Upcoming Courses

Upcoming Courses

Please consult the list provided below of upcoming courses being offered by
Uniting Mission and Education.

You can also review the information provided on the companion page: Course Registrations for a complete listing of courses & events that UME is currently accepting registrations for.

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.

 

  • LOF: Introduction to Worship in the UCA

    9:30:am – 5:00:pm
    Saturday, 1st April 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    This one-day workshop unpacks the UCA’s order of service and how it can apply to worship preparation. Sessions will include the different movements within worship – the rhythm and flow of leading worship; the value and preparation of music, prayers, and presence, and more. This day is for: worship leaders, lay preachers, and those interested...


  • Introduction to Presiding at Weddings

    9:30:am – 5:00:pm
    Tuesday, 4th April 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    This is a 3-day training course for those seeking recognition as a registered wedding celebrant. Course content includes: government and church requirements for conducting a legal wedding, how to deal effectively with an initial inquiry, pre-marriage counselling, handling legal paperwork, Uniting Church liturgy, and how we speak of God in the context of a bright...


  • Godly Play & Elders in Care Development Day

    10:00:am – 5:00:pm
    Friday, 21st April 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    Godly Play and Elders in care settings: Development Day Godly Play is being used with older people in a variety of settings including residential care, retirement villages, lunch clubs, with intergenerational groups. It is something that has been on the hearts of many Australian Godly Play storytellers since they first learned the method. Come and...


  • LOF: Exploring the Old Testament – Part One

    9:00:am – 5:30:pm
    Saturday, 22nd April 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    This is a 4-day training course (split over two weekends in April) for any member of the church interested in exploring the Old Testament in-depth, and also those seeking qualification as a lay preacher in the Synod of NSW & ACT. Dates: Part One: Saturday, 22 April – Sunday, 23 April 2017 AND Part Two: Saturday, 29 April – Sunday, 30 April 2017 Times: Start: 9 a.m....


  • Deep Talk Training Day

    9:00:am – 5:00:pm
    Saturday, 22nd April 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    Deep Talk – a perceptive adaptation of Godly Play A training day for Godly Play storytellers to learn the method of Deep Talk with Rev Jeremy Clines (Sheffield, UK). Deep Talk is “an adaptation of Godly Play … to help work communities develop in creative ways” (Jerome Berryman, creator of Godly Play) Date/Time: Saturday 22nd...


  • LOF: Exploring the Old Testament – Part Two

    9:00:am – 5:30:pm
    Saturday, 29th April 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    This is a 4-day training course (split over two weekends in April) for any member of the church interested in exploring the Old Testament in-depth, and also those seeking qualification as a lay preacher in the Synod of NSW & ACT. Please click on the link provided below for all other relevant course information including registration and payment: http://ume.nswact.uca.org.au/event/exploring-ot-part-one-201704/  


  • Ethical Ministry Half-day Refresher – Bullying

    9:00:am – 12:30:pm
    Tuesday, 2nd May 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    As part of the requirements of the NSW & ACT Synod for ministers to have ongoing training; participation in two half-day refreshers for Ethical Ministry are 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...


  • Gospel Yarning Cross Cultural Evangelism Conference

    12:30:pm – 1:00:pm
    Monday, 15th May 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    Gospel Yarning is a cross-cultural gathering on evangelism in the Uniting Church.  A great strength of the Uniting Church is our cultural diversity, so we will hear and build up one another in new wisdom for faith-sharing in many different ways.  In the recent past, our evangelism has not been strong.  We seek to establish...


  • Conflict Management and Peacemaking 2017

    9:30:am – 4:30:pm
    Monday, 26th June 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    Conflict is an inevitable and not necessarily wholly undesirable part of human relationships and interactions.  In this workshop we will explore the ways in which we can transform the conflict into something that develops and deepens relationship rather than being expressed violently.  The workshop will examine the causes and myths that surround conflict.  We will...


  • LOF: Living Our Values for Congregations and Presbyteries – July

    9:30:am – 5:00:pm
    Saturday, 8th July 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    This is a two-day orientation to the: history, polity and ethos of the Uniting Church. Having a clear understanding of who we are, how we operate, and what we believe in will influence how effectively we can engage with, and communicate within our Church. It is highly recommended for all congregation and presbytery members. This...


  • Resource Ministry – Advanced

    9:30:am – 5:00:pm
    Tuesday, 18th July 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    This four-day training course is will provide an in-depth exploration of the field of Resource Ministry, and how to help people discover active discipleship and connect more meaningfully with their local community. Those starting out in ordained ministry are encouraged towards registering for the two-day Introduction to Resource Ministry scheduled for 7-8 February 2017. Course...


  • LOF: Exploring Theology – Part One

    9:00:am – 5:30:pm
    Saturday, 12th August 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    This is a 4-day training course (split over two weekends in August) for any member of the church interested in exploring Uniting Church theology in-depth, and also those seeking qualification as a lay preacher in the Synod of NSW & ACT. Dates: Part One: Saturday, 12 Aug. – Sunday, 13 August 2017 AND Part Two: Saturday, 19 Aug. – Sunday,...


  • LOF: Exploring Theology – Part Two

    9:00:am – 5:30:pm
    Saturday, 19th August 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    This is a 4-day training course (split over two weekends in August) for any member of the church interested in exploring Uniting Church theology in-depth, and also those seeking qualification as a lay preacher in the Synod of NSW & ACT. Please click on the link provided below for all other relevant course information including registration and payment: http://ume.nswact.uca.org.au/event/exploring-theology-part-one-201708/...


  • Ethical Ministry Introduction (2-Day Course)

    9:00:am – 5:00:pm
    Tuesday, 29th August 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    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 content of this 2-day Ethical Ministry course includes: power, boundaries, pastoral responsibilities, and UCA Regulations and Code of Ethics concerning Ministers of the Word. This course is separate from the...


  • LOF: Living Our Values for Congregations and Presbyteries – September

    9:30:am – 5:00:pm
    Tuesday, 19th September 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    This is a two-day orientation to the: history, polity and ethos of the Uniting Church. Having a clear understanding of who we are, how we operate, and what we believe in will influence how effectively we can engage with, and communicate within our Church. It is highly recommended for all congregation and presbytery members. This...


  • Presiding at Funerals Training

    9:30:am – 5:30:pm
    Tuesday, 17th October 2017
    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 bereved family, talking sensitively of God and faith,...


  • Understanding the Sacraments – Part One

    9:00:am – 4:30:pm
    Wednesday, 1st November 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    Understanding the Sacraments is a pathway that can lead to Presbytery authorisation as a Lay Presider, it is also an ideal opportunity for: a small group, faith community, bible study group, or congregation to spend time exploring the sacraments together. If you are seeking authorisation to become a Lay Presider, please seek the approval of...


  • Understanding the Sacraments – Part Two

    9:00:am – 4:30:pm
    Wednesday, 8th November 2017
    Centre for Ministry
    Understanding the Sacraments is a pathway that can lead to Presbytery authorisation as a Lay Presider, it is also an ideal opportunity for: a small group, faith community, bible study group, or congregation to spend time exploring the sacraments together. If you are seeking authorisation to become a Lay Presider, please seek the approval of...