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.

 

  • Pulse | Living Our Faith – New Testament


    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,...


  • ~Postponed~ Safe Church Awareness Workshop | Cowra

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

      ~ Please note this event has been postponed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions. ~ ~~ An alternate date will be advised when available. ~~   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...


  • Pulse | YouLead | Youth Leadership Program 2020 via Zoom

    8 August 2020 9:30 am – 8 August 2020 2:00 pm
    Online Event
    We invite Uniting Church youth leaders from across NSW & ACT to connect with us on of our most popular events of the year – our annual YouLead Conference! Jump to free online registration   What is YouLead? A unique learning opportunity for youth leaders to gather for training and fellowship. As the name suggests...


  • Ethical Ministry Foundations | 2-day Course | via Zoom

    11 August 2020 9:30 am – 12 August 2020 4:30 pm
    Online Event
      ~~ This particular course will be presented via Zoom. ~~ This training course focuses 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...


  • Living Our Faith 1 | Living Our Values | On-site and via Zoom

    15 August 2020 9:00 am – 15 August 2020 5:00 pm
    Online Event
      ~~ This particular course will be presented in ‘mixed-mode’.  A limited number of participants will be able to attend on-site at the Centre for Ministry, North Parramatta, observing COVID-19 safety protocols.  Whilst others will be able to join the course via Zoom. ~~   Jump to Registration and Payment. Having a clearer understanding of...


  • Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry – Congregation | via Zoom | Part 1 of 5

    27 August 2020 9:00 am – 27 August 2020 5:00 pm
    Online Event
    Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry: The Work of the Congregation (FTM-C) offers participants the opportunity to build on their own experience as they develop expertise in the specialized ministry of the Transitional Pastor. FTM-C is step-two of FTM training.  FTM-C builds on the work begun in the first class (step-one); Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry: The Work...


  • Phase 3 & Ministry of Pastor 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: Ministry of Deacon, Ministry of the Word, Ministry of Pastor, within the Uniting Church in Australia’s Synod of NSW & ACT. Jump to Payment and Registration.   Theme: Ministry in the midst of a Pandemic...


  • Living Our Faith 5 | Exploring the New Testament via Zoom | Session 1 of 14

    3 September 2020 – 3 September 2020
    Online Event
    Study of this unit of the Living Our Faith Series is a pathway that can lead to Presbytery accreditation as a Lay Preacher, it is also an ideal opportunity for: a small group, faith community, bible study group, or congregation to spend time exploring the New Testament together. If you are seeking accreditation to become...


  • 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 | Willoughby

    12 September 2020 9:15 am – 12 September 2020 3:30 pm
    Willoughby Uniting Church
      Date: Saturday, 12 September Time: 9:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost: $25 per person Type: Awareness (Full) Workshop Venue: Willougby Uniting Church, 10 Clanwilliam Street, Willoughby NSW 2068 Catering: BYO lunch. A light refreshment will be provided. Registration: Online via this link Presb.: Sydney Central Coast   Link to Online Registration Form: www.ume.nswact.uca.org.au/upcoming-courses/scta-workshop-registrations  


  • Safe Church Refresher Workshop | Willoughby

    12 September 2020 9:15 am – 12 September 2020 1:00 pm
    Willoughby Uniting Church
    This is the half-day, three-year refresher, for those who have already attended the full-day ‘Awareness’ workshop.   Date: Saturday, 12 September Time: 9:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost: $20 per person Type: Refresher Workshop Venue: Willoughby Uniting Church, 10 Clanwilliam St, Willougby NSW 2068 Catering: BYO lunch. A light refreshment will be provided. Registration: Online...


  • 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....


  • Pulse | Living Our Faith – Old Testament

    14 September 2020 7:15 pm – 14 September 2020 8:30 pm
    Online Event
      ~~ This course is intended for Uniting Church youth aged 16–35 years old. ~~ 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:...


  • 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  


  • Pulse HSC Lock-In 2020

    6 October 2020 8:00 am – 9 October 2020 6:00 pm
    Naamaroo Uniting Venues
    Are you in Year 12 and preparing for your HSC/IB? Join us for four days of studying, connection and more! What? This 4-day HSC Lock-In is the perfect opportunity for Year 12 students who are studying for the HSC or IB to get in some serious study time, access tutoring support in core subjects and...


  • Mentoring for Ministry Development | via Zoom | Part 1 of 4

    7 October 2020 9:30 am – 7 October 2020 11:30 am
    Online Event
    This 4-week program will work through the Assembly standards and responsibilities of mentoring – particularly focused on building capacity and competency, for the mentoring of Period of Discernment, Phase 3, Ministry of Pastor and Admission of Ministers candidates . This is not a course designed to make one an expert in mentoring.  However, there will...


  • 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.  ...


  • Understanding the Sacraments | Part 1 of 2

    3 November 2020 9:00 am – 4 November 2020 5:00 pm
    Centre for Ministry
    If you are seeking authorisation to become a Lay Presider, please talk to your Presbytery’s Pastoral Relations Committee (PRC) before registering for this course. This course is a pathway that can lead to Presbytery authorisation as a Lay Presider.  It’s also an ideal opportunity for a small group, faith community, bible study group, or congregation...


  • Understanding the Sacraments | Part 2 of 2

    10 November 2020 9:00 am – 11 November 2020 5:00 pm
    Centre for Ministry
    If you are seeking authorisation to become a Lay Presider, please talk to your Presbytery’s Pastoral Relations Committee (PRC) before registering for this course. This course is a pathway that can lead to Presbytery authorisation as a Lay Presider.  It’s also an ideal opportunity for a small group, faith community, bible study group, or congregation...


  • Introduction to Presiding at Weddings

    18 November 2020 9:00 am – 20 November 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? This is a three-day training course for those seeking recognition as a registered wedding celebrant. If you are seeking authorisation to become a Lay Marriage Celebrant within the Uniting Church in Australia, please talk to your...


  • Introduction to Presiding at Funerals

    25 November 2020 9:00 am – 27 November 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 talk to your Presbytery’s Pastoral Relations Committee (PRC) before registering for this course. The practical skills offered include: dealing with loss and grief, visiting the bereaved family, talking sensitively of God...