Discipleship – Engaging Young People

Children, Youth, Young Adults and Families (CYYAF)

The Uniting Church in Queensland is committed to encouraging and equipping young people, from birth into adulthood, to grow in discipleship and authentic faith, and participate as valued and vital members of intergenerational churches and communities with Jesus at the centre.

We believe that:

  • Young People are people of God.
  • Young People are invited to be lifelong disciples, who know and follow Jesus, and help others do the same.
  • Young People belong to the Body of Christ and are called to serve with their own gifts, both as participants and leaders now and in the future.
  • Young People grow in Christian Faith as they experience and express their belonging, believing, growing, and sharing in family, church, and community.
  • God’s spirit gives various gifts to the church for ministry with Young People and the wider world, and we are called to use them.
  • Intergenerational mission and ministry are the privilege and responsibility of every member of a Christian Faith community regardless of age, position, or status.

Through the Project Plenty Discipleship priority, we are committed to reawakening an understanding of, and passion for ministry with young people across the life of the church. We will do this by developing leaders, sharing resources, and developing partnerships, networks, and communities of practice across the Synod, to support those working and volunteering in ministry with young people in local communities.

Connect with us!

Please reach out to connect, as we’d love to journey with you, as you journey with others, to explore further, and dig deeper to grow lifelong disciples, who know and follow Jesus, and help others do the same.

Paul Wetzig
Mission Facilitator – Discipleship

Paul has a passion to help people know and discover flourishing life for themselves and their communities, as they join with others to follow Jesus’ way. This passion has led him to work in church and community settings across a range of denominations over the last 25 years.

Paul loves working part time, enabling him to have plenty of space for looking after his family and the opportunity for engagement in local community activities.

E: paul.wetzig@ucaqld.com.au

  Engaging Young People Network (Uniting Church Qld) Facebook Group

  UCA Qld Discipleship Resources Facebook Group

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Upcoming events

Discipleship Book club (online)

2023 is all done for the year. Register above and stay tuned for information on the 2024 schedule!

Join us 7-8 pm on the first Wednesday of every month to discuss the Discipleship book of the month. All are welcome, for any book joining for one discussion doesn’t require you to attend any of the future gatherings!

Click here to register and receive the link to the meeting, and for further information, please get in touch with Paul Wetzig at paul.wetzig@ucaqld.com.au. You can also email Paul if you have a book recommendation!

Monday 6 November, 10am

Held once per term to connect with other churches interested in becoming more intergenerational in worship and discipleship.

Contact Jillian Ross intergen@mrpres.org.au.