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Encore 2021

29 October 2021

Encore is an initiative of Morling College, held on Friday mornings at our Sydney campus and livestreamed online. It is designed for people who are retired or no longer working full-time to continue learning about God with like-minded people. There are no academic requirements or assessments for Encore. Every new stage of life has its challenges and possibilities, and it is in an open learning environment that people bring their life experience, skills & knowledge to explore the following areas:

  • Engaging Bible teaching – challenging your own journey with God
  • Asking the tough questions – about life’s big issues
  • Faith in action – in your family, communities, local and overseas

What does Encore look like?

The program has a mix of lecture-style presentations and more discussion-based seminars.

Each Friday morning will have the same structure:

  • 9.45am - 9.50am - Welcome, prayer and announcements
  • 9.50M - 10.45am - Session 1
  • 10.45m - 11.05am - Morning Tea
  • 11.05am – 12 noon - Session 2


We will meet in the Ministry and Learning Centre at our Sydney campus (5 Saunders Close, Macquarie Park) and also via livestream. Parking is available.

SEMESTER 2, BLOCK B: August 27 - September 17

  • Friday, August 27
  • Friday, September 3
  • Friday, September 10
  • Friday, September 17

Select Sermons

Ever wonder if you asked a few preachers to choose a sermon from their ‘catalogue’ to preach again what they would choose? Well, this is what we have done with some of our Morling College lecturers!

Join us for our ENCORE livestream (via Zoom) for the next 4 weeks to be challenged, encouraged, and inspired by the word of God.


  • Friday, October 8
  • Friday, October 15
  • Friday, October 22
  • Friday, October 29

Brief History of Christian Spirituality with Kara Martin

Come and get to know seven heroes of the faith and the spiritual disciplines we can learn from them.

  1. Desert Fathers and Monasticism: East and West
  2. Augustine (352–430): Public and private spirituality
  3. Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179): Hearing God
  4. Aelred of Rievaulx (1109–1167): Spiritual friendship
  5. Francis of Assisi (1126–1182): Natural spirituality
  6. Ignatius of Loyola (1491–1556): Spiritual exercises
  7. Teresa of Avila (1515–1582): Stages of faith

Meet Kara: Kara Martin is the author of Workship: How to Use your Work to Worship God, and Workship 2: How to Flourish at Work. Kara She has lectured in many theological colleges in the areas of Christian Spirituality, Faith and Work and whole life discipleship, and was formerly Associate Dean of the Marketplace Institute at Ridley College in Melbourne. She also works with mentoring entrepreneurs as a Seed Coach and Facilitator. Kara has worked in media and communications, human resources, business analysis and policy development roles, in a variety of organisations, and as a consultant. She is currently researching the variables for effective faith–work integration for workplace Christians. And...she is a Morling graduate!


We aim to keep costs low so that you can attend whatever your financial situation. Please let us know if you would like to attend but do not have the finances to be able to come - we don't want you to miss out!

As with all events at Morling, we place great importance on being COVIDsafe so that we can be welcome you with confidence and a friendly smile. You will be required to sign in each week to register your attendance on campus and follow all usual COVIDsafe protocols.

Register Online

LOCATION: LIVESTREAMED DURING SYDNEY LOCKDOWN, Morling College, 5 Saunders Close, Macquarie Park NSW 2113 (Please register for Zoom link)

PRESENTER: Various Morling Faculty and Speakers

DATE: 29th October 2021

TIME: 10am - 12 noon