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Training and Formation Process

Candidates for ordination in the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn need to be theologically equipped for the task of leadership in God’s mission and church in this Diocese. St Mark’s National Theological Centre (St Mark’s) is our preferred training institution for both theological study and practical ministry formation.

Theological Formation

In order for ordination candidates to be equipped to serve the people of God in the ministries they will be called to undertake minimum standards for training are set. Please refer to the A Guide to the Process of Discernment, Selection, Training and Formation for Ordained Ministry 2018 for details of training requirements.

Applicants with prior theological qualifications will need to have that learning assessed by the Director of St Mark’s, or his nominee, against the Diocesan template prescribed for ordination candidates. These applicants may well be required to complete further study but wherever possible it will count towards a further degree.

Ministerial Training

We require all ordination candidates to complete the St Mark’s Advanced Diploma in Christian Ministry and Theology (ADCMT). This is a two year course delivered in intensive mode in Canberra in which essential aspects of Anglican theology, mission and ministry practice are studied.

Further information on ministerial training may be found on www.stmarksntc.org.au.

For more information on the process of ordination please you can read A Guide to the Process of Discernment, Selection, Training and Formation for Ordained Ministry 2018 or contact the Director of Ministry Training & Development, Reverend Peter Rose, here.