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Getting acquainted with 3DM

3DM workshop participants practicing a Huddle while sitting in a circle.

Journey reported on 3DM in August, and spoke with Rev Orrell Battersby about his experiences using a systematic approach to discipleship and mission. Orrell recently attended an introductory workshop at the Queensland Synod’s office and shares his reflections with The Scoop. On 10 September around 40 people attended a 3DM introductory workshop held at the Queensland Synod’s office in Auchenflower. ...

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Discipleship moves in to the third dimension

A 3DM Learning Community participant sharing her church’s plan with other participants for feedback and encouragement. Photo was supplied.

3D Movements (3DM) is gaining traction in Australia, and an upcoming workshop introducing it to Queenslanders will put further focus on discipleship in the church, one of the 32nd Synod’s strategic priorities. Journey reports. Originally devised in the United Kingdom by St Thomas’ Church, the 3DM approach emphasises discipleship and mission to everyday people through the prism of the two ...

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Reclaiming our empty palaces

The Year of Living the Gospel.

The problems facing the Uniting Church are common to many denominations around the world, and there is much we can learn from how they are responding, writes Rev Orrell Battersby. At the 31st Synod we received some sobering statistics—attendance in the Uniting Church across Australia is in sharp decline. The prediction: continued decline. The problem: failure to attract young families. ...

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