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.
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?
Sione Hehepoto, a Panel Member for the Discipling the Next Generations Circle, offers a reflection on what Easter means to him. I thought I knew what Easter meant for me. Or at least I had an idea of what Easter is about. Well I do……well just the standard things you get when you google “what
Why are you still here?
By Nicole Mugford, Panel Member for Discipling the Next Generations I’ve found myself in many places within the Christian context recently where the question has been asked, “Why are you still here?” “Why are you still a Christian?” “What made you stay connected to faith and church when many others your age left?” “Why are