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Women's Training Conference

  • Presbyterian Theological College 684 Elgar Road Box Hill North, VIC, 3129 Australia (map)

'Working for the Kingdom'

Preaching & Teaching from 2 Thessalonians


PTC is pleased invite you to our inaugural Women's Training Conference. We are passionate about educating and training women for service in the kingdom of God, and pray that this conference will become an annual opportunity for fellowship, learning and spiritual growth.

What to expect

We will be gathering for a day of preaching, teaching, and practical training, based on the scriptures of 2 Thessalonians. 

We will hear both exegesis and a topical talk about gospel work from Carmelina Read, and attend two practical seminars. The seminars will run simultaneously over two sessions, so everyone has the chance to attend both! 

womens training conference timetable schedule


Leading a Bible study

Speaker: Carmelina Read

Bible study groups are a wonderful opportunity to share fellowship with the church community, and deepen our understanding of God's word together. 

Leading a Bible study is a great privilege and responsibility, and Carmelina speaks from her wisdom and experience to better equip you for this role. 

One-to-One Discipleship

Speaker: Sarah Weber

Sarah loves catching up with other women to read the Bible and pray with them.

She is looking forward to sharing with you how she decides what part of the Bible to start reading with people, providing examples of Bible studies to do one-to-one and answering any questions you might have on this topic. 

About our speakers

carmelina read
sarah weber discipleship seminar speaker afes

Carmelina Read

Carmelina has been the Dean of Women at Christ College since 2005. In this role she co-ordinates the Ministry Training for Women programme, as well as co-lecturing several subjects. Carmelina ministers with her husband Jeff at Chatswood Presbyterian Church.



Sarah Weber

Sarah has grown up in a Presbyterian ministry family in Geelong. After completing her Bachelor of Divinity from Moore College, she has returned to Geelong to serve as the AFES Womens Staff worker at Deakin University with the Christian Union. She loves her church family, Geelong West Presbyterian.



Book Stall

Who doesn't love a good book stall? We have asked our speakers to recommend some titles which complement their talks and seminars, and they will be available for purchase at the conference!

working for the kingdom book stall


The conference will be fully catered, including morning tea, lunch, and barista-made coffee! (You heard that right! Your ticket includes unlimited coffee, tea, chai lattes and hot chocolate.)

We can accommodate the following dietary restrictions:

  • vegetarian
  • gluten free

Options to specify dietary requirements are included on the registration form. 

Drinks by ALT + T Specialty Coffee

Morning Tea by Cupcake Central

Lunch by Egg Unlimited

Registrations closed - we have sold out!



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