Formation at college has been a wonderful time where students and faculty have come together in small groups or as a whole to discuss and debate issues, conflicts or resolutions of the church. We have been exposed to the wider church through the numerous presentations from ministers and laity who have come and shared their stories. It has also been a time of building community. With the cultural diversity of the candidates and the variety of denominations represented by the faculty, individual perspectives have been widened. I found this aspect a blessing because it pushed us to think beyond our own narrowness and encouraged us to listen more intently to others.
UTC not only challenged me theologically to be more aware of the width and depth of God but also to develop a better understanding of the diversity in ministry. This has definitely helped me to embrace my new placement in Jannali.