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18 01, 2017

What is Mission Engagement?

2020-09-03T12:49:12+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Discipleship|0 Comments

In progressing toward a mission engagement framework within the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod we’re working on language and definitions. A good starting point seems to be to consider … what is mission engagement?  Here’s a draft response to that question. Your comments, questions and suggestions are welcome. What is mission engagement? When we [...]

18 01, 2017

Stetzer on “Going Missional”

2020-08-19T14:03:27+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Discipleship|0 Comments

Ed Stetzer spoke recently at the Transformational Leadership event hosted by Newlife Uniting Church. Along with a whole lot of interesting input around leadership and becoming churches in which transformation happens, Ed walked through the ways in which a church needs to change to become revitalised, to ‘go missional’. Here’s an outline of his comments: [...]

18 01, 2017

Short Stories from NCLS

2020-06-30T11:58:03+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Discipleship, Leadership, Youth, children and families|0 Comments

The 2016 National Church Life Survey is coming up this October and many Uniting Church congregations will participate.  In the leadup to this year's survey, NCLS have published a series of short videos outlining some of the things we've learned from the previous (2011) NCLS survey. Some examples include: Views of children in Australian churches Who [...]

18 01, 2017

DIY Resources

2020-05-06T14:29:47+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Discipleship, Leadership|0 Comments

The Centre for Theology and Ministry (UCA Synod of Victoria and Tasmania) have released a huge selection of "DIY" resources to help your congregation and leadership team explore a diverse range of topics. Examples include: - The Changing Face of Church - Biblical perspectives - Theological topics - Role of elders or church council - [...]

18 01, 2017

Approaches to church planting

2020-05-06T14:28:03+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Discipleship, Leadership|0 Comments

There's a helpful series of articles exploring different approaches to church planting over at Christianity Today's "The Exchange". Ed Stetzer is writing the series, which began with a general introduction, and has proceeded to explore a range of commonly adopted approaches to beginning new faith communities. If you're in that situation ... it's a series of [...]

18 01, 2017

Formation/Education/Discipleship Podcasts

2020-05-06T14:24:34+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Discipleship, Leadership|0 Comments

Craig Mitchell at the UCA Assembly office for formation/education/discipleship is uploading a series of podcasts exploring those three topics.  First up is an interview with Rev Stu Cameron at Newlife Church on the Gold Coast.  Hit the FED/Growing-Disciples website to hear what Stu and Craig talked about. Or, go to Part 1 here, and Part [...]

18 01, 2017

Chuck Knows Church: The Committee

2020-05-06T14:14:48+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Discipleship, Leadership|0 Comments

The United Methodist Church of the USA have released an interesting new series of short films and accompanying discussion guides. From the team that first brought you "Chuck Knows Church" (a regular YouTube video series exploring different aspects of faith and church life) comes the new short film series "The Committee." The series explores the [...]

18 01, 2017

Mission Shaped Intro: Training for mission

2020-05-06T14:12:12+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Discipleship, Leadership|0 Comments

A unique learning opportunity for your congregation/faith community. Six sessions over two days to help you rediscover mission and re-imagine church. The course will be held 7-8 November 2014 at Chermside Kedron Community Church. Designed for groups or leadership teams from congregations or faith communities to share this journey and learn together. Contact the Moreton Rivers Presbytery [...]

18 01, 2017

FED Stories: Brisbane, 17 September

2020-05-06T14:08:19+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Discipleship|0 Comments

A free evening event … learning from local stories about Christian formation, education and discipleship. A gathering of local leaders in ministry with kids, young people and adults. Stories shared by: Craig Mitchell – National Director, UCA Formation, Education and Discipleship Beth Nicholls – South Moreton Presbytery Project Officer, Mission Scott Guyatt – Mission Engagement Project Officer, [...]

18 01, 2017

Assembly “Growing Disciples” Resources

2017-06-14T15:24:16+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Discipleship, Leadership|0 Comments

Craig Mitchell (the Assembly Director for Formation, Education and Discipleship) is building a very helpful set of online resources covering the breadth of his responsibilities. There are three in particular that are worth a look. First, check out Craig's work blog over at http://growing-disciples.org.au.  He's gathering up a host of resources, links, stories and ideas [...]