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.
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Lets TalanoaWritten by Rev Charissa Suli, Assembly National Consultant, ARU The Assembly is assisting a group of young UCA leaders to launch a virtual talanoa space to connect young people from our diverse UCA communities engaged in ministry in the life of our Church. Lets Talanoa: Virtual Chat and Share takes place on the second and fourth
Faith at Home
Growing Faith-Filled FamilesThe VIC/TAS Synod Intergenerational Ministry team have produced a six-part resource Faith at Home, Inspiration for households based on the Richard Foster’s six spiritual traditions from his book Streams of living water and the Renovare Spiritual traditions workbook. Each Resource contains practical suggestions for exploring a particular tradition in the home. You may
NYALC OnlineUCA President Dr Deidre Palmer has invited young adult leaders across the Uniting Church to join her online for an opportunity to connect and reflect on being Church at this time. The video gatherings scheduled over the next few months are an opportunity to remain connected after COVID-19 has meant the cancellation of the
Intergen meets intercultural
When Intergenerational meets InterculturalThe shape of discipleship in the intersectional space between intergenerationality and interculturality By Robin Yang I am hoping to begin a national conversation that explores how we do lifelong discipleship and faith formation in the messy overlapping space between intergenerationality and interculturality. Dr Holly Allen, a leading voice in intergenerational ministry based
Children and Families Ministry
Cover of the July/August Faith at Home Resources from Messy ChurchAUGUST UPDATE This excellent list of resources is from a newsletter compiled by Chris Barnett from the Intergenerational Ministry – Children & Families team at equipping Leadership for Mission (eLM) in the Synod of VIC/TAS. NEW Faith at Home resources Faith at Home: Resources from
Connecting Familes, Nurturing FaithConnecting 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, to