Our Vision and Mission Principles


This website was created to help us live out the vision and mission of the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania. The pages contain a number of resources, including translations of the Vision and Mission Principles/Statements of Intent, booklets, guides and videos.

We hope these resources assist you to move in new and renewing ways to continue to participate in God’s work.

Helpful booklets

Booklets containing information and exercises to help focus on God’s mission

Download the booklets

Posters in various languages

Download the Vision and Mission Principles and Statements of Intent in various languages. Currently available in Woiwurrung, Chinese, Chinese (simplified) Dinka, English, Fijian Indonesian. Korean, Samoan, Tagalog, Tamil and Tongan.

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Use these videos, that feature members of our synod, to help start conversations in your own gathered communities.

View the videos


Find articles that help you explore the Vision and Mission Principles as well as information about how to contribute your own stories.

Read the stories


In May 2013, the Synod resolved to undertake a major strategic review (MSR). For over two years the MSR team worked across the Synod – prayerfully listening, worshipping, consulting, researching, analysing and discerning.

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Following Christ,
walking together
as First and Second Peoples,
seeking community, compassion
and justice for all creation

A call to us all

Sharon Hollis, Moderator, Uniting Church in Australia Synod of Victoria and Tasmania

It is my prayer that the Vision and Mission Principles will assist the church across our synod to return again and again to our primary call – to be Jesus followers.  They call us back to the heart of who we are and remind us we are people who recognise in Jesus the presence of God.

The Vision and Mission Principles give language to how it is we will follow Jesus and what marks our participation in the reign of God. Because the principles are both descriptive and aspirational they invite us to continue to live more fully into the life of God, made know to us in Jesus Christ through how we act in the world and share our faith.

Visit our video page here to view the Moderator introducing the 16 page Vision and Mission booklet.

Sharon Hollis