DDO Newsletter, October 2015

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Did You Know?

Did you know that we are the only theological college to offer our students every mode of training? Trinity students can now choose from three pathways to ordination: full-time residential training, full-time context-based training, and part-time training.

Our residential students live in the Bristol neighbourhoods surrounding Trinity, where they are assigned, alongside the other members of their pastoral group, to a local church in which to gain reflective practical experience and mentoring.

Our non-residential students, who have chosen to continue in their current church or ministry context, will continue to minister and be mentored there, while attending one-day-a-week classes and special weekend or summer modules at Trinity.

We work to fit our students’ training to their unique situations. We are committed to coming alongside each one to understand their needs and particular calling, to help prepare them to serve God faithfully and to live the values of Christ’s coming kingdom.

 

Upcoming Events

14-16 October 2015

Our principal, Emma Ineson, will be at the DDO consultation in Swanwick, and she would love to speak with you, to hear any way in which we might better serve you.

7 November 2015

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, or to arrange an alternate visit date.

 

Recent News

Newly refurbished chapel

New partnership with Aberdeen University

New tutor in New Testament

 

'I’ve had to learn that this isn’t about finding the right answers, but about asking the right questions that will drive me on and on, closer to God.' - Ed Down, Oxford Diocese Read more of Ed's story here.

‘I’ve had to learn that this isn’t about finding the right answers, but about asking the right questions that will drive me on and on, closer to God.’
– Ed Down, Oxford Diocese
Read more of Ed’s story here.

 

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

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