Anglican Deaconness Ministries: Women in ministry support scheme
Anglican Deaconness Ministries’ Women in Ministry Support Scheme (WIMSS) is designed to support women as they serve Christ and his Church. WIMSS provide small grants of between $200 and $2,000 to be used for ministry resources or professional and theological development.
Applications for grants open 2 September 2020.
Funding categories include:
- Setup expenses for a ministry—such as design, printing, resources, equipment
- Theological education
- Professional development—such as attending conferences and training
- Resources—such as books, commentaries, apps
- Contribution to lost income during a period of maternity leave from a paid, continuing ministry position.
There are a number of options to pursue further study at Moore:
Study leave for ministry workers
Do you have at least one week study leave from your ministry position?
Moore College offers a ministers study leave program that you might enjoy. You can choose something to work on—e.g. Bible study material on Ephesians—and you would then meet up with a faculty member to discuss your work. You can also join the college community at chapel, and eat meals with students and faculty. You would have access to the library, and you would be able to attend any lectures.
Maybe you are considering postgraduate study. For some, a conversation with a faculty member can be helpful to work through any questions, doubts and hesitations you might have. Please contact us if you would like to chat about Moore’s postgraduate program.
Moore College offers the following postgraduate study options.
Master of Arts (Theology) (MA Theol)
The Master of Arts (Theology) program is aimed at providing continuing education in theology for graduates in full-time ministry.
Master of Theology (MTh)
A Master of Theology (MTh) is a postgraduate research award and is aimed at specifically equipping graduates for future teaching ministries.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) aims to equip qualified persons for a vocation of teaching and research in theological colleges and universities and for the scholarly enhancement of Christian ministry.
Moore College provides a number of scholarships to eligible students enrolled in or intending to enrol in a Moore Theological College course of three major types:
- undergraduate courses;
- postgraduate courses;
- online Diploma in Biblical Theology course (overseas students only);
There are endowed scholarships in a range of areas subject to specific conditions and requirements of each award.
Scholarships are generally meant to cover part of the costs of completing a qualification. Most awards are limited to Australian citizens, but there is also some limited funding for overseas students studying online.
State Library of New South Wales
- The Australian Religious History Fellowship supports the study and research of any aspect of Australian religious history or faith.
- The CH Currey Memorial Fellowship supports the writing of Australian history from original sources, particularly from the collections of the State Library of NSW.
- The Nancy Keesing AM Fellowship supports research into Australian life and culture using the resources of the State Library of NSW.
There are a number of ministry positions available for women. You can join our monthly e-newsletter via the subscribe section to stay informed about useful resources, upcoming events and recent job listings.
If you have a ministry position for a woman that encourages women in complementarian ministry, and you would like it advertised on this page (at no cost), please email Jane Tooher.
Note that some positions, such as some chaplains, require ordination to the diaconate. If you have questions about ordination, please contact Archdeacon Kara Hartley, who oversees the ministries of women in the Anglican diocese of Sydney.
Advertising a ministry position for women?
Not sure what to include in your ad? View an example:
Where to find other job vacancies
- Anglican Youthworks: mainly children & youth but administration positions as well
- With the Sydney Anglican Diocese: sydneyanglicans. (These include non-Bible teaching roles.)
- Anglicare: numerous voluntary and paid positions, and you can register for when positions come up that you’re interested in, e.g. type of ministry, full-time or part-time, paid or voluntary. Visit their job opportunities page, or go to “Volunteer with us” for voluntary positions.
- Anglican Education Commission
- Ministry Blue
- genr8ministries.org: supports school ministries in NSW. They have many 10-hour positions throughout the state.
- For UK positions: UK edition of The Briefing from Matthias Media / The Good Book Co. Positions vacant are advertised online.
- Evangelicals Now
- Pre-college apprenticeship positions in the UK
- Positions vacant for women in Christian organisations (mainly non Bible teaching positions): Christian Jobs Australia
If you have an idea for a writing project (for example, turning an article into a book), please email Jane Tooher using the contact form below. You may make an appointment to speak to her about how you might go about getting it published.
The Gospel Coalition Australia
Website—shorter articles, reviews, etc.
TGCA is very keen for more women to submit articles and reviews. Please see their writers guide before submitting anything.
Online Christian resource library
GoThereFor.com is an online library developed by Matthias Media where gospel-minded Christians can find resources, ideas and encouragement for fulfilling Christ’s commission to make disciples of all peoples. The editor is happy to receive unsolicited material. Email the team with your article idea.
Matthias Media is a not-for-profit, evangelical publishing ministry which focuses on providing high-quality, biblical resources—resources for outreach, follow-up, growth and training. They generally do not accept unsolicited submissions. Read their submission guidelines for more information.
The Good Book Company (UK)
As an organisation, The Good Book Company are convinced that authentic Christian experience and ministry always centre on God’s Word—the Bible. They are committed to helping people grow in their knowledge and understanding of what the Bible teaches.
Specialises in short books with low retail prices. 10Publishing also offer services for various church organisations, providing print management supply affordable, purpose designed, resources. They can also help you if you want to self-publish. If you have an idea that would fit their remit, or would like to talk to them more about publishing a resource for your church or organisation, please email Jonathan Carswell and he will deal with your ideas personally.
Tulip Publishing is committed to a holistic approach in ensuring that the church is equipped with resources that will help stretch and grow readers in their spiritual formulation, development, and knowledge. See their submission page for further details of the sorts of work they are looking for.
Ark House Press
Publishes a range of genres, including fiction. Also has a helpful page on proposal submissions.
Inter-Varsity Press (UK)
Does not publish booklets, PhDs, fiction, poetry, or children’s books, but they have a helpful page regarding submissions of other proposals.
Looking for an editor?
If you’ve written something and you’re looking to work with a good editor to whip it into shape, please consider contacting one of the following people:
Kirsten subedits for Matthias Media and the Australian Church Record. She’s passionate about encouraging Christian women in the ministry of writing, and would love to help you sound like the best version of yourself. Please email her for queries and rates.
Guan is a writer and editor, who studied at Moore and who has worked for Moore College, Two Ways Ministries, Matthias Media and Christian Education Publications. He loves sharpening sentences and theological editing. Find out more or Say hello.