Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Ministry

About CALD Ministry

Purposefully celebrating the God-given gifts of our cultural distinctiveness and diversity, as we follow Christ together in the ministry of all believers (Rev 7:9)

In the UCSA, reconciliation of humanity with God and the reconciliation of first and second peoples in all their cultural diversity is an ongoing journey we walk together.

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One theme through all of these types of communities is the intentional engagement of the next generation of their congregation in the life of the church.

CALD ministry offers workshops for individuals and communities interested in ministry in CALD communities and contexts. Our resources are developed by intercultural teams of ministry leaders and academics from diverse cultural backgrounds, balancing experience and aspiration to see the church strengthened in intercultural communication and inclusive ministry.

The UCA has always had strong commitment to being relevant in our Australian communities. And since 1985, we have considered ourselves to be a ‘Multicultural Church’. Our reality in this millennia is that the future of this church is intergenerational, Christ-centered and intercultural in leadership and in expression.

CALD ministry in SA seeks to be a dynamic, faith-enhancing and life-giving source of worship, truth, inclusion and justice in the life of our church and our state.

In spiritual unity, we work together to see that these values are not just aspirational, but intentionally practiced features of how we ‘do church’ together.