Upcoming Courses

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.

 

  • Liturgical Theology | 5 day course

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Monday, 15th January 2018 9:00 am
    United Theological College
    Prof. Gerard Moore will present this five-day intensive at United Theological College: Monday, 15 Jan.  – Friday, 19 January 2018 Read the full news article – http://www.utc.edu.au/intensivelt/ An intensive course, is a full subject offered by UTC, built into an ‘intensive’ 5 day format of learning, discussion, and exploration, rather than a usual semester long format...


  • Saltbush Gathering | Dubbo

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 4:30:pm 4:30 pm
    Tuesday, 30th January 2018 9:00 am

    Saltbush – Uniting the Scattered Community Gathering in Dubbo on Tuesday 30th January. EVENT SUMMARY: Time with our Moderator—Rev. Simon Hansford! Meet your new Rural Ministry Unit! Where are we up to with Saltbush? Hear views & news from Presbyteries! Ponder the difference between being “scattered” and being “disconnected”! Where are we up to with Pulse? Open...


  • Ethical Ministry Foundations | 2-day Course

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Tuesday, 6th February 2018 9:00 am
    Centre for Ministry
    This is a 2-day training course (run over two consecutive days in February) 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...


  • Ethical Ministry | Train the Facilitator

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 12:00:pm 12:00 pm
    Thursday, 8th February 2018 9:30 am

    This is a half-day training session designed to equip Presbytery nominated facilitators to be able to run the half-day Ethics refresher courses. This is a “Train the Trainer” course. Date: Thursday, 8 February 2018 Times: Start: 9:30 a.m. / Finish: 12 noon Venue: Uniting Church Centre for Ministry 16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta NSW 2151 Cost:...


  • Being Church Differently

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 4:30:pm 4:30 pm
    Saturday, 10th February 2018 9:30 am
    Centre for Ministry
    Being Church Differently is a gathering for people exploring and experimenting with innovative ways of ‘being church’ today. This day is an opportunity to connect with others excited about Mission Pioneering, Fresh Expressions, or whatever terms helps you describe being church differently. The day will include inspirational storytelling, shared learning, and some time in geographic...


  • LOF | Introduction to Worship in the UCA

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 17th February 2018 9:30 am
    Centre for Ministry
    Living Our Faith: A introduction to worship in the UCA This one-day workshop unpacks the Uniting Church in Australia’s order of service and how it can apply to worship preparation. Information Sheet | Living Our Faith (extract from 2018 Education Prospectus) Sessions will include the different movements within worship – the rhythm and flow of...


  • Mission Shaped Ministry Course | Blacktown | Session 1 of 5

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 3rd March 2018 9:30 am
    Blacktown Uniting Church
    Part-time course, split over 4 Saturdays & 1 Weekend Residential School during 2018. This is a part-time course inviting participants into learning communities – exploring and experimenting, while learning together.  It will be ideal for those already trying new ideas, or those with a heart for being the church differently. The course includes:  mentoring, ecumenical...


  • Mission Shaped Ministry Course | Terrigal | Session 1 of 5

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 3rd March 2018 9:30 am
    Terrigal Uniting Church
    Part-time course, split over 4 Saturdays & 1 Weekend Residential School during 2018. This is a part-time course inviting participants into learning communities – exploring and experimenting, while learning together.  It will be ideal for those already trying new ideas, or those with a heart for being the church differently. The course includes:  mentoring, ecumenical...


  • Civic Leadership Intensive | Autumn | Part 1 of 3

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 15th March 2018 9:00 am
    Centre for Ministry
    Change the way you lead. In times of complex change… How can we best offer leadership that is effective? How can we grow the capacity of teams and organisations to be agile in the face of change? What might we need to do to survive, and even thrive? Run over three 2-day gatherings in the...


  • Civic Leadership Intensive | Autumn | Part 2 of 3

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 12th April 2018 9:00 am

    Change the way you lead. In times of complex change… How can we best offer leadership that is effective? How can we grow the capacity of teams and organisations to be agile in the face of change? What might we need to do to survive, and even thrive? Run over three 2-day gatherings in the...


  • LOF | Exploring the New Testament | Part 1 of 2

    9:00:pm 9:00 pm – 5:30:pm 5:30 pm
    Saturday, 14th April 2018 9:00 pm
    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 the New Testament together. If you are seeking authorisation to become a...


  • LOF | Exploring the New Testament | Part 2 of 2

    9:00:pm 9:00 pm – 5:30:pm 5:30 pm
    Saturday, 28th April 2018 9:00 pm
    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 the Old Testament together. If you are seeking authorisation to become a...


  • Ethical Ministry | Half-day Refresher | Topic 2018A

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 12:30:pm 12:30 pm
    Tuesday, 1st May 2018 9:00 am
    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...


  • Civic Leadership Intensive | Autumn | Part 3 of 3

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 10th May 2018 9:00 am

    Change the way you lead. In times of complex change… How can we best offer leadership that is effective? How can we grow the capacity of teams and organisations to be agile in the face of change? What might we need to do to survive, and even thrive? Run over three 2-day gatherings in the...


  • Resource Ministry Training | Advanced

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Tuesday, 19th June 2018 9:30 am
    Centre for Ministry
    This four-day training course is an Advanced- level short course for those interested in and providing 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 This course serves as continuing education and personal development for those ordained in the...


  • LOF | Introduction to Worship in the UCA

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 21st July 2018 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...


  • Introduction to Presiding at Weddings

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Tuesday, 24th July 2018 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 seeking Synod approval as registered wedding celebrants, 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 initial enquiry, pre-marriage counselling, legal paperwork, Uniting Church...


  • LOF | Living Our Values for Congregations and Presbyteries

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 4:30:pm 4:30 pm
    Saturday, 28th July 2018 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...


  • Ethical Ministry | Half-day Refresher | Topic 2018B

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 12:30:pm 12:30 pm
    Wednesday, 1st August 2018 9:00 am
    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...


  • LOF | Proclaiming Jesus Christ | Part 1 of 2

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 5:30:pm 5:30 pm
    Saturday, 4th August 2018 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 the Christology of the Uniting Church together. If you are seeking authorisation to...


  • Ethical Ministry Foundations | 2-day Course

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Tuesday, 14th August 2018 9:00 am
    Centre for Ministry
    This is a 2-day training course (run over two consecutive days in February) focusing on what it means to be accountable within the Uniting Church. Course content focuses on education on the issues surrounding the use of: power, boundaries, pastoral responsibilities, and UCA Regulations and Code of Ethics concerning Ministers of the Word. This course...


  • LOF | Proclaiming Jesus Christ | Part 2 of 2

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 5:30:pm 5:30 pm
    Saturday, 18th August 2018 9:30 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 the Christology of the Uniting Church together. If you are seeking authorisation to...


  • Civic Leadership Intensive | Spring | Part 1 of 3

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Monday, 20th August 2018 9:00 am
    Centre for Ministry
    Change the way you lead. In times of complex change… How can we best offer leadership that is effective? How can we grow the capacity of teams and organisations to be agile in the face of change? What might we need to do to survive, and even thrive? Run over three 2-day gatherings in the...


  • Presiding at Funerals Training

    9:30:am 9:30 am – 5:30:pm 5:30 pm
    Tuesday, 28th August 2018 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 bereved family, talking sensitively of God and faith,...


  • Civic Leadership Intensive | Spring | Part 2 of 3

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Monday, 17th September 2018 9:00 am

    Change the way you lead. In times of complex change… How can we best offer leadership that is effective? How can we grow the capacity of teams and organisations to be agile in the face of change? What might we need to do to survive, and even thrive? Run over three 2-day gatherings in the...


  • Civic Leadership Intensive | Spring | Part 3 of 3

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 5:00:pm 5:00 pm
    Monday, 15th October 2018 9:00 am

    Change the way you lead. In times of complex change… How can we best offer leadership that is effective? How can we grow the capacity of teams and organisations to be agile in the face of change? What might we need to do to survive, and even thrive? Run over three 2-day gatherings in the...


  • Understanding the Sacraments | Part 1 of 2

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 4:30:pm 4:30 pm
    Tuesday, 6th November 2018 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...


  • Understanding the Sacraments | Part 2 of 2

    9:00:am 9:00 am – 4:30:pm 4:30 pm
    Tuesday, 13th November 2018 9:00 am
    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...