Alive in the Spirit

Virtual Conference

8th – 10th July 2021

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New Vision, New Energy, New Life

Being the Community Christ Calls us to be

Renewal Brought to Your Community

Be guided and supported to bring the richness of online keynotes, workshops, liturgy and prayer into your own community for a personalised experience.

Check out the Parish Kit to create a customised experience for your community.

30+ On Demand Workshops plus Interactive Encounters

Explore areas of best practice for RCIA, reaching beyond the margins, planning for mission, pastoral care, social justice and much more.

Prayer Spaces, resourcing with
exhibitors and one-to-one
encounters.

Inspiration and Formation

For lay and clergy, staff, leadership teams, finance teams, pastoral councils, pastoral ministers and volunteers, those in education, counselling, pastoral care, youth ministry, family ministry, aged care and chaplaincies and anyone who wants to be Alive in the Spirit.

Keynote Speakers

Lana Turvey-Collins

Plenary Council Facilitator

 

In November 2017 Lana Turvey-Collins began with the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference working to facilitate a three year process of listening, dialogue and discernment about the future of the Catholic Church in Australia. Prior to this appointment, Lana worked as the Program Manager for Mission Formation and Professional Development for Catholic Mission. She has studied in the areas of mission, theology and Church, and holds bachelor degrees in commerce and arts and a master’s degree in development and human rights.

Before joining Catholic Mission, Lana worked with teams in business on leadership, implementation of vision, values and organisational culture. Lana is passionate about God’s mission and believes there is great richness amidst the diversity and difference in the world. She has lived and worked in Zambia, Peru, Timor-Leste and Japan.

Richard Lennan

Professor of Systematic Theology, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

 

Richard Lennan, a priest of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle since 1983, is Professor of Systematic Theology in the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College. His principal fields of research and teaching are ecclesiology and the theology of ministry; he has a particular interest in the theology and spirituality of Karl Rahner. His new book (to be published in 2022) is Tilling the Church: Theology for an Unfinished Project.

Prior to moving to Boston, he taught theology at the Catholic Institute of Sydney from 1992-2007 and served as president of the Australian Catholic Theological Association from 2005-07. Most recently, he was a consultant member of the group that drafted The Light from the Southern Cross (2020).

Leisa Anslinger

Associate Director for Pastoral Vitality for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

 

Leisa Anslinger is the Associate Director for Pastoral Vitality for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the founder of Catholic Life and Faith, a centre for evangelization, stewardship, and servant leadership development. Leisa brings extensive experience in parishes and schools to her ministry as an author and speaker. She is a frequent presenter on topics ranging from parish leadership, stewardship, evangelization, and strengths development. Her most recent publications include A Vision for Conversion: 8 Steps to Radically Change Your RCIA Process, 30 Days on Stewardship, and What Can I Do?: Ways to Build Parish Community. Leisa is the author of Impact, a monthly formation resource connecting the Sunday readings with daily life.

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Thank you for your interest in Alive in the Spirit Conference!

Our conference offers the following key benefits:

  • Three keynote speakers
  • 30+ workshop opportunities
  • Networking Time
  • And much more!

All for the price of AU$40 for individual registration and AU$200 for group registration.

 

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