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News, resources and ideas from the FED unit, National Assembly, Uniting Church in Australia
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Reimagining Faith Formation with John Roberto 

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John Roberto will be in Sydney 23-28 August for two events about Reimagining Faith Formation for the 21st Century. John is well-known internationally as a speaker, forward-thinker and author in faith formation, intergenerational ministry, and learning in a digital world.

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When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges | Formation, Education & Discipleship | Scoop.it
By identifying thinking routines for students, teachers can help deepen metacognitive skills that are applicable to all areas of life.
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Bearings Online

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Bearings Online is a web-based publication produced twice a week that examines relationships between religion and culture, highlights unexplored facets of contemporary religious life, and suggests faithful responses to today’s problems and opportunities.

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Children’s Faith and Cyberspace

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“Children do not have a junior Holy Spirit.” I love this meme that has been circulating on the internet. It serves as a simple reminder that we too easily belittle the spiritual lives of children. As Rebecca Nye says, “Children’s spirituality is like a child.” Child-like, not childish. We have as much to learn from children about faith as they have to learn from us.

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Relationships that matter

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Why are some relationships transformative for young people’s development and success, while others seem to have little if any impact? Search Institute has a research framework that has a lot to offer to families, churches and communities.

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Pinterest - collecting and sharing 

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Pinterest is a great tool for collecting ideas and resources that you see online to "save for later" Rev Sandy Brodine's Pinterest page is a treasure trove of ideas that she has collected.

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John O'Donohue — The Inner Landscape of Beauty

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Poet/philosopher John O'Donohue is beloved for his book Anam Ċara, Gaelic for "soul friend," and for his insistence on beauty as a human calling and a defining aspect of God. 

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DIY Do-it-Yourself Modules - Lay Ministries

DIY Do-it-Yourself Modules - Lay Ministries | Formation, Education & Discipleship | Scoop.it
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Here is a growing library of faith and leadership development resources that you can run in your local church. Produced by the Uniting Church, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania.

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US research on "highly religious people" 

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Highly religious people are distinctive in their day-to-day behaviors in several key ways: They are more engaged with their families, more involved in their communities and more likely to report being happy with the way things are going in their lives. Click to see more.

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Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Over 450 full-text art books by The Metropolitan Museum of Art available to download and read online for free.
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Practices of Discipleship

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If Christian discipleship is somehow core to the praxis of being a Christian community, what does that look like? Recently I’ve looked across a range of writings about faith practices and come up with a set of practices as a basis for discussion with church leaders about what lifelong discipleship looks like.

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Podcast - Online Learning for Discipleship & Leadership

A conversation with Mel Perkins and Neil Thorpe about online learning as a strategy for local churches.

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National Young Adults Leaders Conference 2016

Uniting Church in Australia, National Young Leaders Conference 2016. For more information go to www.nyalc.org.au
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Teaching in Our Right Minds

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The digital isn’t magic. It isn’t mysterious. It’s regular human communication astride a new medium. There’s no need to make it more than it is. No need to lie or elaborate. Because in the digital, there’s wonder enough. Welcome to the Digital Pedagogy Lab.

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Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out

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Young people seem constantly plugged in to video games, social networking sites, and text messaging. Here is a free e-book from MIT of research into the habiits of 23 young people, including Harry Potter podcasting, video-game playing, music sharing, and online romantic breakups.

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St Luke's Innovative Resources

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Innovative Resources have been producing strength-based, conversational resources for personal and ingerpersonal growth for over 20 years. Excellent resources.

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National Pioneer Ministry Gathering

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26-28 May in Adelaide. National Gathering for people involved in fresh expressions of mission. Click for more information.

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Mobile Apps for Ministry

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If people have mobile devices with them 24/7, can they be an avenue for spiritual growth? I'm collecting links to mobile apps that are designed to help people grow in faith through prayer and biblical engagement.

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Respectful Relationships Education

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The Victorian Dept of Education reviewed relationship education and as a result developed a new resource, Building Respectful Relationships: Stepping Out Against Gender-Based Violence, written by Dr Debbie Ollis.

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YMI: Youth Ministry Initiative - Yale University

YMI: Youth Ministry Initiative - Yale University | Formation, Education & Discipleship | Scoop.it

Yale University's youth ministry website is full of links to talks and resources from their annual events. A rich library of media.

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Bible Society - A Bible commentary fit for Twitter

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Australian writer and theologian, Ben Myers, started tweeting summaries of each book of the Bible. What emerged was ‘the world’s smallest’ Bible commentary. It’s poetic, informative and refreshing.

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SBS True Stories

Listen to True Stories which reflect the diversity and uniqueness of Australia today, told by Australia’s best emerging and award-wining writers.

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UCare - Church management software

UCare - Church management software | Formation, Education & Discipleship | Scoop.it
Easy to use to track attendance, automate follow-up, broadcast SMS/email, schedule volunteers, check-in & child safety, give online, ticket & resource sales. Cloud hosted so you can use it anywhere, Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android.
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This church member management software has been getting excellent reviews.

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