Refocus Conference 2018

Refocus: Cultivating Healthy Christians | 9 July 2018 with Kelly Kapic

God has entrusted the lives of His people into the hands of pastoral leaders. Our daily task is to faithfully serve and create conditions so that those under our care can be fruitful for His kingdom.

But is our vision for Christians in our churches in line with what God desires? How should we go about our ministry so that they can grow? And what should we expect to see?

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Refocus is a conference about pastoral leadership. Starting in 2016, our aim is to serve pastoral leaders (ministers and elders) and their wives, and those training for pastoral leadership (students and apprentices), especially in Presbyterian and Reformed churches. Each year we focus on one of the four sections of our comprehensive theological vision for the Presbyterian Church of Australia in NSW:

  • Churches centred on the gospel of Christ;
  • Churches made up of Christians trusting in Christ and living for God’s glory;
  • Churches led by teams of Shepherds and Servants; and
  • Churches working together in gospel-centred mission

It is our hope that Refocus will leave you:

  • INSPIRED by our distinctive theological vision for our churches.
  • ENCOURAGED by real stories of effective leadership and positive change from our churches.
  • REFRESHED by a new space for engaging conversation, deepening friendships and professional development with other pastoral leaders.


Keynote Speakers

Kelly M. Kapic

Kelly M. Kapic is professor of theological studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.

He is the author or editor of over ten books, including Overcoming Sin & Temptation: Three Classic Works (2006), God So Loved He Gave (Zondervan, 2010), A Little Book for New Theologians (IVP Academic, 2012), and Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition (IVP Academic, 2013). Kapic will also be writing a volume for Theology of the Christian Life in the series, New Studies in Dogmatics (Zondervan).


John McClean

John McClean is Vice Principal of Christ College, and teaches in the areas of Christian Thought focussing on Systematic Theology and Ethics.

He is the convenor of the Gospel, Society and Culture Committee of the Presbyterian Church of NSW and he writes a regular ethics column in the Pulse, the PCNSW magazine. He is married to Elizabeth, and they have two adult children.