Chaplains from four Carinity Education schools across Queensland came together in early December for three days of personal, spiritual and professional development.
The gathering saw five chaplains from Hervey Bay, Brisbane, Rockhampton and Townsville, including Jade Hislop from Glendyne, meet in Brisbane.
Carinity Education Southside Chaplain, Sonia Davies, said the gathering was “both a time of encouragement and time of professional development”.
“What a wonderful time we had meeting together for the first time, to join with the same heart and passion to see Jesus work in and through our schools,” Sonia said.
“We hit the ground running with a presentation from Steve Forward, Scripture Union National Practice and Policy Manager, where we delved into some of the biblical foundations of Chaplaincy.
“The next day, we toured Carinity Education Southside and were able to sit under the wise teaching of Janelle Tidley (Malyon College) on the topic of mental health.
“On our final day together, we were blessed by Matt Boulton who imparted some wisdom about domestic violence. We chaplains learned, laughed, and ate together, building relationships.
“We were able to share ideas, stories, pray and encourage one another. We are all excited about the next season in our schools.”