The whole church is warmly invited to work together on our Shared Life. Flourishing communities. commitments: discipleship, transforming communities, fit for purpose and life together.

We look at Newlife Church and some of the dreaming that is occurring within that congregation.

The rejuvenation of Toowong Uniting Church is profiled in the latest video as part of the Plentiful Conversation series. As part of this rejuvenation, the congregation worked hard to create a missional imagination where members of the congregation celebrated the stories of where God was at work in people’s lives beyond church on a Sunday.

Despite the limitations of lockdowns, people from all over the Synod are coming together in the Plenty working groups to speak openly and honestly about making changes and discovering ways forward. 

In the latest Plentiful Conversation video, representatives from across the life of the church gathered in the Brisbane CBD for a celebration of the Uniting Church’s commitment to our communities. The introduction, speeches and public service in King George Square can be viewed in the above video.

The words may be more than 40 years old, but the Statement to the Nation remains a call for the Uniting Church. This video was presented at the Transforming Communities Celebration held last Wednesday evening.

The extraordinary work at the Asylum Seeker and Refugee Support Hub at Indooroopilly Uniting Church is profiled. Through the initiative, refugees and asylum seekers are able to access a range of support services including legal aid, mental and health counselling, medical issues and providing connections.

Find out how Southside Uniting Church – Mt Gravatt and the SAGE group are transforming the local community in this video as part of the Plentiful Conversations series.The SAGE group meets every Wednesday morning during school term at Southside Uniting Church, Mt Gravatt. If you’d like to learn more about SAGE, contact the organisers on (07) 3848 7093 or via email.

“The time has come for the next generation to become prosperous shoots on the vine.”. In this video, attendees at the recent gathering of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) hosted by the Moderator shared how First Peoples can contribute to the growth and development of the Uniting Church.

This NAIDOC week we hear the words of Reverend Roberta Stanley. She speaks to us about what Healing Country means to her.

Plenty working groups have been meeting in person and online to discuss and create plans to respond to each of the commitments. Find out what members of the Fit for purpose – Governance Reform working group thought during their recent workshop.

“The COVID rules and regulations have forced us to look at why we do things, how we do things, and ensure we are doing it with best practice.”What does fit for purpose mission look like in a pandemic? Chermside Kedron Community Church is one of many congregations within the Queensland Synod who have had to make changes to ensure services are able to continue through the COVID-19 pandemic.

SSC video on Shared life flourishing communities.

“As a whole church, we are going to work on this together”.
Watch this video to find out why the Synod Standing Committee are excited by the initiatives presented in the Shared life flourishing communities progress report.

In the latest Plentiful Conversation video, we explore the topic of redress, safe church and how the Uniting Church in Queensland is making peace with events of the past.

We look at the amalgamation of Moggill Uniting Church and Karana Downs Uniting Church to form the new Brisbane West Uniting Church congregation.

“Passion and vision. Action and heart.” Life together can transform communities, churches, organisations and individuals. Redcliffe Uniting Church and UnitingCare Queensland are working together to create the Redcliffe Uniting Community Hub development. The development is aimed at creating a community services space where people can access life transforming services in what is one of the fastest growing regions within south-east Queensland.

Priorities and commitments  

A series of videos profiling each mission priority and commitment is available below.  

If you would like to tell your Plenty story, contact the Plenty team via email

SSC video on Shared life flourishing communities.

“As a whole church, we are going to work on this together”.
Watch this video to find out why the Synod Standing Committee are excited by the initiatives presented in the Shared life flourishing communities progress report.

Director of Mission Strategy Scott Guyatt invites the whole church to work together on the first of the commitments—discipleship.

“The call we heard most loudly and clearly when we conducted consultation last year, was to work on a restored discipleship, reminding us of the core business of the church,” said Scott.

Discipleship through community connection. Plenty in action.

Coral Coast Uniting Church shares how they are growing mission through being part of their community. SurfChurch to bible at the beach. Fantastic connection allows the community to come together in faith.

Discipleship (Innovation)

Our world and communities are constantly changing and so too must our church in order to share the timeless message of Christ.

Director of Mission Strategy Scott Guyatt invites you to be part of this Shared life. Flourishing communities commitment.

Discipleship (Young people)

Encouraging young people to nurture their faith, serve God and practice leadership in our church and the world.

Be part of this exciting work by registering your interest.

In the latest Plentiful Conversation video,Recently, representatives from across the life of the church gathered in the Brisbane CBD for a celebration of the Uniting Church’s commitment to our communities. The introduction, speeches and public service in King George Square can be viewed in the above video.

Plentiful Conversations – Transforming Communities Social Activities Group for Everyone at Southside Uniting Church

There are people working to transform their communities in innovative and compassionate ways throughout the whole Synod. Find out how Southside Uniting Church – Mt Gravatt are supporting socially isolated people in their local community in this new Plentiful Conversations video. If this theme of Transforming Communities speaks to you, we would love to have you on board! Register your interest.

Plenty mission priority: Transforming communities- engaging in environmentally conscious processes and practices

Our Church is blessed to be present in so many communities across Queensland. Every one is different. Transforming communities- engaging in environmentally conscious processes and practices asks us all to consider how we can care for creation.

Director of Mission Strategy Scott Guyatt explores Transforming communities in the context of environmental sustainability. “God committed creation to our stewardship and care”.

If this theme speaks to you, we would love to have you as part of the conversation. Register your interest.

Plenty mission priority: Transforming communities – Covenantal relationship with First Peoples

“We have work to do here – to build strong, healthy, vibrant relationships between First and Second Peoples.” Director of Mission Strategy Scott Guyatt explores Transforming communities through developing covenantal relationships with First Peoples. If this theme speaks to you, we would love to hear from you.

Find out more.

Mission Priority, Transforming communities calls us to be active in our local communities – responding to need and developing a vibrant and healing place, where community members find their voice and feel safe and loved.

Find out more.

Governance reform

The world in which we live and operate is changing all the time. Systems, processes and tools that suit our needs – that are fit for purpose, empower us and enable us to respond to those changes. Scott Guyatt (Director – Mission Strategy) explores the value of innovative, agile and contemporary governance. If this theme speaks to you, we would love to have you as part of the conversation. Register your interest.

Operational efficiencies

How do we, as a church, collaborate and work together to get the best outcomes? These are some of the questions that are being asked as part of our Plentiful fit for purpose mission priority. Join Scott Guyatt (Director – Mission Strategy) as he explores efficiencies within the context of the Uniting Church in Queensland. If this theme speaks to you, we would love to have you as part of the conversation. Register your interest.

Missional presence, health and vitality

Plentiful Conversations – Life together

“Passion and vision. Action and heart.”

Life together can transform communities, churches, organisations and individuals.

Redcliffe Uniting Church and UnitingCare Queensland are working together to create the Redcliffe Uniting Community Hub development. The development is aimed at creating a community services space where people can access life transforming services in what is one of the fastest growing regions within south-east Queensland.

If the Life Together theme is important to you, we would love to have you as part of the plentiful conversation.
Register your interest.