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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

Stats have Faces: Helping your congregation engage its community

2017-08-18T13:07:39+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Leadership|0 Comments

Download leaders guide Download handouts Stats have Faces is a local area exploration process to help your congregation build a better understanding of your local community. It's been developed by the Queensland Synod team and released in October 2014 for the purpose of helping congregations engage in mission. Stats have Faces [...]

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 [...]

18 01, 2017

Towards a Mission Engagement Framework

2017-05-19T09:26:39+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Leadership|0 Comments

I’ve had the very enjoyable opportunity in recent weeks to visit most Queensland Presbyteries of the Uniting Church to meet members of Presbytery, and introduce the Synod of Queensland’s Mission Engagement Project. It’s early days, but as we explore ways of encouraging the church into a more open and effective mission engagement, there are a [...]

18 01, 2017

Reading Guide: Changing the Conversation by Anthony Robinson

2017-05-19T09:26:37+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Leadership|0 Comments

In Changing the Conversation, American author Anthony Robinson invites congregations into a journey of discovery and the challenge of exploring and unpacking their future. Most of all, we are invited on an adventure of imagination and courage. “For congregations … there are perhaps ten important conversations that they need to initiate, deepen, and sustain in their ongoing [...]

18 01, 2017

Mission shaped ministry training 2015

2017-05-19T09:26:37+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Leadership|0 Comments

Want to start something new? Something that will take the timeless truth of Jesus and open up a conversation with a whole group of people for whom church just doesn't 'do it'? Or want to find a missional edge for your congregation? Some ideas on joining God's missional presence in your local neighbourhood? mission shaped [...]

18 01, 2017

Beyond the border: leadership & faith at the edge

2017-05-19T09:26:34+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Leadership|0 Comments

On 28th and 29th October, 2015, UK theologian and author leader Michael Moynagh joined us for two very special sessions exploring leadership and faith at and beyond the edges of the church. When we talk about fresh expressions, what are the implications for leadership? When we meet people on the edge or, or beyond the church, [...]

18 01, 2017

The Bible Project: Video introductions

2017-05-19T09:26:34+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Leadership|0 Comments

The Bible Project is a series of short youtube videos each containing an overview of a particular book or section from the bible, or a biblical or theological theme. They're well made, easy to watch and really helpful introductions that typically run about 3-6 minutes. The videos can be used as part of a personal [...]

18 01, 2017

NCLS 2016

2017-05-19T09:26:34+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Leadership|0 Comments

NCLS 2016 What is NCLS? The National Church Life Survey (2016 NCLS) is a nation-wide survey which coincides with the Australian Government Census. For the last 25 years NCLS has been providing credible research to thousands of churches, to nurture church vitality and effective leadership in the Australian context. Churchgoers will have the opportunity to contribute [...]

18 01, 2017

3DM Workshop

2017-05-19T09:26:34+10:00 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. [...]