On March 20, 2023, Moore College held its annual Graduation at the City Recital Hall in Sydney. The ceremony celebrated the successful completion of study at the College and the places God has taken our graduates to serve since they finished in 2022.
One hundred and seven students completed their studies in 2022, and most of them could be present at the graduation ceremony along with their families, friends and supporters. These graduates, and those who weren’t able to be with us in person, come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, united in their passion for the Lord Jesus and his gospel, and in their desire to keep growing in faith and knowledge of God to serve wherever the Lord might take them.
This year the keynote address was delivered by Dr Donald West, the Principal of Trinity Theological College in Perth. In his address, Dr West reminded graduates how the gospel is shaping them and their ministries into the likeness of Jesus Christ.
A highlight of the night was the conferral of degrees and diplomas to the graduates. Not only did each graduate receive their testamur from the Archbishop and President of the College’s Governing Board, Kanishka Raffel, but as their names were read, we were told where they were now serving. Our graduates have gone out all around Sydney, to rural Australia, Asia, Africa, and the United Kingdom. God’s wonderful work of sending labourers into his harvest continues, and it was a cause of great rejoicing.
For all the formality of an occasion like this, it really was a celebration of God’s goodness and his powerful work in the lives of men and women today. As the graduates, faculty and Governing Board left the hall to the sound of the hymn “Yet not I but through Christ in me”, we were reminded of how good God has been to us.
“Our Graduation is one of the most encouraging nights of the year”, said the Principal, Dr Mark Thompson.
“It celebrates the work of these wonderful men and women, but even more the work of our Lord and Saviour in sending us out with the most exciting message a person can hear. We also catch a glimpse of the reach of the College throughout the world, something which itself is entirely a gift of God. This is a day we look forward to every year.”
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