The Strategic Plan of the Uniting Church Western Australia will operate from 2018 through to 2021.
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.
God, in Christ has given to all people in the Church the Holy Spirit as a pledge and foretaste of that coming reconciliation and renewal which is the end view for the whole creation. The Church’s call is to serve that end so that by the Spirit people may trust God as their Father, and acknowledge Jesus as Lord. (Basis of Union, Para 3).
The world however is changing. For many within Western culture, religion has no place and few are seeking to live faith-based lives. Church is seen as outmoded and out of date, and for some, a source of pain. Although the Church has been responsible for many of our values and a significant part of our caring systems today, we are no longer seen as relevant.
Christ’s call to partnership in mission has however not faltered. The Church is still called to share faith, build lives and to care for each other, for others and for creation. We can only do this when our worship of God, our witness to God’s grace and our service to others is at the forefront of our lives.
With this in mind, we will seek to enter a different future, focussing on four strategic directions.
More information will be made available here as work progresses on the plan.
If you would like to know more about our Strategic Plan, or if you are a Uniting Church congregation that would like to take part in the plan, contact:
Rev Mark Illingworth
Deputy General Secretary
(08) 9260 9814