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

August/September at SHUC

Sunday August 6th 10:00 am
Worship and Holy Communion
(Rev. John Cranmer)

Sunday August 13th 10:00 am
Worship and Learning Group
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday August 20th 10:00 am
Worship and Learning Group
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday August 27th 10:00 am
PJ Day & All Age Worship
(Rev. Rob Gotch)


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