Events

Friday, 24 Mar 2017
SURRENDER Conference – ‘Embodying the Way’

“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life…Wide is the road to destruction, but narrow is the Way to Life.” We are called to follow the Way, but what does it mean for us to live a full and flourishing discipleship? As one body with many different parts how can we fit together to fully embody mission, justice, community and prayer in our local communities and global world?

Surrender is a gathering of Christians to share ideas, stories and hope on justice, discipleship and mission. Surrender is for people from all walks of life – with workshops for first timers, amazing keynote speakers and performing artists and fantastic programs for kids and youth and heaps more.

This years keynote speakers include: Cheryl Bear, Shane Claiborne, Karina Kreminski, Saki Macozoma and Mark Yettica-Paulson.

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When
9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday, 24 Mar 2017 – Sunday, 26 Mar 2017
Where
Belgrave Heights Convention Centre
Contact
ENQUIRIES enquiries@surrender.org.au
Lay Preachers & Pastors Training (LP + MoP) (1/4)

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, 24 Mar 2017 – Sunday, 26 Mar 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Synod Lay Preacher’s Association Annual Conference & AGM

Annual gathering for inspiration, networking and education, including the Annual General Meeting of the Association.

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When
5:00pm – 1:30pm
Friday, 24 Mar 2017 – Saturday, 25 Mar 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Friday, 31 Mar 2017

Political populism, the rise of the alt-right, politics trading on the worst of human emotion, overt discrimination against what does not look like us, we saw it all in 2016. Which theological voices and discussions might help us understand and respond to this situation? This is the key question addressed in this “Conversations” course: “Political Populism and Theological Discourse.”

When
9:45am – 3:00pm
Friday, 31 Mar 2017 – Saturday, 1 Apr 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Saturday, 1 Apr 2017
VicTas Art and Spirituality Network gatherings – April

There is a crack in everything

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When
1:30pm – 5:00pm
Saturday, 1 Apr 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
Christina Rowntree; 9340 8813
Thursday, 6 Apr 2017

John Flett and Mark Brett in Conversation

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When
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Thursday, 6 Apr 2017
Where
Collins St Baptist Church
174 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Contact
John Flett; john.flett@pilgrim.edu.au
Friday, 7 Apr 2017

This unit will introduce the Book of Psalms, and study the formation and development of the Psalter.

When
9:45am – 3:00pm
Friday, 7 Apr 2017 – Saturday, 8 Apr 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Friday, 21 Apr 2017

Political populism, the rise of the alt-right, politics trading on the worst of human emotion, overt discrimination against what does not look like us, we saw it all in 2016. Which theological voices and discussions might help us understand and respond to this situation? This is the key question addressed in this “Conversations” course: “Political Populism and Theological Discourse.”

When
9:45am – 3:00pm
Friday, 21 Apr 2017 – Saturday, 22 Apr 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017

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
9:45am – 3:00pm
Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 – Thursday, 27 Apr 2017
Where
Hoppers Crossing UCA
235 Derrimut Rd
Hoppers Crossing 3029
Contact
03 9340 8815; info@ctm.uca.edu.au
Saturday, 29 Apr 2017

This unit will introduce the Book of Psalms, and study the formation and development of the Psalter.

When
9:45am – 3:00pm
Saturday, 29 Apr 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au

Playgroup & Preschool Conference

The annual Stories of Childhood conference is especially suitable for anyone – including Playgroup leaders, Pre-school music program leaders, Messy Church leaders, Sunday program leaders/teachers, ministers, pastors, church leaders, worship leaders, program leaders/volunteers – involved in ministry with children 0-5 and their families.

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When
9:45am – 3:00pm
Saturday, 29 Apr 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
9340 8815; explore@ctm.uca.edu.au

This unit presents a view of adult spiritual development which integrates psychological and theological understandings of Christian maturational processes.

When
9:45am – 3:00pm
Saturday, 29 Apr 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Friday, 5 May 2017

Visual artists are invited to submit artwork in response to the theme ‘Art for Wellbeing’ to be exhibited at Queenscliff
Uniting Church as part of SacredEdge Festival.

Expression of Interest due 5pm Friday 31 March

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When
9:30am – 4:00pm
Friday, 5 May 2017 – Sunday, 7 May 2017
Where
Queenscliff Uniting Church,
Cnr Hesse and Stokes Streets; Queenscliff VIC 3225
Contact
Christina Rowntree, Artfull Faith Coordinator, Centre for Theology and Ministry, 9340 8813, chris.rowntree@ctm.uca.edu.au
Saturday, 6 May 2017

This unit presents a view of adult spiritual development which integrates psychological and theological understandings of Christian maturational processes.

When
9:45am – 3:00pm
Saturday, 6 May 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Sunday, 7 May 2017

This unit explores three book-length works in depth.  It offers the opportunity for students to read whole texts in a structured and supportive learning community, and to reflect on the implications of the content. The books are selected for the quality of their historical scholarship and their engagement with contemporary questions of church or theology. Each year one of the texts will focus particularly on Australian experience, one on a classic work or author in the Christian tradition, and one on an innovative theme in historical work.

When
9:45am – 3:00pm
Sunday, 7 May 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Inter-cultural Leadership – Through the lens of generations

Running in partnership with the Synod Inter-cultural Unit

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When
9:45am – 3:00pm
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Where
TBA
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815

Australia and “The Divine Image” is a public program presented in conjunction with the 64th Blake Prize Touring Exhibition (7 April – 26 May 2017) hosted by Kinross Arts Centre and Toorak Uniting Church. The symposium provides an opportunity to bring together audiences and experts in the field of the arts and spirituality.

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When
7:30pm – 3:30pm
Thursday, 11 May 2017 – Saturday, 13 May 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Saturday, 13 May 2017

This unit presents a view of adult spiritual development which integrates psychological and theological understandings of Christian maturational processes.

When
9:45am – 3:00pm
Saturday, 13 May 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Friday, 19 May 2017
Lay Preachers & Pastors Training (LP + MoP) (2/4)

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, 19 May 2017 – Sunday, 21 May 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Saturday, 20 May 2017

This unit presents a view of adult spiritual development which integrates psychological and theological understandings of Christian maturational processes.

When
9:45am – 3:00pm
Saturday, 20 May 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
Wednesday, 31 May 2017

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
9:45am – 3:00pm
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 – Thursday, 1 Jun 2017
Where
Hoppers Crossing UCA
235 Derrimut Rd
Hoppers Crossing 3029
Contact
03 9340 8815; info@ctm.uca.edu.au
Sunday, 4 Jun 2017

This unit explores three book-length works in depth.  It offers the opportunity for students to read whole texts in a structured and supportive learning community, and to reflect on the implications of the content. The books are selected for the quality of their historical scholarship and their engagement with contemporary questions of church or theology. Each year one of the texts will focus particularly on Australian experience, one on a classic work or author in the Christian tradition, and one on an innovative theme in historical work.

When
9:45am – 3:00pm
Sunday, 4 Jun 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
study@pilgrim.edu.au
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!

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
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017
Uniting Church Leadership

Including inter-related councils, consensus processes, ethical leadership

Links
When
9:45am – 3:00pm
Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 – Thursday, 13 Jul 2017
Where
TBA
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Sunday, 16 Jul 2017

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
9:15am – 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; 9340 8815
Friday, 21 Jul 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, 21 Jul 2017 – Sunday, 23 Jul 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Monday, 24 Jul 2017
Living Leadership Intensive– Parkville
Links
When
9:45am – 3:00pm
Monday, 24 Jul 2017 – Friday, 28 Jul 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Saturday, 12 Aug 2017

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
9:15am – 5:00pm
Saturday, 12 Aug 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
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
Friday, 22 Sep 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, 22 Sep 2017 – Sunday, 24 Sep 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815