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 (MFP) for future church leaders may be the program for you. The MFP 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 Trinity Theological School is a college of University of Divinity, and is a leader in ministry formation for the Australian church, offering a wide range of opportunities. Student evaluations have described MFP 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 university classes there are regular plenary speakers who discuss important issues facing both the church and community. 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.

If you are thinking seriously about ministry within the church or you would simply wonder what that might involve, this program is open to you. It is certainly the right choice 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 to talk to one of our staff.

Trinity's on campus theology students:

  • usually undertake a Bachelor of Theology (BTheol) or Master of Divinity (MDiv) as their primary degree (Trinity's degrees are awarded by the University of Divinity)

  • attend biblical, church history and theological classes on Monday to Thursday during semester
  • 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.