Uniting Mission & Education was formed in 2012, and brings together the work of the Board of Mission and the Board of Education.
Uniting Mission & Education (UME) is an arm of the Uniting Church in Australia, NSW/ACT Synod.
UME staff are here to assist the Church to provide education, theological insight, strategy, research and resources for leadership, discipleship, ministry and mission to serve Christ who rules and renews the Church and seeks the reconciliation of creation. Our approach is to encourage a creative and pioneering spirit; to contextualise; to be a prophetic voice; model what we are about; and engage in reflective practice.
From the Synod Bylaws… The objects of UME are to:
Our work within the Synod of NSW and the ACT has been guided by the Pathways project, a listening campaign conducted across the whole Synod in 2017-18. Pathways found that Uniting Church members in this Synod are: followers of Jesus, diverse, inclusive and committed to social justice.
Presbyteries, Congregations and members communicated that they want us to work together to: