Ministry Formation

Trinity’s Ministry Formation program focuses on preparing students for lay or ordained ministry in the Anglican Church, as well as assisting students to discern their Christian vocation.

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Thinking of studying Theology? 

Has working or engaging in Christian ministry, as a lay or ordained person ever been part of your thinking? Have you not been able to explore it further until now? Trinity's Ministry Formation Program for future church leaders may be the Program for you. The Program offers a way to explore your vocation to the many opportunities emerging in today’s changing and evolving church, including chaplaincies, parish ministry, outreach support work to the marginalised and powerless, research and ordination to the diaconate or priesthood.

The Theological School as a member of the United Faculty of Theology (UFT), and now part of University of Divinity, is a leader in the field of Ministry Formation for the Australian church offering a wide range of opportunities. At our recent student evaluation session the Formation Program was described as an enriching, positive and creative experience for the students involved.

Students come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences across all ages. In addition to UFT classes there are regular plenary speakers where important issues facing both the church and community are discussed. These include social and economic matters, overseas aid and refugees, changes in family structures, how to engage the media, professional standards for church workers and relations between church and state.

Whether you are thinking about ministry within the church, or you would like to explore the possibility, this Program may be for you. It is certainly a Program for all who feel called to ministry, but are not sure how to proceed. 

Please contact us to discuss your vocation – we'd love to hear from you. Phone +61 3 9348 7127.

Trinity's on campus theology students:

  • usually undertake a Bachelor of Theology or Master of Divinity as their primary degree with the United Faculty of Theology (UFT), a registered teaching institution of the University of Divinity

  • attend biblical, church history and theological classes on Monday to Thursday in semester taught through the United Faculty of Theology
  • attend the Ministry Formation program on Fridays at Trinity, geared specifically to Anglican lay and ordained ministry
  • participate in the liturgical and community life of the Theological School.

Ministry Formation at Trinity comprises:

Ministry Formation at Trinity offers students:

  • a diverse Anglican community with a rich liturgical life
  • individual mentoring and academic advice
  • modern facilities for teaching and learning
  • outstanding library resources.