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Our purpose and values

Our purpose

To inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Our pillars

Empowering people

Valuing all people for their unique gifts and strengths.

Serving people who are marginalised, disadvantaged and vulnerable.

People and relationships are at the centre of all that we do.

Enabling people to be who they truly are without judgement.

Better Together

Community and innovation

Responsive to opportunities for growth and innovation.

Working in new, creative ways to better serve individuals and communities.

Strengthening communities of hope and happiness.

Synergy through diversity.

Social justice and advocacy

We are the Uniting Church.

Speaking out with one voice.

Uniting to create impact and change.

Thought Leadership that challenges convention.

Action and change based on knowledge and experience.

Be yourself

Our values


We are nurturing, generous and thoughtful in our words and deeds.


We act with honesty and integrity, and open our hearts to all people without exception.


We face injustice head on and stand up for what is right and true with confidence and strength.


We challenge convention, explore new possibilities and dare to dream for a better future.

Our foundation

Christ invites us to serve humanity by creating an inclusive, connected and just world.