Purpose

UMMN provides an opportunity for those working in Uniting Church missions and agencies with particular responsibility for mission and culture, to connect, dialogue, engage and reflect on the policies and practices of the Uniting Church in its ministry with people, in particular in community services.  The network will:

  • Engage representatives from agencies and missions in relevant conversations and meetings in order to build a shared understanding of current issues facing faith-based community service providers.
  • Reflect on current issues facing agencies and missions, and seek to offer these reflections to the Uniting Church Assembly and Synods, UnitingCare Australia, and Synod UnitingCare agencies and Uniting Church missions to inform theological considerations and positions, and practical service outcomes
  • Provide peer support to people in similar roles through shared resources and learning opportunities
  • We have explored the possibility of becoming a UnitingCare Australia network and have not continued that opportunity.  We have decided to be clearly focussed on creating a positive collegiate learning experience which reflects the diversity of the UCA.