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Andrew Bain and Ian Hussey presentation on research into the Value of Theological Education

You are invited to the next

Brisbane ANZATS Seminar

Monday 3 Sept  2018

at Malyon College, 53 Prospect Road, Gaythorne QLD, Australia 4051


Dr Andrew Bain

and Dr Ian Hussey

will speak on

Five Years On: The Long-Term Value of Theological Education.’

from their new book with the Australian College of Theology titled ‘Theological Education – Foundations, Practices and Future Directions.’

12:30pm – 1.30 pm Brisbane Chapter ANZATS business meeting to discuss business items for the Brisbane Chapter of ANZATS. We encourage each college to send one or more representatives to the business meeting, and guests are welcome to attend.  Tea and coffee are available.

1:30pm to 2.30 pm. Andrew Bain and Ian Hussey presentation

2.30 to 2.45 Questions and answers.

2.45 to 3.00 Afternoon tea.

Some excerpts from chapter 5 “The Long Term Value of Theological Education”

Educational writer Perry Shaw advocates that theological training institutions need to engage with the stakeholders who they serve in order to ensure the training they offer is relevant. One such stakeholder is the student themselves. Little research has been done to investigate how well pastors/ministers believe their theological education has prepared them for their ministry.

ANZATS is the Australian New Zealand Association of theological schools

Ian Hussey is the Director of Post Graduate Studies, Brisbane, where he teaches New Testament, Research Methods, and Practical Ministry.

Andrew M. Bain is Vice Principal of Queensland Theological College, Brisbane, where he teaches Church History and Christian Ethics

This research investigated the perceptions of ministry practitioners of how effectively their theological education has prepared them for their current vocation. The sample was composed of practitioners from two different religious traditions (Presbyterians and Baptists) who completed their theological education in the last 5 to 10 years and are still in vocational ministry. The qualitative methodology utilised telephone interviews in order to collect the data.