Pilgrim Theological College is an initiative of the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, providing a rich tapestry of ecumenical theological education under the leadership of a Faculty of eminent scholars.
Pilgrim serves the church by providing educational and formation programs for all who are engaged in Christian service. However, it has a special responsibility for preparing women and men who have been recognised as candidates for the Ministry of Word and Ministry of Deacon within the UCA.
In doing this work, Pilgrim Theological College recognises that:
- Each person who feels called to Ministry of the Word or Ministry of Deacon is different. Therefore a program of formation should take a person’s background, experience, circumstances, and prior learning into account.
- Formation is of the whole person. Therefore the College seeks to provide formation programs that integrate classroom learning, experience and skills with personal and spiritual development.
- Ministry is always exercised within a specific cultural context and also within the multicultural context of church and society in Australia. Therefore any formation program should include exposure to different cultural contexts and to the diversity of viewpoints, values and practices that accompany them.