Upcoming Courses

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 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.

 

  • Ethical Ministry | Half-day Refresher | Topic 2019B Professionalism

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 1:00:pm 1:00 pm
    Tuesday, 1st October 2019 9:00 am

    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...


  • Introduction to Presiding at Funerals

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 5:30:pm 5:30 pm
    Tuesday, 8th October 2019 9:30 am
    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,...


  • Introduction to Presiding at Weddings

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 9:30 am
    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...


  • Ethical Ministry | Half-day Refreshers | Topics 2019A & 2019B

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 4:30:pm 4:30 pm
    Wednesday, 23rd October 2019 9:00 am

    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...


  • Safe Church Awareness Workshop | Wanniassa ACT

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 3:30:pm 3:30 pm
    Saturday, 26th October 2019 9:30 am

      Date:  Saturday, 26 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:  Tuggeranong Uniting Church 17 Comrie Street, Wanniassa  ACT  2903 Catering:  BYO lunch. A light refreshment will be provided. Registration:  Online via...


  • Safe Church Refresher Workshop | Wanniassa ACT

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 1:15:pm 1:15 pm
    Saturday, 26th October 2019 9:30 am

    This is the half-day, three-year refresher, for those who have already attended the full-day ‘Awareness’ workshop.   Date:  Saturday, 26 October Time:  10 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Arrival:  Please arrive 15 minutes before the advertised start time, to assist with registration. Cost:  $20 per person Type:  Refresher Workshop Venue:  Tuggeranong Uniting Church 17 Comrie Street,...


  • Safe Church Awareness Workshop | Wagga Wagga Pilgrim

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 4:00:pm 4:00 pm
    Saturday, 2nd November 2019 9:30 am

      Date:  Saturday, 2 November Time:  9.30 a.m. – 4 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: Wagga Wagga Pilgrim Uniting Church, 10 Tanda Place Glenfield Park, NSW 2650 Catering:  BYO lunch. A light refreshment will be provided....


  • Safe Church Awareness Workshop | Auburn Parish (Harold Wood)

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 3:30:pm 3:30 pm
    Saturday, 2nd November 2019 9:30 am

      Date:  Saturday, 2 November 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:  Auburn Parish Uniting Church (Harold Wood Congregation) 29 Helena Street, Auburn  NSW  2144 Catering:  BYO lunch. A light refreshment will be...


  • Safe Church Refresher Workshop | Auburn Parish (Harold Wood)

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 1:00:pm 1:00 pm
    Saturday, 2nd November 2019 9:30 am

    This is the half-day, three-year refresher, for those who have already attended the full-day ‘Awareness’ workshop.   Date:  Saturday, 2 November Time:  9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Arrival:  Please arrive 15 minutes before the advertised start time, to assist with registration. Cost:  $20 per person Type:  Refresher Workshop Venue:  Auburn Parish Uniting Church (Harold Wood...


  • Living Our Faith – Exploring Theology in Riverina Presbytery – Part One

    12:00:am – 11:59:pm
    Saturday, 9th November 2019

    Study of this unit of the Living Our Faith Series is a pathway that can lead to Presbytery authorisation 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 theology of the Uniting Church together. If you are seeking authorisation to...


  • Safe Church Awareness Workshop | Holt ACT

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 3:30:pm 3:30 pm
    Saturday, 9th November 2019 9:30 am

      Date:  Saturday, 9 November 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:  Kippax Uniting Church Cnr Hardwick Cres & Luke St, Holt  ACT  2615 Catering:  BYO lunch. A light refreshment will be provided....


  • Safe Church Refresher Workshop | Holt ACT

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 1:15:pm 1:15 pm
    Saturday, 9th November 2019 9:30 am

    This is the half-day, three-year refresher, for those who have already attended the full-day ‘Awareness’ workshop.   Date:  Saturday, 9 November Time:  10 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Arrival:  Please arrive 15 minutes before the advertised start time, to assist with registration. Cost:  $20 per person Type:  Refresher Workshop Venue:  Kippax Uniting Church Cnr Hardwick Cres...


  • Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry | Leadership

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Monday, 11th November 2019 9:00 am
    Centre for Ministry
    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...


  • Gospel Yarning | For Such a Time as This

    5:00:pm 5:00 pm – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Sunday, 17th November 2019 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: Sunday,...


  • Safe Church Awareness Workshop | Sydney City

    10:00:am 10:00 am – 4:00:pm 4:00 pm
    Wednesday, 20th November 2019 10:00 am

      Date:  Wednesday, 20 November Time:  10 a.m. – 4 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:  Uniting Church Meeting Rooms Level 2, 222 Pitt Street, Sydney  NSW  2000 Catering:  BYO lunch. A light refreshment will be provided....


  • Safe Church Refresher Workshop | Sydney City

    10:00:am 10:00 am – 1:30:pm 1:30 pm
    Wednesday, 20th November 2019 10:00 am

    This is the half-day, three-year refresher, for those who have already attended the full-day ‘Awareness’ workshop.   Date:  Wednesday, 20 November Time:  10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Arrival:  Please arrive 15 minutes before the advertised start time, to assist with registration. Cost:  $20 per person Type:  Refresher Workshop Venue:  Uniting Church Meeting Rooms Level 2, 222...


  • Living Our Faith – Exploring Theology in Riverina Presbytery – Part Two

    12:00:am – 11:59:pm
    Saturday, 23rd November 2019

    Study of this unit of the Living Our Faith Series is a pathway that can lead to Presbytery authorisation 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 theology of the Uniting Church together. If you are seeking authorisation to become...


  • Safe Church Awareness Workshop | Turramurra

    12:30:pm 12:30 pm – 5:30:pm 5:30 pm
    Saturday, 23rd November 2019 12:30 pm

      Date:  Saturday, 23 November Time:  12:30 p.m. – 5:30 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:  Turramurra Uniting Church 10 Turramurra Ave, Turramurra  NSW  2074 Catering:  BYO lunch. A light refreshment will be provided. Registration:  Online via...


  • Safe Church Refresher Workshop | Turramurra

    12:30:pm 12:30 pm – 4:00:pm 4:00 pm
    Saturday, 23rd November 2019 12:30 pm

    This is the half-day, three-year refresher, for those who have already attended the full-day ‘Awareness’ workshop.   Date:  Saturday, 23 November Time:  12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Arrival:  Please arrive 15 minutes before the advertised start time, to assist with registration. Cost:  $20 per person Type:  Refresher Workshop Venue:  Turramurra Uniting Church 10 Turramurra Ave, Turramurra...


  • Safe Church Awareness Workshop | Broken Hill

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 3:30:pm 3:30 pm
    Saturday, 30th November 2019 9:30 am

      Date:  Saturday, 30 November 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:  Broken Hill (Wesley) Uniting Church Cnr Cobalt St and Sulphide St, Broken Hill NSW 2880 Catering:  BYO lunch. A light refreshment...


  • Safe Church Awareness Workshop | Cessnock

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 3:30:pm 3:30 pm
    Saturday, 30th November 2019 9:30 am

      Date:  Saturday, 30 November 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:  Cessnock Uniting Church Cnr Cumberland St and Cooper St, Cessnock NSW 2325 Catering:  BYO lunch. A light refreshment will be provided....


  • Safe Church Refresher Workshop | Broken Hill

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 1:00:pm 1:00 pm
    Saturday, 30th November 2019 9:30 am

    This is the half-day, three-year refresher, for those who have already attended the full-day ‘Awareness’ workshop.   Date:  Saturday, 30 November Time:  9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Arrival:  Please arrive 15 minutes before the advertised start time, to assist with registration. Cost:  $20 per person Type:  Refresher Workshop Venue:  Broken Hill (Wesley) Uniting Church Cnr...


  • Safe Church Refresher Workshop | Cessnock

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 1:00:pm 1:00 pm
    Saturday, 30th November 2019 9:30 am

    This is the half-day, three-year refresher, for those who have already attended the full-day ‘Awareness’ workshop.   Date:  Saturday, 30 November Time:  9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Arrival:  Please arrive 15 minutes before the advertised start time, to assist with registration. Cost:  $20 per person Type:  Refresher Workshop Venue:  Cessnock Uniting Church Cnr Cumberland St...