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Period of Discernment Resources

There are lots of resources available for participants, mentors, Presbyteries/congregations/faith communities for the Period of Discernment.

See below for the resources you might need …

Participant resources

  1. PoD registration form (UCA Assembly)
  2. PoD Discernment Plan (VicTas Synod)
  3. PoD timeline template (VicTas Synod)
  4. Ministry in the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA Assembly 1991)
  5. UCA Ministerial Education Review 1997 (UCA Assembly 1997)
  6. Code of Ethics and Ministry Practice (UCA Assembly)
  7. Sexual abuse and sexual misconduct complaints policy (UCA Assembly)
  8. Safe Church policies (VicTas Synod)
  9. Preparing a Personal Rule of Life (Rob Bos)
  10. Basis of Union (UCA Assembly 1992)

Mentor resources

  1. PoD Mentor training handout 2017 (VicTas Synod)
  2. John Mallison’s classic book ‘Mentoring To Develop Disciples and Leaders’ is now available for download as a PDF, and includes a lot on mentoring approaches and leadership development.

Presbytery / congregation resources

  1. Liturgy for POD beginning (VicTas Synod)

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