, stewardship, and catechesis at national and diocesan gatherings. Leisa’s newest publications are part of the Bridges Leadership Series, with Stephanie Moore. Leisa is the Director of Catholic Life and Faith.
A rich variety of over 40 Australian and New Zealand presenters offering a broad range of practical topics from their experience and expertise. Topics include fostering and renewing our faith communities, RCIA, pastoral planning, spirituality, leadership, pastoral care, liturgy, social justice, outreach and evangelisation, ministry with youth, with families, with elderly, and broader faith formation. A full list of workshop presenters is available here
An open space where key exhibitors offer resources and support, and are available to discuss pastoral ministry needs.
The conference dinner and three AGMs offer rich spaces to network and consider how to continue to bring to life the learnings and insights gained from our conference experience.