At its heart, “The Great Commission” (Matt 28:16-20) is a call to pass on the faith by making disciples who follow in the footsteps of Jesus. The Assembly of the Uniting Church responds to that call with a commitment to “encourage and resource deeper discipleship of UCA members, equipping them to participate in God’s mission.”
A key part of discipling is the way the Church nurtures and encourages children, youth and young adults within its family. We seek to resource the next generations of Christian faith by inviting younger people to join in God’s mission, equipping and releasing them to do so.
The Discipling the Next Generations Circle is an invitation to be involved with how the Assembly supports our next generation of leaders and to connect with others who are passionate about this space.
Open to everyone, Circle members will have the opportunity to learn more about and to participate in the ways we do this, including the creation of resources, developing intergenerational awareness in diverse settings and the initiation and support of national youth events.
The Advocate for the Discipling the Next Generations Circle is Steve Molkentin.
We asked Steve to share a little about himself.
Who are we, as the Church today?
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TNC 2ND Gen lead Youth Rally
By Virginia Lavaki, TNC Second Gen Team Leader On Sunday 9 June, the Tongan National Conference (TNC) Second Gen Team hosted its annual Youth Rally in QLD. The Youth Rally brought together about 150 people from different cultures and backgrounds, different denominations and different states. We were honored to have our very own President Dr Deidre
Life Post NYALC: Emily Mills
We catch up with one of our participants at the National Young Adult Leaders Conference (NYALC), six months on. In this email, Emily Mills from the QLD Synod shares how taking part in NYALC began a whole new journey of growing her faith and leadership. Life post NYALC has been a whirl-wind experience, sending me
Making Christ's love known
Meet Cyrus Kung and Tansy Chen: two young leaders who are passionate about their call to participate in the life of the Uniting Church. Drawing upon the values of their Chinese cultural heritage and their ability as Second Generation migrants to thrive in a context of diversity, they are finding new ways to do mission
What does Easter mean to me?
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