Monday, June 20, 2016

KCML in Wellington: Winter 2016 blockcourse

KCML is in Wellington for the 9 days of our Winter 2016 blockcourse. This is new territory for us. It is the first time a KCML blockcourse has been held outside Dunedin (apart from occasional visits to Auckland and Ohope). We are staying in Silverstream, a retreat centre in the Hutt Valley.


The possibility emerged after discussions with the Synod of Otago and Southland, during meetings in February and again in March. This included conversation about the geographic location of intern block courses. The Synod noted their commitment to theological education both locally and nationally and hence the logic of block courses being held both locally and nationally.

The pragmatics emerged in April. With the 3rd All Black v Wales test in Dunedin in June, weekend accommodation was becoming both difficult to find and expensive.

The Presbytery connections emerged in May. The response from local churches has been fantastic. There are rumours of homebaking arriving on Tuesday. We are hosting the Presbytery on Tuesday evening. They will hear from interns and we will launch two new resources – one book and one CD – we at KCML have published in the last month. We will make site visits, to a local innovation site as we reflect on “the Church is led by Christ to do new things” (Ordination and the Ministry of Word and Sacrament, D-4) and to the Assembly Office, as part of building our patterns and connections with the wider church.

Being first time there will undoubtedly be some glitches. All part of “the task of initiating creative trends in the Church’s witness” (Ordination and the Ministry of Word and Sacrament, D-4)!

Posted by steve at 02:21 PM

1 Comment

  1. Sounds just wonderful. Enjoy that home baking!

    Comment by Elizabeth Taylor — June 20, 2016 @ 2:31 pm

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