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.
Connecting Families, Nurturing Faith
NEW RESOURCE: ‘Connecting Families, Nurturing Faith’ is a resource for ministry leaders to encourage discipleship across households. It includes a step by step process, a checklist, ideas to share with families and information about four recommended resources. This is not another discipleship resource but rather a tool to assist ministry leaders to choose a resource,
Children and Families Ministry Update JUNE 2020
This monthly update is collated by Chris Barnett from the VIC/TAS Synod Intergenerational Ministry team to help resource those involved in ministry with Childrens and Families across the UCA. Thanks to Chris for sharing this excellent resource! A note from Chris: In addition to resources related to ministry in the time of Covid-19, I especially
Holy Week Resources for Families
Chris Barnett from the VIC/TAS Synod Intergenerational Ministry team has put out a special Holy Week edition of his newsletter packed with helpful resources for this week. The newsletter is reprinted here with permisson. Special Holy Week Edition – Children & Families Update 1. Very Useful & Free Resources Worship, Community, Care & Mission Resources