The Ministry Team
Our Supply Minister of the Word
Clive joined us on the 1st December 2021. He has performed other supply ministries in Australia. In the past, he was the minister of St Ninian’s Presbyterian Church in New Zealand and has been the Principal of the United Theological College in Parramatta and Head of School for the School of Theology, Charles Sturt University.
Clive is married to Mary whom he met while working as a guide in the abbey on Iona in Scotland. Mary is also a minister and together they have one son, Andrew, who is married to Sasha.
Clive is committed to worship and pastoral care that engages with how the Christian faith seeks to understand its place in the world.
Children’s, Youth and Young Adults Ministry Worker
Within this role Daniel co-ordinates and supports the ministries involving children, youth and young adults within St Matthew’s, his role involves the following areas:
- Young Adults
Pastoral Carer for Seniors
Some of the things I do are:
1. Visit people
a. At home when invited in
b. At home at the door when people are more comfortable with this sort of personal interaction
c. In retirement facilities
d. in hospitals and/or rehab centres when this is possible
e. By phone, particularly during times of Covid lockdowns
2. When visiting I endeavour to engage people in their journey through life. This can be events in the recent or distant past. We even try to glimpse into the future.
3. Link with families in the event of a death. This may also involve participation in the funeral (thanksgiving) service. I also follow up with families after the funeral for a while.
4. Following Communion Services at St Matthews’ I take communion to interested people who are not able to attend physically at St Matthews’ Church. Sometimes this is 1:1 and sometimes I have a number of people gather together for the opportunity.
5. I participate occasionally in combined worship held in Retirement Villages. This is by invitation from an organizer at the village.
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