Ministries
Discerning your gifts for service in the ministry of Christ = your life's vocation
Discernment is the intentional practice by which a community or an individual seeks, recognises, and sets out to take part in the activity of God in a real-world situation. In the Uniting Church discernment of gifts for ministry is both individual and communal, and uses the Period of Discernment (PoD) to…

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The Uniting Church affirms the priesthood of all believers: that every member of the Church has gifts for service, and that all ministries have a part in the ministry of Christ. The Uniting Church provides for the exercise by men and women of the gifts God bestows upon them, including…

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An ongoing life-long process
Formation is an ongoing life-long process, since we are continually formed and re-formed by the communities and other influences that surround us. Self-aware reflective Christian formation is a process of conscious discernment of all those influences, and a conscious decision to engage* (see below) the influences which shape us more fully into the form…

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Voluntary ministry of the Church
Lay Preaching is a voluntary ministry of the Church, and Lay Preachers offer their services for the common good of the gospel.  Lay Preachers contribute to their own congregations just as many other members do in various ways, without payment for services or travel. Travel is reimbursed at the “ad…

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