|What?||A fun-filled, information-packed weekend to inspire and encourage leadership, discipleship and mission-minded engagement in our faith communities.|
|When?||Saturday, 14 March – Sunday, 15 March 2020
Start – noon Sat 14 Mar
Finish – 12:30 p.m. Sun 15 Mar
|Where?||Keiraview Uniting Church
34 Fisher St West Wollongong 2500
|Cost?||All activities during the weekend are free of charge, with the exception of the “Knowing Your Community” workshop session on Saturday afternoon (see program below) – the cost for this workshop is $165.00 pp but free if four or more people from the same congregation choose to attend.|
|Noon||Meet & Greet UME staff
(Bring your own lunch)
|1:00 PM||Devotion: Living Church –
Rev Dr Peter Walker
|Knowing Your Church –
Rev Dr Cameron Eccleston
Appreciative inquiry is a tool that helps leaders understand the strengths and aspirations of their congregation through stories, hopes and dreams.
|MSM Taster –
Rev Karen Mitchell-Lambert
Mission Shaped Ministry is a journey that explores what church life might look like if driven by mission rather than the Sunday worship service.
|Growing Younger –
The Uniting Church is in decline, and this is compounded by the age profile. This workshop explores how congregations can ‘grow younger’.
|3:00 PM||Afternoon Tea|
|Knowing Your Community –
Rev Dr Cameron Eccleston
The NCLS Community Social Profile is a great tool for understanding your church. Participants will need their profile to take part in this workshop. Profiles can be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Profiles cost $165 each but will be made available for free if four or more people from your congregation come.
|Fresh Expression –
Rev Dr Raymond Joso
Come and expolore what a fresh expression of church might look like.
|Inter-generational Worship –
Exploring what worship relevant to all generations looks like.
|Sunday Worship Services – A chance to worship together and continue the fellowship and discipleship opportunities at various participating churches in the local area.|
|Bowral Uniting Church||9 am Worship Service
Speaker: Rev Dr Peter Walker
|Dapto Uniting Church||9:30 am Worship Service
Speaker: Rev Dr Raymond Joso
|Gerringong Uniting Church||9 am Worship Service
Speaker: Dr Glen Powell
|Keiraview Uniting Church||9:30 am Worship Service
Speaker: Rev Karen Mitchell-Lambert
|Nowra Uniting Church||9:30 am Worship Service
Speaker: Rev Ben Gilmour
|Northern Illawarra Uniting Church||9:30 am Worship Service
Speaker: Rev Dr Cameron Eccleston