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Short Courses & Intensives

Transforming Worship

with Ruth Duck, Stephen Burns, Deidre Palmer, Stu Cameron, Mark Pierson and Thresi Mauboy

27 - 30 July 2017

Burnside City Uniting Church 9:00AM - 5:00PM

National Conference hosted by UCA Assembly Worship Working Group

  • Worship as transformation and formation in the presence of God.
  • Interplay between worship, learning & mission.
  • Shaping intergenerational worship.
  • Worship in multicultural communities.
  • Preaching: making Gospel sense.
  • Crafting music and imagery for worship.
  • Worship ‘outside the box’.

Register for this conference at Enquiries can be directed to Rev Sean Gilbert at 08 8416 8432.

Can be taken for credit.

Also available to Bachelor students as a Guided Study.

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More Intensives for 2017

Download the list with dates here.

Code of Ethics - with Judyth Roberts

4 August

This initial non-accredited course introduces a code of ethics that includes training on the awareness of the prevention of sexual misconduct.
Assignments and assessments apply.

It is essential study for candidates for ministry, Pastor of the Word, Ministry of Pastor and ministers transferring from other denominations.

Integrity, Passion, Call - Hosted by Ian Price, with Tanya Wittwer, Tony Elridge, Phil Hoffman and Jenni Hughes

14 & 28 August + 11 & 25 Sept

Preaching in Today's World

A conversation series that follows on the Transforming Worship conference. Presented by the Centre for Music, Liturgy and the Arts and Uniting College for Leadership & Theology, this series is aimed particularly at ministers and those who preach. It will focus on developing and strengthening preaching skills.

Evangelism: The hope we have - with Mike Frost & Karina Kreminski

27 to 29 August 2017.

Sharing our faith in a secular world.

We will explore the theology and practice of evangelism in our secular world. This intensive is in the form of a conference that forms part of a unit which may be taken for credit through August 2017. For more information contact Rev Christy Capper on

Beyond Sunday: An introduction to Life, Faith & Work - with Tim Hein

18 - 22 September 2017

Christian vocation as it applies to the everyday lives of ordinary Christians. The course looks 'beyond Sunday' services to explore how faith engages our work, rest and play; how we participate in cultural renewal.

Youth and Young Adult Ministry - with Tim Hein and Mike Wardrop

 27 - 30 Sept @ Newlife College, Queensland

 Forms part of the Heartbeat Conference.

 In this unit you will:

  •  connect with others in this field
  • understand what youth ministers do and why
  • sharpen your youth ministry skills
  • build a healthy and holistic youth ministry.

Godly Play Core Training (VET intentsive) - with Juduth Roberts

3 -5 Oct

An intense three-day course in which participants are immersed in Godly Play practice, learn and tell a story for supportive feedback and evaluation.

Learn the three genres of stories in Godly Play, the role of the storyteller, the role of the doorperson, the Godly Play space, materials, response time, spirituality of the child, forming and maintaining a story circle community that is safe, the history and practice of Godly Play and much more. This is required training for those who want to achieve accreditation as a Godly Play storyteller/doorperson. This intensive can be taken for credit.

Humanity & Grace - With Duane Larson (Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston Texas)

7 - 11 November 2017

Be introduced to contemporary theological thinking about the human person, and God's Grace. Join discussions of the human person as created, the meaning of original sin and the nature of grace.

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