Role Opportunity | Saltbush Team

Who are we?
The Uniting Church of Australia (UCA) is one of the largest not for profit and faith-based organisations in Australia.
Uniting Mission and Education (UME), as one of four boards of the Synod of NSW and the ACT, has the role of leading and resourcing the Synod in discipleship, mission and leadership in order to serve Christ. UME also assists the Church to provide education, theological insight, strategy, research and resources for leadership, discipleship, ministry and mission. UME manages the operations of United Theological College (UTC), a partner in the Charles Sturt University, School of Theology.

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About the Role
We are seeking a full time, online/digital Minister of the Word to work as part of a ministry team we call “Saltbush – Uniting the Scattered Community”.  This small team will work primarily with our rural and remote congregations, but within the reality of our contemporary context shaping Uniting Christian communities for the future. A flexible ‘home base’ is a possibility however regular travel to regional/rural NSW, and the ACT is essential.
The Saltbush Team is comprised of the Director of Rural and Remote Ministry Initiatives, a Scattered Community Minister and this role of Online/Digital Scattered Community Minister. This position sits within UME, but is enabled and supported by a broad Church; Synod, Presbyteries, Congregations and individuals. Key to success in this work will be working collaboratively and encouragingly with colleagues and within this broad church in particular with Presbyteries and Congregations.

As a member of the Saltbush Team, the role will be involved with:

  • Shaping an Australian contextual, grounded, missional encouragement to UCA Christian community in rural and coastal regions
  • Working with congregations, groups and individuals who want to explore shaping new forms of UCA Christian community
  • Connecting and encouraging rural, remote and coastal UCA Christian communities as part of ‘Uniting the Scattered Community’ and affirming their place within the wider body of the church
  • Working to provide an ecclesiastical, missiological and liturgical grounding for scattered UCA Christian community within the 21st Century context

What will you be doing?

How to Apply?
If this sounds like an interesting opportunity for you, please click ‘Apply Now’ in the SEEK LINK to send your ministry profile and cover letter, clearly outlining how your qualifications and experience align with our requirements outlined above.
If you have any questions and/or would like a copy of the Position Description please contact Rev. Mark Faulkner, Director of Rural and Remote Ministry Initiatives, at

Applications should be addressed to Rev. Bronwyn Murphy, Associate Secretary, Synod of NSW and the ACT, and must be received by 5pm Thursday 28 February 2019.

Saltbush – Uniting the Scattered Community
Want to know more about the Saltbush Program – HERE
Read the latest edition of Ruminations (Saltbush magazine) – HERE

Uniting Mission and Education is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you throughout the recruitment process.

Uniting Mission and Education prefers to manage all sourcing directly therefore introductions via agency will not be accepted.

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