Theological Training

Training in Theology

"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth."
Paul to Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:15

Here in the Diocese of Tasmania we are committed to growing our confidence in God who loves and sustains the world, and who sent His Son to redeem it.

We want to be confident in Him, in the Gospel he has entrusted to us to proclaim, in the Scriptures that reveal His Son to us, and in the Church, that is His Body.

As we grow in our confidence, we expect that God will bless us, and be glorified through us.

Certificates like those offered through Ridley and Moore College will equip Tasmanian Anglicans with the knowledge and skills that we need to confidently carry out the mission of Christ in our local contexts.

Anyone who undertakes intentional study of God’s word, theology and ministry skills, will reap a great harvest, not only in their own lives but in the lives of others.

“It is my desire that we can train as many people as possible to be fruitful in their own discipleship and able to equip and teach others. Ridley and Moore Colleges offer world class teaching which provides a great foundation for confident ministry. I commend it to you.”
Bishop Richard Condie

Certificate level theological study individually or with a group

There are two options of theological study to choose from:

  1. Moore College offers a hard copy print-based course which is best suited to people who prefer logical, verbal and solitary learning styles.
  2. Ridley College offers an online video-based course designed for people who prefer visual, aural and social learning styles.

Bachelor/Masters level theological study individually and with a group

In 2018, The Diocese of Tasmania is working together with Ridley College to provide a Tasmanian Ridley Cohort for Tasmanian Anglicans studying at degree or postgraduate level online with Ridley College.

Students will be supported, and linked together, with some visits to Tasmania from Ridley lecturers. For more info, email the Director of Ministry Development.

Students undertaking theological study will also find it very helpful to attend Bible Forums which are run throughout the year.

“The study has helped us to break down sections of the Bible to give better understanding of the reading, and how it ties in with other books of both Old and New Testaments. We fully recommend the Ridley Course.” 

“The Moore Preliminary Certificate just scrapes the surface of what there is to learn, but is proving to be a helpful overview of Christian teaching, with plenty of new insights and opportunities to engage more deeply with what God has to say through the Bible.”

“The two units I have completed have given me a better handle on the Bible as a whole. I now feel stronger as a Christian, and better able to talk about my faith…..I really loved Michael Raiter’s way of bringing in C.S.Lewis’ Last Battle at the end of Bible Overview!”

“Studying  ‘Understanding the Bible’ as well as ‘Bible Overview’ has opened my eyes up to a new way of reading, studying and interpreting the Bible in a way that challenges me to better understand the scriptures and why they were written.”

“The good thing about doing the courses online is that it allows you to go at your own pace week by week, which when you are holding down a full time job allows you time to study and complete modules thus taking away some of the stress that juggling these two activities can involve.”

“I have especially learnt a lot from the 'Five Looks' method of exegesis (look up, down, back, forward and here), which has helped me to widen my knowledge and to search beyond just the passage that I am reading, so that I will be better equipped to share the Gospel with others.”