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.
The Advocate for the Growing in Faith Circle is Rev. Ann Perrin.
We asked Ann to share a little about herself.
Covid-19 and School Chaplaincy
By Rev. Jon Humphries, Growing in Faith Panel Member It has been an interesting time in schools ministry with the move from face-to-face to, large groups, to small groups and now to online modes of learning. I have taken up the challenge of pre-recording Chapel services. This allows me to control content, edit bloopers which
For such a time as this
Rev. Tau’alofa Anga’aelangi, Growing in Faith Panel Member For such a time as this,You knew us, before you formed us,To be a gift for Your church,For such a time as this,You called us to be set a part, to be Your hands and feet in the world,For such a time as this,That we ended 2019,
Church During COVID19
By Rev. Liam Miller, Growing in Faith Panel Member I am working in the Northern Hub of the Sydney Central Coast Presbytery, where there are three churches. I am the one ordained minister in the hub, in a presbytery placement as New Growth Minister. When the various restrictions and regulations were put in place the