Why study at Pilgrim?

Our students come from all walks of life. Whether returning to study, needing a refresher, a contemporary theological update or embarking on a spiritual journey, Pilgrim College has several options.

Just a few more reasons our students chose to study with us:

‘…as a qualification to teach religious education and equip me to offer a higher ministerial leadership in Chaplaincy…’

‘… a deeper understanding of the New Testament and its relevance to worship and preaching will enhance my leadership roles in my local congregation and presbytery.’

‘…the degree will aid my discernment of a “Call to Ministry” … in the company of other students, under the guidance of scholars.’

‘…to increase skills in working with congregations in times of change and in dealing with different expectations in congregations.’

‘My last time of ‘serious’ academic study was 25 years ago…these studies furnish me with the necessary skills required for ministry in the contemporary context.’

‘I’ve been a public practice accountant for the last 15 years…My volunteering is predominantly church based…This course gives me a formal qualification …to be accredited as a lay worship leader, to provide volunteer relief in other congregations in the area.’

‘I’ve spent a lifetime career in nursing and midwifery….and have entered a period of discernment, exploring a call to ministry.’

‘…crystalised learning from 6.5 years of innovative ministry.’

‘…freshness and relevance in my preaching and outreach’.

‘To gain skills and experience in pastoral care of patients in a hospital setting.’

‘I seek to broaden my understanding of the Christian faith.’

‘I am already finding what I am learning useful as I continue to grow in my ministry, both within my church community and in the wider community.’


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