Society Religion and Spirituality Christianity Denominations Uniting Church in Australia Congregations
Congregations of the Uniting Church in Australia. The Uniting Church's Basis of Union states... The Congregation is the embodiment in one place of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, worshiping, witnessing and serving as a fellowship of the Spirit in Christ. Its members meet regularly to hear God's Word, to celebrate the sacraments, to build one another up in love, to share in the wider responsibilities of the Church, and to serve the world. The congregation will recognise the need for a diversity of agencies for the better ordering of its life in such matters as education, administration and finance. (b) The Elders' or Leaders' Meeting (the council within a congregation or group of congregations) consists of the minister and those who are called to share with the minister in oversight. It is responsible for building up the congregation in faith and love, sustaining its members in hope, and leading them into a fuller participation in Christ's mission in the world. Within the context of this category a Uniting Church congregation also include: - Parish Missions. - Linked Congregations or Mission areas/zones that share common resources in a region. - Faith Communities that identify with the UCA and are formally recognised as being affiliated within the life of the UCA. Organisations that have a distinct identity that are a ministry activity or mission agency of local congregations should not be included in this category.
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