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 series begins with a one-day workshop ‘Introduction to Worship in the UCA’ and also includes the two-day course on ‘Living Our Values’.  The four other units of the series are run over two weekends, and look at both the Old and New Testaments, Exploring Theology, and Proclaiming Jesus Christ.  For those studying to become a Lay Preacher, all six units of the series must by completed satisfactorily.

The six units of the series are offered over a two-year period, and can be studied in any order.  All units in the series are offered at the Centre for Ministry (CFM), North Parramatta, and also offerred at least once elsewhere in the Synod.

 

2018 Dates:

 Unit:  Dates:  Venue: Cost:
 Introduction to Worship in the UCA

(1-day course)

 17 February 2018  CFM $100
per
person
 Exploring the New Testament

(4-day course in two parts)

 14-15 April 2018
 and
28-29 April 2018
 CFM $380
per
person
 Exploring the New Testament

(4-day course in two parts)

 12-13 May 2018
Griffith
 and
2-3 June 2018
Narrandera
Riverina Presb $250
per
person
 Exploring the New Testament

(4-day course in four parts)

~~Postponed~~ Illawarra Presbytery  TBC
 Introduction to Worship in the UCA

(1-day course)

 21 July 2018 CFM $100
per
person
 Living Our Values

(2-day course)

~~Postponed~~
28-29 July 2018
CFM $150
per
person
 Proclaiming Jesus Christ

(4-day course in two parts)

 4-5 August 2018
 and
18-19 August 2018
 CFM $380
per
person
Eventbrite - LOF: Proclaiming Jesus Christ
 Proclaiming Jesus Christ

(4-day course in two parts)

 8-9 September 2018
 and
22-23 September 2018
Riverina Presb
Venue(s)
TBC
TBC

 

Scheduled to be presented in 2019:

 Unit:  Dates:  Venue: Cost:
 Introduction to Worship in the UCA

(1-day course)

circa Feb. 2019
and/or
July 2019
 CFM TBC
 Exploring the Old Testament

(4-day course in two parts)

circa April 2019  CFM TBC
 Living Our Values

(2-day course)

circa July 2019 CFM TBC
 Exploring Theology

(4-day course in two parts)

circa August 2019 CFM TBC

 

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.

 

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:

http://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:

http://ume.nsw.uca.org.au/upcoming-courses/

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