“Then Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If any of you want to be my followers, you must forget about yourself. You must take up your cross and follow me’.”—Matthew 16:24 (CEV)
Leadership in the Uniting Church
The Uniting Church affirms that God calls women and men to exercise the gifts of leadership through ministry and service to the church and the community.
Leadership roles in the Uniting Church and its agencies encompass both ordained and lay ministries.
The church provides a wide range of training, discernment and development opportunities for people exploring a sense of vocation and a call to leadership.
We believe that every member is called to participate in the mission of the church, supporting and encouraging each other as we seek to live as authentic faith communities.
The Period of Discernment (POD) is a year-long adventure in faith during which a person deliberately and prayerfully explores their vocation to ministry and leadership.
Leadership Development Framework
Within the Queensland Synod, leadership development aims to advance the church’s mission through identifying, inviting, training, equipping and sustaining leaders. A Leadership Development Framework and associated resources have been designed to guide and support the development of leadership capabilities needed to rise to the current and future challenges for the church.
Leadership development framework