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Mentoring Resources

Mentoring unlocks relationships, realises potential, and sustains leadership amidst challenge and achievement. John Mallison’s text Mentoring is a go-to resource, however we want to draw your attention to the wealth of mentoring resources on John’s website. Mentoring Resources You will…

Spice Training 03 – Child-Safe Church

We’re joined by Josh Tuhipa-Turner, the Synod Child Safe Coordinator, to discuss the whys & hows to keep our churches safe places for children. The ‘next steps’ resources are listed below the video. For UCA Vic/Tas Synod policies & a…

Amplify

Amplify is a gathering place for young members from every Uniting Church and associated school in Victoria & Tasmania. Amplify is an invitation to connect, celebrate and have your voices heard. Every congregation and associated school will receive an invitation…

Find a youth group

Use the map below to find a church, youth group or one of our camps. Your church not there? No worries. Click here, complete the form, and we’ll have you on the map within 24 hrs. Church info wrong? Send…

Introducing Spice

Spice is a new training option for volunteer youth leaders. Short videos, each focusing on a particular skill, issue or idea, that will add some spice to your ministry. Check out our host Bradon French explaining a little more.

Spice Training 02 – Bible Studies (part 1)

We’re joined by Rev Carlynne Nunn to hear how the Uniting Church understanding the bible, and how that helps us prepare bible studies and devotions. The ‘next steps’ resources are listed below the video.   Check out the UCA Assembly…

Developing Your Ministry is not about Technique

Whitley College, a college of the University of Divinity, is offering a new course – Personal Formation for Generational Ministry. Taught by two veterans and gurus, Rowan and Graham, this promises to be a great opportunity for personal and professional…

Our Favourite Bibles

Below is a (growing) list of Bibles we reckon you should check out. They offer fresh ways of accessing Scripture. If you know one that should be on our list, please let us know! The Infographic Bible The Jesus Storybook…

Spice Training 01 – UCA Councils

We’re joined by Rev Robin Yang to hear a bit about the various councils of the Uniting Church, and why we should care. The ‘next steps’ resources are listed below the video.   For more information about the presbyteries in…

Orygen Webinars – Youth Mental Health

Young people have told us – mental health, both their own & that of their peers, is their #1 concern. We must consider how we will respond, offer care, and ensure we do not cause further harm. We were delighted…

Choosing Curriculum?

We appreciate that choosing curriculum for bible studies or youth groups is a constant challenge. Our team have some experience with many of the different resources available, and we always invite you to get in touch and we can have…

Introducing Rev Robin Yang

What better way to meet Robin Yang, the new Young Adults Coordinator for UCA Vic/Tas, than tuning in to the latest episode of Work Experience Podcast. Robin shares his sense of call to ministry, his hopes for the future, and…

How has digital media affected youth ministry?

"Before social media, teenagers occasionally surrendered their phones during youth group. Today, a social media marketing strategy seems fundamental to developing and sustaining community."

Somers Camp 2019

Somers Camp is a Uniting Church camp run by the Port Philip East Presbytery for children in Years 3 to 9. The camp runs each year in the first week of the winter school holidays from Monday to Friday. They…

How can we empower young leaders in our church?

“There is a gap between what we say and how we act. Empowering young leaders is a catchphrase we all use, yet when the opportunity presents, we are paralysed by our inherited understanding of leadership.”

Why youth work is like couples’ counselling

"Most of our young people express a disconnect between the internal workings of our church and our calling to worship, witness and serve. We must be willing to lay down parts of our inheritance to create space for new futures."

Let’s talk about gaming

It seems every news outlet wants to talk about Fortnite, the animated, multi-platform FREE battle-royal game permeating pop culture. This has lifted the lid again on the discussion on role, influence & ethics of video games amongst young people, and…

Digital Ministry 2.0

This episode welcomes our first co-host, Señor Molk. We chat pump-up songs & play a new game, By Now? Our guest is #pastorcaster Liam Miller, and we chat about the opportunities & realities of ministry blending digital & IRL spaces.…