It was wonderful to sit alongside and hear the stories of young people involved in the life of the Uniting Church who are faithfully seeking to follow Christ and engage more deeply in God’s mission in the world.
At each of the roundtables, I am inviting young people to:
- share some of their faith journeys, how they are encouraged in their discipleship and the ways they are participating in Christ’s ministry.
- reflect on how the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is ‘good news’ for the current generations of Australians.
- share their views on the shape and ongoing transformation of the Uniting Church in Australia - its worship, witness and service.
- share their perspectives on how the Uniting Church might be engaged in the public space, and their concerns and hopes for the world and the global church.
My hope is to conduct 12 of these roundtable conversations over my next two years as President in different regions of Australia, representing the full breadth and depth of our Church. The conversations are open to all young adults of the Uniting Church.
I plan to share some of the stories and insights I hear from these conversations as I travel around the country.
I will also be including some of the insights of our young people, their questions and hopes in my report to the next Assembly.
It is my hope that these conversations will be a source of encouragement, challenge and discernment, for all the participants and for all of us as the Uniting Church in Australia.