Statements of Intent – sparking helpful conversation

Together with other key components of the Synod’s Strategic Framework, the 10 Statements of Intent seek to spark helpful conversations within our gathered communities – conversations focused on our community life as part

Four Synod inspirations

I was inspired by the recent Synod meeting at Box Hill Town Hall – all five days of it! By the end, I was tired. Very tired! But I felt honoured to have been part of it all.

Freed up to follow Christ

At face value, “Be lighter and simpler” is one of the more attractive Statements of Intent* adopted by the Synod.

Powering up the Network

David Withers visited Banyule Network of Uniting Churches and reflected on how the Vision and Mission Principles are in action.

God’s invitation

As a leader of congregational worship, I typically speak the familiar words of greeting to the gathered community saying: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be

Waiting for gospel – a strategy

‘Pray also for me that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains.’ (Ephesians 6:19).

Seeing the Vision in action

It repeatedly amazes me how the Synod’s Vision and Mission Principles come to life around me: not because of my effort, but rather because I notice something or hear a story.

A helping hand

The story of Alan Stafford and the Uniting Church Emergency Fencing Team came to my attention via a copy of an article in the Benalla Ensign last month.

Tales of vision and mission

REV DAVID WITHERS “This is a time when we believe …  the Spirit is calling us forward to new things and back to the hope in the Gospel of Jesus” These words from the Major Strategic Review (MSR) Report to Synod 2016 caug

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