Danielle Treweek

Pastor. Theologian. Researcher. Leader

. . . resourcing a positive and

biblically faithful conversation about  singleness*  within the

contemporary christian community

plus relationships, sex, friendship, romance, family,  gender, marriage & more 

*

About Me

I am a Christian pastor, leader and theologian whose present ministry focus lies in resourcing christian individuals & communities on

 biblical singleness  & other related topics

I was born and bred in Sydney, Australia and don't remember a time when I didn't trust in Jesus as my Saviour and call on him as my Lord. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree, I went on to attain a Bachelor of Divinity (Hons) at Moore Theological College (Sydney) and a Doctorate in Philosophy through St Mark's National Theological Centre, Canberra. I am ordained as a deacon within the Anglican Diocese of Sydney and have served on the ministry team of a number of different churches in Sydney.

I am a member of the governing bodies of a number of Christian organisations, speak regularly at various conferences, events, churches and podcasts, and actively serve in my church. I am also the founding chair of the Single Minded Conference whose vision is to teach what the bible says about singleness, marriage, sexuality, identity, relationships and other topics.

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My doctoral research centers upon a 

 theological retrieval of singleness  for
the contemporary evangelical church 

As we enter the third decade of the 21st Century, there is an increasingly urgent need for the evangelical church to discerningly reevaluate their (impoverished) theology of singleness and to then imaginatively reformulate it so that it is in true accordance with faithful Scriptural exegesis and doctrine. This task should not only be motivated by sincere love for the ever growing number of single people who feel alienated both inside and outside the church, but also because a right theological understanding of singleness is essential for the church's own self-understanding of her unique identity as the people of God.

 

Convinced of these things, my doctoral research seeks to carefully reevaluate and imaginatively reformulate a faithful theology of singleness for the contemporary evangelical church by:
 

  • Employing the mode of theological retrieval as that which seeks to discerningly look back to the the texts, teachings and traditions of the Christian past in order to "retrieve" lost, but important, theological and pastoral insights concerning singleness for the present
     

  • Exploring key historical (and some contemporary) resources which demonstrate how sustained eschatological reflection is essential for the retrieval of a theologically robust and pastorally sustaining Christian ethic of singleness

 

My thesis is titled 'The End of Singleness? Towards a Theological Retrieval of Singleness for the Contemporary Churchand was undertaken through St Mark's Theological Centre, Canberra and Charles Sturt University.

My Research

 
 

Speaking

& Teaching

I am regularly invited to present at various Christian churches, conferences and other events. My current speaking and teaching ministry tends to focus (though not exclusively so) on my particular research area of singleness within the contemporary evangelical church. 

 

Some of the topics I am often asked to speak on include:
 

  • A "diagnosis" of singleness within contemporary evangelical culture and discourse
     

  • Lessons to be learnt from the theological contours of singleness and marriage  throughout church history 
     

  • The socio-historical development of the nuclear family, it's ideological positioning within evangelical Christianity of the twentieth century and the theological relationship between the biological family household and the church as the household of God
     

  • The importance of eschatology for a theology of singleness
     

  • Pastoral insight into how to help move singles from the margins to the middle of our church communities and practical suggestions of how to love single Christians well in both word and deed

     

... and more.

If you would be interested to hear more about how I might be able to contribute to your event or conference, or if you would like to read some recommendations from those who have invited me to speak in the past, please click here to contact me.

 
 

 Multimedia  Resources

Loving Singles in Word & Deed

Dani Treweek & Paul Dale

Single Minded Conference 2018

Q&A with Sam Allberry

& Dani Treweek

Single Minded Conference 2018

Singleness: Interview with Dani Treweek

Grace City Church 2019

Can We Live Without Sex?

The Centre for Christian Living 

Pastoring Singles with Dani Treweek

The Pastor's Heart

How to Preach 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 Well

With Lionel Windsor & Dani Treweek

The Pastor's Heart

Singleness & Same Sex Attracted ChristiaDani Treweek (2017 Liberty Conference)
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Diagnosing SinglenessDani Treweek (2019 Single Minded, Canberra)
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Moving Singles from the Margins to the MiddleDani Treweek (Priscilla & Aquila Conference)
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Being Single in MinistryDani Treweek, Lisa Boyd, Dave Freeman (Priscilla & Aquila Conference)
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OTHER AUDIO & PODCASTS

The Future of Singleness: Centre for Christian Living

Being Single & Being Christian: Centre for Christian Living

Which is More Important, Your Family or Church Family? With All Due Respect Podcast

Singleness during COVID? The One Thing Podcast | Geneva Push

Off Beat | Bible Reading: Moore College (Interview with Amani Kazogolo and Laura Smith)

 Written  Resources

 Academic  Resources

The End of Singleness: Towards a Theological Retrieval of Singleness for the Contemporary Church

PhD Thesis - St Mark's National Theological Centre and Charles Sturt University

The Eschatological Abnormality of Christian Singleness
St Mark's Review, No. 251, March/April 2020 (1)

Some of my Resources

 

While my ministry is undertaken within strong relational and collegial networks, I am ultimately engaged in independent ministry, research and writing. As such, my ability to continue resourcing the Christian community on these topics is only made possible through:

  • the generous financial partnership of supporters

  • honorariums provided by those who invite me to speak/teach at their events and churches

  • my own "tent-making" efforts 

 

If you would like to financially support me in my ministry, you can do so at the link below.

 

Thank you so much for your partnership in the gospel! 
 

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Contact Me

email  |   danitreweek@gmail.com

 

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