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:

  • Introduction to UCA Worship (1-day workshop)
  • Living Our Values (2-day course)
  • Exploring the Old Testament (4-day course)
  • Introduction to Theology (4-day course)
  • Exploring the New Testament (4-day course)
  • Proclaiming Jesus Christ (4-day course).

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.

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

 

2019 Dates:

Unit: Dates: Venue: Cost:

Exploring the Old Testament

(4-day course in two parts)

23-24 March 2019
and
6-7 April 2019
CFM $380
per
person

Introduction to UCA Worship

(1-day course)

25 May 2019 CFM $100
per
person

Exploring the Old Testament

(4-day course in two parts)

1-2 June 2019
Venue: Finley
and
22-23 June 2019
Venue: Finley
Riverina Presb $250
per
person

Introduction to UCA Worship

(1-day course)

20 July 2019 CFM $100
per
person

Living Our Values

(2-day course)

27-28 July 2019 CFM $150
per
person
Eventbrite - LOF: Living Our Values

Introduction to Theology

(4-day course in two parts)

3-4 August 2019
and
17-18 August 2019
CFM $380
per
person Eventbrite - LOF: Exploring Theology

Introduction to Theology

(4-day course in two parts)

14-15 Sept. 2019
Venue: TBA
and
12-13 October 2019
Venue: TBA
Riverina Presb $250
per
person

Scheduled to be presented in 2020:

Unit: Dates: Venue: Cost:

Exploring the New Testament

(4-day course in two parts)

circa April 2020 CFM TBC

Introduction to UCA Worship

(1-day course)

circa May
and/or
July 2020
CFM TBC

Proclaiming Jesus Christ

(4-day course in two parts)

circa August 2020 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:

LOF Video Title - Screen Dump 500 x 265px

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.)