Surrey Hills
Uniting Church


Mission Talk - The Church and The Future

In September 2013, Rev Randall Prior (Professor of Ministry Studies and Missiology at the Centre for Theology and Ministry) led a series of three sessions on a topic which is on the minds and hearts of many church members today: The Church and its Future.

Randall tackled this topic by exploring why the church is facing such a time of challenge and change, identifying major cultural shifts within the western world as the most basic cause.

Randall then engaged with the key question of how the church might respond as it faces a new and unfamiliar period of its history. This engagement took us to basic questions of the meaning of the Christian Gospel and its place in the contemporary world, with implications for how local Christian communities might respond.

With Randall's permission the following notes are offered to the wider church in the hope that others may benefit from his reflections.

Week 1 Notes

Week 1 Handout

Week 2 Notes

Week 2 Handout

Week 3 Notes

Week 3 Handout

Week 3 Handout B

April/May at SHUC

Sunday April 2nd 10:00 am
Worship & Holy Communion
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday April 9th 10:00 am
Palm Sunday Service
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Thursday April 13th 7:00 pm
Maundy ThursdayTenebrae Service
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Friday April 14th 09:30 am
Good Friday Service at St James UC
Riversdale Rd, Box Hill Sth
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday April 16th 10:00 am
Easter Day Service
Includes Holy Communion
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday April 23rd 10:00 am
All Age Worship
(Rev. Randall Prior)

Sunday April 30th 10:00 am
Worship with Learning Group
(Rev. Randall Prior)

Sunday May 7th 10:00 am
Worship at St James UC
Riversdale Rd, Box Hill Sth

Sunday May 14th 10:00 am
Worship and Learning Group
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday May 21st 10:00 am
Worship with baptism
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday May 28th 10:00 am
All Age Worship
(Rev. Rob Gotch)


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