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    UTC eNews – 6th of June

    The latest UTC eNews is out and includes a reminder to all students to complete the online evaluation, it is an important tool that the School of Theology uses. Camden Theological Library has moved to an improved version… Read More

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    Prayers with Orlando

    In the wake of the terrible shootings in Orlando yesterday, the UTC College community offers its prayers and solidarity to all and any of our church members, students, staff and friends who belong to the LGBTQIA community. Even… Read More

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    June 2016 Post Grad Newsletter

    Classes have now concluded for session one and we wish Dr Gerard Moore well with his writing and research during his study leave in session two. Research Colloquium dates for 2016 are included in this newsletter along with… Read More

  • THL540 Public Theology 2016

    Public Theology Extensive 2016

    UTC will be running THL540 Public Theology Extensive in second session 2016. It will run over 5 Wednesdays between July & October from 11am – 2pm. This extensive will be held at the Centre for Ministry in North… Read More

  • Creation and Ecology 2016

    Creation and Ecology Intensive November 2016

    The next intensive being held at UTC in the Centre for Ministry North Parramatta is “Creation and Ecology” commencing 14th of November – 18th of November. This subject reflects on God as creator of heaven and earth, exploring critical questions… 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“.

prospectus-2016-yurora-photo

UTC eNews – 6th of June

The latest UTC eNews is out and includes a reminder to all students to complete the online evaluation, it is an important tool that the School of Theology uses. Camden Theological Library has moved to an improved version… Read More

Learn More
prayers-for-orlando-980

Prayers with Orlando

In the wake of the terrible shootings in Orlando yesterday, the UTC College community offers its prayers and solidarity to all and any of our church members, students, staff and friends who belong to the LGBTQIA community. Even… Read More

Learn More
teresa-parish-postgrad-seminar

June 2016 Post Grad Newsletter

Classes have now concluded for session one and we wish Dr Gerard Moore well with his writing and research during his study leave in session two. Research Colloquium dates for 2016 are included in this newsletter along with… Read More

Learn More