Moreton Rivers Presbytery believes in education.
Education has always been an important function of the church. From the earliest days, Christian leaders have shared the story of Jesus, taught the practices of faith, and searched for words and images that will relate the Gospel to new situations and cultures. The need for quality Christian education continues in our ever-changing present.
The Uniting Church understands itself as “pilgrim people.” This is an educational idea. Like being a pilgrim, to be a learner is to be always growing, constantly maturing. Learners, like pilgrims, are people on the move, “on the way to the promised end.”
In addition to a wide range of both practical and spiritual training, Moreton Rivers Presbytery offers a Learning for Living course in Spirituality, Mission and Service.
Learning for Living
Learning for Living – Semester two course Exploring the New Testament
Learning for Living: A Course in Spirituality, Mission and Service to become a Lay Preacher or for Spiritual Growth
Safe Ministry with Children
The Uniting Church in Australia offers its sincere apologies to all children in the Church’s care who have suffered sexual abuse of any form, whether that abuse happened after Church union in 1977 or before that, in predecessor Churches.
Due to the work of Australia’s Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse, the responsibility for Australian faith-based organisations to engage their staff and members about child safety has never been clearer.
The Uniting Church has developed a National Child Safe Policy Framework. The Framework, Implementation Plan, Implementation Checklist and more are available at http://assembly.uca.org.au/royalcommission