“Progressive” can encompass a wide range of views, but characteristics often associated with it include: valuing questioning rather than dogmatic certainty; inviting all people to participate in our community without insisting they become like us; and discovering the heart of Jesus’ teaching and practice of love through social justice and ethical living Read the definition used by www.progressivechristianity.com — known as the 8 points: Look them up here, or read them « Continue »
St Michael’s Uniting Church is located in the heart of the world’s most liveable city – Melbourne Australia.
A rare opportunity has become available for an experienced Minister who embraces contemporary, progressive Christian theology and has an understanding of the factors that contribute to psycho-spiritual well being in us all.
You must be an experienced, soundly-researched and inspiring preacher who understands the opportunities a well-resourced city church can offer.
You will also
- Have strong leadership ability and dynamic communication skills
- Be able to inspire, energise and promote growth in the congregation, the life of the Church and its mission
- Be committed to ongoing theological education, integrating other disciplines, contemporary thinking and promotion of mental wellbeing
- Promote inclusivity and multicultural understanding
- Nurture people in faith and spiritual development
- Demonstrate experience, creativity and innovation in the development, management and evaluation of community projects
- Enjoy working collaboratively with others in the Uniting Church in Australia and beyond
- Understand the dynamics of a city church where all are accepted
- Show how you have supported pastoral care initiatives
For further information or to apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a confidential response. Closing date: 14 October 2016
Matariki as a Seasonal Festival Matariki is a traditional Maori mid-winter festival and marks the beginning of a new year for Maori. it was a time for remembering the dead, and celebrating new life. This is a theme in many cultures – a mid winter festival celebrating hope in the midst of darkness, and a turning […]Continue
Robin Meyers was the keynote speaker at the recent Progressive Spirituality Conference in Napier. Here are some YouTube links to some presentations put on line by Pitt St Uniting Church in Sydney. Saving Jesus from the Church The Underground Church God Talk – reuniting science and religion Things are not the same in Joppa these […]Continue
Jim McAloon’s Presentation at the Napier Conference – for those of you who were not there, and for those who were 🙂 I want to explore in this talk some of the histories of faith-based political engagement in Aotearoa New Zealand. If my emphasis is on the political sphere and public questions, that is partly […]Continue
Tony Franklin-Ross shares some thoughts from the recent NZ Common Dreams Conference in Napier – first printed in Methodist Touchstone Faith as resistance to ego, orthodoxy and the political status quo was the theme of a Progressive Spirituality NZ conference that was held in Napier on 6-8 May. The gathering drew 122 people from around New […]Continue