As part of the mandatory 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 all of the case studies provided in the workbook available for download, below. Each participant is then to prepare a one -page reflection sheet on one of these case studies of his/her choosing. When the group meets, participants are invited to share their reflections and discuss issues that arise.
Facilitators are to select 2-3 case studies for discussion during the session.
- There will be ‘paired discussions’ and group discussions concerning the implications of each case study.
- Please bring a copy of the UCA Code of Ethics and Ministry Practice with you as this is the basis from which informed discussions will develop.
Topic 2020A:– Self-Care
|Coming Soon |2020 Ethical Ministry Refresher Resource Book for Facilitators – Program & Process Information|
2019 Resource Books for Download
Note about Resource Books for Topic 2019A
Contrary to the practice of recent years, the resource books related to Topic 2019A:– ‘Recognition and Prevention of Grooming Behaviours’ will not be made available for download.
Topic 2019B:– Professionalism
The Synod’s approved resource books for facilitators and participants to use during the second of this year’s half-day refresher sessions are available for download below.
2018 Resource Books for Download:
The Synod’s approved resource books for facilitators and participants to use during the 2018A & 2018B half-day refresher sessions are available for download below.
2018A:– Boundaries in Ministry –
2018B:– Power –
2017 Resource Books for Download:
The Synod’s approved resource books for facilitators and participants to use during the 2017A & 2017B half-day refresher sessions are available for download below..
2017A:– Bullying Behaviour –
2017B:– Online Communication: Social Media and Email –
Links to UCA National Assembly Code of Ethics/Conduct:
These documents are also available for download respectively from the: ‘Regulations’ and the ‘Policies’ tabs of the Regulations & Policies page of the Assembly’s website:
Dates for Ethical Ministry Refreshers in your Presbytery
Please consult with your presbytery office. UME is also compiling a list of the known dates of refreshers in the various presbyteries which is available by clicking on the link provided below: