Uniting Church in Australia
Lifeworks Uniting Church is a congregation of the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA). The Uniting Church was formed on 22nd June 1977 by the coming together of Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational churches.
The vision of the UCA is around being a movement of missional communities that help unite people, communities and denominations and communities is described in the Basis of Union.
As a people journeying together we affirm our calling under God:
Preach Christ the crucified and risen one and confess him as Lord;
Bear witness to the unity of faith and life in Christ, rising above cultural, economic, national and racial boundaries;
Engage in fearless prophetic ministry in relation to social evils which deny God’s active will for justice and peace;
Act with God alongside the oppressed, the hurt and the poor;
Accept responsibility for the wise use and conservation of the finite resources of this earth for the benefit of all;
Recognise, treasure and use the gifts of the Spirit given to all God’s people for ministering; and
Live a creative, adventurous life of faith, characterised by openness, flexibility, hope and joy
The UCA is a uniquely Australian church with more than 2300 congregations, in over 40 languages. The UCA is involved in largest non-government provider of community services in Australia involved in aged care, children, youth and family, disability, employment, emergency relief, drug and alcohol, housing, youth homelessness and suicide.
With specific responsibilities, the UCA is organized by its National Assembly, its State Synods, its Regional Presbyteries and its local congregations and community services agencies such as, Uniting Care and Wesley Mission. With a focus on social justice, community engagement and social welfare, remote and rural support, building relationships across diverse cultures and much more.
For more information about any aspect of the Uniting Church, visit the links outlines above.