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Become a UnitingWorld Champion or Ambassador

UnitingWorld is committed to building a relationship approach to all aspects of its mission.

As we build stronger relationships with our overseas Partner Churches, we also strive to emphasise strong, vibrant relationships with supporters and communities of faith here in Australia.1 The major groups that carry out this important work are UnitingWorld’s Australian Partnerships Team (APT) and our volunteer team, our Champions and Ambassadors.

Champions and Ambassadors are vital to UnitingWorld, as they share about UnitingWorld’s work, our fundraising campaigns, appeals and project updates throughout Australia.

  • UnitingWorld Ambassadors are embedded in their own local congregations and advocate for UnitingWorld projects in their own churches and communities.
  • UnitingWorld Champions are those who can commit more time to travel outside their communities to visit other church groups and communities to connect with individuals across Australia or closer to home.

If you want to find out more about becoming a Champion or Ambassador and playing a vital part in UnitingWorld’s work, keep reading…

North Church Cairns, 2021

UnitingWorld Champions and Ambassadors commit to a ‘trinity of ideals’



Prayer is the integral relationship that connects God and humanity.2 Consequently, prayer is the foundation for all relationships within UnitingWorld including our Australian partnerships.

We ask all UnitingWorld Champions and Ambassadors to pray for each other, our Partner Churches, their communities and programs, and donor churches and communities in Australia.

The UnitingWorld website has several prayers that can be used both formally and informally.3


UnitingWorld relies on passionate prayerful  supporters who give generously and sacrificially to God’s work in the world. Giving grows the relationship between discipleship and mission. Our gifts make us active participants in growing the Kingdom of God,4 not only by bringing good news to the poor and justice to the oppressed, but by doing so in Christian unity, lending our strength to our brothers and sisters in our partner churches who are toiling daily to serve their communities.


We believe that through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, in faith, we can receive God’s gifts so that life can be what God means it to be, we can tell others of this good news, and we can live it out in acts of compassion, service and justice in the community.5

We ask Champions and Ambassadors to regularly seek out opportunities to connect with UCA groups, sharing stories of God’s work being done by UnitingWorld and our Partner Churches, and advocating for prayerful and generous support of our ministry. These can be churches or church-related groups such as Bible studies, social dinners etc.

Does this sound like something you would love to do?

If so, we ask that you prayerfully consider stepping up as a UnitingWorld Champion or Ambassador. These positions are voluntary and flexible, and the details will depend on your own availability, context and community.  As these matters require a reasonable investment of time and effort for all concerned, we ask that you are prepared to carry out your role for at least 12 months.

As a UnitingWorld Champion or Ambassador, you will commit to:

  • Praying regularly for UnitingWorld and our work. This is not just in your own prayer life, but also bringing UnitingWorld’s needs (financial and spiritual) to your congregation/prayer community, and when connecting with other volunteers.
  • Continuing your own thoughtful financial support for UnitingWorld and encouraging those around you to join with you.
  • Volunteering your time to meet with and cultivate relationships with UCA congregations or groups, sharing stories from our overseas partners, explaining UnitingWorld’s approach to mission and partnership and encouraging people to support UnitingWorld through prayer and giving.
  • Maintaining a record of your community engagement on behalf of UnitingWorld and regularly updating UnitingWorld’s Ambassador Coordinator on your activities.

Ambassadors, as you are working in your own congregation, you will commit to:

  • Taking personal responsibility for promoting our fundraising and/or communication activities with your community (church, council, social groups, etc.) and liaising with your church treasurer for sending out donations.
  • Signing an Authority to Fundraise agreement, which includes a special Ambassador’s version of UnitingWorld’s Code of Conduct.

Because Champions will be visiting congregations and groups as official representatives of UnitingWorld, there are additional requirements. Champions, you will commit to:

  • Providing us with a Working With Children Check number or equivalent and your date of birth. (UnitingWorld will reimburse you if a cost is incurred).
  • Obtaining a National Criminal History Check every five years (UnitingWorld will reimburse your cost).
  • Signing the UnitingWorld Code of Conduct every year, which includes a commitment to uphold the Uniting Church in Australia’s Privacy Policy regarding confidentiality of information.

UnitingWorld commits to:

  • Supporting you with resources, training and support, either face-to-face or online.
  • Reimbursing you for approved travel costs
  • Coordinating opportunities for you to network with other Ambassadors, Champions and UnitingWorld staff for peer support and encouragement.
Don and Sylvia, UnitingWorld Champions, 2022

Interested? Get in touch

Register your interest on the short Typeform here

OR contact us direct:

Email: howardc@unitingworld.org.au
Phone: 1800 998 122
Post: PO Box A2266, Sydney South NSW 1235