Uniting Mission and Education is the Mission Resourcing division of Synod Mission Services.
Following Synod 2023, the Mission team began to reflect on how we might better align to the Future Directions and specifically the six core commitments.
These discussions have led to an internal reorganisation within UME with the creation of a new team focusing on the commitments to ‘Living cross-culturally as a multicultural, intercultural Church’ and ‘Stewardship of the Earth. The Mission Enablement Team and Growth and Innovation Team have merged to focus on our commitment to working with Presbyteries to cultivate healthy congregations and to grow in discipleship, relationship, number, and impact. Pulse and Saltbush will retain their focus areas that already closely align with Future Direction core commitments. Nathan Tyson, Director of First Peoples Strategy and Engagement, will join UME leading our Walking Together commitment.
In summary the Mission Team of UME will now look like this:
Uniting Mission and Education is deeply committed to collaboration – both within Uniting Mission and Education and across the church. It is our hope that this alignment to Future Directions will better serve the whole Synod as we work together to become a contemporary, courageous and growing church.
Find out more about Future Directions here.