At Trinity we’re passionate about theology – without it, effective mission either stalls or quickly gets stuck in the past. Theology gives our message integrity, both rooting it in the truth of God’s Word and relating it to the questions which people around us are asking.
Theology demands rigorous, faithful thinking on the part of Christian churches and their leaders, so we set high standards of excellence in our teachers, our teaching and our students. We want you to think, hard, while you are with us, because you’re going to be faced with hard questions from the world in the years to come. Forget the old image of abstract, irrelevant and dry academics: Theology at Trinity is vibrant, challenging, dynamic, Spirit-filled and ultimately the intellectual life-blood of the missional church.
Our evangelical ethos means we take Scripture very seriously and the Bible stands at the core of all our academic programmes. Our community is full of future leaders who want to be saturated in God’s Word, able to teach and apply it in relevant ways in whatever situations He calls them into.
So whether you’re training for ordination, thinking about other kinds of mission or church leadership, or aiming to take your theological learning into the mainstream world of work, this is the place to grapple with the Word of God and let the counter-cultural, grace-filled, world-changing reality of His Kingdom shape the whole of your life.
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Whether you’re engaging with higher education for the first time or returning to it after many years, it can be a challenge to get into (or back into) the patterns and habits of study.
We’ve tried to provide the basic practical information you’ll need to help you get your head around what’s involved in studying with us, but if there’s anything else you want to know just get in touch.
Whether you’re training for ordination or delving into theology for another purpose, the community in which you immerse yourself for this period of study will impact how you learn and grow.
It’s the place where key support networks form, patterns of prayer and worship are established, new theological and spiritual realisations occur, and a stronger sense of where God is calling you emerges. So take your time over this decision, get advice from people who know you well and pray carefully through all your options.
How to get to know us better:
- Download a prospectus for a better sense of who we are and what we do.
- Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for a taste of our wider community
- Read our blog to engage with ideas from our faculty and students.
- Visit us! Come on an Open Day and chat with the lecturers you’ll be learning from, ask questions of the people you’ll be studying alongside, walk around the buildings, and see whether this community is the right fit for you.
- Fill in our online application form. If you are a prospective research student, please use the application form for research students.
- On completion of the form we can be in touch about booking an interview, so we can talk with you about your spiritual journey, your education and work experiences, and your sense of God’s calling–helping both you and us discern if Trinity is the place God wants you to be.
- Note our closing dates for September 2016 entry to the college.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
Join us for our Friday chapel sermon series, where currently our students are receiving a challenging weekly meditation on the Kingdom of God. Listen to the fifth session (16 minutes), ‘The Hiddenness of the Kingdom’, led by Tutor in Missiology Rev Dr Howard Worsley.
We were pleased to welcome the BBC to college for a few days recently to film segments for Songs of Praise, celebrating the ordination of the first women priests in 1994 and chatting with some of our female students currently preparing for ordination.
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Join us for our Friday chapel sermon series, where currently our students are receiving a challenging weekly meditation on the Kingdom of God. Listen to the fourth session (20 minutes), ‘The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like…’, led by Tutor in Christian Doctrine Dr Justin Stratis.