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Plans to have a school on campus

 

Emmaus Christian College announced that they intend to establish a second campus at the Brooklyn Park campus at 34 Lipsett Terrace. There are still some regulatory approvals to be met, but it presents some exciting potential ministry opportunities for the Uniting Church and, of course, Uniting College.

As you may know, the Brooklyn Park campus will be undergoing extensive refurbishments as part of the vision to establish a Ministry Resourcing hub here. In the words of Rev Nigel Rogers, CEO/General Secretary of the Uniting Church SA: "The purpose that underpins the whole hub is to point people towards Jesus."

Uniting College doesn't require all the buildings and the refurbishment plans include selling the Northern building to a suitable party. Our preference was to find a party that could share our values, not only in education but also in worship. Isn't it just amazing that Emmaus Christian College approached us and turned out to be exactly that suitable party?

Should this exciting development become a reality, Emmaus Christian College will remain a non-denominational, independent school. The new Emmaus campus will mirror the same values, mission and vision of the South Plympton campus, but will function separately as an Early Learning to Year 6 College. Wherever possible there will be collaboration and sharing of resources between Adelaide West Uniting Church, Uniting College and Emmaus.

We believe that the addition of Emmaus will help to create an excellent hub for education and worship, and for resourcing the Uniting Church SA.

 

Decommissioning of the Chapel of Reconciliation

 

On Tuesday 7 March the Chapel of Reconciliation here on campus will be decommissioned, or repurposed. With the Brooklyn Park refurbishments almost upon us, the Chapel's decommissioning as a place of worhsip needs to happen before work begins.

The Chapel was first dedicated on 9 November 1997 by the heads of the original three colleges that came together on the Adelaide College of Divinity campus. During this service emphasis on the chapel as the place of worship for the three participating colleges was symbolised by the presentation by a student from each college of a symbol of their worship - a carved crucifix from   St Barnabas College, a carved Uniting Church emblem from Parkin-Wesley College and a lectern Bible from St Francis Xavier Seminary.

The decommissioning service will take place at 12:30pm on the Tuesday followed by a barbeque lunch at 1:15pm. The service will be handled by Rev Dr Vicky Balabanski and Rev Christy Capper.

If you would like to attend the service and plan to stay for lunch, please RSVP with Sue Arthur by sending an email to college.divinity@flinders.edu.au. We would love to see you there.

 

Planting churches

 

Have you heard of Generate 20:21? 

Generate 20:21 is the church planting initiative of the Uniting Church in South Australia. The idea is to reach more people in SA with the Good News of Jesus through generating 10 new churches and regenerating 15 congregations by 2021.

How does Uniting College fit into this initiative? Well, training leaders is one of the essential elements of church planting and regeneration. Our first training course begins 27 Feb to 3 March. It's presented by Tim Hein, Graham Humphris and guest lecturers.

If you would like to be part of it, find out more by following these links: Church Planting Intensive & Generate 20:21.

If you would like to book a spot, do so now at college.divinity@flinders.edu.au. We have also created a Facebook event for this. If you plan to attend, let your friends know about it by visiting the page and 'registering' your attendance and, of course, sharing it!

 

Do you need this skill?

 

Craig Baily and Tim Hein is teaming up for another edition of their Preaching seminars titled "Preaching Masterclass". The classes will spread over four consecutive Tuesday evenings, starting 21 February, and will be held at Adelaide West Uniting Church in Brooklyn Park.

At only $40 per person the Preaching Seminars are something you do not want to miss! We were able to bring the cost down so significantly thanks to the generosity of the RH White Trust that covers most of the fees.

So, sign up and be prepared to find your voice and grow in confidence while you learn to preach God's Word, craft a sermon and really engage people!

Get all the details on this flyer. If you plan on attending, share the news with all your Facebook friends by visiting the event page. Don't forget to share!

Enrol now at college.divinity@flinders.edu.au.

 

 

A sad goodbye

 

 Although this is a late announcement, we would like to express our condolences to the family of Genevieve Richter, one of our former students. Genevieve died a couple of days before her 60th birthday.

Genevieve was a faith leader in the Port Pirie community and studied a Master's degree in Theological Studies. She will be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies posthumously.

From the Adelaide Theological Library

 

The Adelaide Theological Library is here to help with your studies. You may like to investigate our collection for background reading for your planned topics, or for your own interests. Library staff are always happy to assist you in learning about our electronic resources.

We are open Monday to Thursday, 10.00am – 4.00pm during the break. Contact us on theo.library@flinders.edu.au or 8416 8416 for more information.
 

 

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