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.

 

  • LOF | Introduction to UCA Worship

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 20th July 2019 9:30 am
    Centre for Ministry
    This one-day workshop unpacks the Uniting Church in Australia’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...


  • LOF | Living Our Values

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 4:30:pm 4:30 pm
    Saturday, 27th July 2019 9:30 am
    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...


  • LOF | Introduction to Theology | Part 1 of 2

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 3rd August 2019 9:00 am
    Centre for Ministry
    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 theology together. If you are seeking authorisation to become a Lay Preacher,...


  • Ethical Ministry Foundations | 2-day Course

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 5:30:pm 5:30 pm
    Tuesday, 13th August 2019 9:00 am
    Centre for Ministry
    This is a 2-day training course (run over two consecutive days in August) 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...


  • LOF | Introduction to Theology | Part 2 of 2

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 17th August 2019 9:00 am
    Centre for Ministry
    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 theology together. If you are seeking authorisation to become a Lay Preacher,...


  • Phase 3 of Ministry Retreat | ‘Facing Challenges, Leading with Hope’

    2:00:pm 2:00 pm – 12:30:pm 12:30 pm
    Monday, 2nd September 2019 2:00 pm
    St Joseph's Spirituality and Education Centre
    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: Facing Challenges, Leading with Hope Dates: Monday, 2 Sept. – Thur, 5 September 2019 Times: Arrive:...


  • 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...


  • Understanding the Sacraments

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 4:30:pm 4:30 pm
    Tuesday, 5th November 2019 9:00 am
    Centre for Ministry
    If you are seeking authorisation to become a Lay Presider, please seek the approval of your presbytery before registering for this course. 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...


  • 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...