Ordination training


Now is both an exciting and challenging time to be a Christian leader. We’re faced with the task of re-evangelising our society, but in the context of a nation that has largely forgotten or dismissed the basic message of Christianity. In an age when Christianity is seen as irrelevant or even destructive, how can we lead communities of faith that will live out the good news of Jesus Christ?

At Trinity we’ve found Matthew 6:33 to be helpful in answering that, as it urges us to ‘seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness’. Through the Beatitudes in Matthew 5, we know that Kingdom life involves humility, dependence on God’s comfort, gentleness, hunger for the right ways of God, mercy towards others, purity in deeds and motives, a passion for peace and a willingness to face opposition, even persecution, for his sake.

We want those Kingdom values to permeate every area of our lives, affecting how we live and work each day, how we learn more of God and how we lead his people in being a light to the world.

At Trinity, we believe that God has given us the task of shaping leaders who live these kingdom characteristics in community for a missional church. So that’s what you’ll be signing up for if you join us: becoming rooted in a diverse, lively, messy family of people striving to become Christ-like leaders, encouraging one another to pursue God and His Kingdom so that more people can know the joy of relationship with him.

 

Explore full-time residential training

Our residential ordination training integrates practical ministry opportunities into its academic programmes. You will learn through reflection, study, practice, and participation in a community of passionate disciples of Jesus Christ.

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Explore full-time non-residential training

Our non-residential ordination training allows you to set your theological learning in the context of your current church ministry responsibilities.

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Explore part-time training

Our part-time training gives you the ability to prepare for leadership in the Church of England alongside other work and ministry commitments.

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Latest blog posts

Becoming an ordinand (with a baby)

As Laura Faturoti moved through the ordination process—pretty sure she was going to pass her BAPs and halfway through looking at colleges—she found out she was pregnant. ‘I was kind of thinking, I’m not sure this is going to work. I might need to put this off.’ But Laura already has two older children, age […]

Listen: Jamie Davies gives the final sermon in Kingdom series

Join us for our Friday chapel sermon series, where our students are receiving a challenging weekly meditation on the Kingdom of God. Listen to the final session (19 minutes), ‘The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord’, led by Tutor in New Testament Dr Jamie Davies.   Posted March 2017. The […]

Community, Diversity, and Mess!

Ordinand Helen O’Sullivan finds herself wrestling with three questions about what it really means to serve God in community together.   All through my journey of faith and discipleship there have always been more questions than answers and that is even more true now I am studying theology. Each lecture and piece of reading opens […]

Listen: Jon Coutts on ‘The Power of the Kingdom’

Join us for our Friday chapel sermon series, where our students are receiving a challenging weekly meditation on the Kingdom of God. Listen to the sixth session (17 minutes), ‘The Power of the Kingdom’, led by Tutor in Theology and Ethics Rev Dr Jon Coutts.   Posted March 2017. Listen to the rest of the […]