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ENCOUNTER Instagram Scavenger Hunt | #RY21

Remember to tag @ucapulse and use #RY21 on all your posts so we can find them! Looking forward to seeing how you ENCOUNTER God in your community. Where you are, right now What does it mean to ENCOUNTER God across culture? How you see God in the mundane Less than 1min video of what it […]

ENCOUNTER God at Retreat Yourself 2021 | #RY21

This January is your chance to gather in-person and online with a bunch of young adults looking to ENCOUNTER God. We’re really excited about Retreat Yourself 2021! We’re still working our way through the effects of the Coronavirus and how it affects how we gather. It’s tough, and it affects our changes to come together […]

Re-invent this Advent

Advent is a time of preparation and expectation…but what if all that got turned on its head by a global pandemic? Even though the rules have gently relaxed to kind-of sort-of allow for an outdoor Carols event we all know that’s going to be a nightmare to put together and make work. So how do […]

The four C’s of online community

In response to the shutting down of our face-to-face ministry, a lot of us pivoted online to continue gathering. This meant some significant challenges in transforming during this unprecedented time. Blergh. Those words. I recently presented to an online gathering of youth workers and leaders around the nature of online community. I offered a consolidation […]

Why should YOU come to Synod in 2021?

The NSW/ACT Synod is gathering to meet across 2021, and including High School and Young Adult voices in this meeting is more important than ever. YOU NEED TO BE THERE! In this video the Moderator (Rev Simon Hansford), General Secretary (Rev Jane Fry), and the Associate General Secretary (Rev Bronwyn Murphy) answer three key questions […]

Investing in your most valuable resource

We spend a lot of money maintaining the buildings we meet in, and on the programs we run – but are we spending it in the right places? In 2 Samuel 7 David reflects on the housing disparity that had become the norm – as King he was living in a very fancy building, while […]

Join us every morning for HSC Daily Prayers

You too can support our Year 12s through their toughest exam period yet. Further to our offer last month of supporting your Year 12 students through their HSC exam block, Ofa and I are running a short daily prayer time every weekday at 7am on the PULSE Facebook page. Most days we’re also joined by […]

Leading change when everything has changed

In a time when disruption has become the accepted normal, how do we maintain developmental growth and change so that we don’t fall into a rut? Friend of the PULSE team and Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Fuller Youth Institute Jake Mulder recently dropped some knowledge around this notion of change in a time […]

Perhaps

Have you been wondering where God is during this global pandemic, and what we are supposed to be doing? I was recently asked to deliver a video as a part of the excellent Hold That Thought series put together by the NSW/ACT Synod Communications Team. A veritable plethora of people far more interesting that I […]

How a kid’s lunch can save your church

You could almost blink and miss it. A small boy offers up the five barley loaves and two fish packed for him as lunch so that Jesus might reveal to everyone who he really is. I recently had the privilege to share a message at my home church, Terrigal Uniting. Never one to miss an […]