Events

Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Living Leadership – Core Intensive (2/3)

Join the Centre for Theology & Ministry and the Presbytery of Port Phillip West for this CORE Intensive, which is open to any individual or team from across the Synod.

Links
When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 – Thursday, 1 Jun 2017
Where
Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Crescent, Parkville Vic 3052
Contact
03 9340 8815; info@ctm.uca.edu.au
Saturday, 3 Jun 2017
Make it Messy Conference

Make it Messy! will assist those already engaged in Messy Church, churches contemplating beginning a Messy Church and people genuinely curious about the Messy Church phenomenon take the next step in their Messy journey.
Join with others from churches across the state for a day of active engagement, stimulating discussions, encouraging stories and helpful electives that will empower your ministry in your local context.

Links
When
10:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday, 3 Jun 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
explore@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Sunday, 4 Jun 2017

This unit explores three book-length works in depth.  

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, 4 Jun 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017
Re:Generations – Hoppers Crossing

If an intergenerational approach is the key to effective ministry with people of all ages, what does it look like in practice? How can it be implemented by local congregations? What can stay the same and what needs to be changed?

Re:Generations – Exploring intergenerational ministry and mission is a unique opportunity  to engage with these questions and more.

Links
When
10:30am – 4:00pm
Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017
Where
Hoppers Crossing UCA
235 Derrimut Rd Hoppers Crossing 3029
Contact
explore@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017
Re:Generations – Geelong

If an intergenerational approach is the key to effective ministry with people of all ages, what does it look like in practice? How can it be implemented by local congregations? What can stay the same and what needs to be changed?

Re:Generations – Exploring intergenerational ministry and mission is a unique opportunity  to engage with these questions and more.

Links
When
10:30am – 4:00pm
Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017
Where
Western Heights UCA
31 Douglass St Herne Hill 3218
Contact
explore@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Friday, 7 Jul 2017
National Lay Preacher’s Conference

The 2017 National Conference of Lay Preachers will be hosted by the Lay Preachers’ Committee of Management of the  Synod of Victoria and Tasmania.  Mark the dates in your diary now!

Links
When
5:00pm – 1:30pm
Friday, 7 Jul 2017 – Monday, 10 Jul 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
Maureen Postma; maureenkpostma@gmail.com; 0403 841 200
Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017
What Makes UCA Leadership Distinct

Including inter-related councils, consensus processes, ethical leadership

Links
When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 – Thursday, 13 Jul 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Sunday, 16 Jul 2017
Uniting Church Studies – 40th Anniversary (1/2)

An intensive program exploring the Uniting Church in Australia

This program provides a fantastic opportunity for people who want to know more about the Uniting Church, its foundations, commitments and its priorities. It offers an introduction to the theology, history and life of the Uniting Church.

Links
When
9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, 16 Jul 2017 – Friday, 21 Jul 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au
Monday, 17 Jul 2017
Medieval Monastic Wisdom

This unit explores the development of the monastic movement in the medieval church from 500-1500, with an emphasis on the examination of primary sources.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Monday, 17 Jul 2017 – Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Reading & Interpreting the Bible

This course will survey the many approaches, methods and hermeneutical principles employed by readers and practitioners of the Bible; explore the questions raised by them and assess both their strengths and weaknesses.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Monday, 17 Jul 2017 – Friday, 21 Jul 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Monday, 24 Jul 2017
Living Leadership – Core Intensive (3/3)

Join the Centre for Theology & Ministry and the Presbytery of Port Phillip West for this CORE Intensive, which is open to any individual or team from across the Synod.

Links
When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Monday, 24 Jul 2017 – Friday, 28 Jul 2017
Where
Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Crescent, Parkville Vic 3052
Contact
03 9340 8815; info@ctm.uca.edu.au
Friday, 4 Aug 2017
Readings in Christian Doctrine (1/4)

The historical and systematic study of Christian doctrine will be explored in order to provide a broader background to the specific study of a particular area of Christian doctrine.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 4 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
With All Due Respect: Theology, Feminism, and Conflict

Hosted by

Australian Collaborators in Feminist Theologies

The symposium will be addressed by international keynote speakers M. Shawn Copeland (Boston College, Boston), Ruth Duck and Cynthia Wilson (both Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Chicago).

Call for papers

We invite proposals for short papers of 20 minutes, exploring feminist theological perspectives.

Links
When
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Friday, 4 Aug 2017 – Saturday, 5 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
Fotini Toso; fotini.toso@pilgrim.edu.au
Saturday, 5 Aug 2017
Prophets and their Writings (1/3)

This unit will engage in the critical study of the prophetic literature of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, 5 Aug 2017 – Sunday, 6 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Saturday, 12 Aug 2017
Uniting Church Studies – 40th Anniversary (2/2)

An intensive program exploring the Uniting Church in Australia

This program provides a fantastic opportunity for people who want to know more about the Uniting Church, its foundations, commitments and its priorities. It offers an introduction to the theology, history and life of the Uniting Church.

Links
When
9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, 12 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au
Effective Christian Leadership & Ministry (1/5)

This unit explores the personal, spiritual, professional, ecclesial and lay ecclesial ministry.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, 12 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Friday, 18 Aug 2017
Wisdom’s Feast

A Feast of worshops, music, art and sharon exploring identity, repsect, faith and culture

Meet us on the border….

Links
When
Friday, 18 Aug 2017 – Saturday, 19 Aug 2017
Where
Yarrawonga Uniting Church
Cnr Tom St and Piper St,
Yarrawonga, Vic, 3730.
Contact
Program: Brian Spencer 0400 274 482
Registrations: info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 03 9340 8815
Culture, Beliefs, & Theology (1/2)

This unit will introduce the content and tasks of Christian theology by engaging a range of representations of Christianity in contemporary intellectual and popular cultures, especially but not exclusively in Australia.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 18 Aug 2017 – Sunday, 20 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Saturday, 19 Aug 2017
Effective Christian Leadership & Ministry (2/5)

This unit explores the personal, spiritual, professional, ecclesial and lay ecclesial ministry.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, 19 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Friday, 25 Aug 2017
Lay Preachers & Pastors Training (LP + MoP) (3/4)

For Lay Preacher Candidates and recent/prospective ministry workers under the Ministry of Pastor.

Four intensive weekends exploring the required competencies across the Uniting Church doctrine, ethos & polity, ethical ministry practice, leadership of worship and preaching.

Includes some worship site visits and assessment of some competencies in a supportive learning environment.

Attend four training events throughout 2017.

Links
When
9:45am – 3:00pm
Friday, 25 Aug 2017 – Sunday, 27 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Readings in Christian Doctrine (2/4)

The historical and systematic study of Christian doctrine will be explored in order to provide a broader background to the specific study of a particular area of Christian doctrine.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 25 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Saturday, 26 Aug 2017
Effective Christian Leadership & Ministry (3/5)

This unit explores the personal, spiritual, professional, ecclesial and lay ecclesial ministry.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, 26 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Friday, 1 Sep 2017
The Art & Practice of Oral Storytelling (1/3)

The Spiritual discipline implicit in the telling of sacred stories rests in narrative theology. This unit considers performance, contemplative listening and storytelling tools of memory and recollection.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 1 Sep 2017 – Saturday, 2 Sep 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Prophets and their Writings (2/3)

This unit will engage in the critical study of the prophetic literature of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 1 Sep 2017 – Saturday, 2 Sep 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Saturday, 2 Sep 2017
Effective Christian Leadership & Ministry (4/5)

This unit explores the personal, spiritual, professional, ecclesial and lay ecclesial ministry.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, 2 Sep 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Friday, 8 Sep 2017
Pastoral Leadership: what are our distinctives?

A Synod-eve exploration of Uniting Church leadership distinctives,
providing a foretaste of the event being delivered later in the year.

Links
When
9:45am – 3:00pm
Friday, 8 Sep 2017
Where
TBA
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Readings in Christian Doctrine (3/4)

The historical and systematic study of Christian doctrine will be explored in order to provide a broader background to the specific study of a particular area of Christian doctrine.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 8 Sep 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Saturday, 9 Sep 2017
Effective Christian Leadership & Ministry (5/5)

This unit explores the personal, spiritual, professional, ecclesial and lay ecclesial ministry.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, 9 Sep 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Friday, 15 Sep 2017
The Art & Practice of Oral Storytelling (2/3)

The Spiritual discipline implicit in the telling of sacred stories rests in narrative theology. This unit considers performance, contemplative listening and storytelling tools of memory and recollection.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 15 Sep 2017 – Saturday, 16 Sep 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Thursday, 21 Sep 2017
The Art & Practice of Oral Storytelling (3/3)

The Spiritual discipline implicit in the telling of sacred stories rests in narrative theology. This unit considers performance, contemplative listening and storytelling tools of memory and recollection.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday, 21 Sep 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Friday, 22 Sep 2017

The Horizons of Contextuality symposium is organized around two key questions: What is Australian about theologies constructed in/from Australia? What might theologies look like in the future, in/from Australia?

Theologians and biblical critics from different (but not all) parts of Australia will come together for conversations around those questions, with special attention to the subjects of First peoples, Second peoples, Home, Climate change, Disability, World religions, World Christianity, Christology, Biblical studies, Femininity/ism, Masculinity/ism, Tradition/ism, Caste/ism, Multicultural/ism, and Eco-feminism.

When
9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday, 22 Sep 2017
Where
Pilgrim Theological College
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
Jione Havea; jhavea@gmail.com
Saturday, 23 Sep 2017
Prophets and their Writings (3/3)

This unit will engage in the critical study of the prophetic literature of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, 23 Sep 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Friday, 6 Oct 2017
Culture, Beliefs, & Theology (2/2)

This unit will introduce the content and tasks of Christian theology by engaging a range of representations of Christianity in contemporary intellectual and popular cultures, especially but not exclusively in Australia.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 6 Oct 2017 – Saturday, 7 Oct 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Friday, 13 Oct 2017
Lay Preachers & Pastors Training (LP + MoP) (4/4)

For Lay Preacher Candidates and recent/prospective ministry workers under the Ministry of Pastor.

Four intensive weekends exploring the required competencies across the Uniting Church doctrine, ethos & polity, ethical ministry practice, leadership of worship and preaching.

Includes some worship site visits and assessment of some competencies in a supportive learning environment.

Attend four training events throughout 2017.

Links
When
9:45am – 3:00pm
Friday, 13 Oct 2017 – Sunday, 15 Oct 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Readings in Christian Doctrine (4/4)

The historical and systematic study of Christian doctrine will be explored in order to provide a broader background to the specific study of a particular area of Christian doctrine.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 13 Oct 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017
The Nurture & Spiritual Guidance of Children (1/3)

This unit explores the historical and current interest in the spiritual life and the spiritual development of children.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Friday, 1 Dec 2017
The Nurture & Spiritual Guidance of Children (2/3)

This unit explores the historical and current interest in the spiritual life and the spiritual development of children.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, 1 Dec 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Monday, 4 Dec 2017
The Nurture & Spiritual Guidance of Children (3/3)

This unit explores the historical and current interest in the spiritual life and the spiritual development of children.

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Monday, 4 Dec 2017 – Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au