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7 tips for planting a new congregation

Church planting

Ready to take the plunge and start a new congregation at your church? Journey asked Duncan Barlow for some tips on building a healthy church community. Ask questions Seek the wisdom of those who have been serving the congregation long before you came along. Knowing what has and hasn’t worked in the past can save you a lot of heartache. ...

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Letters December 2015

Letters to the editor graphic by Uniting Communications.

Love each other in Christ’s name I am very proud of all that the Uniting Church is doing in terms of social justice. Well may Jesus tell the parable of the “Good Muslim” as Lesley Bryant suggests (“The truth shall set you free”, November 2015, page 10). We should, of course, show love to and dialogue with Muslims. Ellen Degeneres ...

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Get the dirt on church planting

Uniting Church logo with sapling sprouting and windmill in the background

A renewed passion for planting new communities of faith is taking root in the Uniting Church Queensland Synod. Rohan Salmond explores. There was something different about the 31st Queensland Synod in Session. While synods are usually fairly sedate—sometimes even ponderous—on 14 and 15 October 2014 members of Synod raced from room to room talking excitedly in groups about the future ...

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November 2015 Journey now available

The November 2015 edition of Journey is now available to read and download. Plant a little seed “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” It’s a “Greek proverb” that’s been doing the rounds on Facebook recently (so who knows where it really comes from) but I had to think about it ...

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Flow to grow

Church planting cartoon. Photo by Phil Day.

They say memory may not be housed just in our brains. I remember that some of my training talked about “anchoring”, that a memory, idea, thought, theme or plan, can be physically anchored in another part of our bodies—just as a noise, song or smell takes us back to a memory of life, so also one of these may be ...

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