Our Moore College Open Events are held throughout the year and give prospective students an opportunity to interact with the Moore community and have questions answered. If the Lord has laid it on your heart to serve him in any capacity, why not consider coming along? We would love to help you think through how you can be best equipped to glorify God, proclaim Jesus and reach the lost.
Open Night Q&A Responses
Below are some of the questions asked during Moore College Open Nights in 2021. Answers to these questions have been compiled by Moore College staff and faculty. If you asked a question and it isn’t here, or if you have further questions, please contact us via the Course Enquiry form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Theological & Historical
What if I am not ready to start studying full-time next year yet. How can I prepare now to maximise my study & experience later?
One of the best ways to prepare for college is to familiarize yourself with God’s Word. Try reading the whole Bible in a year. Below is also a sample of the key texts in first year.
How old is Moore College?
The College opened in Liverpool, NSW in 1856. It owed its existence to two people. The first was an early settler in Sydney, Thomas Moore, who left his estate to the Church of England for educational purposes. The second was the Anglican Bishop of Sydney, Frederic Barker. During its long history, the College has had thirteen principals and close to 4,000 graduates. In 1891 the College moved from Liverpool to Newtown.
It has rendered its chief service to the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, the majority of whose clergy train at the College. However, it has also trained many men and women who have served in other parts of Australia and beyond and in both the Anglican Church and in other Protestant denominations.
The College benefited from a long association with Mary Andrews College (formerly Deaconess House) in the training and encouragement of women in ministry.
From the late 1950s there has been a significant extension of the College campus, the growth the library into a world-renowned theological library, an increase in the numbers and qualifications of faculty, introduction of the four-year course for undergraduates and a number of postgraduate programs. Purchases of property on the southern side of Carillon Avenue have made it possible over the years to expand the Library, Administration and Dining Hall facilities and to provide considerable housing for married students and faculty. 1994 saw the opening of the Broughton Knox Teaching Centre. 2017 saw the opening of a new library and other facilities on the College campus.
What’s the difference between a Bible college and a theological college?
In Australia, a Bible College has traditionally helped people to understand the Bible by teaching through the books of the Bible. A Theological College has traditionally included much more detailed study (languages, discourse analysis, etc.) of the text and training in thinking theologically – how to put the whole Bible together and think through the shape of ministry in line with that. The course at a theological college is usually designed (carefully and intentionally) to equip people for a full-time teaching ministry, giving them all they can to prepare people for that, while the course at a Bible College is more designed (just as carefully and intentionally) to help all Christians know their Bible better. That distinction has become a little blurred over the past few decades as Bible colleges moved into offering degree programs, which until recently had very largely been something only theological colleges did.
How does the College support and train students to be faithful to a gospel focused proclamation of God’s word in a post modern world?
We seek to understand the world into which we are speaking the gospel. It is important that we know the word of God and how to communicate that in the world as it has always been but also as it is at this moment. Moore College, unlike many other places, includes in its curriculum specific courses on philosophy which, as well as helping us think, speak and write clearly and logically, also explores the ideas (including postmodernism) which have shaped the world we live and serve in. Actually at the moment, in many places we are living in a post-postmodern world.
How important is it to consider the denomination of the College and is there any major impact on future ministry (apart from if considering being ordained as a minister)?
The denominational foundation of a college will tell you where its basic theological and ministry commitments lie. You will want to study at a college which reflects a denomination or group within a denomination which is consciously and consistently trying to direct its life together according to the Bible. Reformational Anglicanism (the Anglicanism of Thomas Cranmer, etc.) saw that the Bible was the word of God, which the Spirit brings to our minds and hearts as we hear it read and preached. That, Cranmer and his friends were convinced, is how God changes people and indeed whole communities. So hearing the Bible read and hearing it preached (understood as two distinct and yet related things) are both critical for Sydney Anglicans and they are for this College as well. Other denominations might put the sacraments (or one of them) more in the centre of their life together, others might put a particular confession more at the centre, others might put a particular form of church government or ministry style and experience at the centre.
What are the strengths and weaknesses of Moore being an Anglican college as opposed to other multi-denominational options?
As an evangelical Anglican college, Moore College helps you to learn to navigate biblical faithfulness in the context of large denomination that is mixed in character (and the lessons are transferable to other denominations and associations of churches too). An interdenominational college, by its very nature, cannot really do that. Anglicans, particularly those who align themselves more closely with the Reformation roots of Anglicanism, are committed to the Bible as the word of God which changes and shapes life and directs the practice of Christian discipleship and ministry. So our Anglican heritage, while something we cherish and are keen to protect, is not our fundamental point of reference. The Bible’s teaching has that place.
Much ink has been spilled on the topic of overbearing leadership of ministers in recent times. How is Moore College serving the next generation of ministers to help them avoid heading that direction in their ministry?
We are deeply concerned with forming the character and behaviour of Christian leaders and directly address this issue at various times and in different ways: inside the classroom (particularly in 1st and 4th year), as well as outside (in chapel, in pastoral care groups, and one-to-one); by positively advocating humility and service, and negatively by exploring the theological imperatives and dangers of the behaviour. Our pastoral care program as well as our ministry and mission curriculum seek to grow self-awareness in students, helping them to individually identify their weaknesses and temptations, and how to work against these. The resilience orientation training also helps with this — and the optional resilience workshops — as they deal with how we respond under stress. Many 2nd and 3rd year students elect to do the ‘Intentional Ministry Reflection’ courses, which create opportunities for students to reflect on specific ‘problems/issues’ they’ve faced in a ministry or family situation, and learn more about what was going on for them and others as well as exploring how they could approach the scenario differently in the future. More generally, the cross-cultural orientation of ministry classes are an important part of formation of servant leaders. Humility is a big part of not being overbearing in leadership and that is a significant part about being able to see and understand issues from other people’s perspectives. These are key values that are built into the ministry and mission program. If in the course of their study we become concerned about the behaviour of a particular student, we will address this, including referring to a professional counsellor. We also provide a ‘Safe Ministry’ program across the four years of college, run by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney’s Safe Ministry team. We continue to re-evaluate and improve our curriculum and pastoral care program.
Is there a reason that Moore is not a member of ACT?
Moore College has a very long association with the ACT and still has. The Principal is a member of the ACT’s governing body, as are a number of other members of the faculty. However, in the 1990’s Moore College grew to a size and maturity that made it appropriate to seek the accreditation of its courses in its own right rather than as a member of a consortium of theological and Bible colleges. This has given Moore College greater freedom to construct our programs in the way we are convinced is better for our students.
Does the College function as your church for residential students or does pastoral care and mutual encouragement primarily happen in a local church outside the college?
College isn’t meant to function as your church. It is a community and offers pastoral care, mutual encouragement and edification. However students are expected to join a local church in Sydney. In some cases, this means being a student minister in a church and learning practical skills under a ministry team.
Regarding the faculty, what is theological range? What are the non-negotiable theological commitments shared by all faculty members, and what are some of the areas in which there is a breadth of views/approaches?
All our faculty are evangelical and reformed by conviction. The authority of Scripture (its truthfulness, clarity, coherence as the word of the living God, which rules the life of the mind as well as every other aspect of Christian discipleship) and the centrality of the cross (it is only through the cross of Christ that we are saved as our sins are dealt with in their entirety and we are reconciled to God) are linchpins of our teaching. We have long believed as long as those foundations are in place, freedom can be given to expound biblical teaching without censure. In addition, we have published values (on our website) which present our agreed way of working together. The majority of our faculty are ordained Anglicans and have given assent to the 39 Articles, but we also have some members from a Presbyterian and Baptist background. Many faculty members initially trained at Moore College but undertook postgraduate study at a range of institutions and so bring familiarity with a range of theological positions and approaches to the faculty. With considerable diversity of background and experience, there is a remarkable unity of theological conviction among the faculty.
How has the course structure changed over the past few years and are there plans for it to develop going forward, if so, how?
The College course is continually being refined and improved. In the past few years a major review was undertaken to ensure that the workload expected of students and faculty had not incrementally increased to the point at which it was unreasonable. In recent years, major revision in the area of training in public Bible teaching (especially preaching) has been undertaken. Just at the moment a curriculum review group is undertaking the latest of our periodic reviews of the program as a whole.
How much biblical or theological knowledge or experience do you need to enrol in a course?
We have a range of courses, from those that cater for those with no knowledge of the Bible or theology (e.g. our PTC course and our Diploma of Biblical Theology) to our PhD courses which require you to have an undergraduate theology degree with at least one biblical language. Our main courses for the training of full-time gospel workers (our BD and BTh) have no formal prior learning requirement and our first year students enter with a variety of different levels of understanding.
Moore College Courses
What courses do you have?
Moore has a mixture of online and face to face courses ranging from the Diploma level to a Phd. For more information including admission requirements, please visit https://moore.edu.au/courses.
Does the Dip Biblical Theology have essays and if so, can students access academic support for that?
The Diploma of Biblical Theology does have some essay components. The course tutors will be able to provide you with academic support in each subject. Some subjects also have some assessments that are designed to help you in your preparation for writing essays.
If you complete the Diploma of Biblical Theology, do you then get credits if you decided to go on and complete the Bachelor of Theology/Divinity?
This course is great if you wish to build a pathway towards further formal theological training for ministry. Graduates with the Diploma of Biblical Theology may be eligible to proceed to the College’s Advanced Diploma of Bible, Mission and Ministry program. You may be eligible for a 2.0 credit transfer (2 units out of 8 are assessed at an undergraduate level 7 whereas the remainder of the units are assessed at a certificate level 5)
What’s the Aramaic program like?
Aramaic is an elective that may be undertaken in the fourth year of the Bachelor of Divinity.
Is it possible to take up Greek and/or Hebrew as a course by itself to understand the Bible or is it just a part of the bachelor courses?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to just undertake Greek or Hebrew without enrolling in a complete program.
Can you use the advanced diploma as an equivalent to first year of the bachelor of theology or divinity? So it could be a flexible first year before potentially doing further study?
Yes, you can have flexibility to study the Advanced Diploma of Bible, Mission and Ministry part time. If you have enrolled in the Advanced Diploma of Bible, Ministry and Mission and wish to continue onto Year 2 of the Bachelor programs (either in the year following completion of a diploma or after a break of a number of years) than you must complete a bridging assignment of set reading and written assignments in Church History 1 (if they elected CT122, CT170 or CT174). Students must also prove competency in Greek if this was not taken as an advanced diploma elective. Competency may be demonstrated for example by successful completion of the Greek 1 end of year examination. Such students are not able to take out the Advanced Diploma as they are now entering the full College degree course.
Would that be covered under the Advanced Diploma or Bachelor?
Is it possible to do the ADBMM without doing one of the streams. Eg, could I pick up the Hebrew units to make up my 10 subjects?
From 2020, we will also be offering the option to study this course without specialising, which means you can mix and match the history, mission and ministry subjects (those with unit code CMXXX or CTXXX) and select 2 CMXXX subjects and 1 CTXXX from any stream. If you’d like more information please email us.
Will Advanced Diploma be offered entirely online?
The Advanced Diploma (ADBMM) is an on campus only course. Our only fully online accredited course is the Diploma of Biblical Theology (DBT). Alternatively, we have the unaccredited Preliminary Theological Certificate (PTC).
For part timers: are the classes on evenings or during the day? What if we still have full time job and can only attend evening classes?
For part timers you can attend lecturers in the evening or the day time. Evening class is subject to faculty availability and class size. Please email our Student Recruitment Officer for the schedule.
If I’m not sure if I’m going to do 2nd/3rd/4th year and just want to start with the first year diploma, should I take Greek classes or not?
If you are thinking that progression is a possibility, plan to take Greek. In fact, even if you’re not, I’d give it a go! It’s always worth getting as close to God’s Word as originally given as you can, and even a little bit of Greek is really helpful in growing your understanding of the New Testament. It’s also actually quite fun, and taught really well by our NT faculty. Our advice is to give it a crack and see how you go.
What are the pros and cons of studying Hebrew? Who would you recommend to study it? Conversely, who would you recommend to not study it?
A general orientation to studying languages is: get as close to God’s Word as originally given as you can, given your capacities and circumstances. Being evangelical means that we treasure God’s Word as his way of speaking and relating directly to his people, so the less barriers we have to God’s Word as originally given, the better. Even a little bit of Hebrew really helps you read and understand the Old Testament much better, even if you’re reading it in English. It’s also actually quite fun! We have students who have done a 2 week taste of Hebrew and then stopped, some who do 1 semester, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, and some who study it for a lifetime. And the overwhelming majority of all of them would say none of that time has been wasted, but all of it has helped them in their engagement with God through his Word. The only caveat is the time taken away from other subjects – if you are going to study Hebrew for any length of time, it will take hard work, and because we have limits on our time and capacity, other things will have to give some room for learning something very new and unfamiliar to most.
What course is most suited for someone seeking to go into chaplain roles in schools?
It does depend on the school but most school would like at least the Bachelor of Theology (BTh). If a school wants you to be ordained you will need the BTh at a minimum.
If my knowledge of the Old Testament is poor, which of the courses would be best for me?
From first year to third year Old Testament is a compulsory subject in our face-to-face courses. Through these subjects you will study several books of the Old Testament as well learning about the Old Testament as a whole.
I’m not sure which course to enrol in, is there someone I can talk to?
Yes. In the first instance please contact Caroline Clark, our Recruitment and Admissions Officer Caroline Clark.
What is the different between the course content of the PTC course versus the Dip. in Biblical Theology?
Both these courses are offered off campus and online.
COVID-19 in 2022
What will starting college next year look like if we are still in lockdown?
At this stage, we are fairly confident that our face-to-face courses will be in person in 2022 on the Newtown Campus. Currently all college activities are taking place online.
Outside of Covid lockdown there are no live online classes. Our online course, the Diploma of Biblical Theology (DBT) is self paced with no online classes.
Applications to Moore College
Do you have standard advice for fundraising, or is that left with the students?
You can find some standard advice for fundraising here:
The Foundation will also run a workshop on support raising in the second half of the year. Please contact them for more information.
Is it a must to have a student visa or it’s enough for the student to hold a valid working temporary visa?
International students need to hold a valid Australian student visa for the duration of their study. Your local Australian consulate or embassy will advise you of the correct visa. Make sure you are aware of the conditions that apply to your student visa especially the conditions about study, work and family, including English language, financial capacity and health insurance requirements. You can find out more about Student Visas at the Australian Government website: www.border.gov.au/Trav/Stud.
Is there any disadvantage of enrolling mid-year as opposed to beginning of the year? E.g. will this disrupt the flow of the subjects studied?
Yes, there are some disadvantages. It will take you one and a half years to complete the ADBMM if you start mid year. This is due to Ministry and Mission being a year-long subject, and Greek 1B (second semester) requiring Greek 1A (only offered in semester one). See the 2020 First Year Schedule. Starting mid-year may also affect you getting to know a particular year group and chaplaincy group as well as you would be split across two years.
If I’m doing a Mdiv interstate, and I would like to finish the rest of my studies at Moore do I have to start from the beginning with a BTh?
If you have completed the first year it is quite easy to merge into second year at Moore but it is probably best that you contact the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss specifics.
Is FEE-HELP available for permanent residents too or only for citizen?
There are certain resident requirements that permanent residents must meet. Please see more information on the FEE-HELP page.
Is FEE-HELP available with part time study?
Yes, find out more information via the FEE-HELP page.
Is it expected for students undertaking a bachelor’s course to move on to campus?
Moore is a residential College and ideally all full-time students would live on campus for the duration of their studies. College has housing campuses in Newtown, Croydon Park and Parramatta.
It is a requirement that married students live in the Moore College community for a minimum of 2 years. Married students should therefore apply for college-owned housing. However as there are a limited number of houses available, some incoming first year students will need to make alternative arrangements for their housing. Part time students may apply for accommodation, however they will only be allocated after full time students are accommodated.
All single students are expected to reside in college accommodation for the duration of their course. We have a variety of accommodation available.
How many students per year usually commence college? Are there many mature aged students?
The student intake varies year to year – in general we have between 40 and 80 full time students per year, with around 200 additional part time students who are studying the Advanced Diploma / 1st year. The student intake has become more diverse in recent years which includes mature aged students.
What does the day-to-day schedule look like for a student? i.e. how many contact hours are there? Does it work similarly to school?
Unlike most university study a students’ week is quite regulated. This is to help with learning in community as part of Christ’s body. Students usually have classes in the morning beginning either before or after chapel/chaplaincy groups. Chapel/Chaplaincy groups take place each day at 9am. Classes will take place until lunch at either 12:10 or 1pm depending on your year group. There are very few classes that take place after lunch. On Mondays after lunch there is Mission Hour that is not compulsory although attendance is strongly encouraged. Community activities such as sport take place throughout the week in the afternoon.
I have heard that Moore College is great at supporting and equipping men who want to become Anglican ministers, which is great. But how well set up is Moore College to support and equip men and women who do not fit that mould?
Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds and go out from college to just as wide a range of ministry opportunities. Our conviction is that whatever church you end up working in, or if you work on a school or university campus, or if you travel overseas to do cross-cultural gospel ministry, you need the same basic equipment of a deep and broad knowledge of the Bible and ability to think theologically on the basis of its teaching, an understanding of our Christian heritage and of the world in which we serve, and skills in communicating biblical truth and mentoring/caring for others. That conviction means there is really no mould you have to fit in order to get the most out of College, apart from being someone who wants to teach the Bible in whatever setting God places you in order to play your part in taking the gospel to the world.
What % of full-time students have a part-time job while they study?
A very small %, as we recommend full time students give considerable time to study. However it will depend on circumstances, and you would talk with our Dean of Students (Paul Grimmond) or your chaplain in order to talk through what is best for you.
Do any of the yearly mission teams go overseas?
Each year, Moore College sends teams of students and faculty out from College to partner with churches to run missions that proclaim Jesus. From local areas to remote Australian towns, and further around the globe, our teams work hard at spreading the word of God to all corners of the world. In 2019 mission took our students to Asia, Africa and around Australia. You can read more about what our teams got up to last year here or during the Mission re-imagined (COVID-19 edition).
What is Moore’s views about student minister positions? Are they compulsory while studying the Bachelor of Divinity?
Active involvement as a student minister is a co-requisite of all degree and diploma courses of the College. Please see more on page 29 of the Student Handbook.
Regarding pastoral care, is there also support for couples who are newlyweds and who may also be going through change across different areas?
We offer marriage counselling sessions each year. You will also have a chaplaincy group and a chaplain (both male and female) and they will be able to support you through things. The Dean of Students and Dean of Women are also both available to help in a pastoral capacity. It’s a loving community.
What is the time commitment when living in college (both study and ‘expected’ social)? How easy/hard is it to maintain relationships outside the college bubble?
This is really a matter of wisdom and taking your life circumstances into consideration. Some people will be freer to give more time to study, some less, depending on capacity, other life responsibilities etc. However, your goal in coming to College should be to be devoted to your study (cf. 1 Timothy 4), because this is precious time that you will never really have again, and it will be the critical foundation of a lifetime of ministry. Also, the relationships you develop at College with faculty, staff, and fellow students is an important support network that just takes time and shared experience to build. Having said that, we don’t want to cloister ourselves away from the world (we’re not a monastery!), nor do we want you to lose sight of the fact that theology and ministry are relational, so it’s important to maintain and build other relationships while you’re at College – family, friends, church, and people who still need to come to know Jesus. We can’t really give you a precise figure, but a baseline that some people find helpful is to think of College commitments similar to a full time job (say 40-45 hours a week), and then go from there.
I know Moore has great community (for full-timers), but what is community support like for part-timers?
Part-timers study in different capacities, whether totally online (PTC and DBT), in the evenings in Newtown, or during the day in Newtown. Which mode of study you choose will determine what kind of opportunities you have for direct contact with other members of the Moore College Community. Hence, there are varying levels of genuine fellowship for each of these modes of learning. The DBT has tutors and fosters relationships between students through forums and other online platforms. The evening class students have a supper break to get to know each other, and are usually a smaller class, so get to know each other quite well (especially across a few years). The day-time part-time students are invited to join chapel (3 days a week), morning tea, lunch, a chaplaincy group, and a prayer group, depending on which day/s they are around, as well as any other community activities. There is also a Director of Part-Time Studies, Lionel Windsor, who is a point-of-contact for all part-time students, as well as someone who listens out for the needs of part-time students. He runs an orientation session to help part-timers as they settle into College study and community.
How flexible is part time study? As a uni student, could I study individual subjects and have them contribute towards a degree later on?
Students can study the Advanced Diploma of Bible, Ministry & Mission or the first year of the BTh/BD part time. This study is flexible in that students can study some subjects at night or during the day. Night glasses work on a schedule with not all subjects being offered at night each year. Additionally, it is possible to do cross institutional study with your university and this is handled on a case by case basis by the Registrar.
In what ways are spouses who aren’t studying at College supported?
There are community dinners that usually happen once a week during summer, community chapel (once per term), Moorewomen (this includes bible studies, talks and Junior Jivers). For men spouses there are informal suppers that happen once per semester.
Can one join Moorewomen if you are doing a Diploma of Biblical Theology?
The various activities of Moorewomen all happen in person (except at the moment during COVID-19), either in Newtown, or our Croydon or Parramatta residential communities (although the Thursday night program is based in Newtown only). All women who are studying or are married to someone who studies at Moore in any capacity is welcome to join the Moorewomen activities if they can come to Newtown (or Croydon or Parramatta).
How do you facilitate community learning for online-only courses, like the Diploma of Biblical Theology?
In some courses there are group reflections that facilitate community. Each course will be different depending on the cohort and the tutor.
Do we have to live on campus during College? What if we have a more financially feasible location to stay close to college?
All single students are expected to reside in College for the duration of their course. The residences available for single students are John Chapman House and other Moore College housing. Married students may apply to live in houses on College campuses, at Newtown, Croydon Park and North Parramatta where available. A minimum of two years residence is normally expected of married students unless exceptional circumstances apply and subject to housing availability.
Students requesting concession to live out on compassionate grounds should consult the Dean of Students.
What are the benefits of college housing and is it compulsory for married couples?
Living in college housing brings many benefits including living in community, family support and in the case of the Newtown campus, living close to where classes take place.
How much is rent?
If you are single it is $333 which includes meals and internet. If you are married it ranges from $328-502 (depending on location/size of house) + electricity and internet. If you’d like more information please email the Recruitment and Admissions Officer and she can pass on the residents handbook.
Are 1st year students encouraged to live in Moore accommodation? Do they ‘have’ to?
All single students are expected to reside in College for the duration of their course. First years are encouraged to live in Moore accommodation. Married accommodation is more limited and preference is given to third and fourth year. Find out more on the Student Accommodation page.
What’s the housing situation for single women at college at the moment? And when will the women’s housing reopen?
Most single residents are located in John Chapman house at this point (just on different sides). This will continue until housing is redeveloped. There are a few houses around campus that also are housing single women at the moment. Find out more on the Student Accommodation page.
How many people live at the different on-campus accommodation options?
17 couples (+children) at MooreWest, 24 couples (+children) at Croydon, 42 (+children) in the Newtown area, John Chapman House (single residence) approximately 60. As for faculty none at MooreWest, 2 at Croydon, 15 in Newtown, 3 off site.
Do married couples have to be residential if only one spouse is studying (e.g. wife studying, husband working)?
It is strongly encouraged that, as far as College resources permit, that all students live on campus throughout their studies. It is beneficial for both the student and the spouse to be involved in the College community. While the College is residential for full-time students as far as resources permit, a proportion of students live off campus. The College aims to provide full-time students with on-campus accommodation for at least two years in a three or four year course.
Does the priority of residential study also extend to the Diploma/Advanced Diploma?
Residential study does not apply to the Diploma of Biblical Theology (DBT) as it is fully online course. It does apply to the Advanced Diploma of Bible, Ministry and Mission (ADBMM). Housing is usually readily available for single students. Married student housing preference is given to upper years, interstate and international students.
What things should I not expect about College? (going after the fairy tale images / unrealistic expectations people sometimes have of college)
- College isn’t perfect, no college is; faculty aren’t perfect, our teaching methods are not perfect, nor our marking, nor our pastoral care, nor our curriculum; fellow students aren’t perfect (they’re not always thoughtful in what they say or inclusive or thankful); our systems and admin isn’t perfect, neither our buildings or accommodation.
- Every student is different, in terms of their expectations, their preferences, what they love & what they find challenging, but also their experiences vary; but every student would be able to speak of something that frustrates them, or doesn’t live up to their expectation (although also other things they’re incredibly thankful for and appreciate).
- We talk a lot about the cohort of your year group and being life-long support to each other in vocational ministry, but this can put pressure on friendships; it takes time to build deeper fellowship with people, and often happens more organically, and may happen more after people have left College.
- We listen to our students and keep working at improving things.
- You can’t learn everything at College, so some will be disappointed by what they notice is missing.
Can you study and graduate from Moore College, but serve in another Diocese like Newcastle? As they linked to the University of Divinity.
As a graduate of Moore College you can be employed in other Diocese at that Diocese’s discretion. We have graduates serving in most Anglican Diocese around Australia.
Why should I leave the ministry I’m doing now to go to College? Isn’t that a little self-indulgent?
Studying God’s word is an investment in your relationship with God, as well as your own awareness and equipping for a lifetime of ministry. We pray that all our students will not only be better equipped for service, but also that their love for God will grow and positively influence all their relationships including their prayer life.
Sometimes College may feel self-indulgent, as it’s a joy to spend so much time with God, however, provided you are praying through all your assignments, you are also likely to find your experience humbling, rebuking and necessarily hard as you are transformed by God.
We expect that students will continue in ministry part-time whilst at college, and many students testify to how their studies have positively and immediately impacted their ministry.
Over the course of a lifetime of ministry, to tithe 1 – 4 years specifically to knowing God’s word and being better prepared for ministry is invaluable.
How easy it is it for international students to enter into the community at Moore?
International students are a welcomed edition to our community at Moore. They bring with them experience from other places and new ideas. You can read about the experience of some past international students here: