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Being bold for change

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.

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What we can learn from Nancy Beach

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.

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Recognising Uniting Church contributions

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.

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Leading with a servant’s heart

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”.

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A new generation of church growth

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.

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Pilgrims and Presbytery meetings

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.

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Two weeks in Uganda

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.

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Delving into lay preaching

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?"

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Five things to consider as you serve in a local church

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.

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10 ways to find new preachers

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.

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Growing leadership in the Uniting Church

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.

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Celebrating women in leadership

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.

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Busting the myths about community leadership

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.

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Church growth basics

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.

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Generation Y and Z bringing the X factor

Christy Rayner shares her experiences working with an inspirational group of young adult leaders as Youth and Young Adults Pastor at Seeds Uniting Church.

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Rev Rronang Garrawurra honoured

​Former national chairperson of the UAICC, Rev Rronang Garrawurra, was honoured on Wednesday 4 November as a finalist for the 2016 Northern Territory Senior Australian of the Year award.

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Great things, great love: a refugee story

“In South Sudan, too many mothers and babies die in childbirth,” Deborah says. “I have wanted to be a midwife since I was in primary school. I want to make sure that mothers don’t suffer.”