DDO Newsletter, Autumn 2018
Trinity offers new ‘dispersed learning’ track
Dispersed learners can complete the Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission in two years or the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theology, Ministry and Mission in three years without relocating to Bristol for residential training. Both programmes are accredited by Durham University.
Dispersed learning cohorts attend college for six block weeks during the academic year. Between block weeks, the dispersed learning students log in to a weekly virtual tutor group and seminar, which offers additional support for learning in context and formation.
Building on Trinity’s expertise in contextual training, this programme emphasizes close integration between the student’s context and the college, with regular liaision between the college tutor and the student’s church supervisor. The balance of contextual engagement and study is designed to facilitate a high quality, rigorous academic programme integrated with contextual engagement.
10 November: Open Day
Prospective students and their families are invited to join us to learn more about ordination training at Trinity. Contact our admissions office (see below) to register.
28 November: DDO Day
Join us between 10am-3pm to meet with our leadership team, visit your ordinands, join our community for lunch, and get a taste for what’s happening at Trinity. If you’ve not yet confirmed your place, please email or call our admissions office: email@example.com or 0117 968 0254.
Over the weekend of 2-4 November, Trinity students were offered the opportunity to participate in a retreat to the Franciscan community of Hilfield Friary in Dorset. Eight students and missiology tutor Rev Dr Howard Worsley travelled there to join the resident community in their prayers, meals, and chores. ‘This trip, which we regularly organise as […]
Through Trinity College Bristol’s new dispersed learning track, ordinands have the option to train at Trinity without moving home. Dispersed learners can complete the Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission in two years or the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theology, Ministry and Mission in three years, both accredited by Durham University. Trinity’s dispersed learners […]
Last summer three Trinity students engaged in learning experiences that broadened their understanding of the global church, and what it can mean to be a Christian and to be a vicar. Ordinand Rebecca Heath-Taylor completed a placement in Harare, Zimbabwe with a charity called Cross-Over. Cross-Over aims to meet the educational needs of poor communities […]
This year, in allotting students’ jobs within the college community, the Student Exec has for the first time given three students the role of serving in a ‘Green Team’. This group will be working with college kitchen and properties staff to consider how the Trinity community can take practical steps to become more sustainable […]