Category: General Secretary

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Reality can be a tough job

Sometimes the skills that are now needed in ministry are not the ones that were taught in college, and our leaders are left floundering.

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Addressing critical issues facing the Church

In Acts we read how the disciples shared their lives and their belongings – they had “all things in common” and “as many as owned lands or houses sold them and...

We’re on a mission to bring people to God’s love

The Synod exists to serve the Church, to enable the wider witness of the Church to be effective...

Uniting for the Common Good

But the idea of ‘the common good’ for this Synod at this time also speaks to our need to continue to work together - to always ask what is for the common good of...

God revealed in the birth of Christ is a God you can truly believe in

At Christmas we celebrate this profound, amazing and strangely simple story…We can know what God is like – God is just like Jesus.

New challenges will arise, new questions with be asked, new solutions must be sought…

The Rev. Graham Horsley, The British Methodist Church’s Planting Coordinator, says, “The greatest challenge facing those involved in church planting today is...

Gone fishin’

Have you ever been called into deeper water? In this life, every time we make a change, take a step, move in a new direction, that’s deeper water.

A vote for social justice

I am writing this before the federal election, so despite polling making predictions about who is going to win I don’t know what will unfold as the campaign continues....

Prayers for the vulerable

The UnitingChurch and its agencies has a strong commitment to ensuring the highest level of safety for children in our care and hopes that the Royal Commission is an...

Giving voice to a new generation

We need a new commitment to growing the Church. If we decide not to grow we are deciding to stagnate and that means deciding to die.