Pathways of Learning
Many of the assumptions upon which we have understood ourselves have been challenged and we now navigate uncharted waters.
Yet the call on the church remains constant: to proclaim Jesus Christ, the risen crucified One, to bear witness in word and deed to his reconciling work, and thereby serve the world for which Christ died.
The church hears anew the call to confess Christ in fresh words and deeds. There is real excitement about new ways of being the church, about new forms of ministry, and about the new realities of being a cross-cultural and inter-cultural church.
We are seeing renewed conversations within and beyond the church about God, Jesus Christ, the gospel and the interface between belief, beliefs and unbelief.
Theological education is immersed in this ferment and propels the church into it. Pilgrim offers resources for Christians, seekers, people of other faiths, and the intellectually curious. It will equip people for the challenges of this new context.
The College provides an opportunity to:
- engage the scriptural and historical SOURCES of the Christian faith
- embrace the VISION of the reconciled world announced in the gospel
- explore the pathways of ancient and contemporary WITNESS
- provoke PROPHETIC discipleship
- lead the church in constant RENEWAL.
Through the work of the College, theological education forms graduates who are committed to practising reflective self-awareness, integrating thought and practice, engaging with the social, political and ecclesial issues of the day, articulating the Christian faith in fresh words and deeds, and serving the world through empowering the church.
A new narrative forming a revised curriculum
Our curriculum is focused on five themes spiralling in ever-expanding circles; each theme ever-present, reoccurring references throughout one’s study at Pilgrim.
As students engage more deeply in the sources, their vision of a reconciled world is continually expanded; their exploration of the ways of witness open up new possibilities.
They are provoked to raise a prophetic voice in the church and the world, and will be equipped to lead the church in the renewal of it vocation.