New Paths

There are many ways people are able to serve with the Uniting Church in Australia, and beyond! We’re building a list of possibilities here, along with associated pathways, to help you consider your options for education and mission.

Academic research and publishing
Administration & Management
Aged Care Chaplaincy
Biblical Scholarship
Camping, Adventure, Venues
Children’s Ministry – teaching, service – see
Church History Research
Community Work, Community Organising, Community Development
Creative Arts: Music, Film, Sculpture, Fine Arts, Creative Writing
Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy
Disability Ministry: service, advocacy
Education: Primary & Secondary – SRE Training, Religious & Values Education at CSU
Education: Tertiary – lecturing, research
Ethnic Ministry, intercultural relationships
Executive leadership, business leadership
Family Ministry, counselling
Frontier Service Chaplaincy
Funerals and Grief Support
Hospital Chaplaincy – volunteers, hospice support
Indigenous Resource Ministry
Interfaith Dialogue, Research, Partnership
Marriage Ministry – preparation, wedding celebrants, marriage counselling
Media & Communication: Film, Television, Radio
Military Chaplaincy
Ministry Formation
Music Ministry: song writing, recording, leadership
New Church Development
Pastoral Care
Police Chaplaincy
Presbytery leadership: administration, pastoral care, mission, education
Prison Chaplaincy
Property development, oversight
Publishing: print & online
Research – see National Church Life Survey (NCLS) and Christian Research Association (CRA)
Resource Ministry – see UME’s training page
Retreat Leadership
Rural Ministry, Chaplaincy
School Chaplaincy
Seniors Ministry
Social Justice Advocacy
Spiritual Direction
Supervision – of ministers, pastors, chaplains, youth workers, lay leaders
Tertiary Chaplaincy, Mission Workers in universities and TAFE colleges
Theology – research, writing, teaching
Tourism Chaplaincy
Transition/Interim Ministry
Worship Leadership
Youth Ministry
Young Adults Ministry