Propel Network seeks to be a positive renewal movement within, and for the life and mission of the church.

Through 2018 a number of leaders from across the Uniting Church held prayerful conversations with the view of forming a new national network of evangelical leaders, congregations and agencies in the Uniting Church in Australia. For a considerable number of years many (not all) of us have been meeting together as part of the EL250 community (Evangelical Leaders of Congregations with average attendance over 250). EL250 was an informal and relational network. Propel Network will succeed and replace EL 250 as a broader based, still relational, as well as more formal network.

In light of the significant pastoral and mission disruptions experienced in many places leading up to and since the decisions of the 15th Assembly of the Uniting Church, we believe it is critical that congregations, agencies, and leaders within and beyond the Uniting Church who hold to the historic, orthodox faith and mission actively and positively network together for mutual encouragement and resourcing – prayerfully, strategically and passionately pursuing the great commission.

Vision

By God’s grace, and with confident humility, Propel has the faith to envisage that by 2030 the Uniting Church is known across the nation for:

Growth

Conversion growth in and through its congregations, agencies and faith communities

Church Planting

It’s flourishing church planting and revitalization movement

Young Leaders

A healthy pipeline of young leaders from many cultures being effectively developed for missional engagement

Confidence

Its confidence in the gospel of Jesus Christ to transform lives and communities.

Values

The Propel Network will be:
1

Christ centred

Conversion to Christ as the primary source of growth
2

Future orientated

Mentoring young leaders in evangelism and discipleship
3

Biblical

Grounded in scripture and guided by an orthodox understanding of the Basis of Union
4

Spirit-led and Charism based

Prayer, boldness and Holy Spirit gifting
5

Mission Driven

Church planting and replanting / revitalizing
6

Connected

Networks of fruitful leaders and congregations sharing thinking and resources
7

Generous

Generous resourcing for congregational mission
8

Innovative

Organizational agility that changes to serve the mission
9

Relevant

Faithful relationships in a changing world
10

Intercultural

Reflecting Australia’s cultural mix and honouring the first peoples of Australia

Leadership

The current members of the Propel Network Steering Group:

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