What's New?

Resources are available in the Occasional Papers section, and in the Resources downloads page.

The Resource Ministry Resources page has worship videos for Advent and Christmas; reflections on Resource Ministry by Rev. Dr. Chris Walker and others; and brochures about training in Resource Ministry, Transitional Ministry and Intentional Interim Ministry. There is also an interview with Rev Chris Lockley (Synod Resource Ministry Consultant) and Rev Jeff Jones of Andover Newton Theological School.

Checkout information available on the Ministry of Pastor site.

The Assembly's Period of Discernment Guidelines are available from our POD Resources page.


While ELM has closed, this website is kept open by Uniting Mission and Education because of the important information on Lay Ministry held within it. In due course it will be migrated to the UME website:




UME can be contacted on (02) 8838 8900 or umeinfo@nsw.uca.org.au. 




Farewell to ELM!


Last November we learnt that our wonderful time at ELM is drawing to a close in 2011.

We held a Celebration and Closure of School on Saturday September 10th 2011.

      Reunion, Reminiscences and Celebration Closure of The ELM Centre

      Noon - Past Staff Gather for Luncheon

      2pm  - Service of Thanksgiving - Preacher: Rev Lindsay Cullen

Please find the news about the restructure in the 'official notification'. Although we are obviously saddened to be finishing up, we celebrate the great years and the privilege we have had to serve you all through ELM. Please hold the staff in your prayers at this difficult time.

ELM (Education for Life & Ministry) has been involved in advocating for and supporting lay ministry within the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of NSW & ACT. We have worked within the Synod's Board of Education alongside colleagues in the Youth Unit, Ministry & Mission with Children, Schools & Tertiary Ministries, the School of Continuing Education and United Theological College.


We have also been committed to partnering with others passionate about lay education. We have been members of the National Lay and Leadership Educators' Network and regularly partnered with Presbyteries on projects to develop resources or deliver educational opportunities and events.


At the top of the page you will find drop down menus to take you into the different sections of the website. Occasionally, when there are a number of subsections you may be able to choose from these using a navigation panel on the right hand side of the page.

We hope you enjoy using this website. If you want to give feedback on the website or contact us for some other reason, feel free to phone (02 8838 8910), email (elm@nsw.uca.org.au) or use our online contact form.


 ELM (Education for Life and Ministry)

16 Masons Drive North Parramatta NSW 2151


Ph. 02 8838 8910

Email. elm@nsw.uca.org.au