Upcoming Courses & Events

Upcoming Courses & Events

Upcoming Courses & Events

Uniting Mission & Education offer a range of educational opportunities to members of the Uniting Church, communities, individuals, Ministers, lay preachers and interested parties.

We offer 1-day, short courses, weekend intensives and a variety of tertiary learning degrees.

We invite you to talk with one of our knowledgeable and friendly team 02 8838 8900 – email us at umeinfo@nswact.uca.org.au or enjoy learning more about us from our website.

Please consult the list provided below of upcoming courses and events being offered by Uniting Mission and Education.  To register for a particular course or event, click on the appropriate heading to be directed to the page containing registration information.  

More detail about each of these courses can also be found on this site’s Event Calendar.

Details of upcoming Safe Church Awareness Workshop dates and the online registration page can be found by clicking here and here.

Details of known dates for half-day Ethical Ministry Refresher Workshops around the Synod can be found by clicking here.

 

  • Problem Solving – What You Bring to the Table

    12 May 2020 3:00 pm – 12 May 2020 4:30 pm
    Online Event
    A workshop designed to explore how you can rely on your existing knowledge and skills to address problematic moments. About this Event This workshop is designed to encourage you to reflect on what you already know and how you bring that prior learning into a problem-solving moment. Based on scenarios (where there really is no...


  • Living Our Faith 1 | Living Our Values

    13 May 2020 9:00 am – 13 May 2020 5:00 pm
    Online Event
      Jump to Registration and Payment. Having a clearer understanding of who you are, who we are, and how we journey together, influences how effectively we engage with the issues of our time; how we make decisions together, and how effectively we communicate and nurture one another in our shared Christian discipleship. This is a...


  • Festival of Homiletics | Zoom Discussion Groups | Week 1 of 2

    3 June 2020 12:00 pm – 3 June 2020 4:00 pm
    Online Event
    The Festival of Homiletics is a USA-based week-long conference that brings together a wide variety of outstanding preachers and professors of homiletics to inspire a discourse about preaching, worship and culture. This year’s topic is: Preaching a New Earth: Climate and Creation UME Vital Leadership is providing the opportunity to view the material & engage...


  • Festival of Homiletics | Zoom Discussion Groups | Week 1 of 2

    4 June 2020 12:00 pm – 4 June 2020 4:00 pm
    Online Event
    The Festival of Homiletics is a USA-based week-long conference that brings together a wide variety of outstanding preachers and professors of homiletics to inspire a discourse about preaching, worship and culture. This year’s topic is: Preaching a New Earth: Climate and Creation UME Vital Leadership is providing the opportunity to view the material & engage...


  • Ethical Ministry | Half-day Refresher | Topic 2020A Self-Care | via Zoom

    4 June 2020 2:00 pm – 4 June 2020 4:00 pm
    Online Event
    Ethical Ministry Refreshers are part of the NSW & ACT Synod’s requirements for ministers to recieve ongoing training.  Participation in two half-day refreshers is expected, each year. Participants are required to have read and considered the case studies relevant to the topic (as provided in the course workbook), and each participant is expected to prepare...


  • Festival of Homiletics | Zoom Discussion Groups | Week 1 of 2

    5 June 2020 12:00 pm – 5 June 2020 4:00 pm
    Online Event
    The Festival of Homiletics is a USA-based week-long conference that brings together a wide variety of outstanding preachers and professors of homiletics to inspire a discourse about preaching, worship and culture. This year’s topic is: Preaching a New Earth: Climate and Creation UME Vital Leadership is providing the opportunity to view the material & engage...


  • Festival of Homiletics | Zoom Discussion Groups | Week 2 of 2

    10 June 2020 12:00 pm – 10 June 2020 4:00 pm

    The Festival of Homiletics is a USA-based week-long conference that brings together a wide variety of outstanding preachers and professors of homiletics to inspire a discourse about preaching, worship and culture. This year’s topic is: Preaching a New Earth: Climate and Creation UME Vital Leadership is providing the opportunity to view the material & engage...


  • Festival of Homiletics | Zoom Discussion Groups | Week 2 of 2

    11 June 2020 12:00 pm – 11 June 2020 4:00 pm

    The Festival of Homiletics is a USA-based week-long conference that brings together a wide variety of outstanding preachers and professors of homiletics to inspire a discourse about preaching, worship and culture. This year’s topic is: Preaching a New Earth: Climate and Creation UME Vital Leadership is providing the opportunity to view the material & engage...


  • Festival of Homiletics | Zoom Discussion Groups | Week 2 of 2

    12 June 2020 12:00 pm – 12 June 2020 4:00 pm

    The Festival of Homiletics is a USA-based week-long conference that brings together a wide variety of outstanding preachers and professors of homiletics to inspire a discourse about preaching, worship and culture. This year’s topic is: Preaching a New Earth: Climate and Creation UME Vital Leadership is providing the opportunity to view the material & engage...


  • Pulse | Living Our Faith – New Testament

    15 June 2020 7:15 pm – 15 June 2020 8:30 pm
    Online Event
    Would you like to deepen your faith and learn more about who Jesus is and the New Testament with other young people?  This course is for you. If cost is a barrier to you participating in this course, please contact: Karen Mitchell-Lambert , Pulse Leader 0429 222 653 | KarenML@nswact.uca.org.au   Series Start Date: Monday,...


  • Ethical Ministry | Half-day Refresher | Topic 2020A Self-Care | via Zoom

    17 June 2020 10:00 am – 17 June 2020 12:00 pm
    Online Event
    Ethical Ministry Refreshers are part of the NSW & ACT Synod’s requirements for ministers to recieve ongoing training.  Participation in two half-day refreshers is expected, each year. Participants are required to have read and considered the case studies relevant to the topic (as provided in the course workbook), and each participant is expected to prepare...


  • Safe Church Awareness Workshop | Shellharbour

    20 June 2020 9:30 am – 20 June 2020 3:30 pm

      Date: Saturday, 20 June Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Arrival: Please arrive 15 minutes before the advertised start time, to assist with registration. Cost: $25 per person Type: Awareness (Full) Workshop Venue: Shellharbour Village Uniting Church, 49 Mary Street, Shellharbour NSW 2529 Catering: BYO lunch. A light refreshment will be provided. Registration: Online...


  • Pulse | Living Our Faith – New Testament

    22 June 2020 7:15 pm – 22 June 2020 8:30 pm
    Online Event
    Would you like to deepen your faith and learn more about who Jesus is and the New Testament with other young people?  This course is for you. If cost is a barrier to you participating in this course, please contact: Karen Mitchell-Lambert , Pulse Leader 0429 222 653 | KarenML@nswact.uca.org.au   Series Start Date: Monday,...


  • Safe Church Awareness Workshop | Forbes

    27 June 2020 9:15 am – 27 June 2020 3:30 pm

      Date: Saturday, 27 June Time: 9:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost: $25 per person Type: Awareness (Full) Workshop Venue: Forbes Uniting Church 27 Browne Street, Forbes NSW 2871 Catering: BYO lunch. A light refreshment will be provided. Registration: Online via this link Presb.: Macquarie Darling   Link to Online Registration Form: www.ume.nswact.uca.org.au/upcoming-courses/scta-workshop-registrations  


  • Pulse | Living Our Faith – New Testament

    29 June 2020 7:15 pm – 29 June 2020 8:30 pm
    Online Event
    Would you like to deepen your faith and learn more about who Jesus is and the New Testament with other young people?  This course is for you. If cost is a barrier to you participating in this course, please contact: Karen Mitchell-Lambert , Pulse Leader 0429 222 653 | KarenML@nswact.uca.org.au   Series Start Date: Monday,...


  • Pulse | Living Our Faith – New Testament

    6 July 2020 7:15 pm – 6 July 2020 8:30 pm
    Online Event
    Would you like to deepen your faith and learn more about who Jesus is and the New Testament with other young people?  This course is for you. If cost is a barrier to you participating in this course, please contact: Karen Mitchell-Lambert , Pulse Leader 0429 222 653 | KarenML@nswact.uca.org.au   Series Start Date: Monday,...


  • Safe Church Awareness Workshop | Bathurst

    11 July 2020 9:15 am – 11 July 2020 3:30 pm
    Bathurst Uniting Church
      Date: Saturday, 11 July Time: 9:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost: $25 per person Type: Awareness (Full) Workshop Venue: Bathurst Uniting Church 140A William Street, Bathurst NSW 2795 Catering: BYO lunch. A light refreshment will be provided. Registration: Online via this link Presb.: Macquarie Darling   Link to Online Registration Form: www.ume.nswact.uca.org.au/upcoming-courses/scta-workshop-registrations  


  • Pulse | Living Our Faith – New Testament

    13 July 2020 7:15 pm – 13 July 2020 8:30 pm
    Online Event
    Would you like to deepen your faith and learn more about who Jesus is and the New Testament with other young people?  This course is for you. If cost is a barrier to you participating in this course, please contact: Karen Mitchell-Lambert , Pulse Leader 0429 222 653 | KarenML@nswact.uca.org.au   Series Start Date: Monday,...


  • Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry – Leadership | via Zoom

    15 July 2020 9:00 am – 17 July 2020 5:00 pm
    Online Event
    Course Info Page www.ume.nswact.uca.org.au/fundamentals-of-transitional-ministry-leadership “Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry” is a three day program designed to give participants an introduction to the key concepts and practices of ministering with congregations and agencies in times of transition. While it is a stand-alone program, it is also the first phase of training that leads to being qualified as...


  • Saltbush Scattered Community Gathering | Dubbo

    18 July 2020 9:30 am – 18 July 2020 8:00 pm

    Saltbush Scattered Community Gatherings are designed for people from all locations who want encouragement, ideas, conversation around Christian community and who are willing to open themselves to the reality of grounded discipleship. Scattered Community Gatherings are not meetings, workshops or courses, but a time apart to connect and be encouraged in life and faith.  ...


  • Pulse | Living Our Faith – New Testament

    20 July 2020 7:15 pm – 20 July 2020 8:30 pm
    Online Event
    Would you like to deepen your faith and learn more about who Jesus is and the New Testament with other young people?  This course is for you. If cost is a barrier to you participating in this course, please contact: Karen Mitchell-Lambert , Pulse Leader 0429 222 653 | KarenML@nswact.uca.org.au   Series Start Date: Monday,...


  • Pulse | Living Our Faith – New Testament

    27 July 2020 7:15 pm – 27 July 2020 8:30 pm
    Online Event
    Would you like to deepen your faith and learn more about who Jesus is and the New Testament with other young people?  This course is for you. If cost is a barrier to you participating in this course, please contact: Karen Mitchell-Lambert , Pulse Leader 0429 222 653 | KarenML@nswact.uca.org.au   Series Start Date: Monday,...


  • Pulse | Living Our Faith – New Testament

    3 August 2020 7:15 pm – 3 August 2020 8:30 pm
    Online Event
    Would you like to deepen your faith and learn more about who Jesus is and the New Testament with other young people?  This course is for you. If cost is a barrier to you participating in this course, please contact: Karen Mitchell-Lambert , Pulse Leader 0429 222 653 | KarenML@nswact.uca.org.au   Series Start Date: Monday,...


  • Safe Church Awareness Workshop | Cowra

    8 August 2020 9:15 am – 8 August 2020 3:30 pm

      Date: Saturday, 8 August Time: 9:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost: $25 per person Type: Awareness (Full) Workshop Venue: Cowra Uniting Church Cnr Kendal St & Darling St, Cowra NSW 2794 Catering: BYO lunch. A light refreshment will be provided. Registration: Online via this link Presb.: Macquarie Darling   Link to Online Registration Form:...


  • Pulse | Living Our Faith – New Testament

    10 August 2020 7:15 pm – 10 August 2020 8:30 pm
    Online Event
    Would you like to deepen your faith and learn more about who Jesus is and the New Testament with other young people?  This course is for you. If cost is a barrier to you participating in this course, please contact: Karen Mitchell-Lambert , Pulse Leader 0429 222 653 | KarenML@nswact.uca.org.au   Series Start Date: Monday,...


  • Ethical Ministry Foundations | 2-day Course

    11 August 2020 9:30 am – 12 August 2020 4:30 pm

    This is a 2-day training course focusing on what it means to be accountable within the Uniting Church in Australia. Those who offer leadership in the church need to be aware of what it means to be accountable within the Uniting Church in Australia. The Ethical Ministry course teaches about power, boundaries, pastoral responsibilities and the church’s Regulations and...


  • Living Our Faith 1 | Living Our Values

    15 August 2020 9:00 am – 15 August 2020 5:00 pm
    Centre for Ministry
    Jump to Registration and Payment. Having a clearer understanding of who you are, who we are, and how we journey together, influences how effectively we engage with the issues of our time; how we make decisions together, and how effectively we communicate and nurture one another in our shared Christian discipleship. This is a one-day...


  • Pulse | Living Our Faith – New Testament

    17 August 2020 7:15 pm – 17 August 2020 8:30 pm
    Online Event
    Would you like to deepen your faith and learn more about who Jesus is and the New Testament with other young people?  This course is for you. If cost is a barrier to you participating in this course, please contact: Karen Mitchell-Lambert , Pulse Leader 0429 222 653 | KarenML@nswact.uca.org.au   Series Start Date: Monday,...


  • Pulse | Living Our Faith – New Testament

    24 August 2020 7:15 pm – 24 August 2020 8:30 pm
    Online Event
    Would you like to deepen your faith and learn more about who Jesus is and the New Testament with other young people?  This course is for you. If cost is a barrier to you participating in this course, please contact: Karen Mitchell-Lambert , Pulse Leader 0429 222 653 | KarenML@nswact.uca.org.au   Series Start Date: Monday,...


  • Phase 3 of Ministry Retreat

    31 August 2020 2:00 pm – 3 September 2020 12:30 pm

    This is the annual retreat for all those continuing in the ‘third phase’ of ministry, in the specified ministries of: Deacon, Minister of the Word, Pastor, within the Uniting Church in Australia’s Synod of NSW & ACT.   Theme: TBC Dates: Monday, 31 August – Thur, 3 September 2020 Times: Arrive: from 2 p.m. (Mon....


  • Living Our Faith 2 | Leading Worship

    4 September 2020 9:00 am – 4 September 2020 5:00 pm
    Centre for Ministry
    * Formerly known as ‘Worship Workshop’ or ‘Introduction to Worship in the UCA’. * Jump to Registration and Payment. This one-day workshop creatively unpacks the Uniting Church in Australia’s orders of service and how it applies to worship preparation. Sessions include: the various elements of worship; the rhythm and flow of leading worship; the value...


  • Safe Church Awareness Workshop | Ulladulla

    12 September 2020 9:30 am – 12 September 2020 3:30 pm

      Date: Saturday, 12 September Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Arrival: Please arrive 15 minutes before the advertised start time, to assist with registration. Cost: $25 per person Type: Awareness (Full) Workshop Venue: Milton-Ulladulla Uniting Church, Corner Princes Highway and North Street, Ulladulla NSW 2539 Catering: BYO lunch. A light refreshment will be provided....


  • Safe Church Awareness Workshop | Mudgee

    19 September 2020 9:15 am – 19 September 2020 3:30 pm

      Date: Saturday, 19 September Time: 9:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost: $25 per person Type: Awareness (Full) Workshop Venue: Mudgee Uniting Church 87 Mortimer Street, Mudgee NSW 2850 Catering: BYO lunch. A light refreshment will be provided. Registration: Online via this link Presb.: Macquarie Darling   Link to Online Registration Form: www.ume.nswact.uca.org.au/upcoming-courses/scta-workshop-registrations  


  • Gospel Yarning 2020

    8 October 2020 9:00 am – 10 October 2020 5:00 pm
    Centre for Ministry
    How can we be the church of Jesus Christ in a secular world? Gospel Yarning will again inspire, empower and connect us.  This event will significantly raise your understanding of how the context of secularism affects the church, and introduce tools for strengthening your ministry in that context.  This affects the whole church.   Dates:...


  • Safe Church Awareness Workshop | Corrimal

    17 October 2020 9:30 am – 17 October 2020 3:30 pm

      Date: Saturday, 17 October Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Arrival: Please arrive 15 minutes before the advertised start time, to assist with registration. Cost: $25 per person Type: Awareness (Full) Workshop Venue: Corrimal Region Uniting Church, 4 Russell Street, Corrimal NSW 2518 Catering: BYO lunch. A light refreshment will be provided. Registration: Online...


  • Saltbush Scattered Community Gathering | Inverell

    17 October 2020 9:30 am – 17 October 2020 8:00 pm

    Saltbush Scattered Community Gatherings are designed for people from all locations who want encouragement, ideas, conversation around Christian community and who are willing to open themselves to the reality of grounded discipleship. Scattered Community Gatherings are not meetings, workshops or courses, but a time apart to connect and be encouraged in life and faith.  ...


  • Introduction to Presiding at Weddings

    21 October 2020 9:00 am – 23 October 2020 5:00 pm
    Centre for Ministry
    Are you interested in becoming a wedding celebrant, being able to conduct ceremonies for such joyous occasions in the lives of communities? For those entering the Presbytery nomination process as a registered wedding celebrant, our three-day Presiding at Weddings course begins with the Government and Church requirements for conducting a wedding before looking at dealing effectively with the...


  • Introduction to Presiding at Funerals

    28 October 2020 9:00 am – 30 October 2020 5:00 pm
    Centre for Ministry
    This is a 3-day training course for those seeking recognition as a registered funeral presider. If you are seeking authorisation to become a Lay Presider, please seek the approval of your presbytery before registering for this course. The practical skills offered include: dealing with loss and grief, visiting the bereaved family, talking sensitively of God and faith,...