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Becoming aware about family violence

Connecting through awareness about family violence
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Exploring the Old Testament

An introductory, faith deepening, and discipleship forming course in the Old Testament.
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Exploring Christology

Exploring Christology online unit.
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Exploring Theology in the UCA

Exploring Theology from a UCA Perspective online Unit.
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Resources for mentally and emotionally challenging times

Resources to support good mental and emotional (and spiritual!) health during difficult times.
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Where can I learn what I need to become a Lay Preacher?

Study to become a Lay Preacher through your Presbytery or Pilgrim Theological College
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Exploring the New Testament

An introductory, faith deepening, and discipleship forming course in the New Testament.
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Exploring Preaching in the UCA

A course on learning how to preach and the place of preaching in Worship.
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Exploring Worship in the UCA

A course for anyone who wants to know more about Worship in the UCA.
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Lay Education Online Learning

Online education and resources for lay people, accessed locally through your Presbytery.
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Called to be a Church for all

A liturgy for including people with disabilities - great for Advent (3 December, International Day of People with Disability) and all year round.
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SWell Centre

Connecting with God, yourself and others at the Swell Centre
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Learning more about Mental Health

Learning more about Mental Health - a resource for Congregations
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What training is required to become a Lay Preacher?

What do I need to study to become a Lay Preacher?
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Ministry of Lay Preacher

"every member ... has gifts for service, ... all ministries have a part in the ministry of Christ"
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Period of Discernment (overview)

The Period of Discernment is about taking intentional time and space to explore God's call in your life.
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Period of Discernment Resources

Resources for participants, mentors, Presbyteries/congregations/faith communities around the Period of Discernment. 
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Period of Discernment Presbytery contacts

Looking for someone in your Presbytery to talk with about the Period of Discernment? The information is here!

DIY “Do-it-Yourself” Modules

The set of ‘Do-It-Yourself’ (DIY) modules introduce and explore a range of important topics within the Uniting Church, and provide the resources to facilitate an educational session on each topic.
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Pastoral care for older people and people with Dementia

'Do-It-Yourself' DIY Modules on Pastoral care for older people, and people with Dementia; being a Dementia friendly congregation.
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Congregational leadership

'Do-It-Yourself' DIY modules which explore topics important for those who lead, or wish to lead, in congregations or faith communities.
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Leadership skills

"Do-It-Yourself' DIY modules which explore some basic leadership skills needed in a healthy church.
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Foundations of faith

'Do-It-Yourself' DIY modules which explore basic Biblical and theological topics. 
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Day-to-day ministry

'Do-It-Yourself' DIY modules which explore what it means to respond to God's call to ministry in different contexts.
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Congregational life

'Do-It-Yourself' DIY modules which explore what it means to be the church today.
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We Are the Uniting Church

The UCA Assembly has produced a video series called "We are the UCA". These short videos are great for group discussions.
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Otira Book Club

The Otira Theological Book Club, situated at the Centre for Theology & Ministry, has available for loan a wide range of books that have been chosen to create fascinating discussions, offer another perspective, enable an opportunity for adult Christian education, and provide a good reason to get together and share in community.