Upcoming Courses

Uniting Mission & Education offer a range of educational opportunities to members of the Uniting Church, communities, individuals, Ministers, lay preachers and interested parties.

We offer 1-day, short courses, weekend intensives and a variety of tertiary learning degrees.

We invite you to talk with one of our knowledgeable and friendly team 02 8838 8900 – email us at umeinfo@nswact.uca.org.au or enjoy learning more about us from our website.

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.

 

  • LOF | Introduction to Worship in the UCA

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 21st July 2018 9:30 am
    Centre for Ministry
    This one-day workshop unpacks the Uniting Church in Australia’s order of service and how it can apply to worship preparation. Sessions will include the different movements within worship – the rhythm and flow of leading worship; the value and preparation of music, prayers, and presence, and more. This day is for: worship leaders, lay preachers, and...


  • Mission Shaped Ministry Course | Session 3 of 5

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 28th July 2018 9:30 am
    The Collaroy Centre
    Part-time course, split over 4 Saturdays & 1 Residential Weekend during 2018. This is a part-time course inviting participants into learning communities – exploring and experimenting, while learning together.  It will be ideal for those already trying new ideas, or those with a heart for being the church differently. The course includes:  mentoring, ecumenical explorations,...


  • Ethical Ministry | Half-day Refresher | Power

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 12:30:pm 12:30 pm
    Wednesday, 1st August 2018 9:00 am
    Centre for Ministry
    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 | Proclaiming Jesus Christ | Part 1 of 2

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 5:30:pm 5:30 pm
    Saturday, 4th August 2018 9:00 am
    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 Preacher, it is also an ideal opportunity for: a small group, faith community, bible study group, or congregation to spend time exploring the Christology of the Uniting Church together. If you are seeking authorisation to...


  • Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry | Leadership

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Monday, 6th August 2018 9:00 am
    Centre for Ministry
    COURSE INFO PAGE  www.ume.nswact.uca.org.au/fundamentals-of-transitional-ministry-leadership “Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry” is a three day program designed to give participants an introduction to the key concepts and practices of ministering with congregations and agencies in times of transition. While it is a stand-alone program, it is also the first phase of training that leads to being qualified as...


  • Ethical Ministry Foundations | 2-day Course

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Tuesday, 14th August 2018 9:00 am
    Centre for Ministry
    This is a 2-day training course (run over two consecutive days in August) focusing on what it means to be accountable within the Uniting Church. Course content focuses on education on the issues surrounding the use of: power, boundaries, pastoral responsibilities, and UCA Regulations and Code of Ethics concerning Ministers of the Word. This course...


  • LOF | Proclaiming Jesus Christ | Part 2 of 2

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 5:30:pm 5:30 pm
    Saturday, 18th August 2018 9:30 am
    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 Preacher, it is also an ideal opportunity for: a small group, faith community, bible study group, or congregation to spend time exploring the Christology of the Uniting Church together. If you are seeking authorisation to...


  • Civic Leadership Intensive | Spring | Part 1 of 3

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Monday, 20th August 2018 9:00 am
    Centre for Ministry
    Change the way you lead. In times of complex change… How can we best offer leadership that is effective? How can we grow the capacity of teams and organisations to be agile in the face of change? What might we need to do to survive, and even thrive? Run over three 2-day gatherings in the...


  • Presiding at Funerals Training

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 5:30:pm 5:30 pm
    Tuesday, 28th August 2018 9:30 am
    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,...


  • Mission Shaped Ministry Course | Blacktown | Session 4 of 5

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 1st September 2018 9:30 am
    Blacktown Uniting Church
    Part-time course, split over 4 Saturdays & 1 Weekend Residential School during 2018. This is a part-time course inviting participants into learning communities – exploring and experimenting, while learning together.  It will be ideal for those already trying new ideas, or those with a heart for being the church differently. The course includes:  mentoring, ecumenical...


  • Mission Shaped Ministry Course | Terrigal | Session 4 of 5

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 1st September 2018 9:30 am
    Terrigal Uniting Church
    Part-time course, split over 4 Saturdays & 1 Weekend Residential School during 2018. This is a part-time course inviting participants into learning communities – exploring and experimenting, while learning together.  It will be ideal for those already trying new ideas, or those with a heart for being the church differently. The course includes:  mentoring, ecumenical...


  • Civic Leadership Intensive | Spring | Part 2 of 3

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Monday, 17th September 2018 9:00 am

    Change the way you lead. In times of complex change… How can we best offer leadership that is effective? How can we grow the capacity of teams and organisations to be agile in the face of change? What might we need to do to survive, and even thrive? Run over three 2-day gatherings in the...


  • Civic Leadership Intensive | Spring | Part 3 of 3

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Monday, 15th October 2018 9:00 am

    Change the way you lead. In times of complex change… How can we best offer leadership that is effective? How can we grow the capacity of teams and organisations to be agile in the face of change? What might we need to do to survive, and even thrive? Run over three 2-day gatherings in the...


  • Mission Shaped Ministry Course | Blacktown | Session 5 of 5

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 3rd November 2018 9:30 am
    Blacktown Uniting Church
    Part-time course, split over 4 Saturdays & 1 Weekend Residential School during 2018. This is a part-time course inviting participants into learning communities – exploring and experimenting, while learning together.  It will be ideal for those already trying new ideas, or those with a heart for being the church differently. The course includes:  mentoring, ecumenical...


  • Mission Shaped Ministry Course | Terrigal | Session 5 of 5

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 3rd November 2018 9:30 am
    Terrigal Uniting Church
    Part-time course, split over 4 Saturdays & 1 Weekend Residential School during 2018. This is a part-time course inviting participants into learning communities – exploring and experimenting, while learning together.  It will be ideal for those already trying new ideas, or those with a heart for being the church differently. The course includes:  mentoring, ecumenical...


  • Understanding the Sacraments | Part 1 of 2

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 4:30:pm 4:30 pm
    Tuesday, 6th November 2018 9:00 am
    Centre for Ministry
    If you are seeking authorisation to become a Lay Presider, please seek the approval of your presbytery before registering for this course. 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...


  • Understanding the Sacraments | Part 2 of 2

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 4:30:pm 4:30 pm
    Tuesday, 13th November 2018 9:00 am
    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...