Learning about our Christian faith changes us; learning to live that faith as the form of Christ in the world changes both us and the world. The first is theology, the second, ministry and they belong together, at least they do as long as ministry is more than being nice to people and theology makes a serious attempt to think about how, thorough Jesus Christ and in the Holy Spirit, God gives himself to us. At SEITE, we commit ourselves to providing theological education that equips men and women for the practical knowledge of God, the knowledge that changes things, that makes its mark on us and those we serve. In our programmes, we have students preparing for ordained ministry and for licensed lay ministry, as well as students engaging with theology for their personal interest, discipleship or as part of a process of vocational discernment.
The quality of learning and community at SEITE is, I think, quite unusual; there is a distinct vitality, a readiness among students and staff for the exhilarating difficulties of Christian learning and formation. Students discover, too, a common life in which their learning is encouraged and supported so that the changes it brings, the challenges it poses, gladden the heart and move the will. The truth is that God grants us more than we expect of ourselves, and, thus surprising us, inspires us with hope for the world He loves. As the first epistle of John puts it: since our lives are held in the gracious mystery of God, "it does not yet appear what we shall be". So, look around this website and look forward.
The Revd Dr Alan Gregory
St Augustine’s College of Theology
We are delighted to announce that we are changing our name to St Augustine’s College of Theology. Inspired by Augustine of Canterbury, the great missionary to England and first Archbishop of Canterbury, we aim to continue preparing men and women for ordained and licensed ministry and providing theological education for those pursuing formal study of Christian faith and practice. More >