Intensives

In 2023, Trinity College Theological School will be offering the following face-to-face intensive subjects (for-credit or audit).

The Gospel of Matthew (BN3100T/BN9100T)

This unit provides an in-depth study of the Gospel of Matthew. The primary focus is on the narrative shape and the core theological themes which make this Gospel unique. Attention will be paid to Matthew’s use of his sources, including the Old Testament Scriptures. It will also explore the issue of authorship and examine the community out of which the Gospel arose. The unit will consider the ways in which this Gospel addresses issues that are of continuing relevance for the life and mission of the church.

The unit will be taught by The Revd Canon Dr Bob Derrenbacker, Dean Trinity College Theological School. 

This intensive is designed for both clergy and laity.

Dates

One day seminar – Saturday 18 February: 'The Kingdom of Heaven has Come Near': Understanding the Gospel of Matthew

Five day intensive – Saturday 18 and Monday 20 until Thursday 23 February

Fees

The fee for enrolling as an audit student is $450.  The fee for those enrolling as for-credit students will depend upon the course in which they are enrolled at the University of Divinity.

Location

St James’ Institute – Level 1, 169 Phillip Street, Sydney, near the corner of King Street.  The Institute is close to St James and Martin Place railway stations, and most bus routes running into the city.

Further information and enrolment

Contact the Trinity College Theological School at 03 9348 7127 or tcts@trinity.edu.au.

Women's Authority in the New Testament and Early Church (BN3810T/BN9810T)

In this unit students will undertake an in-depth exegetical and theological study of selected New Testament texts featuring women and issues of authority. Students will also engage with women's authority and position in the period of the early church. Students will explore the socio-cultural, literary and theological contexts for these texts, in dialogue with contemporary feminist approaches. In addition, students will explore the current context of women's leadership and draw conclusions

The unit will be taught by The Revd Canon Dr Dorothy Lee. 

This intensive is designed for both clergy and laity.

Dates

One day seminar – Saturday 8 July: Spotlight on Women: The Ancient World and the Apostle Paul

Five day intensive – Saturday 8 and Monday 10 until Thursday 13 July

Fees

The fee for enrolling as an audit student is $450.  The fee for those enrolling as for-credit students will depend upon the course in which they are enrolled at the University of Divinity.

Location

St James’ Institute – Level 1, 169 Phillip Street, Sydney, near the corner of King Street.  The Institute is close to St James and Martin Place railway stations, and most bus routes running into the city.

Further information and enrolment

Contact the Trinity College Theological School at 03 9348 7127 or tcts@trinity.edu.au.

Anglican Church Law and Governance (DC3000T/DC9000T)

Study Australia’s only unit on Anglican church law and governance.

This five-day intensive course will be taught by bishops, diocesan chancellors and theologians including Archbishop Phillip Aspinall, Mr Garth Blake AM SC, Judge Elizabeth Brimer SC, Ms Rachel Ellyard, barrister, the Hon Keith Mason AC KC, Mr Michael Shand AM KC and Dr Robert Tong AM.

This unit can be taken for credit by students enrolled in University of Divinity courses, or it can be audited as a single unit (participation in all learning and access to all readings, but no assessment required).

Dates

Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 September 2023 – 2½ days at Trinity College, Melbourne

AND

Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 November 2023 – 2½ days at St James’ Institute, Sydney

Note: in-person attendance on all dates is a requirement to complete the course.

Topics and teachers

  • Theological understandings of the church and law in the New Testament and early church – the Rev’d Professors Dorothy Lee, FAHA and Mark Lindsay, FRHistS.
  • Canon law of the Church of England and the Anglican Church of Australia – Dr Robert Tong, AM and the Hon. Keith Mason, AC, KC.
  • The governance of parishes – Bishop Brad Billings.
  • The clergy: status, role, responsibilities and discipline – Ms Rachel Ellyard, Barrister and Mr Garth Blake, AM, SC.
  • The maintenance of professional standards – Mr Michael Shand, AM, KC and Judge Elizabeth Brimer, SC.
  • Dioceses, provinces and the Australian National Church – Archbishop Phillip Aspinall, AC and the Rev’d Alexander Ross.
  • The conduct of worship and the pastoral offices – the Rev’d Dr David Powys and Bishop Alison Taylor.

Fees

The fee for enrolling as an audit student is $450.  The fee for those enrolling as for-credit students will depend upon the course in which they are enrolled at the University of Divinity.

Bursaries

A limited number of bursaries are available to assist both for-credit and audit students to enrol and attend.  The bursaries will be awarded based on financial capacity to pay the tuition fee in full and/or the cost of attending the unit at one or both of the venues.  To seek further information or apply for a bursary write initially to the Registrar of the Trinity College Theological School at tcts@trinity.edu.au.

Accommodation

If you will need to find accommodation in either Melbourne or Sydney, we recommend the following:

In Melbourne – Naughton’s Hotel, which is immediately opposite Trinity College in Royal Parade, Parkville.  

In Sydney – Mercure Sydney Martin Place, which is in easy walking distance to St James’ Institute. 

Details of where the units will be taught

The Trinity College Theological School – at Trinity College, 100 Royal Parade, Parkville.  The College is on the no. 19 tram route (stop 12: Morrah Street).  No parking is available in the College grounds, but there is a parking station available nearby, further down Royal Parade at 11 Royal Parade.

St James’ Institute – Level 1, 169 Phillip Street, Sydney, near the corner of King Street.  The Institute is close to St James and Martin Place railway stations, and most bus routes running into the city.

Catering

Morning and afternoon tea will be provided.  Lunch is available in Melbourne in the College’s Hall, for which a small additional charge will be made.   Lunch is available in Sydney at a number of nearby cafes and coffee shops.  Participants may, of course, bring their own lunch with them.  Tea and coffee will be available all day.

Further information and enrolment

Contact the Trinity College Theological School at 03 9348 7127 or tcts@trinity.edu.au.

Chaplaincy Skills and Contexts (DP3100T/DP9100T)

This unit introduces students to the ministry of the Chaplain, providing a biblical, theological and pastoral underpinning for the ministry of chaplaincy. Students will explore the relationship between pastoral and spiritual care with attention to the variety of contexts in which chaplaincy ministry can be expressed. Students will learn the art of reflecting theologically on ministry practice outside of the church. Engagement with leading practitioners in a range of settings forms a critical part of this study. There will be lectures, tutorials, engagement with field specialists and group reflection. The unit will be taught by Dr Gary Heard. This intensive is designed for both clergy and laity.
 

Dates

Monday 17 – Friday 21 July
 

Fees

The fee for enrolling as an audit student is $450. The fee for those enrolling as for-credit students will depend upon the course in which they are enrolled at the University of Divinity.
 

Location

The Trinity College Theological School – at Trinity College, 100 Royal Parade, Parkville. The College is on the no. 19 tram route (stop 12: Morrah Street). No parking is available in the College grounds, but there is a parking station available nearby, further down Royal Parade at 11 Royal Parade.
 

Further information and enrolment

Contact the Trinity College Theological School at 03 9348 7127 or tcts@trinity.edu.au.