Saltbush – Uniting the Scattered Community, seeks to encourage and connect Uniting Christian communities, irrespective of size or location. Saltbush seeks to enable us as a broad church to embrace the reality of being Christian community in the 21st. century and to affirm diverse ways for people across the land to belong and both to gather and be in mission together. Saltbush seeks to work with individuals and Christian communities who are willing to confront traditions and habits of the past to shape new intentional gatherings for the present future!
Mark Faulkner, Geoff Wellington and Tim Jensen make up the Saltbush team. As a team we will work to build relationships across vast distance and support people who are willing to explore new and creative ways of gathering as Uniting Christian community.
Rev. Mark Faulkner is a Uniting Church Minister and has served in diverse roles within the life of the church. Mark believes that the future of the church will be found in smaller, diverse gatherings of Christians who are willing to ponder life and faith in grounded, relational ways. Through his work he also affirms his belief in the wider body of the church as a way of encouraging and connecting these relational communities of faith.
Lay Pastor Geoff Wellington comes to this role as a generational farmer, growing up in North East Victoria and then in the Eastern Riverina. Geoff also comes with more than a decade of ministry experience across three presbyteries and the synod. Geoff is looking forward to travelling alongside congregations and listening to their story in the many locations across NSW/ACT as together we discover what God is doing and calling us too in this time and place.
Rev. Tim Jensen began his life and Ministry in the Northern Territory before continuing his Ministry in outback Queensland, coastal NSW and urban ACT. Tim brings with him a deep theology that relates to everyday life and community and connects the life story of people to the faith journey in meaningful ways. Tim will focus within Saltbush on helping to create new forms of Uniting Christian community, both online and on ground.
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