Mobilising Ministry for the Bush: a Pilot Project with the Sydney Central Coast Presbytery

Ministry in NSW/ ACT: Our New Ultra-Concentrated Formula! The last Synod meeting highlighted a key challenge for the Uniting Church. Across NSW, ministry placements are becoming increasingly concentrated in the urban areas of the metropolitan Presbyteries. This is no surprise, and not really even anyone’s ‘fault’ – after all, most people of NSW and the … Continue reading Mobilising Ministry for the Bush: a Pilot Project with the Sydney Central Coast Presbytery

40 Years? 1700 Years? What’s the Difference?

Former readers of this page will be completely justified in saying, ‘Hey! Perry’s last blog still says Happy Christmas!’  And indeed it does, and now here we are. Happy Uniting Church 40th Anniversary. More to the point, Happy First Birthday of the Sydney Central Coast Presbytery! The past month, however, has given plenty to reflect … Continue reading 40 Years? 1700 Years? What’s the Difference?

One Presbytery, six Zones… or was that 70 placements, umpteen clusters, six mini-Presbyteries, a mini-Synod, a maxi-Synod, an Assembly, and no room for any partridges…

by Presbytery Minister Graham Perry, lit. ‘one who has fallen out of the pear-tree’ SCCP FAQs:        Why do we form a new Presbytery and then split it up into zones? Der! Isn’t that just going to add another layer of meetings and reports? Who’s going to do all that extra work? Well, not me, that’s … Continue reading One Presbytery, six Zones… or was that 70 placements, umpteen clusters, six mini-Presbyteries, a mini-Synod, a maxi-Synod, an Assembly, and no room for any partridges…

I’ve got nothing to read…

Books that might be of some use to a Presbytery Minister. There are more. Bishop: The art of questioning authority, by an authority in question by William H. Willimon Paperback: 186 pages Publisher: Abingdon Press (April 1 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1426742290 ISBN-13: 978-1426742293 Leadership and Oversight: New Models for Episcopal Ministry Paperback – March … Continue reading I’ve got nothing to read…