Ethical Ministry Half-day Refresher – Online Communication: Social Media & Email

Event Details

As part of the requirements of the NSW & ACT Synod for ministers to have ongoing training; participation in two half-day refreshers for Ethical Ministry are expected each year.

Participants are required to have read and considered the case studies relevant to the topic (as provided in the course workbook), and each participant is expected to prepare a one page reflection sheet on one of these case studies of his, or her choosing.  When the group meets, participants are invited to share their reflections and discuss issues that arise.

Facilitators are to select 2-3 case studies for discussion during the session:

  • There will be ‘paired discussions’ and group discussions concerning the implications of each case study.
  • Please bring a copy of the UCA Code of Ethics and Ministry Practice with you as this is the basis from which informed discussions will develop.


Date: Monday, 18 September 2017
Times: 9 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. Start / 12:30 p.m. Close
Venue: Uniting Church Centre for Ministry
16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta NSW 2151
Topic: Online Communication: Social Media & Email
Cost: Free of charge – please register in advance via the form below.
A simple morning tea will be provided.
Facilitator(s): Rev. Bronwyn Murphy
Resource Books for Facilitators and Participants:

Both of the resource books relevant to this topic are available for download by clicking on the two images provided below:


2017B Ethical Ministry Refresher Resource Book – Program & Process Information | PDF 16 pages | 372 KB |


2017B Ethical Ministry Refresher Resource Book – Case Studies & Readings for Online Communication | PDF 28 pgs | 459 KB |


Links to UCA National Assembly Code of Ethics/Conduct:

Code of Ethics and Ministry Practice

Code of Conduct for Lay Leaders

These documents are also available for download respectively from the: ‘Regulations’ and the ‘Policies’ tabs of the Regulations & Policies page of the Assembly’s website:


Online Registration Form:

Please complete the online ‘Registration’ form that appears below, to register your commitment to attend.

Please Note: Registrations Close – Tuesday, 5 September at 11:30 p.m.

On-site Overnight Accommodation Enquiries:

Note: Accommodation on-site at the Centre for Ministry, North Parramatta is not included in your course registration.

However, a limited supply of on-site accommodation may still be available at the time of making your registration to attend.

In order to ease the process, those wishing to enquire about the availability of accommodation, are asked to make mention that your enquiry is related to your attendance at this course.

The Uniting Venues booking office can be contacted directly on –

Ph: 1300 138 125


Web: (choose ‘North Parramatta’ from the ‘Preferred centre’ drop-down list)


Travelling to the Centre for Ministry:

The Centre for Ministry is accessible by public transport.

Please click on this link for more information about travelling to the centre via public transport.

A free visitor car park is also available on-site, as well as in the overflow car park in the paddock diagonally opposite the centre’s driveway entrance.


Short-term Education Grants:

UME offers short-term education grants for those in financial need.

Please click on this link for more information and a downloadable application form.


More Information:

If you would like more information about this course, please contact, either:

Bronwyn Murphy | Mob: 0428 411 830

Rohan England | Ph: 02 8838 8912


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