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"The Truth Shall Make You Free". John 8:32

chapelexteriorOn 12 July 2006, immediately after the 11th Assembly, a joint summit of Evangelical Members within the Uniting Church and the Reforming Alliance within the Uniting Church was held at the Queensland University. Over 150 people from around Australia attended this meeting held at King's College to discuss the Uniting Church in Australia's failure to uphold the faith of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.

The 11th Assembly's decision to pass Resolution 108 has moved the church closer to acceptance of the ordination of practicing homosexual ministers even though this has not been decided as an agreed matter of Church doctrine. The joint summit meeting declared its belief that the 10th and 11th Assemblies of the UCA had been apostate in their decisions in relation to Sexuality and Leadership in the UCA because

i. these decisions were a departure from the faith of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church,

ii. and because the Assembly had failed to observe its own prescribed processes when departing from its received tradition on sexual relationships.

The meeting resolved, therefore, to establish The Assembly of Confessing Congregations within the Uniting Church and adopted the “Confessing Statement from the Executive of RA and EMU,” as the proposed confession of The Assembly of Confessing Congregations within the Uniting Church.

The meeting also adopted ‘The Proposed Charter for The Assembly of Confessing Congregations within the Uniting Church’ and the RA statement on sexuality as the proposed statement on sexuality of The Assembly of Confessing Congregations within the Uniting Church.

The meeting called concerned congregations and individuals within the UCA to join The Assembly of Confessing Congregations within the Uniting Church. When making a decision to join the ACC congregations are asked do so at a duly called and constituted congregational meeting after the congregation has prayerfully examined and endorsed the above mentioned Confessional Statement, Charter, and Statement on Sexuality. Congregations and individuals are asked to notify the RA Administrator of their decision to join.

inauguration_1_400_400A NEW BEGINNING

13th to 14th October 2006 over 150 individuals  representing 71 member congregations met at Wesley Mission in Sydney to inaugurate The Assembly of Confessing Congregations within the Uniting Church

The meeting confirmed its name, adopted founding documents, articles of association, and elected an executive of 12 members. A National Prayer Network was also established.
 
Representatives came from around Australia and from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. We prayed together, worshiped together and discerned God's call for our our future together. We look forward to many congregations, groups and individuals joining The Assembly of Confessing Congregations within the Uniting Church in Australia. Together we will fulfill our commitment to Christ through the objectives of our Charter and recall a lost and confused generation to the truth of Jesus Christ according to the teachings of Scripture. 

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