Growing as disciples of Christ, equipped to participate in God’s mission, is central to our journey of faith. As described in our founding document, The Basis of Union, (Paragraph 11), the Uniting Church holds a high regard for faithful and scholarly interpreters of Scripture, who reflect deeply upon and act in obedience to God’s living Word. We are also thankful for the learning which comes through literary, historical and scientific understanding and continue to be open to learning from contemporary thought and societies.
The Growing in Faith Circle provides a space for people to be informed about and offer input into this important area, and to share your own faith journey with others.
MEET CIRCLE ADVOCATE REV LIAM MILLER
Circle Panel Members
The Panel Members for this Circle are Peter Walker, Rachel Kronberger, Hee Won Chang and John Humphries.
The Question of Reopening
Greetings in the name of Christ,As churches consider questions of re-opening, and specifically policies and procedures surrounding whether or not (or in what way) to afford access to buildings and worship services to those who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine, the Assembly’s Growing in Faith panel has collected and produced a range of resources…
Church in the Digital Age
Church in the Digital AgeRunning from March 2021 until November 2022, the Assembly Standing Committee has formed the Church In the Digital Age Task Group to identify the critical theological, pastoral and practical issues related to the worship, witness and service of the Uniting Church in Australia raised by the challenges and opportunities of the…
Innovation Growing Disciples
Growing Disciples for all generationsWritten by Rev Charissa Suli, Assembly National ConsultantOver the last six months, with the impact of COVID-19 on the way we gather together, I have noticed a decline in youth and young adults attending worship in their local congregations. This has inspired me to think about new ways to reach out…
physicality of grace
The physicality of graceWritten by Rev Dr Rod Pattenden It often comes as a surprise to realise that the Christian faith not only welcomes but even loves bodies. The central focus of our theology and belief involves birth, life and death and we share the elements of a meal around a table as our central…
Disability and the Bible
Terror, challenge, and reimagined community in biblical treatments of disability By Rev. Dr Kylie Crabbe It probably won’t surprise any of us that there are passages in the gospels that can be deeply painful for people who identify as living with a disability. In one of my favourite phrases, biblical scholar Sharon Betcher describes, “the…
DDA is in our DNA
By Rev. Dr (Deacon) Andy CalderThe gospel inspires our Uniting Church DNA and faith into responses of justice and care with vulnerable people experiencing stigma and exclusion (in contrast to the Do Nothing Approach).Our faith communities and community service agencies aim to be places of welcome and sanctuary and we celebrate many instances of that…
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