The Basis of Union is the foundational document created by the three denominations which came together in 1977 to form the Uniting Church in Australia. It states the central affirmations of the Christian faith and is a guide to what is central in the life of the Uniting Church.
A life of discipleship means to live as an active part of God’s mission in the world. Growing committed and engaged followers of Jesus Christ is one of the primary aims of the Uniting Church.
A lay preacher is an accredited church member who is authorised to conduct worship services in their own congregation and at the invitation of any other congregation. They must be endorsed by their church council and accredited by the presbytery.
Pastor is a specified lay ministry of the church. It replaces the ministries of community minister, lay pastor and youth worker.
Five Priority Directions were identified by the 28th Synod as part of the Together on the way, enriching community journey. These directions inform the way in which Synod allocates resources and plans for mission. The 32nd Synod revised the directions for 2016–2020. For more information visit the Priority Directions/2020 vision section of our website.
Together on the way, enriching community is the mission strategy adopted by the Queensland Synod. It articulates the call and vision of the Synod and is expressed through the Priority Directions. For more information visit the Priority Directions/2020 vision section of our website.
UnitingWorld is an agency of the Assembly. It connects people and church communities in Australia, the Pacific, Asia and Africa to partner in God’s mission through overcoming poverty and enabling discipleship and faith-filled action.