Ordination training


Now is both an exciting and challenging time to be a Christian leader. We’re faced with the task of re-evangelising our society, but in the context of a nation that has largely forgotten or dismissed the basic message of Christianity. 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 to be 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 each day, how we learn more of God and how we lead his 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.

 

Explore full-time residential training

Our residential ordination training integrates practical ministry opportunities into its academic programmes. You will learn through reflection, study, practice, and participation in a community of passionate disciples of Jesus Christ.

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Explore full-time non-residential training

Our non-residential ordination training allows you to benefit from a Trinity education without relocating to Bristol.

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Explore part-time training

Our part-time training gives you the ability to prepare for leadership in the Church of England alongside other work and ministry commitments.

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Latest blog posts

End-of-year celebrations

Last Friday, 18 May 2018, the college community gathered for an all-age celebration in advance of the next day’s Valedictory service. The picnic on the lawn included egg and spoon races, welly wanging, bouncy castles, face painting, sumo wrestling, a cassock race around college, and an egg toss. To all our leavers: you will be […]

Emma Ineson to become Bishop of Penrith

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Trinity College principal, Rev Dr Emma Ineson, as Bishop of Penrith in the Diocese of Carlisle. Emma’s service of consecration will be in York Minster in February 2019, and she will take up her new appointment shortly before Easter. The college will miss Emma hugely. She has […]

Listen: Dr Jamie Davies on the Beatitudes

Missing Friday chapels at Trinity? Take a few minutes to hear Tutor in New Testament Dr Jamie Davies conclude our faculty sermon series with a sermon that considers the Beatitudes as a whole (21:44). You can also find the recording directly on our SoundCloud account. To hear the entire series, click here. Posted May 2018.

Reading Revelation

How comfortable are you to teach and preach the book of Revelation to others? Read a Q&A with Tutor in New Testament Dr Jamie Davies about how you can approach this sometimes daunting and misinterpreted book.   Q: You have recently begun work on a commentary about the book of Revelation? A: Yes, it’s going […]