Chaplaincy PD with Phil Linden

Date: Saturday March 23rd, 2024

Time: 9 am to 12.30 pm

Venue: The Grace Centre, 11 Ralph Terrace, Rokeby


            $60 for CA Members (excluding Network Members)

            $90 for non-Members

Morning tea supplied

For more details contact [email protected]

Phil will cover two different topics to help us deepen our understanding of others and to improve our skills in conversation and listening.

Session 1: Asking Good Questions

In this session, we will explore the true power of asking good questions as we examine the greatest chaplain to ever minister – Jesus. What does a question really do? Why do we ask them? Listening v waiting to speak. The connection of the conscious and subconscious. Getting to the heart of the matter.

Session 2: The Theology of Disability

Disability is a sadly difficult issue for many people. From those with lived experience through to those who work in the disability industry, it is important to understand a theological view of disability. In this session we will consider matters such as the difference between disability and disease, the design elements of disability, the question of healing and how should we respond. With lived experienced in this area and a lot of study, Phil will unpack this in a presentation, followed by a question and answer time.

Phil Linden

Phil is an experienced local church and business leader, and an army chaplain for 5/6 RVR in Melbourne. His leadership is in three core areas: Vantage Point Church, Vantage Point Community and Distinctability.

Vantage Point Church where Phil is the Senior Leader has three campuses in Melbourne. He has spoken internationally and continues to serve on the State Executive of the Australian Christian Churches. Phil has a passion for entrepreneurial church leadership, new covenant teaching and strategic planning. His background is in corporate leadership and the not-for-profit sector in aid and development, having spent time working in developing nations in microfinance.

Vantage Point Community is a large food security, social inclusion, mental health first aid and CALD inclusion program that provides more than 8,000 meals per week, employs young people with disabilities and supports training in Mental Health First Aid.

Distinctability is a not-for-profit disability service provider that assists people with navigating the financial components of the NDIS.

Phil is married to Kirsten, also an Army Chaplain, and together they have six children. He follows AFL, barracks for the Hawks and runs small businesses as a hobby.