How can we be the church of Jesus Christ in a secular world?
Gospel Yarning will again inspire, empower and connect us. This event will significantly raise your understanding of how the context of secularism affects the church, and introduce tools for strengthening your ministry in that context. This affects the whole church.
|Dates:||Thursday, 8 October –
Saturday, 10 October 2020
|Venue:||Uniting Church Centre for Ministry
16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta
|Cost:||Full 3-day Conference – $200.00 (Adult) /
Single-day – $80.00 (Adult) /
Free for UTC Candidates for Ministry.
|Catering:||Registration fee includes lunch on each day.|
|Speakers:||Rev Dr Peter Hobson, Wesley Church, Brisbane
Pastor Paul Montague
|UME Grant:||Short-term Education Grants are available for those in financial need.
Please go to the UME Scholarships page for more information.
Who is it for?
Gospel Yarning is for:
- presbytery workers, and
- ministry agents
in the Uniting Church in Australia and Uniting NSW/ACT.
What we’ll do:
We will meet to talk / talanoa / yarn in OIKOS groups, open space sessions, elective discussions and share our stories.
Gospel Yarning Programme
Thursday, 8 Oct. – Saturday, 10 October 2020
|9 am||Morning Worship|
|9:30 am||Rev Dr Peter Hobson, Wesley Church Brisbane will speak –
“How is this secular environment inviting our mission?”
|11 am||Umu-Yarning – an open space discussion|
|2 pm||Short Topics spread across the conference.
What’s the challenge? What’s working?
|3:30 pm||Theological Response to the day – “What I am hearing/not hearing?”
led by Pastor Paul Montague
| 4 pm –
|OIKOS group –
an open exchange over the various inputs.
|Keynote Speaker: Rev Dr Peter Hobson, Wesley Mission Queensland / Albert Street UCA, Brisbane.
Formerly a local minister, university chaplain and lecturer, Peter is a good communicator, and a story-teller who is a good thinker about the world we seek to reach.
|Theological Respondent and Comedian: Pastor Paul Montague.
One-half of Pirate Church, Paul knows how to tell us the truth about ourselves, make us uncomfortable like the Holy Spirit does, and helps us to see the road ahead.
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UME Reception | firstname.lastname@example.org | Ph: 02 8838 8912
Ian Robinson | IanR@nswact.uca.org.au | Ph: 02 8838 8956