Living Our Faith Series

Living Our Faith Series

Living Our Faith Series

The Living Our Faith Series is for members of the Uniting Church who would like to become Lay Preachers, or who would like to investigate their faith in a systematic way.

The six-unit series includes the following subjects:

LOF1 – Living Our Values
LOF2 – Leading Worship
LOF3 – Exploring Theology
LOF4 – Exploring the Old Testament
LOF5 – Exploring the New Testament
LOF6 – Proclaiming Jesus Christ

For those studying to become a Lay Preacher, all six units of the series must by completed satisfactorily.

The entire six units of the series are presented over a two-year period, and can be studied in any order.

Units in the series are presented at the Centre for Ministry (CFM), North Parramatta, and also offered at least once elsewhere in the Synod.

While the Living Our Faith series is one pathway leading to accreditation as a Lay Preacher within the Uniting Church in Australia, its real focus is to bring people together in collaborative groups to learn of the wonder and grace of our God – and then send them back to their communities, inspired and equipped to bring it all to life.

Each unit is available for presbytery use. UME will train, equip and support potential educators, as well as provide course material.

2020 Dates

Unit:Date:Venue:Cost:
LOF5 – Exploring the New Testament

(Presented over a series of 14 consecutive Thursdays)
Thur. 3 Sept. to
Thur. 3 December
via Zoom only$40-$200
Register Here

LOF2 – Leading Worship

(1-day course)
Friday, 4 SeptemberCFM and
via Zoom
$100-$125
Register Here
2021 Dates – To be confirmed
Unit:Date:Venue:Cost:
LOF3 – Exploring Theology
(4-day course)
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LOF4 – Exploring the Old Testament
(4-day course)
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Introductory Video

Please click on the image below to view this introductory video:

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Living Our Faith Series Intro Video | 4 mins 22 sec
Context, Exegesis, Learning Spiral Video

This 88 minute video explains some of the key introductory components of the Living Our Faith Series:

  • The Learning Spiral,
  • The Wesleyan Quadrilateral
  • Biblical Interpretation,
  • Context, and
  • Exegesis

This material is presented during the Exploring the New Testament unit of the series, and knowledge of this subject matter is built upon throughout the various units of the course.

If you are currently enrolled in any of the following units of the series: Exploring the Old Testament, Exploring Theology, Proclaiming Jesus Christ, Introduction to Worship in the UCA – and have not yet attended the New Testament unit – please take the opportunity to watch this video before you attend the next unit of the series.

Click on the image below to begin watching the video:

LOF Series: Context, Exegesis, Learning Spiral Video
LOF Series: Context, Exegesis, Learning Spiral – Video (88 minutes)

More information about the content of this video is available via the link provided below:

www.ume.nswact.uca.org.au/resources/lof-context-exegesis-learning-spiral

Contact UME regarding the Living Our Faith series:

For more information, contact:

UME Reception | E-mail: umeinfo@nswact.uca.org.au | Ph: 02 8838 8900

Not the information you’re looking for?

Click on the links below to find more information about any upcoming Living Our Faith Series dates:

www.ume.nsw.uca.org.au/upcoming-courses

www.ume.nsw.uca.org.au/event-calendar
(Select category: ‘Living Our Faith’, and scroll through the calendar.)