Upcoming Courses

Upcoming Courses

Please consult the list provided below of upcoming courses being offered by
Uniting Mission and Education.

You can also review the information provided on the companion page: Course Registrations for a complete listing of courses & events that UME is currently accepting registrations for.

More detail about each of these courses can also be found on this site’s
Event Calendar.

Details of upcoming Safe Church Awareness Workshop dates and the online registration page can be found by clicking here and here.

Details of known dates for half-day Ethical Ministry Refresher Workshops around the Synod can be found by clicking here.

 

  • Conflict Management and Peacemaking 2017

    9:30:am – 4:30:pm
    Monday, 26th June 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    Conflict is an inevitable and not necessarily wholly undesirable part of human relationships and interactions.  In this workshop we will explore the ways in which we can transform the conflict into something that develops and deepens relationship rather than being expressed violently.  The workshop will examine the causes and myths that surround conflict.  We will...


  • LOF: Living Our Values for Congregations and Presbyteries – July

    9:30:am – 5:00:pm
    Saturday, 8th July 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    This is a two-day orientation to the: history, polity and ethos of the Uniting Church. Having a clear understanding of who we are, how we operate, and what we believe in will influence how effectively we can engage with, and communicate within our Church. It is highly recommended for all congregation and presbytery members. This...


  • Resource Ministry – Advanced

    9:30:am – 5:00:pm
    Tuesday, 18th July 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    This four-day training course is will provide an in-depth exploration of the field of Resource Ministry, and how to help people discover active discipleship and connect more meaningfully with their local community. Those starting out in ordained ministry are encouraged towards registering for the two-day Introduction to Resource Ministry scheduled for 7-8 February 2017. Course...


  • LOF: Exploring Theology – Part One

    9:00:am – 5:30:pm
    Saturday, 12th August 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    Study of this unit of the Living Our Faith Series is a pathway that can lead to Presbytery authorisation as a Lay Presider, it is also an ideal opportunity for: a small group, faith community, bible study group, or congregation to spend time exploring the theology of the Uniting Church together. If you are seeking authorisation to...


  • LOF: Exploring Theology – Part Two

    9:00:am – 5:30:pm
    Saturday, 19th August 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    Study of this unit of the Living Our Faith Series is a pathway that can lead to Presbytery authorisation as a Lay Presider, it is also an ideal opportunity for: a small group, faith community, bible study group, or congregation to spend time exploring the theology of the Uniting Church together. If you are seeking authorisation to...


  • Ethical Ministry Introduction (2-Day Course)

    9:00:am – 5:00:pm
    Tuesday, 29th August 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    Those who offer leadership in the church need to be aware of what it means to be accountable within the Uniting Church in Australia. The content of this 2-day Ethical Ministry course includes: power, boundaries, pastoral responsibilities, and UCA Regulations and Code of Ethics concerning Ministers of the Word. This course is separate from the...


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

    9:00:am – 12:30:pm
    Monday, 18th September 2017

    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...


  • LOF: Living Our Values for Congregations and Presbyteries – September

    9:30:am – 5:00:pm
    Tuesday, 19th September 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    This is a two-day orientation to the: history, polity and ethos of the Uniting Church. Having a clear understanding of who we are, how we operate, and what we believe in will influence how effectively we can engage with, and communicate within our Church. It is highly recommended for all congregation and presbytery members. This...


  • Presiding at Funerals Training

    9:30:am – 5:30:pm
    Tuesday, 17th October 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    This is a 3-day training course for those seeking recognition as a registered funeral presider. If you are seeking authorisation to become a Lay Presider, please seek the approval of your presbytery before registering for this course. The practical skills offered include: dealing with loss and grief, visiting the bereved family, talking sensitively of God and faith,...


  • Understanding the Sacraments – Part One

    9:00:am – 4:30:pm
    Wednesday, 1st November 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    Understanding the Sacraments is a pathway that can lead to Presbytery authorisation as a Lay Presider, it is also an ideal opportunity for: a small group, faith community, bible study group, or congregation to spend time exploring the sacraments together. If you are seeking authorisation to become a Lay Presider, please seek the approval of...


  • Understanding the Sacraments – Part Two

    9:00:am – 4:30:pm
    Wednesday, 8th November 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    Understanding the Sacraments is a pathway that can lead to Presbytery authorisation as a Lay Presider, it is also an ideal opportunity for: a small group, faith community, bible study group, or congregation to spend time exploring the sacraments together. If you are seeking authorisation to become a Lay Presider, please seek the approval of...