Continuing Education for Ministry

Enquiries: Geoff Wellington geoff@cruc.org.au  0400 831 445.

Have a look at FAITH FORMATION  where Geoff provides a starting point for resources in exploring faith.

 

FOR MINISTERS: Ethical Ministry opportunities at Illawarra

Illawarra Presbytery ethical ministry sessions on boundaries

  • 14 May 2018 9.30am – 12.30pm @ Keiraview UC (34 Fisher St West Wollongong) could be alternate location
  • 31 May 2018 9.30am – 12.30pm @ Bowral UC (28 Bendooley St Bowral)
  • 18 June 2018 9.30am – 12.30pm @ Nowra UC (29 Berry St Nowra)

     Dates for the second topic in 2018

  • 10 Sept 2018 9.30am – 12.30pm @ Keiraview UC
  • 17 Sept 2018 9.30am – 12.30m @ Nowra UC
  • 25 Oct 2018 9.30am – 12.30pm @ Bowral UC

Lifelong Learning for All God’s People


Geoff Wellington, as Presbytery Minister (Congregation Futures) plans and promotes opportunities for continuing education for ministry in this Presbytery and in relation with NSW/ACT Synod’s Uniting Learning Network (ULN).

Sacraments Courses – there are no planned dates for these courses in Canberra. However click on the 2018 Education Prospectus below which lists courses on page 10 being held in Parramatta, Centre for Ministry, in November 2018.

Uniting Mission and Education (UME) NSW/ACT Synod present the 2018 Education Prospectus

How to read the 2018 Education Prospectus
Workshops, Short Courses, Intensive four-day Courses and Programs can be found on pages 5-19.
Our Calendar of Events offers a great snapshot of courses and activities being delivered in 2018, on pages 22 and 23. Uniting Theological College (UTC) programs run with Charles Sturt University (CSU) School of Theology, including single subjects, degrees and masters subjects, are featured on pages 25-43.
Should you have a question, our friendly team is always available to assist with your enquiry via email umeinfo@nswact.uca.org.au or phone (02) 8838 8900. We wish you every success on your lifelong learning journey and invite you to experience the individual, tranquil, personalised and accessible education that Uniting Mission & Education and United Theological College offer.

Please contact  Geoff Wellington on 02 6248 9311 or mobile 0400 831 445 or geoff@cruc.org.au to learn more.


Below are Colleges and Centres providing further opportunity.


United Theological College

United Theological College, a campus of Charles Sturt University, is the training centre for the Synod of NSW and ACT, based at the Centre for Ministry, 16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta.

Postgraduate courses offered include Graduate Diploma of Ministry, Graduate Diploma of Public and Contextual Theology, Graduate Diploma of Theology, Master of Arts (Public and Contextual Theology), Master of Ministry, Master of Theology, Master of Theology (Honours), Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Philosophy, Hannam University Degrees.

utc.edu.au


St Mark’s National Theological Centre

St Mark’s National Theological Centre, a campus of Charles Sturt University, offers a range of undergraduate, post graduate and vocational courses.

Postgraduate qualifications offered are: Graduate Certificate in Ageing and Pastoral Studies, Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counselling Skills, Graduate Certificate in Public and Contextual Theology, Graduate Certificate in Religious and Values Education, Graduate Diploma of Ageing and Pastoral Studies, Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling, Graduate Diploma of Public and Contextual Theology, Graduate Diploma of Theology, Master of Arts (Ageing and Pastoral Studies), Master of Arts (Pastoral Counselling), Master of Arts (Public and Contextual Theology), Master of Ministry, Master of Theology, Master of Theology (Honours), Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Philosophy.

Registered Training Organisation qualifications offered at St Mark’s are: Diploma of Christian Counselling; Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling; Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision (Clinical or Pastoral streams); Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology; Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology.

Website is http://www.stmarks.edu.au


Centre for Theology and Ministry

The Centre for Theology and Ministry, based in Parkville, Melbourne, is the training centre for the Synod of Victoria/Tasmania.

ctm.uca.edu.au


Uniting College for Leadership & Theology

Uniting College for Leadership & Theology is the Uniting Church’s centre for discipleship and ministry training in South Australia. Through the Adelaide College of Divinity is able to offer a suite of courses including VET accredited Certificate and Diploma courses, Bachelor of Ministry and Post Graduate courses, plus Flinders University Theology courses.

college.sa.uca.org.au


Seeking a Heart of Wisdom

The Assembly’s Ministerial Education Commission has produced “Seeking A Heart of Wisdom“, a document outlining an invitation to lifelong learning, suggesting three broad areas:

1. Academic theological study (e.g. Biblical studies, systematic theology, missiology, church history, culture and society)
2. Ministry practice and skills (e.g. preaching, community development, leadership development, pastoral care, justice, education methods)
3. Spiritual Growth and Formation (e.g. training in spiritual direction, attendance of spiritual retreats)

Continuing education may be in the form of formal academic study at Theological College campus, distance or online learning, conferences, and independent reading.


Study Leave

People in placement are provided with 14 days of study leave per calendar year (including Saturdays and Sundays but excluding public holidays), allocated on a pro rata basis, to provide opportunity for continuing education for ministry. Approval of Church Council is required for those in congregational placements. The congregation pays normal remuneration while the minister is on leave. Leave can be accumulated for no more than 5 years. All study leave accumulated for three or more years (42 days or more) should be approved by Church Council and Presbytery Pastoral Relations Committee.

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