Ministry Expo is back again in 2022 with a bang and promises to be both an inspirational and informative event to explore God’s calling on your life and the interesting options and opportunities to express it through the Uniting Church.
Are you looking for a fulfilling vocation that spreads the Christian gospel of justice, love and hope? Are you feeling called to ministry but don’t know how to make the jump? Have others discerned skills and gifts for ministry in you? Are you curious? Do you want to be inspired? These are all motivating reasons to attend the Expo.
At Ministry Expo you will hear about the pioneering ministries of the Uniting Church in Australia, a church known for its work in social justice and community care. As well, you will meet others who have walked and are walking the path to ministry. You will hear about the different expressions of ministry in the Uniting Church such as: Minister of the Word, Deacon, lay leader, Pastor and Lay Preacher. You will also learn more about the journey to Ministry, including preparation, theology study, training options and a lot, lot more.
Ministry Expo 2022 is on from 7.00-9.00pm on Thursday 28 April at St Andrew’s Uniting Church, 182 Bennett Street Perth. Attendance is free but registration is needed for COVID and catering purposes. If participants are not able to attend the Expo in person, the event will also be available via Zoom. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org and request the Zoom link also if you need it.
The exciting programme is below.
Welcome to St Andrews – Rev Sione Lea’aetoa
MC and Opening Prayer and Acknowledgement of Country – Rev Bev Fabb
What is the role of a Minister of the Word? – Rev Ruth Vertigan
What is the role of a Deacon? – Rev Andy Broadbent
What is the role of a lay leader? – Sophie Li
What is the role of a Pastor? – Pastor Marilyn Price
What is the role of a Lay Preacher? – Doug Burtenshaw
What is involved in doing a Period of Discernment? – Mike Roberts
What is involved in preparing for ordained ministry? – Samuel Annan
What are the options for studying theology? – Rev Dr Anne Wright
What is it like moving from another church into the UCA? – Rev Rob Douglas
Questions are welcome after each presentation
Supper will be served!
For more information, visit the Candidating for Ministries webpage at Candidating for Ministry – Uniting Church WA
On this webpage you will find:
- A series of videos about a range of ministries in the Uniting Church.
- The Period of Discernment Handbook- which explains what is involved in a POD and includes the registration form for a POD
- The Lay Preacher Handbook- which explains how to apply to become a candidate for the ministry of Lay Preacher and what education and formation is involved.
- The Application to Candidate Handbook- which explains how to apply to become a candidate for one of the ordained ministries.