"Church planting is an adventure [and] sometimes it can be just plain hard... [But] in the end, churches don’t exist for themselves – they exist to do their bit in the overall proclamation and demonstration of the kingdom of God." Rev David Kowalick talks about church plants and the Fish Gate Uniting Church.
New Times - Leadership
Writing music has been a part of Lochie Hogarth’s life for pretty much as long as he can remember. Now he’s beginning to see the fruits of his labour with the release of the Christian single, “Home”.
The Uniting Church in Australia is home to many strong female leaders. New Times speaks to Dr Deidre Palmer and Rev Sandy Boyce about leadership, change and gender parity on International Women's Day.
Bindy Taylor speaks to Nancy Beach about the importance of empowering women in leadership within the church. A US author and artist, Nancy will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2017 Uniting Leaders conference.
While debate rages about the meaning and date of Australia Day, the awards given on this day provide an opportunity to thank many people for their service to the community - this year that includes several people with Uniting Church SA affiliations.
Peter Morton is someone who expresses his faith through a servant’s heart. His attitude toward leadership is moulded in the same way, or as he puts it, “was sewn into me from an early age”.
Ten new churches in five years. That’s the bold of goal of the new Uniting Church SA initiative, Generate 2021. But, as Rev Dr Graham Humphris explains it, this goal is one that the Church needs to meet.
Uniting Church SA General Secretary Rev Nigel Rogers discusses the upcoming Presbytery and Synod meeting (3-5 November), and what it means to be pilgrim people in a changing church.
On a recent trip to Uganda, Craig Bailey trained local church leaders on the basics of leadership. Craig reflects on his experiences with Ugandan churches and leaders – what he taught, and what he learned in return.
Lay Preachers' Sunday will be held on Sunday 7 August, and provides an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of lay preachers and leaders. This article includes links to resources, and asks the question "what is a lay preacher?"
Reflecting on Carey Nieuwhof's recent visit to Adelaide, International Discipleship Developer Mike Wardrop looks at five things for people to consider when leading or serving in a local church community.
In this popular article from the most recent print edition of New Times, Mike Wardrop talks about how to find exciting new preachers for your church community.
Rev Nigel Rogers shares news about UL16, a new Uniting Church leadership conference aimed at growing leaders and the church.
Drawing on his extensive observations and research, in addition to his own experience planting CitySoul Uniting Church, Rev Tim Hein outlines five ethical principles for creating a church planting team.
The Uniting Church SA and Uniting College for Leadership & Theology are working together to create three different leadership programs for 2016, all forming part of a new “Uniting Leaders” initiative.
With International Women’s Day fast approaching, it is an opportune time to celebrate the female leaders that are serving Christ and the Uniting Church SA in the role of Moderator and Moderator-elect.
Many consultants acknowledge that mission planning is becoming ever more complex. Sharonne Price explains how the Capacity Quadrant Model can help consultants and congregations to move forward. This article first appeared in Australian Leadership magazine.
What if we believed that we all have the potential to lead, no matter who we are and what role we play, asks Doug Taylor from Uniting, who challenges perennial leadership myths and why it’s so hard to get rid of them.
With more than 35 years spent in ministry, Rev Dr Graham Humphris has gathered valuable insights into ways churches function and flourish. Here Graham shares his experiences, thoughts and advice on how to help churches grow. This article first appeared in Australian Leadership magazine.
Christy Rayner shares her experiences working with an inspirational group of young adult leaders as Youth and Young Adults Pastor at Seeds Uniting Church.