What was does it mean for a congregation to be intentional about life long discipleship? Using biblical material, stories, and videos, Craig Mitchell will
Rev Brenton Prigge, First Third specialist for the South West Region, was recognised as a minister of the Uniting Church this Australia Day, Sunday 26 January at Busselton Uniting Church. That same day, Brenton and members of his family also became some of Australia’s newest citizens at a morning ceremony.
The family had moved to Australia from South Africa as Brenton took up the call to ministry with First Third in March 2009. He was originally ordained as minister of the Word with the Methodist Church of Southern Africa. Continue reading
Registration is still open for “A Clear Call” is a national conference for the Uniting Church on Mission and Evangelism. The conference provides opportunities to engage in how we share our faith contextually using practical applications of sharing the great love of God that was first extended to us. It is for everyone who would like to share their faith and would benefit from conversation, information and practical examples. It is for all people: lay people, ordained, teams, young adults, all cultures and the full spectrum of theology of the Uniting Church. Resource persons include: John and Olive Drane, Scottish theologians and ministers actively involved in Fresh Expressions and Mission Shaped Ministry. Others are Vicky Balabanski, senior lecturer on New Testament at Flinders Univeristy; Steve Taylor,principal of Uniting College; Mark Cornford, formation project officer in Queensland synod, who will speak on First Third; Jan Trengrove, a rural resourcing minister; Lu Senituli, an evangelism and multi-cultural educator; and Steph Tai on urban ministry. Twelve workshops are also on offer.
Venue is the Christian Brothers College in Adelaide. Registrations close 15 March. For more details, please go to http://sa.uca.org.au/clear-call/
Have you ever wanted to just drop everything you’re doing in life, and take it in a different direction? Or maybe you want to start up a new project which arises from your ultimate passion. Continue reading
Maaman “O” Miya Uniting Church, a ministry of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress in WA, has started a new project which is reaching out to people in their local community of Coolbellup, and beyond. Continue reading
The combined churches in Gingin have recently commenced Messy Church which is held every two months on a weekday after school. We have had some spectacular results, attracting over 30 children and adults each time. Our committee is very active and enthusiastic and we follow the programmes as set out in Lucy Moore’s Messy Church books. Continue reading
The Lay Preachers Association WA. hosts of the National Lay Preachers Conference next year, is looking for volunteers for the following committees:
I recently had the pleasure and privilege to make a road trip up to Mowanjum as a guest of Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress WA for Mowanjum’s centenary celebrations. It was a profoundly rich experience that genuinely moved me. To this, I can cite evidence. Continue reading
Building community with – not for – young people is one of the main principles of the First Third concept. The idea being that people feel more connected and included while breaking down the ‘us and them’ paradigm that so often exists between the generations. Continue reading