EQUIP Ministry Wives 


Saturday 7 April 2018


EQUIP ministry wives aims to encourage ministry wives from across Australia serving in all denominations and ministries. We believe ministry wives play a vital part in God's kingdom, not only because of the way they use their gifts to serve Christ, but chiefly because they are the main encourager of their husbands. We consider it a privilege to annually gather ministry wives for teaching, encouragement and networking. It's a fantastic day! Every ministry wife is welcome, whether your husband is serving in a mainline denomination, school, university, workplace or para-church organisation. And at every stage of development, from ministry training (like MTS or Metro), to theological college, to serving in ministry.



St Annes Ryde Anglican Centre is on the corner of Church Street & Gowrie Streets, Ryde. Transport is also available by bus from City, Chatswood, Burwood, Top Ryde and train to West Ryde Station, with a 1km walk uphill to the centre. Limited parking is available in the underground car park (accessed from Gowrie St) and other parking is in the surrounding residential streets.



Showing God’s love to others in a world of broken lives sounds a lot simpler than it  is in practice. We know the Gospel is the answer to our needs, but often it doesn’t seem to help us as we juggle our own challenges and those we minister to. Come and be encouraged by  Paul Grimmond and Sally Simms at EQUIP Ministry Wives 2018,  as they open God’s Word and chart a pathway to living out God’s real hope in the chaos of our increasingly dysfunctional world.



9:00      Doors Open

9:30      Session 1 (Talk 1 & Ministry Reflection): Paul Grimmond

11:00    Morning Tea

11:30    Session 2 (Talk 2): Sally Sims

1:00      Lunch

2:30      Session 3 (Talk 3 & Panel Discussion): Paul & Cathy Grimmond, Sally Sims

4:00      Conference Close



PAUL GRIMMOND (GRIMMO) recently became Dean of Students at Moore College, having served as an editor for Matthias Media (2008–2009), Rector of UNSW Unichurch (2003–2008) and Senior Assistant Minister at Unichurch (UNSW) from 2010.

He is well-known as a trainer, mentor and pastor of students within the MTS apprenticeship and as a conference speaker. He is also the author of Right Side Up (2009), The Archer and the Arrow (co-authored with Phillip Jensen 2010), Suffering Well (2011) as well as a number of articles on pastoral issues for the general Christian public

SALLY SIMS has been a pastoral care coordinator at Christ Church, St Ives, since 2009. She works as part of the care team, supporting those in need and training members, and is currently doing further studies in chaplaincy and pastoral care. Sally has a Bachelor and Master's Degree in Nursing, and was a lecturer in nursing at King’s College, London University and Catholic College, North Sydney.  Sally is author of the incredibly helpful book Together through the Storm which gives clear biblical foundations and very practical guidance for Christian care that is based in the word of God and in Christian hope. 



  • Early Bird Tickets $55 (1 Nov - 28 Feb)

  • Regular Tickets $65 (1 Mar - 2 Apr)

  • Late Tickets $70 (3 Apr - 7 Apr)

You will receive a confirmation email immediately upon registration. 

Tickets will be emailed a week prior to the conference. You will need a printed copy to enter the conference. 

We do not offer refunds on tickets already purchased. If you are no longer able to attend, you may transfer your ticket to another woman at no further cost. You can do this using the Modify Registration link in your confirmation email and updating the details previously provided. A new confirmation email will not be sent, but a ticket will be emailed to the new delegate in the week prior to the conference. 

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