In 1977, three Christian denominations joined together to form the Uniting Church in Australia. They declared their readiness to go forward together in sole loyalty to Christ the living Head of the Church; they remain open to constant reform under his Word; and they seek a wider unity in the power of the Holy Spirit (Basis of Union para. 1)
How has the Uniting Church remained faithful to this commitment? In what ways have the Basis of Union and other key documents guided the development of the Uniting Church? What are the markers which best characterise the Uniting Church in the 21st century?
The first of two training days focussed on these questions will be held on Friday 24 November, from 9:30am to 4:30pm, at the Maylands-Mount Lawley Church. A second day will be arranged in early 2018. The day will be led by Rev Dr Chris Walker, a visiting lecturer at Murdoch University (and formerly Christian Unity, Doctrine and Worship for the Assembly) and Rev Dr John Squires, Director of Education and Formation for the Uniting Church Western Australia.
This course is a requirement for those seeking to be accredited as a Pastor. It is also a suitable Continuing Education course for Pastors, Deacons and Ministers; and it is open to any person within the Uniting Church who wishes to think more about who we are as a church. Lay leaders are especially encouraged to attend.
There will be cost of $20 per day, which will include materials provided on the day, as well as morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea.
To register, please contact Kerry George at 08 9260 9813 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please advise dietary requirements when you register.