What is the Hero's Journey?
Coburg Uniting Church's philosophy is based on the Hero’s Journey (Joseph Campbell, 1904-1987).
Life is a quest, and the privilege of a lifetime is being who you really are. All of life is a search for that person.
This is the Hero's Journey. Let us be companions on that quest: the quest to live intentionally from our essential spiritual selves; from our divinity.
"When you follow your bliss, you feel the refreshment of being alive."
What are the four foundational life searches?
"A strong wind cannot overcome a tree with deep roots."
Native American proverb
With strong roots, a person thrives. These roots are the four foundational searches of all human life:
Everyone, whether they know it or not, is trying to fulfil these life searches (Kennon Callahan). Fulfilment of these searches is central to mental and spiritual health; to inner joy and peace.
Coburg Uniting Church's groups and activities help people in their life searches - searches to find safety and a quality of friendship rarely found in the world.
The Hero's Spiritual Quest
Fulfilment of these searches is central to mental and spiritual health, inner joy and peace. Your life is much broader and deeper than you conceive it to be here and now. These are the possibilities Jesus was speaking of when he said, “I have come that you might have life, in all of its fullness.”
The hero acts with modesty and compassion to redeem society. In doing so, they embody a God of blessing and transform the wastelands of society.
The Tree of Life
Coburg Uniting Church is like the Tree of Life: we provide shelter and help people to thrive with a sense of self, belonging, meaning and hope.
"In the middle of the garden God placed the tree of life."
"The tree's fruit will be for food, and its leaves for healing."