On Monday 11 March, we had the great pleasure of witnessing the graduation of the 107 men and women who most recently completed their courses at Moore College, and who are now serving God in various contexts across the world.
Most have already begun roles in this next phase of their lives, although we were delighted that many were able to return for the celebration. Some are serving nationally and globally, and it was exciting to hear of the locations where God has sent them. God is already using this group of graduates to spread the good news of Jesus’ death, resurrection and promised return across the World.
We sang praises to our God and prayed for our graduates. Archbishop Glenn Davies enthusiastically handed testamurs to graduates and Simon Manchester spoke powerfully from 2 Corinthians 3:7-12. Simon challenged the graduates to keep doing the ministry of the gospel, even when it’s increasingly unpopular and people around them might not understand why it’s their priority, because “the Gospel work they do is crucial”.
A major highlight of the evening was the awarding of two PhDs, one in partnership with Sydney University and the second the very first Moore College PhD. The latter was awarded to Andrew Spalding, and the title of his PhD is “Reading Ecclesiastes as Parental Discourse” (available to read in the Donald Robinson library).
We wish this graduating group all the very best as they enter a new phase of life, and we pray for God to continue to use them in building his kingdom for his glory.