TOGROW Melbourne

19 October, 2017 in Melbourne


TOGrows are events organised by Thinking of God, a confessionally Reformed ministry, which seek to strengthen local churches through encouraging church leaders. We do this by encouraging leaders to be:


  1. Ministered to, as leaders, by God's word - so we'll have an local deliver a Bible talk specifically for us as church leaders;
  2. Equipped to deal with today's pastoral issues - so we'll have some training from a recognised expert in a contemporary ministry area;
  3. Supported - so we can pray with and for each other, capitalise off each other's strengths and opportunities, and work together to grow God's kingdom. So we'll have extended times of informal prayer and fellowship.


With 2017 celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Kamal Weerakoon (TOG) will be giving a talk on what it means to be confessional and contemporary today. Darren Middleton (North Geelong Presbyterian) will share his experience of how being vigorously reformed has strengthened his ministry at North Geelong. There will also be a panel discussion by local ministers on what Reformed ministry looks like today and much more! Join us also to explore how we can promote the Gospel through confessionally Reformed theology in Victoria. To read more about Thinking of God, please refer to:


Bob Thomas

Rev Bob Thomas is minister of St Kilda-Balaclava Presbyterian Church in Melbourne and editor of New Life Christian Newspaper. He has been Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church o

Bob Thomas

St Kilda-Balaclava Presbyterian Church

Andrew Courtis

Andrew Courtis is the Pastor of Hills Bible Church. Andrew is married to Dianne and they have three children (Kate, Emma and Jack). He was born and raised in Melbourne, moved to Adelaide to underta

Andrew Courtis

Hills Bible Church

Ben Nelson

After working for many years as a school teacher, Ben is now completing his studies for Presbyterian ministry as well as pursuing PhD studies on Oecolampadius. He is married to Jen, and together they

Ben Nelson

Peter Adam

Peter Adam is vicar emeritus at St. Jude's Carlton, formerly principal of Ridley College Melbourne, and vicar of St. Jude's. His public

Peter Adam

St Jude’s Carlton

Darren Middleton

Darren is married to Ruth, and they have seven children. His wife knows their names and their birthdates. He is heavily into sport, politics, gym, motorbikes and his wife Ruth. Before entering the min

Darren Middleton

North Geelong Presbyterian

Kamal Weerakoon

Kamal is a minister of the Presbyterian Church. He's studying a PhD in inter-cultural ministry while ministering part-time at Epping Presbyterian Church and Macquarie Christian Union (AFES). He also s

Kamal Weerakoon

Thinking of God
9:30 AM

Doors Open

10:00 AM


10:15 AM

Confessing Christ Today: how Reformed theology resources today’s church for faithful missional engagement

Kamal Weerakoon
10:40 AM

Panel: Confessing Christ Today

Andrew Courtis, Bob Thomas, Peter Adam,
11:00 AM

Morning Tea

11:20 AM

Example of Reformed Missional Engagement: North Geelong Presbyterian

Darren Middleton
12:30 PM


1:30 PM

Recovering a Lost Voice: Johannes Oecolampadius, Reformer of Basel

Ben Nelson


St Margaret's Presbyterian Church

106 Hotham Road, St Kilda East, VIC

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