About Formation, Education & Discipleship

Formation, Education and Discipleship (FED) is the Christian Education and Faith Formation Unit of the Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia. 

It seeks to provide a cohesive vision of Christian education and faith formation to the Assembly and the national church to form and educate a people who live within and for the Mission of God. It engages in identifying and encouraging national collaboration and resourcing that assists congregations to be life- long learning communities of discipleship.

Formation. Education and Discipleship Working Group

The Formation, Education and Discipleship Working Group (FEDWG) is a working group of the Assembly. The working group and the unit sit within the Mandate of Uniting Faith and Discipleship and work collaboratively with other units, working groups and reference committees in the team. Rev Dr Ian Price is the Convenor of the Working Group. More information about the Working Group's Terms of Reference, membership and current work may be found here.

craig-glasgowNational Director - Formation, Education and Discipleship

Craig Mitchell is the National Director, having commenced a five year appointment in January 2014. Craig has worked for the Uniting Church for over 25 years in youth and children's ministry, Christian education, mission planning and leadership development. He was formerly on the faculty of Uniting College for Leadership and Theology and Flinders University. He has qualifications in economics, youth and children's ministry, religious education, communication and vocational education. He is currently working on a PhD through Flinders University. Craig is based in Adelaide, South Australia.

He can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or PO Box 1585, Mount Barker SA 5251.