DDO Newsletter, February 2016

schoolofleadership2cropped

Did you know about our new School of Leadership?

This autumn, Trinity College has unveiled a School of Leadership, run in partnership with CPAS, an Anglican evangelical mission agency.

Key facts:

  • The programme takes Trinity College students through topics in four areas: leading yourself, leading others, leading change, and leading mission.
  • The autumn term’s sessions included ‘Leadership, ministry, priesthood: a biblical view’, ‘Understanding who you are as a leader’, and ‘Developing Christ-like character’.
  • The primary teachers for the programme are Rev James Lawrence, who is Leadership Principal at CPAS, and Rev Ian Parkinson (pictured above), Leadership Specialist in Theological Education at CPAS.

What students are saying:

‘This has been a real lifeline of practical wisdom in leading well. It is down-to-earth but still theological in its approach to ministry. It is an amazing part of the Trinity programme and one of the most valuable aspects of practical training for ordination in the church. Without it I believe we would be less well equipped to face the challenges of full-time ministry.’ – ordinand Trev Meardon

‘I feel passionate about being trained not just to “maintain” or “help keep afloat” the Anglican Church, but to be a dynamic leader who senses where God is leading. I want to have the courage to lead a church forward, exploring new ways of being (and doing) church, and learning together in authentic communities of faith. The School of Leadership is designed to help address this need.’ – ordinand Jo Purle

 

Upcoming Events

20 February 2016

Send your candidates to experience an Open Day at Trinity – tour the college, meet current students, interact with our faculty members. Please email admissions@trinitycollegebristol.ac.uk or call 0117 968 0254 to book a place.

21 April 2016, 7:30pm

This event for those in their 18-30s explores the what, why, and how of ordination in the Church of England. It will include stories from younger ordinands and opportunities to ask questions. Held in partnership with the Diocese of Bristol and CPAS. More info to come!

 

Recent News

Trinity alum ministers to those on the margins in Leeds.

Doctrine tutor Justin Stratis challenges the way in which we explain the gospel.

 

Dr Sarah McCleland, ordinand from the Winchester Diocese

‘Trinity is a place where I’ve found grace to be really me, and yet facilitated to develop more into the person God has made me to be. In the debate and worship and learning and laughter and tears, God is forming me for whatever Kingdom work He has for me next.’ —Dr Sarah McClelland, ordinand from Winchester Diocese

 

 

The DDO Newsletter is published three times a year to help connect the dioceses with recent happenings and current information from Trinity College. We welcome any thoughts, opinions, questions, and feedback that could help us better serve you and the candidates and current students you advise:  m.stratis@trinitycollegebristol.ac.uk or 0117 968 0205.

Latest blog posts

Sept 2020 COVID-19 update

3 September 2020 This week we officially reopen our buildings to staff and tutors, and look forward to welcoming our new students for a modified Welcome Week from 12 September. We want to uphold the quality of the formation and education we provide, while operating within the parameters of what is safe and healthy, with […]

New book from Trinity alumnus on the Church of England and racism

An Anglican priest based in Manchester, Revd A.D.A. France-Williams is the author of Ghost Ship: Institutional Racism and the Church of England, which is available beginning today from SCM Press. Below he shares some thoughts about an ambiguity that exists in the country and the church for its black and minority ethnic members. So there […]

Giving a night a week to learn more about God

Having tried my hardest to give up RE GCSE at school I never would have predicted I’d end up studying theology, ministry and mission at university level, but God had other plans.

Telling the stories of God’s faithfulness

Our family would not be at Trinity College Bristol today, where Justin has been teaching Christian doctrine for eight years and I’ve helped with the college’s communications work for five, apart from the faithfulness of God. As I’ve watched the world shift under all our feet, it helps me to remember that. In Joshua 4, […]