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

December/January at SHUC

Sunday December 3rd 10:00 am
Worship & Holy Communion
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Saturday December 9th 5:00 pm
Christmas Chaos - craft, carols & food

Sunday December 10th 10:00 am
Worship & Learning Group
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday December 17th 10:00 am
Worship at
The Avenue Church of Christ

Sunday December 24th 10:00 am
Service of lessons and hymns
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday December 24th 7:00 pm
Christmas Eve family service
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Monday December 25th 09:30 am
Christmas Day service
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday December 31st 10:00 am
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

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

Sunday January 14th 10:00 am
Service of Amalgamation
of St James with Surrey Hills
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday January 21st 10:00 am
(Rev. John Cranmer)

Sunday January 28th 10:00 am
(Rev. John Cranmer)


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