The Uniting Church is organised by groups of women and men, lay and ordained, consulting together, usually making decisions by consensus, in each area of the church’s life.
We exist to worship God, to proclaim the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, to promote Christian fellowship, to nurture believers in the Christian faith, to engage in mission, to assist in human development and towards the improvement of human relationships, to meet human need through charitable and other services and to do such other things as may be required in obedience to the Holy Spirit.
We are part of the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) and are committed to a ministry of reconciliation through worship, witness and service. In the spirit of uniting we commit:
- To preach Christ the risen crucified one and confess him as Lord;
- To bear witness to the unity of faith and life in Christ, rising above cultural, economic, national and racial boundaries;
- To engage in fearless prophetic ministry in relation to social evils which deny God’s active will for justice and peace;
- To act with God alongside the oppressed, the hurt and the poor;
- To accept responsibility for the wise use and conservation of the finite resources of this earth for the benefit of all;
- To recognise, treasure and use the gifts of the Spirit given to all God’s people for ministering; and
- To live a creative, adventurous life of faith, characterised by openness, flexibility, hope and joy
A Christian Community for Everyone
Our vision is to be a Christian community for everyone, by uniting in God’s mission to the world; growing communities of Christ-followers; and being grounded in our worship of God, our witness to God’s grace and our service to others.
(From the Inaugural Address to the Nation at the founding of the Uniting Church on 22 June 1977)