“Growing Disciples” is the professional blog of Dr Craig Mitchell. I’m currently the Presbytery Minister – Church Development for Port Phillip East Presbytery, Victoria, Uniting Church in Australia. This website is about helping your church or faith community to form people in active, deepening, life-long faith and service. This website is a place for telling stories, reviewing resources, recommending links, finding encouragement and inspiration.
I’ve worked for the Uniting Church for 40 years in youth and children’s ministry, Christian education, mission planning, lay education and leadership development. I was previously the National Director for Formation, Education and Discipleship for the UCA National Assembly. I’m also an adjunct faculty member of Uniting College for Leadership and Theology and Flinders University where I taught for seven years.
Academic Qualifications: Bachelor of Economics (University of Queensland), Youth & Education Diploma (Alcorn College), Master of Religious Education – summa cum laude (Duke University), Grad Cert Public Relations (University of Southern Queensland), PhD in theology (Flinders University) – Thesis “(Re)forming Christian Education in Congregations as the Praxis of Growing Disciples for a Missional Church” (2018).
Craig can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org