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.
Encouraging and guiding such learning and how it shapes our understanding of the faith is an important aspect of the Assembly’s work.
Growing in Faith encompasses not only our academic understandings of theology, but also how we as followers of Christ grow in our understanding and application of the faith.
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.
Circle Members will be invited to engage with and contribute to resources and activities, such as discussion papers or study resources on topics of the moment, online forums engaging with questions of faith and doctrine, and national conferences or events.
Meet our Advocate and get to know our panel members.
Growing in Faith Book Club
Some Circle Members are reading Keeping Christianity Weird by Mike Frost. Circle Advocate Rev. Ann Perrin reflects on this quote: “Richard Beck says, the eccentric Kingdom doesn’t claim territory over against the world. The eccentric Kingdom doesn’t erect walls to create a gated community…The eccentric Kingdom is the embedded, pilgrim, landless, possessionless, homeless, sojourning, itinerant
Growing in Faith in a Multicultural Context
Culturally and linguistically diverse faith communities are the fastest growing part of the Church. What do they think about growing in faith? Assembly National Consultant Rev. Dr Apwee Ting looks at faith in a multicultural context. This is Part 1 of 3.Faith exists and grows within a particular context. Our faith in Jesus is nurtured,
Revelation through Experience
Growing in Faith Advocate Rev. Ann Perrin is taking us through a five-part series of reflections on Revelation. Ann explores the different lenses through which we think about revelation on Christian faith and thought. Part One is about Experience. Future reflections will focus on revelation through scripture, tradition, reason and mission. As a post-Christendom convert,
Keeping Christianity Weird: Book Club
The Growing in Faith Circle is beginning its first book discussion on Facebook. The book we are to discuss is Michael Frost’s Keeping Christianity Weird. The Basis of Union tells us in paragraph 4 that, “Through human witness in word and action, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, Christ reaches out to command
Coming to our Senses
A Response to “For the Whole Creation” by Dr Margaret Campbell, Panel Member Growing in Faith As I read the document For the Whole Creation presented at the 15th Triennial Assembly, I was drawn to the heading “Coming to Our Senses” on the first page. This phrase was chosen for its reference to the biblical
Meet our Advocate
Get to know our Advocate Rev Ann PerrinThe Advocate for the Growing in Faith Circle is Rev Ann Perrin. We asked Ann to share a little about herself. What I am doing now: Team Leader for the Hawkesbury Mission Zone in the Parramatta Nepean Presbytery of the NSW/ACT Synod. My greatest achievement is two adult
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