Discipling the Next Generations

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. 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.


Circle Panel Members

The Panel Members for this Circle are Amanda Nicholas, Jason Kioa, Joshua Harbort,
Melissa Neumann, Michael Ramaidama and Steven Molkentin.


Our Intergenerational vision

       Subscribe to our newsletterIf you want to get the latest news from the Uniting Church in Australia then subscribe to our weekly newsletter delivered to your inbox.The Assembly has released a new resource that sets out our vision for what it means to live our life and faith as an Intergenerational Church. This valuable new…

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Intergenerate 2023

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Being an Intergenerational Church papers

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