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    UTC eNews – 9th August

    In this eNews we celebrate two new arrivals to the world, Camden Theological Library is holding a second hand book sale middle of August and all books are only $2, a copy of ‘Textual linguistic theology in Paul… Read More

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    End of Year Event 2016

    All students, staff and their guest are invited to join us for the end of year celebrations that will take place at the United Theological College, 16 Masons Drive in North Parramatta on Friday the 14th of October…. Read More

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    August 2016 Post Grad Newsletter

    In this August Post Grad Newsletter there is information on the Research Colloqium dates for 2016, CSU writing up award now open, workshops available from the Research Office, some conferences coming up such as the Australian Catholic University… Read More

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    Reimagine Faith Formation 2016

    Reimagine Faith Formation 2016 is UTC’s Seminar Week this year, run at the Centre for Ministry between Tuesday August 23 and Sunday August 28. The conference is being run in two parts: Engaging All Generations, All Ages, with… Read More

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    Dean of Formation Position Open

    Uniting Mission and Education is seeking a suitable person to fill the position of Dean of Formation at United Theological College, Centre for Ministry, North Parramatta, Sydney. As part of the United Theological College faculty, you will provide… Read More

A New College in the Making

United Theological College is in a process of being redeveloped. In response to the 2013 decision to form what is known as the Uniting Learning Network, we are now bringing together the work of UTC, the UME Resourcing Team, Pastoral Counselling Institute and a number of other education teams to form one college, bringing together academic, formation, consultancy, resourcing and publishing functions. Staff are working together now to establish an exciting and ground breaking approach to theological education, ready for a launch with a new name in July 2015.

The new college, at its heart, will hold theory and practice together. The new college will provide theological and practical ministry education that is academically rigorous in all respects but widely accessible, that shapes people’s theological understanding while equipping them to contribute leadership in the realities of a changing Australia both in church and wider community.

College staff will be recruited as theological educators and leaders in their field with the capacity to:
1. Become an intentional community of educators across a wide range of levels and competencies.
2. Form learning communities in the classroom and online.
3. Work with peers in learning communities – CSU School of Theology, UCA national network of theological educators, practice-based networks.
4. Work with Synod wide cohorts of educators in their discipline and be available for interdisciplinary integration.

The College will include qualified educators who have the capacity to act as the Synod’s partners in the CSU School of Theology. College staff will cover key disciplines of Old Testament, New Testament, Theology, Church History, Practical Theology, Missiology, Ministry Practice, Spirituality and Pastoral Care, with support from adjunct faculty, sessional lecturers, other College staff and other members of the Uniting Learning Network.

College staff will identify ministry cohorts, including formation opportunities for those in vocational life, people preparing for and placed as Lay Preachers, Chaplains, Ministry of Pastor, ordained ministries of MOW and Deacon. The focus for this work will include Biblical, Theological, spiritual and pastoral theology integration, community and leadership development.

College staff will be engaged in fields of development such as First Third of Life (children, youth, young adults, families), Multicultural/Cross-cultural, Ecology, Community Development, Leadership, Mission Development, Pastoral Counselling, Spiritual Direction, Safe Church, Religious Education.

The College will develop the capacity to engage in accredited vocation educational training in partnership with existing RTO registered training organisations such as UnitingCare’s Institute of Family Practice, Wesley Mission’s Vocational Institute and CSU Training.

Camden Theological Library will provide a resource base for the Synod’s resourcing of theological education and discipleship formation, with particular resource collections developed for formation cohorts as they are identified, including the Godly Play resource collection and online documents.

Video conferencing technology and online learning software will be used to connect on-site learning experiences with educators and students in other locations.
College Partnerships

College partnership in the Charles Sturt University School of Theology will continue, with links built with St Mark’s, Canberra, St Francis, Brisbane, and St Barnabas, Adelaide.

Partnerships with other institutions in Sydney will include Alan Walker College of Evangelism, the Sydney Alliance, UnitingCare NSW.ACT, Barnabas Ministries.
National partnerships will include Trinity College Queensland, Brisbane, Uniting College of Leadership & Theology, Adelaide, Pilgrim College, Melbourne, United Theological College, Perth, Nungalinya College, Darwin, Yalga-Binbi College for Community Development, Townsville.

Ecumenical partnerships with other educational institutions in NSW and ACT will be fostered.

See more on the thinking behind the college’s future in “The White Paper“.

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European Reformations Study Tour of Germany and Switzerland

The European Reformations is one of the most fascinating and influential periods in world history and this program is a must for all Theology students. Travel with CSU Academic Michael Gladwin and immerse yourself in the history, architecture… Read More

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August Research Colloquium

The next Research Colloquium is on this Friday 19 August starting at 1.30pm in G4. The program is as follows: 1.30pm – 2.15pm Clive Pearson Faculty Presentation Who is the ‘us’? Shifting the Audience for Christ’s Sake. 2.15pm… Read More

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UTC eNews – 9th August

In this eNews we celebrate two new arrivals to the world, Camden Theological Library is holding a second hand book sale middle of August and all books are only $2, a copy of ‘Textual linguistic theology in Paul… Read More

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