The papers here cover faith, religion and spirituality in contemporary society; recognition of ordained ministries; strategies for ministry; and mission and evangelism in the Australian context.
This discussion paper has been commissioned by the Assembly Standing Committee in response to the perception that there is widespread confusion in the church about the ministry of Elder and concern in some quarters that something vital to the spiritual health of the church is, or has been, lost.
Fifty-nine leaders of the Uniting Church met at the Holy Cross Retreat Centre, Templestowe, Victoria, over the four days of 18-21 November 1999.
The status, authority and role of the Basis of Union within the Uniting Church in Australia is a discussion paper issued by the Assembly for discussion in 1996.
The 11th Assembly will be asked to grapple with the notion of just what is vital to the life of the church when it meets in Brisbane next year.
Theology and Discipleship has developed a six-part series of short resources to act as discussion starters for congregations and small groups.