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Mission-ready, set, go

How Trinity College Queensland graduates are setting the pace in ministry

Trinity College Queensland is producing graduates ready to witness to the word of God in the real world — whether that’s through Ministry of the Word, chaplaincy, pastoral care or mission in the community and workplace. Rev Nigel Rogers explains how.

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The key term at Trinity is “mission-ready”, and that’s what drives our wide range of short courses and undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Trinity aims to form and educate people for the broad reach of the church, providing pathways for the diverse ministries and mission in which graduates will engage.

At Trinity College we know that there are no free passes for people of faith in our secular society. Our range of flexible study options start with creating a learning community that supports the pursuit of honest answers to tough questions about faith, the Bible, theology, philosophy, and ethics.

It’s an invigorating, sometimes unsettling, journey which starts with a grounding in biblical studies, theology and the history of Christian thought. We aspire to graduate people who can communicate the Word of God clearly and authentically within the workplace, the local church and everyday life.

All of these capabilities are grown and honed with the missional focus of pointing people to the word of God.

Unsure of the way ahead?

Trinity courses are designed to provide a learning environment where students of any age can discover the foundations of our faith and explore God’s call on their lives.

The heart of all that we teach is the consistent thread that a Trinity mission-ready graduate is grounded in and centred on the word of God.

Our new Activate Gap Year program is a three-day per week program for school-leavers aged around 18 to 23 years. It provides purposeful learning and spiritual growth in the context of a vibrant Christian community, with formal theological study, service activities, and local and overseas mission experiences.

Students undertaking a Period of Discernment (a mentoring, explorative process run through Presbyteries) are supported by a range of study options. Our short courses are available online, in face-to-face teaching blocks, or as intensives.

Lifelong learning

Trinity not only offers world-class theology and ministry education, it inspires people to be lifelong learners. At the heart of all that we teach is the consistent thread that a Trinity mission-ready graduate is grounded in and centred on the word of God.

Therefore, the hallmark of a mission-ready graduate is the life within them that flows from unity with Christ. As the Uniting Church’s Basis of Union declares, that life within is “the Word of God who acquits the guilty, who gives life to the dead and who brings into being what otherwise could not exist”.

Contact Trinity College Queensland to find out how we can help equip you to be a mission-ready follower of Christ.

Rev Nigel Rogers is Trinity College Queensland’s Dean of Formation and Dispersed Learning. Trinity College Queensland is a theological institution of the Uniting Church in Australia, a movement within the Reformed and Evangelical tradition. 

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