In November 2018 the Synod of South Australia voted to form a non Geographic Presbytery which is now called Generate presbytery. This presbytery stretches across the span of the South Australian Synod with any congregations or non congregational ministry agents able to choose to join Generate.
This was formed to:
- Vigorously pursue the Great Commission
- Strongly encourage effective mission and discipleship that leads to conversion growth, disciples being made, leaders being empowered, churches being planted and churches being renewed and growing.
- Passionately stimulate Gospel renewal in the Uniting Church, starting with congregations, who are the embodiment in one place of One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.
- Hold the position that marriage is the covenantal relationship of one man and one woman.
(quoted from the proposal 28, November 2018 Synod meeting and affirmed through the Generate Standing Committee Minutes in at Generate’s September, 2019 meeting)
While Generate will hold to a traditional view on marriage we will continue to focus on the core things that God is calling us to as a presbytery.
Seeing people come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ
Grow as passionate disciples
Raising courageous leaders
Seeing churches planted and renewed
This is our core business.
As a Presbytery we have oversight of ministers, congregations, involvement in the selection and formation of candidates for ministry and much more, We are enthusiastically engaging with our responsibilities and mission together and are seeking God to move in us, our congregations and our communities – all for His Glory.
STATEMENT OF BELIEFS
The following statements are based on and subservient to the Christian Scriptures, the Basis of Union of the Uniting Church in Australia and the Apostles and Nicene Creeds.
a. Fully God, fully human
b. Lived a life of perfect obedience
c. Died for our sin
d. Was physically resurrected
e. Will come again as the judge of all
STRATEGIC PLAN 2023 & 2024
Building on the Strategic Planning work undertaken in 2022, the attendees to the November 2022 Presbytery meeting were invited to share the priorities they felt individually, as a congregation and as a presbytery.
At its December retreat the newly appointed Generate Standing Committee utilised this input as it considered the most critical next moves in our work together towards our key focus areas. Over the next couple of months they refined these insights into three Strategic Priorities for 2023-24.
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Buckingham & Mundulla
Cummins New Beginnings
Golgotha Faith Community
Ironbank Faith Community
Journey – Ridgehaven
Journey – Adelaide Faith Community
Kingston / Robe
Koinonia Faith Community
Mitcham Hills Faith Community
Moonta Mines Faith Community
Outpost Faith Community
Renmark West Union
Seeds Kurralta Park Faith Community
Tea Tree Gully
Waypoint – Parafield Gardens
Waypoint – Paralowie Faith Community
Zimbabwe Adelaide Faith Community
Ps. Jane Mitchell
Rev Dr Jonathan Davies
Mrs Ashlee Littleford
Rev Barry Littleford
Mr Billy Hogarth
Mrs Margaret March