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Uniting Earth Ministry

Uniting Earth is a ministry of the Uniting Church in Australia, NSW/ACT.  The two UE consultants are part of the UME team.  Our focus is on building the capacity of congregations, faith communities, new expressions and activists to:

  • address the questions of faithful ecological discipleship;
  • proclaim the gospel in ways that are relevant to our current ecological context
  • act as advocates and prophetic voices in relation to key issues in their local context

The Uniting Earth Ministry role is focused on capacity building for the NSW/ACT Synod in relation to environmental issues. This includes resourcing of change agents, congregations and councils of the Uniting Church, engagement with wider society, and the resourcing of wider networks related to the environment.

Communities of practice will be supported as they engage in the question, “What does it mean to live a faithful life in the present context of our changing awareness of the place of human beings within the whole creation?”

Our hope is that the church will increasingly know ourselves to be part of God’s mission of the reconciliation and renewal of the whole creation over which God in Christ has reasserted claim (Basis of Union, paragraph 3), and motivate and equipped to "Confess the Lord in Fresh words and deeds" as this new situation demands (Basis of Union, paragraph 11).

This position is situated within the Resourcing Centre of United Theological College, a ministry of Uniting Mission & Education, NSW/ACT Synod, Uniting Church in Australia. The Resourcing Centre is focused on consultancy, resource development and delivery, training, education and research.

Please be in touch if we can help you in any of the above ways,

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Jessica Morthorpe and Jason John: Uniting Earth Ministry Consultants (1/2 time each).