Events

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017
Living Leadership – Core Intensive (1/2)

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.
Registrations are now closed.
Next LL Intensive will be held in Parkville, 24-28 July.

Links
When
10:00am – 4:00pm
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

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.

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

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

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

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
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

Links
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
10:00am – 4:00pm
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.  

When
10:00am – 4:00pm
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

Links
When
10:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Where
Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres, Parkville, 3052
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.

Links
When
7:30pm – 3:30pm
Thursday, 11 May 2017 – Saturday, 13 May 2017
Where
Kinross Arts Center and Café
603 Toorak Rd., Toorak VIC 3142
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
10:00am – 4:00pm
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
10:00am – 4:00pm
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
Living Leadership – Core Intensive (2/2)

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.
Registrations are now closed.
Next LL Intensive will be held in Parkville, 24-28 July.

Links
When
10:00am – 4:00pm
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
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
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
Uniting Church Leadership

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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