This Uniting Education resource explores Christian discipleship in a way that connects faith, beliefs and living. It is useful as a preparation for baptism, confirmation, affirmation of faith, or engagement as mission partner. Edited by Cheryl Lawrie, the material inlcudes work from other Australians, David Merritt, John Emmett, Craigt Mitchell, Hugh McGinlay, Joan Wright-Howie, Cynthia Page and David Howie.
The Belonging Kit can be used in large or small groups, in one-to-one mentoring sessions, in weekly seminar or retreat environments. The group sessions could be run over two weekends, separated by three months during which participants are invited to do the Bible studies on their own or in a small group, or to participate in mentor sessions. Teaching notes can be used in worship.
Styles of Learning
Seminar, small group discussion, Mentoring, Bible Study, Music, Stories, Journalling, Action Learning Activities which can include creating book, video or web page.
Number of sessions
- Belonging to God
- Belonging to God’s People
- Belonging to God’s World
- Believing in God
- Believing in Jesus Christ
- Believing in the Good News
- Growing in Worship
- Growing in the Spirit
- Growing with Scipture
- Sharing our Gifts
- Sharing our Faith
- Sharing our World
Length of sessions
Group sessions 2 hours
Mentor sessions 1 hour
Action Learning Activities
Bible Studies 1 hour
The Belonging Kit is a flexible resource that provides options for congregations to help individuals and congregations grow in the faith of Christ, remain in that faith and celebrate that faith meaningfully.
Uniting Church in Australia, Inclusive
Fifteen to Aged
Where to purchase
Mediacom UCA Shop, Adelaide 1800 811 311
Belonging Kit (All studies, leaders notes, photocopiable masters, Audio CD, 1 journal, floppy disk) $80
Belonging Journal $9
Big Things Little Things Audio CD $25.50
Specific leadership requirements
Country of origin
Available in languages other than English
Ring Binder includes Belonging Journal, Big Things Little Things Audio CD, photocopiable notes for material used in group sessions, Bible studies, mentoring, action learning, worship.
CD Player if using Audio CD
Regional Advisor for Queensland
Uniting Church Congregations using The Belonging Kit
Wellers Hill Taragindi