Lessons from Synod

One of the things I value about the Synod’s Vision and Mission Principles is that they tell us who we are, and call us to more truly become who we are, for the sake of serving the reign of God.

Vision with intent

DAVID SOUTHWELL VISION TESTING Throughout the past three years, the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania has asked itself some big questions about where it is going. Now, it has proposed some responses.

The challenge of change

DEB BENNETT If experience is the best teacher, Rev Ros McDonald has certainly learnt how to cope with change.

MSR information sessions underway

By NIGEL TAPP All church members have been invited to a series of synod-wide information sessions to inform and provide feedback on the vision and plans of the Major Strategic Review (MSR).

Welcome to 2016

By Penny Mulvey What does 2016 hold for you? Are you looking forward to discovering new authors? Being challenged by new ideas? Perhaps engaging with your local politician around issues of national or local importance? D

Constant change

By Penny Mulvey The newspapers described the cold snap that descended on the east coast of Australia last month as an ‘Antarctic vortex’.

Reviewing our culture

A desire for goodwill to others featured strongly in the recent culture survey conducted by the Major Strategic Review (MSR).

Challenge for the Church

By Penny Mulvey More than a thousand members of the synod recently participated in a culture survey at the invitation of the Major Strategic Review (MSR) team.

Searching for the sacred

By Dan Wootton Having been a banker, I guess a desire of mine in coming to work for the Church some 26 years ago was an endeavour to pursue the sacred and leave the profane behind.

Hearing the vision

A small but lively group met in Hobart for the first of a series of Major Strategic Review (MSR) workshops on the vision for the Church.