ABOUT US

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:

  1. Vigorously pursue the Great Commission
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

WE BELIEVE…

1. We believe in one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit
2. We believe God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) is the creator
3. We believe human beings are created in the image of God
4. We believe the essence of sin is rejection of and rebellion against God
5. We believe this sin resulted in a broken relationship with God, each other and creation (Gen 3: 8-24); and is further reflected in a broken world and in idolatry, immorality, dishonesty, greed, injustice, abuse (self, others and creation), selfishness and the like
6. We believe in the Centrality of Jesus Christ:
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
7. We believe in the resurrection of the dead and the gift of eternal life through Christ
8. We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit to transform lives and indeed the whole of creation
9. We believe we are saved by God’s grace through faith in Christ alone
10. We believe the Bible, including the Old and New Testaments, is inspired by God. Our faith, teaching and lives are nourished and regulated by the truth of the biblical witness.
11. We believe the Bible (the word of God) points beyond itself to Jesus Christ (the Word of God) on whom alone our faith, hope and salvation rests
12. We believe our purpose in life is to love God fully and to love others as Christ has loved us and so participate in building God’s Kingdom of love, peace and justice
13. We believe we are called to be witnesses of Jesus Christ in word and action, in the power of the Holy Spirit
14. We believe we are called to turn away from sin (see 4&5 above) and to grow in Christ-like character exemplified in the fruit of the Spirit
15. We believe we are called to celibacy in singleness and loving faithfulness between a man and woman in marriage
16. We believe that through faith in Christ we are united with all other believers in Christ’s Body – the Church – and that this finds expression through our participation in a local church
17. We believe we are called to unity within the local church and throughout the whole Christian Church
18. We believe all believers (regardless of age, gender, social standing or culture) are gifted by the Holy Spirit and all gifts lead to service that builds God’s kingdom
19. We believe Christ gave us two sacraments – Baptism and the Lord’s Supper – both of which remind us of and connect us with Christ’s death and resurrection
20. We believe prayer is communicating with God (listening and speaking) and a means by which God connects us with and includes us in His will and purpose.

MEMBER CONGREGATIONS

Adelaide Congress
Ardrossan
Balaklava
Balhannah
Booleroo Centre
Booleroo Whim
Bordertown
Branches Community
Brinkworth
Buckingham
Burnside City
Ceduna
Cherry Gardens
Clare
Clarendon
Cleve
Clinton Centre
Coffin Bay
Connexions
Coolanie
Coromandel Valley
Cowell
Crystal Brook
Cummins New Beginnings
Cunliffe
Delamere
Dowlingville
Dudley
Echunga
Encounter
Eudunda
Finniss
Flaxley
Freedom Paralowie
Gawler
Gladstone
Glenunga
Golden Grove
Goolwa
Greenwith
Hallett Cove
Heaven’s Springs & Adelaide Korean
Hope Valley
Houghton
Invia Faith Community
Ironbank Faith Community
Journey – Ridgehaven & Mallala
Kangarilla
Kapunda
Keith One Church
Kingscote
Kingston / Robe
Koinonia Faith Community Port Lincoln
Lameroo
Langhorne Creek
Lighthouse Port Pirie
Lipson
Lenswood
Lobethal
Lock
Loxton
Macclesfield
Meadows
Melrose
Minlaton
Mitcham Hills Faith Community
Moonta Mines
Mount Gambier
Mount Pleasant
Mount Torrens
Mundulla
Murdoch Hill
Nairne
Naracoorte
Outpost Faith Community
Parafield Gardens
Parndana
Penola
Playford
Poonindie
Port Augusta
Port Broughton
Port Germein
Port Pirie
Port Wakefield

Port Vincent
Prospect Hill

Quorn
Range Road
Renmark
Renmark West Union Church
Robertstown
Roxby Downs
Salisbury
Seeds
Smoky Bay
Stokes Bay
Streaky Bay
Summertown
Sunset Rock
Tea Tree Gully
The Branches Community
The Vines, Woodcroft
Tumby Bay
Unity Hill
Waikerie
Walkerville
Westbourne Park
West Croydon
Williamstown
Wirrabara
Wilmington
Windsor Gardens
Woodside
Wudinna
Yeelanna

TEAM

Rev Dr Graham Humphris
Chair Person

ghumphris@sa.uca.org.au

0429 028 482

Rev Steph Tai
Secretary

generate.secretary@sa.uca.org.au

08 8236 4279

Rev David Hoffman
Treasurer

 

generate.treasurer@sa.uca.org.au

0401 138 259

Standing Committee

Ps. Stephanie Hogarth

Rev Simon Dent

Rev Christine Manning

Ps. Jenny Wardrop

Rev Ian Clarkson

Rev Dr Jonathan Davies

Hub Leaders

Nathan Whillas

Eyre Peninsula Hub

generate.ephub@sa.uca.org.au

0488 223 840

Errol Meany

Mid North Hub

 

generate.midnorthhub@sa.uca.org.au

0433 162 764

Katie Iles

Adelaide and North Hub

generate.adelaidenorthhub@sa.uca.org.au

0413 289 205

Simon Dent

Adelaide and South Hub

generate.adelaidesouthhub@sa.uca.org.au

0402 217 860

Andrew Everson

South East Hub

generate.sehub@sa.uca.org.au

0417 811 773

Barry Littleford
Pastoral Relations Chair

generate.prc@sa.uca.org.au

0413 344 172