Events

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!

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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

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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
Friday, 14 Jul 2017
Re:Generations – Ballarat

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.

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When
10:00am – 3:30pm
Friday, 14 Jul 2017
Where
Ballarat Central Uniting Church
103 Lydiard St S, Ballarat Central VIC 3350
Contact
explore@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Saturday, 15 Jul 2017
Re:Generations – Hamilton

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
10:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday, 15 Jul 2017
Where
Hamilton Uniting Church
115 Lonsdale Street, HAMILTON VIC 3300
Contact
explore@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.

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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
A People of God on the Way

A Public Forum

Where is the Uniting Church heading and how will we find our way? Marking the 40th anniversary of its inauguration, join two key leaders for an afternoon forum to explore the current and future shape of the Uniting Church in Australia.

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When
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday, 16 Jul 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
Rohan Pryor; rohan.pryor@ctm.uca.edu.au
Monday, 17 Jul 2017
Pathways to Union and Beyond

One Day, Three Churches, One God

A fantastic opportunity to witness living history: one day, three sites, three traditions, one God.

Join this one day exploration of the faithful journey of three denominations towards union, and the formation of the Uniting Church in Australia.

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When
9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday, 17 Jul 2017
Where
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
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
Friday, 21 Jul 2017
Deeper 2017

Discipleship & Leadership Training

A Discipleship & Leadership Training Event – focusing within youth ministry. Deeper is for those who have leadership potential, need a refresher or a reminder to why we are even here. We will be looking at ‘setting a foundation to best understand ourselves, our giftings, passions and personalities in the context of ministry. Developing and identifying personal levels of purpose and growth, allowing us to enter into leadership, and discipling those around us, from a place of abundance rather than setting oneself up for burn out.’

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When
9:30am – 6:00pm
Friday, 21 Jul 2017 – Sunday, 23 Jul 2017
Where
117 Murrumbeena Rd,
Murrumbeena VIC 3163
Contact
https://form.jotform.co/70581732469867
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.

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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
Thursday, 27 Jul 2017
Transforming Worship

A National UCA Event

A gathering for preachers, worship leaders, musicians, artists, poets and anyone interested in exploring the formative and transformative nature of Christian worship

The event is for both lay leaders and ordained Ministers, accredited Lay Preachers, worship teams – both those leading gathered worship and those planning or leading in informal or alternative settings.

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When
9:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 – Sunday, 30 Jul 2017
Where
Burnside City Uniting Church,
384 Portrush Rd,
Tusmore SA 5065
Contact
Rev Dr Graham Vawser; gvawser@internode.on.net
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
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
Artist Network Gathering – August

Join fellow artists for an afternoon out at Heide Museum of Modern Art.  The Springbrook Landscapes exhibition presents Australian landscapes by Tucker and Williams from the early 1970’s.

Image: Albert Tucker (Springbrook Waterfall), 1974 50.7 x 66.5 cm synthetic polymer paint, watercolour and chalk on paper Albert Tucker Foundation, Melbourne courtesy of Sotheby’s Australia © Estate of Barbara Tucker

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When
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday, 5 Aug 2017
Where
Heide MoMA
7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
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
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
Wisdom’s Feast

A feast of workshops, music, art and sharing, exploring identity, respect, faith and culture.
Meet us on the border…

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When
2:00pm – 5:00pm
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
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
Re:Generations – Murrumbeena

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
10:00am – 3:30pm
Friday, 25 Aug 2017
Where
Murrumbeena (Koornang) Uniting Church
117 Murrumbeena Rd, Murrumbeena VIC 3163
Contact
explore@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
Sonder Youth Camp

The Sonder Collective are excited to bring our Youth Camp – that is anyone between the ages of 11-17 years old! We will be hearing from the incredible Rev Dr Julian Hamilton – or as we call him: JOOLS. He is coming all the way from Ireland to share with us at camp for the weekend!

The Sonder Collective is a collaborative ministry initiative; therefore we are many churches and one church all at the same time.

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When
10:00am – 3:30pm
Friday, 25 Aug 2017 – Sunday, 27 Aug 2017
Where
Merricks Lodge
3670 Frankston-Flinders Rd,
Merricks, Victoria 3916
Contact
Pastor Kelly; kelly@murrumbeenauniting.org.au
Saturday, 26 Aug 2017
Re:Generations – Frankston

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
10:00am – 3:30pm
Saturday, 26 Aug 2017
Where
Frankston Uniting Church
16-18 High St, Frankston VIC 3199
Contact
explore@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
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
Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017
Re:Generations – Greensborough

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, 29 Aug 2017
Where
Living Faith Church
37 Grimshaw St, Greensborough VIC 3088
Contact
explore@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Thursday, 31 Aug 2017
Re:Generations – Mitcham

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
1:30pm – 5:30pm
Thursday, 31 Aug 2017
Where
Mountview Uniting Church
559-561 Whitehorse Rd, Mitcham VIC 3132
Contact
explore@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
Friday, 1 Sep 2017
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
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
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
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
Pastoral Leadership

Enhance your skills for the careful discernment, shared decision making and ethical leadership that sits at the heart of the Uniting Church by registering for this mini-workshop Living Leadership: Pastoral Leadership.

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When
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday, 8 Sep 2017
Where
Uniting Church Synod Office,
130 Little Collins Street, Melbourne 3000
Contact
info@ctm.uca.edu.au; 9340 8815
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
Horizons of Contextuality Symposium

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?

Links
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