Humanity and Grace

7 – 11 November (Thursday – Sunday)

with Duane Larson (Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas)

The unit Guided Study in Missiology takes the form of this particular Intensive: Humanity and Grace. Be introduced to contemporary theological thinking about the human person, and God’s Grace. Join discussions of the human person as created, the meaning of original sin and the nature of grace.

The Rev. Dr. Duane H. Larson from Christ the King Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas, will lead this Intensive over the five days at the Adelaide College of Divinity Campus in Brooklyn Park. Duane is a renowned theologian and author, having taught Systematic Theology at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg and served as President and Professor of Systematic Theology at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He has since, among other activities, held several university adjunct teaching positions and served two congregational interim ministries.

Humanity and Grace is available for credit under the unit codes: MINS 2316/3341 or THEO1303, or as a postgraduate Guided Study.

To register please send us an email.

Godly Play Core Training

3 – 5 October (Tuesday – Thursday)

with Judyth Roberts

In most religious education children are told what God did. In Godly Play children discover who God is.

Simply put, Godly Play is a Montessori method of telling Bible stories. It can be a way of preparing children to join the worship life of their congregations as they experience sacred stories, symbols and rites and encounter the religious language associated with worship within the context of our faith tradition.

The Godly Play website has a wealth of information about what it entails.

The Godly Play Core Training is an intense three-day course in which participants are immersed in Godly Play practice. Learn and tell a story for supportive feedback and evaluation.

To achieve accreditation as a storyteller/doorperson you need to attend a minimum of 21 hours training (3 days). In this time two accredited trainers will work with the group to provide information and experience of:

  • the three genres of stories in Godly Play
  • the role of the storyteller
  • the role of the doorperson
  • the Godly Play space materials
  • response time
  • spirituality of the child
  • forming and maintaining a story circle community that is safe
  • the history and practice of Godly Play
  • and much more.

This course can be taken for credit on Cert IV level. Training is at the Adelaide College of Divinity campus in Brooklyn Park.

To register please send us an email.

Youth and Young Adult Ministry

27 – 30 September (Wednesday – Saturday)

with Tim Hein & Michael Hands

There is a buzz starting to take hold within the Uniting Church about youth and how to get our young people more engaged within the church. Ideally, we would like more young people to become ordained ministers. But before we get there, we need to invest time, energy and a great deal of knowledge in ministering the youth and young adults.

The Intensive focused specifically on Youth and Young Adult Ministry will take place in Queensland at Newlife College. Tim Hein will team up with Mike Hands, Generations Pastor at Newlife Uniting Church, to explore everything you ever wanted to know about Youth and Young Adult Ministry.

This unit is available for credit under the unit code: MINS2602.

For more information or to register for this Intensive, please contact ACD student services by email or call them on 08 8416 8400.