Ethical Ministry Foundations | 2-day Course

Ethical Ministry Foundations | 2-day Course

Ethical Ministry Foundations | 2-day Course

Event Details

This is a 2-day training course (run over two consecutive days in February) focusing on what it means to be accountable within the Uniting Church in Australia.

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 Ethical Ministry course teaches about power, boundaries, pastoral responsibilities and the church’s Regulations and Code of Ethics.

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.


NOTE:-  This course is separate from the half-day Ethical Ministry refresher courses organised by Presbyteries.
The two-day course is complemented throughout the year by Ethical Ministry Refreshers facilitated by presbyteries.

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Dates: Wednesday, 19 Feb. –
Thursday, 20 February 2020
Times: Start: 9 a.m. /
Finish: 5 p.m. (each day)
Venue: Uniting Church Centre for Ministry
16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta
Cost: $150 for two full days of training
Includes: course materials and a catered morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on each day.
Facilitator(s): Joanna Drayton
UME Grant: Short-term Education Grants are available for those in financial need.
Please go to the UME Scholarships page for more information, and
a copy of the application form.


Pre-course Reading:

A booklet of pre-course readings will be e-mailed to you upon registration.

There is no pre-course written task set for this course.


Online Payment and Registration Form:

Please register and pay in advance, via the online payment and registration form that appears below.  Registration in advance using this form is essential.

Please note that free tickets are reserved for those members of the nominated program streams.

Please note: Registrations close – Monday, 17 February at 4 p.m.


If you’ve been nominated by your Presbytery to attend, click here to register for the associated Train-the-Facilitator session on Friday, 21 February.


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On-site Overnight Accommodation:

Those wishing to book overnight accommodation on-site at the Centre for Ministry are required to make inquiries directly with the Uniting Venues Booking Office:

Ph: 1300 138 125




Travelling to the Centre

The Centre for Ministry is accessible by public transport.

Please click on this link for more information about travelling to the centre via the various modes of transport.


More Information:

If you would like more information about this course, please contact:

UME Reception | | Ph: 02 8838 8900


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