Courageous Congregations

Courageous Congregations

‘Courageous Communities: Engaging a Changing World’
Sponsored by Uniting Mission and Education, and the presbyteries of Parramatta Nepean and Sydney

A series of workshops and events engaging participants with adaptive and transformational leadership and community organizing tools for growing effective congregations in the new missional context

All events at the Centre for Ministry unless indicated

THURSDAY 7 MAY:
UCA leaders exploring the new context with new tools and new paradigms (222 Pitt St)

FRIDAY 8 MAY:
At Marrickville Uniting Church – Caravan of Hope Event – putting it into practice in the local context

SATURDAYS 9 & 16 MAY:
Tools for congregational and emerging leaders to help navigate the new missional context – Day 1. We do have a future and role in shaping that future. What do we want to see 20 years from now and how do we get there? Case studies from local leaders using Adaptive and Transformational leadership with community organising. Working in the new paradigm. Congregations collaborating with potential partners in the wider community.
The two Saturdays will have similar content but attendance at both days will help reinforce the concepts and practices; however attending only one Saturday will still be beneficial.

TUESDAY 12 MAY 9.30 am – 1pm:
The possibilities of Zones in the emerging church; tools to implement Zones in your Presbytery.

WEDNESDAY 13 MAY:
Evening Public Lecture – Theology & Practice of Transformational Leadership within the church

THURSDAY 14 MAY:
Evaluating the practice and value of Community Organizing across the Synod

FRIDAY 15 MAY (choose 2-5pm or 7-9pm):
Drafting your congregation’s mission planning process; forming peer support groups – day and evening sessions

SATURDAY 16 MAY:
Tools for congregational and emerging leaders to help navigate the new missional context – Day 2. We do have a future and role in shaping that future. What do we want to see 20 years from now and how do we get there? Case studies from local leaders using Adaptive and Transformational leadership with community organising. Working in the new paradigm. Congregations collaborating with potential partners in the wider community.
The two Saturdays will have similar content but attendance at both days will help reinforce the concepts and practices; however attending only one Saturday will still be beneficial.

Terry Moe

Rev Terry Moe, a Lutheran Pastor and Community Organiser with the Industrial Areas Foundation North-West USA will be sometimes our leader and sometimes our conversation partner. Terry has worked to revitalise, renew and transform congregations and groups of congregations in and around Portland for some years. He brings wisdom and practical tools that deliver effective congregations and zones.

Come Along

You are invited to be part of this unique opportunity. The church of the 21st century is confronting immense changes in the world around us. There are many challenges AND opportunities for the church at this time but we need courage, faith, wisdom – and some tools and new models.
We are bringing together congregational leaders, emerging young leaders and the regional leadership of UCA to work together with Terry to reflect on where we are at, the questions we bring and to learn new skills for revitalising our mission.

This event is endorsed and supported by Parramatta-Nepean Presbytery, Sydney Presbytery and Uniting Learning Network (UME).