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 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, how we relate to God and to those around us, and how we lead God’s 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.
We approach your spiritual formation just as intentionally as we do your placement and academic study. We want to walk alongside you in your journey to become more like Jesus Christ, to help you bear witness to his kingdom in all you do, and this happens daily at Trinity within the context of community life.
As you join in Morning Prayer, gather weekly with your tutor and fellow pastoral group students, as you participate in prayer triplets and meet with your spiritual director, you will take steps to draw nearer to Christ with your tutors and fellow students—whether through discussions, informal chats, or as you keep silence together.
Our alumni and friends
The call to live like the Kingdom is near doesn’t stop when you walk out of Trinity’s doors; it’s a lifelong journey of passionately pursuing God and encouraging others to do the same.
So even though you’re no longer with us day-to-day, we still want to support you as you continue to live, learn and lead in Kingdom ways.
After completing an arts degree at Falmouth University, Lydia Rudge felt the tug of a possible call toward Christian ministry. Exploring this call, she spent two years working with adults with learning difficulties through a charity and seven months exploring chaplaincy in a school in Kenya before participating in a New Wine Discipleship Year in […]
From feeding those on the margins to ordination… read more about Trinity leaver Katy Gough. For nine years, Katy Gough was a caterer and manager of a baker’s shop, though the idea that she might one day pursue ordination had taken root in her mind. In 2014, she stopped catering in the traditional sense […]
At the end of June, Trinity leaver Claire Gerard was ordained deacon in Oxford Diocese. Here are some of her unexpected Trinity highlights… Doctrine lectures on eschatology, atonement theory and salvation A growing love for the Daily Office (who am I?!) Rocking the cassock and surplice and spending a small fortune on bespoke clergy wear […]
In June, Trinity’s association members voted Rev Canon Mike Duff its newest Board of Trustees member. Mike is vicar of St Jude’s in Southsea. He completed the BA and MA at Trinity and, following his curacy, moved to Indonesia with CMS where he was responsible for national theological training. Mike now leads a lively […]