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18 01, 2017

Short Stories from NCLS

2017-05-19T09:26:34+00:00 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 (details here).  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 [...]

18 01, 2017

3DM Workshop

2017-05-19T09:26:34+00:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Discipleship, Leadership|0 Comments

There is a wave of interest about the current missional movement that has been bubbling up over the last 10-15 years. Unless we are able to disciple people well, any missional movement is unsustainable.  As one of the Synod's new priority directions, there is renewed focus on approaches to discipleship across the Uniting Church Queensland. [...]

18 01, 2017

DIY Resources

2017-01-18T17:30:20+00:00 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

Exploring the covenant between first and second peoples

2017-05-19T09:26:34+00:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Christ-centred, at prayer and listening, Discipleship|0 Comments

Walking Together is a set of resources designed to help Uniting Church members explore the Covenant between the UCA and Aboriginal and Islander peoples. The resources include a study guide, videos and worship resources. The study booklet consists of two sessions accompanied by video clips. The study sessions look at our past as a nation [...]

18 01, 2017

MyMIDI digital music player

2017-05-19T09:26:34+00:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Discipleship|0 Comments

If you're in a small church or group, sometimes music can be a real challenge. To the rescue comes MyMIDI music player - purpose built for church use, and with ready access to a huge library of worship music. Developed by Rev Wayne McHugh of the Uniting Church in Queensland, the player features customisable instruments, [...]

18 01, 2017

Exploring new monasticism with Mark Berry

2017-05-19T09:26:34+00:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Discipleship|0 Comments

Earlier in 2015, Mark Berry joined us from the UK to spend an enjoyable afternoon exploring new monasticism. New monasticism describes a surge of interest over nearly 20 years in communities basing their lives around spiritual practices, sometimes in unlikely settings. Mark shares the journey of faith communities in the UK who seek to draw on traditional and ecumenical [...]

18 01, 2017

Approaches to church planting

2017-01-18T17:25:33+00:00 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 articles well [...]

18 01, 2017

Letters to the Exiles: For the life of the world

2017-05-19T09:26:34+00:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Discipleship|0 Comments

For the Life of the World is a beautifully shot, and delightful film series from the Acton Institute that explores the deeper meaning of Salvation. Have you ever wondered, “What is my Salvation actually FOR?” Is it only about personal atonement, about getting to heaven, or something that comes later? Is it just to have [...]

18 01, 2017

Educating Christians

2017-01-18T17:24:25+00:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Discipleship|0 Comments

There are a host of discipleship and education resources out there—everything from Alpha to Christianity Explained to Living the Questions.  So where do you go to find the basics on these kinds of resources? Try Educating Christians.  It contains a list of 38 different discipleship and/or education resources and all the basic information you need [...]

18 01, 2017

Formation/Education/Discipleship Podcasts

2017-05-19T09:26:36+00:00 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 Uniting 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 [...]

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