Living Our Faith Series

The Living Our Faith Series is for members of the Uniting Church who would like to become Lay Preachers, or who would like to investigate their faith in a systematic way.

The series begins with a one-day workshop ‘Introduction to Worship in the UCA’ and also includes the two-day course on ‘Living Our Values’.  The four other units of the series are run over two weekends, and look at both the Old and New Testaments, Exploring Theology, and Proclaiming Jesus Christ.  For those studying to become a Lay Preacher, all six units of the series must by completed satisfactorily.

The six units of the series are offered over at two-year period, and can be studied in any order.  All units in the series are offered at the Centre for Ministry (CFM), North Parramatta, and also offerred at least once elsewhere in the Synod.  It is also possible for participants from regional areas to join these courses via Skype, or other video connections.

 Unit:  Dates:  Venue:
 Introduction to Worship in the UCA

(1-day course)

 1 April 2017

Eventbrite - LOF: Introduction to Worship in the UCA - April

 CFM
 Exploring the Old Testament

(4-day course in two parts)

 22-23 April 2017
 and
23-30 April 2017Eventbrite - LOF: Exploring the Old Testament
 CFM
 Exploring the Old Testament

(4-day course in two parts)

 17-18 June 2017
 and
1-2 July 2017
 Griffith
 Living Our Values

(2-day course)

 8-9 July 2017

Eventbrite - LOF: Living Our Values - July

 CFM
 Exploring Theology

(4-day course in two parts)

 12-13 August 2017
 and
19-20 August 2017Eventbrite - LOF: Exploring Theology
 CFM
 Exploring Theology

(4-day course in two parts)

 7-8 October 2017
 and
28-29 October 2017
 Griffith
 Living Our Values

(2-day course)

 19-20 Sept. 2017

Eventbrite - LOF: Living Our Values - September

 CFM
 Exploring the New Testament

(4-day course in two parts)

 Coming in 2018  TBA
 Proclaiming Jesus Christ

(4-day course in two parts)

 Coming in 2018  TBA

While the Living Our Faith series is one pathway leading to accreditation as a Lay Preacher within the Uniting Church in Australia, its real focus is to bring people together in collaborative groups to learn of the wonder and grace of our God – and then send them back to their communities, inspired and equipped to bring it all to life.

Each unit is available for presbytery use.  UME will train, equip and support potential educators, as well as provide course material.

 

Introductory Video

Please click on the image below to view this introductory video:

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Living Our Faith Series Intro Video | 4 mins 22 sec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Context, Exegesis, Learning Spiral Video

This 88 minute video explains some of the key introductory components of the Living Our Faith Series:

  • The Learning Spiral,
  • The Wesleyan Quadrilateral
  • Biblical Interpretation,
  • Context, and
  • Exegesis

This material is presented during the Exploring the New Testament unit of the series, and knowledge of this subject matter is built upon throughout the various units of the course.

If you are currently enrolled in any of the following units of the series: Exploring the Old Testament, Exploring Theology, Proclaiming Jesus Christ, Introduction to Worship in the UCA – and have not yet attended the New Testament unit – please take the opportunity to watch this video before you attend the next unit of the series.

Click on the image below to begin watching the video:

LOF Series: Context, Exegesis, Learning Spiral Video

LOF Series: Context, Exegesis, Learning Spiral – Video (88 minutes)

More information about the content of this video is available via the link provided below:

http://ume.nswact.uca.org.au/resources/lof-context-exegesis-learning-spiral/

 

Contact UME regarding the Living Our Faith series:

For more information, contact:

Bronwyn Murphy
Ph: 02 8838 8920 | Mobile: 0428 411 830 | E-mail: BronwynM@nswact.uca.org.au

Rohan England
Ph: 02 8838 8912 | E-mail: umeinfo@nswact.uca.org.au

 

Not the information you’re looking for?

Click on the links below to find more information about any upcoming Living Our Faith Series dates:

http://ume.nsw.uca.org.au/upcoming-courses/

http://ume.nsw.uca.org.au/event-calendar/
(Select category: ‘Living Our Faith’, and scroll through the calendar.)