Confused about conferences?

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There are a number of national Uniting Church conferences being held in Adelaide over the coming months. To help readers of New Times to decide which conferences might suit their interests and expertise, the editorial team has come up with a handy guide outlining what the different conferences are focussing on, who they are for, and other useful bits of information.


Transforming Worship

When? 27-30 July

Where? Burnside City Uniting Church, Burnside.

What? This national worship conference is themed on making lifelong disciples across generations, church worshipping communities and contextualisation, and ways of crafting and leading worship.

Who? Transforming Worship is for anyone interested in exploring the formative and transformative nature of Christian worship. This includes ministers, lay preachers, worship leaders, worship team members, musicians, artists, poets and many others.

Keynote speakers? Ruth Duck and Stephen Burns.

For more information on additional speakers, the conference program, registration and costs, please visit or contact Neryl McCallum on 0409 096 809. A group discount is available until Friday 30 June.

Several worship events of different styles held during the conference will be open to the public. For more information, please click here.


Uniting Leaders 2017 (UL17)

When? 22-24 August

Where? Hope Valley Uniting Church, Hope Valley.

What? The second of the President’s National Ministers’ Conference for 2017, UL17 will focus on ways to develop healthy leaders for growing churches.

Who? UL17 is for any lay or ordained leader in the Uniting Church who is passionate about evangelism, mission and healthy church growth.

Keynote speakers? Nancy Beach and Mark Conner.

For more information about the conference program, registration and costs, please visit or contact Bindy Taylor on 8236 4249.


One-Two: What’s Next?

When? 25-27 August

Where? Experience Café, CitySoul, Adelaide.

What? A CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) and Second Gen (second generation) conference that will include keynote speeches, small groups, feasting, ethnic and multiethnic worship, and electives on topics such as social gospel, challenging identity, and covenanting with First Peoples.

Who? This conference is for CALD and Second Gen youth and young people from Uniting Church communities across Australia.

Keynote speakers? To be confirmed.

For more information about the conference program, registration and costs, please visit or contact Bev Freeman on 8236 4243.


Evangelism: The Hope We Have

When? 27-29 August

Where? Uniting College for Leadership & Theology, Brooklyn Park.

What? The Hope We Have is focussed on exploring the theology and practice of evangelism within the secular community.

Who? The conference is for anyone interested in further exploring evangelism. It can also be taken as an intensive course or as part of a unit that may be taken from credit through Uniting College.

Keynote speakers? Mike Frost and Karina Kreminski.

For more information about the conference program, how to take the course for credit, registration and costs, please visit or contact Christy Capper on 8416 8440.

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