Books about Cross Cultural Ministry
- Crossing Borders: Shaping Faith, Ministry and Identity in Multicultural Australia (2006) - Edited by Helen Richmond & Myong Duk Yang.
Crossing Borders documents the challenges faced by people migrating to Australia, seeking identity and a place in the life of churches in Australia. It examines the changes taking place in the landscape of Christianity in Australia and the importance of cross-cultural ministry for all our churches.
- You and I - Our Stories (2000) - Edited by Seongja Yoo-Crowe and Colville Crowe.
A Collection of stories about people and congregations, resources for prayer and worship and a cross cultural bible study program.
- Faith in a Hyphen; Cross Cultural Theologies Down Under - (2004) - Edited by Clive Pearson with a Sub-Version by Jione Havea.
A compilation of essays which explore the theological implications of living faith in contemporary multicultural Australia based on the lived experience of the contributors.
Books about Uniting Church Theology
For those who would like to learn more about the Uniting Church and its theology, the following publications will be helpful.
- Being and Doing Church (2015) Edited by Christopher Walker
A collection of papers, articles and blogs from the Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia. It provides recent thinking by the UCA in one helpful collection.
- Building on the Basis (2011) Edited by Christopher Walker
A collection of papers from the UCA Assembly Working Groups on Doctrine and Worship published between 2000 and 2011.
- Theology for Pilgrims (2008) Edited and introduced by Rob Bos and Geoff Thompson.
Selected Theological Documents of the Uniting Church in Australia
The above titles can be purcahsed through MediaCom Education.
Dealing with conflict in congregations (2011) - This resource, launched by Rev. Dr Tony Floyd for the Parramatta Nepean Presbytery of the Uniting Church in Australia, looks at ways to deal with conflict which can arise in congregations. It offers a way forward when conflict arises and provides steps on how to negotiate areas of conflict respectfully and with the ministry of reconciliation in mind. "Conflict is inevitable. How you deal with it is what matters. Congregations are Christian communities, and that makes a difference!"
The bible studies below, available in PDF format, explore themes such as identity and difference, prejudice and conflict.
Who are you? Identity and difference in the Book of Ruth. - Ranjini E Wickramaratne-Rebera
Can we sing the Lord's song in a foreign land? - A reflection on the experience of migration
Prejudice - Particularly suitable for Youth Groups
A women's bible study on Sarah and Hagar - Particularly suitable for a women's cross-cultural sharing group
Share the Vision - Extracts from The Vision of a Multicultural Church
A cross-cultural bible study program - Extract from You and I Stories
The 'Getting the Right Help’ DVD was launched in 2014 by the Bankstown Area Multicultural Network (BAMN) to inform people from diverse backgrounds about how to access services. The DVD was funded by Ageing, Disability and Home Care, Department of Family and Community Services NSW and is available in English and dubbed into six languages including Arabic, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Turkish and Vietnamese. Find out more or order the DVD.