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Ethos of the Uniting Church in Australia
As an employer, The Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania seeks congruence with the ethos of the Uniting Church in Australia.
The Uniting Church seeks to give contemporary expression to the ancient Christian tradition in ways that bring God’s life and hope to communities and individuals. The ‘Great Commandment’ of Jesus provides a clear framework for our identity and mission: we discover who we truly are when we give ourselves in love and service of God and neighbour.
The Uniting Church is therefore committed to helping people in their spiritual growth through worship, prayer and service. Indissolubly linked with the spiritual disciplines is our church’s commitment to giving tangible expression to God’s reconciling work in Christ. This call under girds our commitment to seeking deeper partnerships with other churches and all people of goodwill, our involvement in community services; and action and advocacy for a just society. Today, ‘love for thy neighbour’ extends to future generations and our non-human neighbours in God’s creation by developing environmentally sustainable practices.
While the Uniting Church is clearly grounded in the historic Christian tradition, and the life, teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we are open to wisdom from people of other faiths and none; and seek partnerships in searching for truth and working for peace and justice in the world.
In Uniting Church workplaces we are committed to policies and practices that reflect and require respect for fellow workers and those we serve.
To this end we aim to:
practice clear communication,
encourage our staff to seek a healthy balance between work and leisure
achieve effective resolution of conflict,
encourage ideas for workplace improvement,
offer satisfying work
and exercise good stewardship of the church’s resources.