The Rural Field Days are a chance to get together, network, share resources and stories, as well as engage with the bigger picture across the Uniting Church. Growing Healthy Churches is designed to assist rural churches, small or large, with a broad range of information, tools and resources to maintain and improve their health.
|Dates:||Saturday, 26 Aug. to Tuesday, 29 August 2017|
|Venue:||Dubbo Uniting Church
64 Church Street, Dubbo NSW 2830
|Times:||Open – 10:30 a.m. Saturday, 26 Aug.
Close – 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, 29 Aug.
|Theme:||Growing Healthy Churches|
|Lisa Wells, Press Go Catalyst with the Presbyterian Church of
Aotearoa New Zealand. Lisa will present four sessions on the nurture of healthy congregations.
|Mark Faulkner, Director of Rural and Remote Ministries,
NSW/ACT Synod (beginning in August). Mark will be speaking on a vision for encouraging scattered communities.
|Christine Sorensen, Dean of Formation, NSW/ACT Synod,
based at the Centre for Ministry. Christine will speak on ways we continually respond to the challenges we face as disciples of Christ.
Staff from Uniting Mission & Education (Resourcing Team and UTC Faculty), Uniting Resources and Uniting will lead workshops.
Workshop topics include:
The program for the Field Days has been released and is available for download, below:
Event Registration Costs (per person):
| Whole Event: 26-29 August
(includes: Night 1 – Trivia/Games Night &
Night 3 – Dinner at Commercial Hotel at no extra cost):
|Day 1,2,3 or 4 – Daytime Program Registration:||$ 45|
|Night 1 – Trivia/Games Night with Pizza||$ 15|
|Night 3 – Dinner & Keynote Speech at
Commercial Hotel Conference Room:
Please register and pay in advance, via the online ‘Tickets’ payment and registration form that appears below.
Please Note: Registrations Close – Thursday, 17 August at 11:30 p.m.
To pay by credit card:
To pay by cheque:
Please, no cash upon arrival at the Field Days.
Accommodation is not included in the event registration costs outlined below.
Some suggested accommodation options:
Well-known online accommodation booking websites such as:
should provide a wider selection of the available accommodation options by typing “Dubbo” into their respective search boxes.
There are plenty of cafes close by, so it’s a great opportunity to stretch the legs and get some fresh air. Anyone with mobility issues will be assisted.