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Companioning Others Pastorally and Spiritually in a Highly Sexualised World

05/02/2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

“I think I have a problem with pornography”: Companioning others pastorally and spiritually in a highly sexualized world 

One-day Professional Development Seminar for Christian Leaders

“I think I have a problem with pornography”: Companioning others pastorally and spiritually in a highly sexualized world  is a professional development day designed to provide tools and insights for leaders, pastors, formation directors, pastoral carers, mentors, chaplains and youth workers. It will explore how they can walk alongside those who are struggling with pornography and its impact on their life.

We believe this area is a pressing issue for those involved in ministry and and formational work with others. Recent Australian research has identified that up to 75% of men and 40% of women have accessed pornographic material in the past year and its greatest consumers are teenage boys aged 14-17.

“I think I have a problem with pornography”: Companioning others pastorally and spiritually in a highly sexualized world will explore biblically-informed frameworks for healthy sexuality as well as key issues in working with those who are struggling with or addicted to pornography.

Well-known Christian Sydney-based sexologist Patricia Weerakoon is one of our guest speakers for the day, bringing sessions on how the use of pornography affects the human brain and our relationships with others. Keith Farmer will contribute to the day from the perspective of an experienced mentor working with Christian leaders and his background as a psychologist. In addition, the day will include a facilitated workshop, exploring the ways a greater understanding of this issue can inform our own formation as well as our leadership practices with those we lead and mentor.

Event Details:

When: Monday February 5 
Time: 10am-4pm 
Cost: $40 (includes morning and afternoon tea)
Guest Speakers: Sexologist Patricia Weerakoon and Keith Farmer, Mentor to Christian leaders across Australia.
Location: Fresh Hope Ministry Centre, Level 1, 3 Rider Boulevard, Rhodes

Register by January 31, 2018


1800 672 692
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Fresh Hope Ministry Centre, Rhodes
Suite 301, 1b Homebush Bay Drive
Rhodes, New South Wales 2138 Australia
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(02) 8573 6000
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