Coming to grips with Bowen Family Systems Theory in a collaborative learning environment.
August 20, 2020 0 comments


Facilitated by Craig Foster

Family systems theory is a great tool for ministers to use in their relationships, both at church and in their own families. Relationships can be complex, particularly in ministry, this area can be confusing, draining and even lead to burnout. Having a resource to navigate relationship complexities is of vital importance.

This group series will include:

  • Pre-readings based on using Family systems theory in ministry contexts will be provided for discussion.
  • Supervision groups will have a strong practical focus, enabling group participants to regularly reflect on dilemmas in their own ministry contexts.
  • Groups will also continually consider how learnings from the “theory” interact with the truth of God’s word.


This group can count as recognised prior learning credit towards the FSI’s soon to be launched Systems in Ministry Certificate 2 year program.

We will be writing to various denominational reps to request that this group be endorsed as part of training to be a supervisor of clergy.


Session 1 – Intro to theory and Biblical reflections

Session 2 – Know your patterns under stress

Session 3 – Understanding your family

Session 4 – Differentiation of Self and Leadership

Session 5 – Triangles and Conflict


Online via Zoom


Thursday 20th August – 4-6pm

Thursday 17th September – 4-6pm

Thursday 22nd October – 4-6pm

Thursday 19th November – 4-6pm

Thursday 10th December 4-6pm.


$500 (plus GST) Can be paid in instalments of $255 by request—contact us by phone on 02 9904 5600.

Participants must commit to the whole series of meetings – places will be limited.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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Date(s) - 20/08/2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

via Zoom

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