On Monday 6th February 2023, Moore College’s Priscilla and Aquila Centre held its annual conference at Moore College.
Over 428 people were in attendance, including 140 on livestream.
The topic of the conference was “Lazy Complementarianism: A fresh look at leadership, relationships and church family life”. The keynote speakers were Gary Millar (Principal of Queensland Theological College) and his wife, Fiona.
In their keynote talks, Gary and Fiona explored how Bible-believing evangelicals can slip into “lazy” thinking and practices around complementarianism, by simply doing what we have always done or mirroring the culture around us, rather than looking to the Bible.
There were also several electives, including “The ministry of motherhood” by Jocelyn Loane, “Speaking and relating well with other complementarians when we disagree” by Kara Hartley and Bill Salier, and “Nurtured by God’s word” by Sarah Sholl.
“It is good to keep thinking about how God wants us to live and minister together as men and women,” said Jane Tooher, Director of the Priscilla and Aquila Centre. “The annual Priscilla & Aquila conference gives us the opportunity to do that. The plenary sessions and the electives explored various aspects of complementarianism. This conference is primarily aimed at women and men in vocational ministry, but other Christians are most welcome and attend each year. This year we had our largest conference to date, and there was much to thank God for.”