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Our Mission Moore College exists to enable men and women to deepen their knowledge of God, through higher education in the field of theology, so that they might faithfully and effectively live exemplary Christian lives, proclaim and teach the word of God, and care for others in the name of Jesus Christ in all the world, to the glory of God.

Our Vision Moore College strives to serve the churches by maintaining and enhancing its global leadership as a centre for theological teaching, ministry training and distance theological education.

Our Values The College seeks to achieve its mission in a manner consistent with biblical values. It is therefore committed to: Christian Faith: Trust in God and his purposes as these are revealed in Jesus Christ and conveyed to us by the Holy Spirit in the canonical scriptures of the Old and New Testament; Integrity: Honesty, transparency, fairness and accountability in all personal behaviour and community practices; Grace: Generosity and compassion in dealings with each other, reflecting the undeserved mercy of God in Christ; Service: Placing the welfare of others above personal interests and convenience, using the gifts and talents that God has graciously given; Community: Loving personal relationships, developed through regular meeting and a common focus, as the proper context for learning about the triune God and his purposes; Scholarship: Rigour of thought characterised by a careful use of primary evidence, breadth of research and appropriate inferences, resulting in fresh and readily accessible approaches to both classic issues and contemporary questions; Gender Complementarity: Affirmation of the fundamental equality and mutual dependence of men and women as image bearers of God, while recognising proper differences in roles and responsibilities in life and Christian ministry; Freedom of Enquiry: The freedom to subject all ideas to honest inquiry; and Integration: Growth in the knowledge of God is best conducted for, and in the context of, life application and active participation in Christian service.



CONTENTS Moore College Mission, Vision, Values


Contents 3 From the President


From the Principal


Important Note of Gratitude


2012-2013 At a Glance


Courses Overview




Students 11 Mission 14 Serving the Churches


Christian Fellowship


Moore Ministry Updates


A New Building for Moore


Moore in the World


Academic Centres


Teaching and Learning


Research and Scholarship


Library 29 Information Services


Moore College Foundation


Governance 32 Finances 34

Tracking College Results


Support Moore College



FROM THE PRESIDENT Earlier this year Dr Mark Thompson was installed as the 13th Principal of Moore College and more recently I became the College’s 11th President. We are both conscious of our respective and distinguished predecessors, two of whom held both positions with distinction. We are also conscious of the importance of the College to the health of the Diocese as we continue to educate men and women for gospel ministry, through their study of God’s word in the context of Christian community. God has blessed us with an outstanding faculty, whose commitment to both teaching the whole counsel of God and modelling Christ in their lives provides a rich resource for our students as they prepare for a life time of ministry. Through the foresight of earlier generations, the campus is well located, close to the heart of the city and possessing the largest and finest theological library in the country. However, as the College has grown, so we have outgrown our facilities in Newtown. After many years of preparation the College is embarking on an ambitious building program to create a purpose-built space for the library and its users, as well as an auditorium, more teaching classrooms and faculty studies. Will you join us in providing the physical resources for the next generation of students of Moore College? Will you pray for the College that it might continue to be faithful to the teaching of the Bible so that our graduates might proclaim Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that they may present everyone mature in Christ? Thank you for your financial support and for your prayers. Glenn N Davies Archbishop of Sydney


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FROM THE PRINCIPAL This has been an exciting year at Moore College. There have been a number of staff changes, including a new principal! Since my appointment was announced on 30 November last year, I have been greatly encouraged by the support and prayers of many people throughout the Diocese and beyond. Thank you very much. I look forward to many years of rich partnership in the gospel. Moore College has been served by a succession of remarkable principals over the past 157 years, not the least among them John Woodhouse, who retired on 11 May after 11 years at the helm. John has been a godly, humble leader, selflessly using his extraordinary gifts as a preacher and teacher of God’s word to serve the College community and the Diocese at large. I am very grateful to have learnt so much from John and to receive from him a College in such fine shape and with thrilling prospects under God’s good hand. It is with great gratitude to God that I can report an increase in our student numbers this year. In February 98 full-time students joined us in the first year and another 87 have begun their study part-time. God has continued to send us godly and gifted men and women who are committed to serving God’s people in a wide range of ministries. Yet we must not give up praying that God might send more. All over the world there is a desperate need for clear thinking, warm hearted, gospeldriven men and women to take the gospel to the nations.

Four things in particular have dominated this year at College. The first is the capital campaign, Being Moore, which was launched on 3 July. We are aiming to raise $20 million to provide desperately needed facilities such as a contemporary library and information centre, teaching rooms, an auditorium that might allow the entire College community to gather, research spaces and much more. I am glad to say that a substantial part of that has already been generously given and we trust that we will meet our target by the middle of next year. It is, in fact, only the first stage of a master plan to build the College of the future and we are hoping that we will be in a position to begin construction at the end of the 2014 academic year. The second is the concentrated attention given to our distance education courses (often known by the older title of External Studies). A great deal of time has been spent applying contemporary educational principles and the latest technology to the Preliminary Theological Course (PTC). Assessments have been reviewed, notes revised and enrolment processes streamlined. Much of the material has already been placed online and we are investing in ways to allow greater interaction with fellow students and with the faculty. We have the opportunity of reaching even more people across the world with this valuable resource. The work is not finished yet. A whole host of innovative proposals are currently being tested in order to make this an even better learning experience.



The third is the establishment of the new Centre for Ministry Development under the directorship of Archie Poulos. The centre joins the Priscilla and Aquila Centre, which resources women’s ministry, and the Centre for Christian Living, which seeks to help people live thoughtfully as Christians in today’s world. Its particular focus is on the development of skills for ministry in graduates of the College and others. It will be a one-stop shop for biblical thinking about the practicalities of ministry in a variety of settings. It aims to promote theologicallydriven and evidence-based best practice of ministry across the Diocese and further afield. This is an exciting new development which we believe will enhance our fellowship with the churches and organisations of the Diocese. Finally, we have farewelled a number of the faculty who have retired or moved on to other valuable ministries in the past year. Alongside John Woodhouse, the College community farewelled Robert Doyle after thirty years of teaching at the College. Con Campbell left us to join the faculty of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago and Michael Jensen left us to return to parish ministry at St Mark’s Darling Point. Already two new faculty have

been appointed and there are hopes that before too long we will be able to announce the appointment of two more. The Rev Dr Andrew Leslie joined us in July 2013 to teach primarily in the area of Christian Doctrine. Dr Peter Orr will join us in January 2014 to teach primarily in the area of New Testament. Moore College exists to serve the Lord Jesus Christ by serving the churches for whom Christ died. We are partners with the churches in proclaiming Christ’s gospel and living as Christ’s disciples. We want to see lost men and women come to a real and everdeepening faith in God which flows out of them in transformed lives. This partnership with the churches of the Diocese is first and foremost a partnership of prayer, for only God can bring sinners to repentance and faith and only God can conform us all to the image of his Son. Please keep praying with us and for us as we continue to pray for you. Mark Thompson Principal

Important Note of Gratitude Moore College gives thanks to God for Archbishop Peter Jensen’s significant contribution to the College over the past 46 years as student, faculty member, Principal, Archbishop of Sydney and President of the Governing Board of the College. We are grateful for the clarity of Peter’s teaching and preaching, the gospel-centred wisdom that characterised his leadership, and his genuine pastoral care that has left a deep impact on many. While Peter’s role will change with retirement, we look forward to Peter and Christine remaining an integral part of the Moore College fellowship.


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2012-2013 AT A GLANCE Student ministers on Sundays (and on other days for many) at different churches

Open Events providing opportunities for people to get a look into Moore

A Christian fellowship involving small groups, community life and chapel gatherings

Suburban (or inner city) residents involved in family time, extra-curricular activities and private study

Students in lectures from 8 or 9 am to 2 or 3 pm Monday to Friday (FT & PT) OR Tuesday and Thursday from 6.30 to 9.20 pm (PT) for 26 weeks per year

Mission Awareness Week (July) at College, fostering awareness of world-wide mission opportunities for students

Library Day - Launching Marsden’s Mission held in July

Scholars participating in Moore College Annual Lectures (August) by Bill Salier, Vice Principal

Priscilla and Aquila Centre exploring ministry of women in partnership with men

Being Moore Campaign launched in July

Centre for Christian Living exploring ethical and moral issues of being Christians at home, at work and as citizens

New principal Dr Mark Thompson installed and commences in office on June 6

Centre for Ministry Development established to provide support to churches



Length (FT)



Bachelor of Divinity

4 years

PT* or FT


Bachelor of Theology

3 years

PT* or FT


Diploma of Bible and Missions

1 year

PT or FT


Diploma of Bible and Ministry

1 year

PT or FT


MA(Theology) (coursework)

2 years

PT or FT


Master of Theology (research)

2 years

PT or FT


PhD (research)+

3 years

PT or FT



n/a PT NO

Moore College Evening Course




* Year 1 only. + In collaboration with University of Sydney or University of Western Sydney. ยบ Contact Registrar for further information.

The core course of the College is the four-year full-time Bachelor of Divinity (BD). Other accredited courses either lead to that or build on it. Students enter the BD from a range of backgrounds. Most have a university degree. Some have trade qualifications. Most have secular workforce experience. Some have undertaken a ministry training apprenticeship. Some enter via a diploma course and a few come straight from secular tertiary studies. A significant majority undertake one or more units in the (un-accredited) PTC before enrolling in the BD.


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FACULTY God has blessed the College with an extraordinary faculty. Each member of this fellowship is a gifted teacher, pastor, and scholar committed to the service of our students and, through them, the churches of the Diocese. While lectures and seminars are the primary mode of teaching, just as important are informal mealtime interaction, chapel, chaplaincy groups and College missions. Outside of these the faculty contribute by teaching in churches throughout the Diocese and further afield, serving Christian and community organisations and through research and writing. The Rev Canon M D Thompson BA (Macquarie), BTh, MTh (ACT), DPhil (Oxon), Principal (from May 12 2013)

The Rev W H Salier MEd (Sydney), BTh, MTh (ACT), PhD (Cantab), Vice Principal

The Rev G D Anderson BA (Hons) (Sydney), BTh (ACT), MPE&T (Deakin), PhD (Sydney)

The Rev G Athas BA (Hons) (Sydney), BD (Moore), PhD (Sydney)

The Rev C R Bale BA (UNSW), DipEd (Sydney), BTh (ACT), MLitt, PhD (Sydney)

The Rev P G Bolt

The Rev D A Hรถhne BA (UNSW), BD, MTh (Moore), PhD (Cantab)

The Rev M P Jensen BA (Hons) (Sydney), BD, MTh (Moore), MSt, DPhil (Oxon) (Until September 30 2013)

P H Kern BS (EBC), MA, MDiv (TEDS), PhD (Sheffield)

The Rev A M Leslie BD (Moore), PhD (Edinburgh) (From 1 July 2013)

P C Orr BD (Moore), PhD (Durham) (Appointed to commence 1 February 2014)

The Rev A P Poulos BE (Hons) (UNSW), BTh, MA (Theol) (ACT)

ThL (ACT), BD (London), MTh (ACT), MA (Hons) (Macquarie), PhD (London)

The Rev A G Shead

The Rev A J B Cameron

The Rev T J Stenhouse

BSc (UNSW), BTh, MTh (ACT), PhD (London)

BSc (UNSW), BTh (ACT), MA (Theology) (Moore)

The Rev C R Campbell

J M Tooher

AdvDipJazz (ANU), BD (Moore), PhD (Macquarie) (Until 15 July 2013)

BTh (ACT), MA (Theology) (Moore)

BSc (Med) (Sydney), BTh, MTh (ACT), PhD (Cantab)

P R Williamson

The Rev K G Condie

BD (Hons), PhD (Belfast)

BSc (Hons) (UNSW), BTh, MA (Theol) (ACT), PhD (Sydney)

The Rev Canon J W Woodhouse

The Rev R C Doyle

BSc (Hons) (UNSW), BD (London), PhD (Manchester), Principal (Until May 11 2013)

BSc (Sydney), BD (London), PhD (Aberdeen) (Until 31 December 2012)

The Rev D Wu

The Rev R J Gibson

BSc (Sydney), BD (Moore), PhD (Sydney)

BSocWk (UNSW), BTh, MTh (ACT), PhD (Macquarie)


Emeritus Faculty The Rt Rev P W Barnett BD (London), ThSchol (ACT), MA (Hons) (Sydney), PhD (London), ThD (ACT)


The Rt Rev P F Jensen

ThL (Moore), BD (London), MA (Hons) (Syd), D Phil (Oxford)

The Rev P T O’Brien BD (London), PhD (Manchester), ThD (ACT)

The Rev D G Peterson

BA, MA (Sydney), BD (London), ThSchol (ACT), PhD (Manchester)

B G Webb BA, DipEd (Qld), BD (London), PhD (Sheffield)

Visiting Lecturers The Rev R C Doyle BSc (Sydney), BD (London), PhD (Aberdeen)

The Rev A L Ford

BSc (Hons) (Sydney), BD (Moore), PhD (Sydney)

The Rev M D Jensen BSc (UNSW), BD, MA (Theol) (MTC), PhD (Sydney)

The Rev M R Stead BCom (Acc), BD (MTC), PhD (Gloucestershire)

I am so thankful for Stephanie Menear (Moore College graduate,‘09) because how she’s been shaped by God has really shaped me, and helped me be a more godly woman, and to be humble and trusting in God, and living a life that glorifies God. Without Moore Partners the College wouldn’t have the financial help and the prayer support it needs so that these young men and women who are coming to the College can be built up in the knowledge of God, and be supported through prayer. They are going to know God’s Word well, they’re shaped by God’s Word to go out to the society in Sydney and beyond and bring that to other people. I think as Christians that is what we want, isn’t it? To have people who are willing to live their life for God and to share their knowledge of God with other people.

Heidi Noujeim, Member, Church by the Bridge See more Moore Partners at:


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STUDENTS To inspire and equip a growing number of leaders and teachers of God’s word who humbly and prayerfully serve God’s people.

Enrolments PT

1 Year Diploma


Bachelor of Divinity/Theology













50 0

0 2008







MA (Theology)











0 2009












MTh and PhD










New Students in 2013 The origin of new full-time (FT), half-time (HT) and part-time (PT) students in 2013 by Anglican Diocese of Sydney region, beyond Sydney and international is: New FT Students 2013 by Region

Wollongong 11% South Sydney 19% Northern 17% International (Singapore, UK, Chile) 4% Beyond Sydney 26% Georges River 8% Western Sydney 15%

New PT and HT Students 2013 by Region

Wollongong 6% South Sydney 16% Northern 24% Beyond Sydney 6% Georges River 24% Western Sydney 24%

New students come from various backgrounds: ◗  15% have no prior university degree. Many of these have diplomas, certificates and trade qualifications. They have come to College from a background in administration, electrical trades and horticulture. ◗  32% entered a ministry apprenticeship before commencing study. ◗  Others came from a variety of occupations including teaching, accounting, pharmacy, finance, nursing, engineering, the army, IT and the law. In other words they are people from all walks of life who want to know God better and be equipped to make him known. 12

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Graduates 2013 The regions in which the 92 students who graduated in March 2013 now serve include:

Graduates in 2013

Sydney Diocese 65% Overseas 8% Other States 11% Non-Metro NSW 6% Sydney Non-Anglican 10%

Nearly two-thirds of the 2013 graduates are serving in churches, schools, chaplaincies and other ministries within the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. Among them are 28 BD graduates who were ordained at the start of 2013. Those now serving interstate or overseas have gone or returned to Victoria, Tasmania, North West Australia, Indonesia and New Zealand. A number of others are undertaking further study in preparation for ministry in France and East Asia.


MISSION Moore College has a global vision. This is clear from our mission statement, which affirms that students seek to deepen their knowledge of God in order to serve in all the world. We aim to equip graduates to live, to proclaim, to teach and to care for others in any context. As one graduate recently put it, the genius of the College is that we provide ‘… tools to engage … not just answers to recite’. Mission is not just the interest of a small group within the College community. In the broadest sense every one of us is the fruit of mission somewhere in the past. What is more, every graduate, whether in multicultural Sydney or in the whole world will be engaged in mission. Cross-cultural mission is no longer the domain of specialists alone. So all of our courses incorporate elements of mission and some students choose a specific mission course. Every year all full-time students, and part-time students who make that choice, engage in a week long mission in partnership with a local church in a team led by a faculty member.


In 2013 mission teams served as far afield as England (alongside Moore graduates Rod and Zoe Earnshaw at Holy Trinity, Gateshead) and the upper Blue Mountains. Other teams went south to Sutherland and Oak Flats, north to Pennant Hills, Crossway Carlingford and Chatswood, and west to Parramatta, Mulgoa and Glenmore Park. Closer to the College, teams went to Broadway and Redfern. We continued the pattern of setting aside one team to spend the week helping to contact Muslims, this time in Merrylands. Monday afternoon mission hour is an important part of the College program. Over recent months it has provided opportunities to learn more of cross-cultural mission in Nigeria, Niger, the Philippines, France, Lesotho, Chile and evangelism in Sydney among Roman Catholics. A quarter of the 2013 graduates proceeded to ministry outside metropolitan Sydney, many of them in cross-cultural situations around Australia and offshore.

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SERVING THE CHURCHES The College exists to serve the churches and resource their ministries. We achieve this in a number of ways.

Training men and women for service by deepening their knowledge of God Nearly two-thirds of the College’s graduates serve in churches, schools, chaplaincies and other ministries in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. Historically at least half of our graduates serve as ministers in local parishes.

Moore College Missions Each year, Moore College sends teams of students and faculty out to partner with churches, running missions to proclaim Jesus. Contact Greg Anderson if you feel your church should participate.

Student Ministers All Moore College students have ministries in local churches. Most are paid or unpaid student ministers. Some have responsibility for youth, home groups or particular Sunday gatherings. Some teach Special Religious Education in Newtown and Darlington primary schools.

Centres Moore College has established three centres which aim to resource Christian men and women inside and outside the College community in specific areas of Christian life and ministry. For details see pages 22-24.

Library/Moore Books The Moore College Library, established with the College in 1856, now holds some 231 000 volumes, located in five major sub-collections. The subject collection strengths of the Library are the Bible, Reformation, Puritanism and Anglicanism. The Library also houses Moore Books which is a small retail outlet selling theological titles to students and the public.

Faculty Community Engagement Our faculty serve the churches of the Diocese in a number of important ways. Each year they accept invitations to teach in churches, take teaching weekends, address conferences and write articles for Christian publications such as Southern Cross and The Briefing. Some participate in social media and maintain their own blog sites. Others write scholarly articles and books. In addition, a number serve on the boards of Diocesan organisations and provide expert advice to government bodies.

MooreLive Faculty members also make themselves available to run sessions in churches on a range of topics, including overviews of biblical books, ethical issues, church history, doctrine, ministry related topics and more.


CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP At the heart of our life at College is the Christian fellowship of men and women whose lives have been transformed by the gospel. While we remain an academic institution we are first and foremost a community of brothers and sisters in Christ. This reality shapes every aspect of our life and work together. Students often comment on the difference between our community and their previous experience of tertiary education. The difference is not so much in the academic rigour at Moore, though we seek to honour Christ by providing the best theological education available in order to thoroughly equip people for a lifetime of ministry, but rather in the community context where students and teachers alike are seeking to grow in the knowledge of God.

Faculty and students meet, not only in the classroom, but also over morning teas, lunches, in chaplaincy groups, chapel, and a myriad of informal contexts. Prayer is a vital part of our life together. It is common to see people praying together around the campus. Fellowship is further enhanced by students and faculty living together in community. Moore Women offers the wives of students opportunities to meet with faculty wives and women students to grow together in discipleship and ministry skills. The College community gathers periodically for chapel and benefits from the ministry of great preachers, graduates and others. This year guests have included Carl Matthei, Andrew Ford, Zac Veron and Kerry Nagel.

PARTNER WITH MOORE Going to Moore College has made Phil Colgan (Moore College graduate, ‘04) a great servant for Christ because it’s given him a really strong framework, a really strong basis upon which to encourage and teach us the Gospel. What we have in Moore is a wonderful gospel focussed institution in Sydney. If we don’t partner, if we don’t pray, if we don’t commit financially, then a great institution will not exist. Don Grant, Member, St George North Anglican Church See more Moore Partners at:


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MOORE MINISTRY UPDATES Distance Education Courses Regulations administered by the Australian Government’s regulating body (TEQSA) mean the College must change the names of its long standing Certificate in Theology and Diploma of Biblical Studies courses by the end of 2014. To cope with future student demand, the College is investing in technology to improve the administration and assessment of these courses. Development of online delivery will assist students who are increasingly turning to technology for learning. While the translation of subjects into 18 languages continues, the College has begun work on a Chinese online learning environment and is working to do the same with Korean and Spanish. (Spanish has been available in a basic online format for many years – the change here will be to improve on that).

Building a new Moore A long planned campus redevelopment has begun with the commencement of the Being Moore Campaign to raise the necessary funds for a building project on the 1 King Street site. The new building will provide much-needed community space, additional classrooms, a research centre, study spaces and room for faculty offices and administration space.

Centre for Ministry Development In early 2013 the College established the Centre for Ministry Development (CMD), led by Archie Poulos. CMD will partner closely with best practice ministry training practitioners to help pastors and ministers strengthen their ministries through training and support that is personal, localised and practical.

Ministry Training Precinct Planning continues for a unique ministry training precinct at the Newtown Campus which will provide opportunities for close cooperation between the College and other ministry organisations in the Diocese. Bringing together innovative people, programs and organisations will strengthen the College’s courses and provide opportunities for effective ministry in this city and beyond. 18

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A NEW BUILDING FOR MOORE Early this year the College launched the Being Moore Campaign to raise $20 million towards the redevelopment of urgently needed facilities at the campus in Newtown. The response since the campaign launch has been overwhelming with over $8 million in gifts so far. Plans are well advanced for new facilities to address the current lack of space on campus for students to learn, study, pray and research. The College will continue to fundraise for the remaining funds needed to bring the project to fruition. New classrooms and larger lecture spaces are planned. Larger teaching spaces will have the flexibility to be divided into smaller classrooms. These classrooms will be used for small group lectures, tutorials as well as being available to students for private study. A large auditorium will enable the entire student body to gather for chapel services, to pray, reflect and learn, while also providing a permanent home for graduation ceremonies. Our new library will arguably be the heart of the College for decades to come.

It will be a showcase for the latest in innovative design: dark spaces will give way to natural light, small uninviting study areas will be replaced by larger and versatile spaces which can accommodate more students. Our library embraces an increasingly digital world giving students access to over 30,000 eBooks and a Digital repository, of over 5,520 items and growing, as well as the large print collections. When the new facilities are complete the three centres, Priscilla and Aquila Centre, Centre for Christian Living and Centre for Ministry Development will have new purpose built spaces to expand their activities within the Diocese, across Australia and around the world. Construction is scheduled to commence in November 2014 with significant fundraising activities to continue in the lead up to turning the first sod. You can learn more about the Being Moore Campaign and ways to help by visiting




Cayman Islands

British Virgin Islands Trinidad & Tobago

Note: To give a picture of the spread of the influence and impact of Moore in its history, these lists include current and past graduates/distance education locations.

Moore College graduates’ locations 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Azerbaijan Belgium Bolivia Canada Chile DR Congo Cyprus Denmark Egypt England France Germany Hong Kong (SAR of China) 14. India 15. Indonesia

16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.

Ireland Italy Japan Jordan Kenya Kyrgyzstan Malaysia Mauritius Mongolia Myanmar Namibia New Zealand Nigeria Northern Ireland Pakistan Peru

32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43.

South Africa Singapore Slovenia Spain Taiwan Tanzania Thailand Tonga Uganda United States of America Vanuatu Other parts of Asia, Africa, Europe, the Pacific region and South America 44. Throughout Australia

Moore Colleg 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

Albania Argentina Australia Austria Bangladesh Belgium Bermuda Bolivia Botswana Brazil British Virgin Islands Brunei Bulgaria Cambodia Canada Cayman Islands Channel Islands

18. 19. 20. 21.

22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33.




Solomon Islands Vanuatu Fiji

Mauritius New Caledonia


ge Distance Education locations

. . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . .

Chile China Colombia Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Cyprus Cuba Czech Republic Denmark Egypt England Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Gambia Germany

34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

Ghana Hong Kong Hungary India Indonesia Ireland Isle of Man Italy Japan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lithuania Madagascar Malawi

51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67.

Malaysia Mauritius Mexico Moldova Mongolia Mozambique Nauru Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Niger Nigeria Northern Ireland Norway Pakistan Panama Papua New Guinea

68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84.

Peru Philippines Poland Romania Russia Scotland Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands South Africa South Korea Spain Sri Lanka Sudan

85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94.

Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Tanzania Thailand Tonga Trinidad & Tobago Uganda United Arab Emirates United States of America 95. Vanuatu 96. Vietnam 97. Wales 98. West Indies 99. Zambia 100. Zimbabwe

ACADEMIC CENTRES Moore College has established three centres which provide a way of resourcing Christian men and women both inside and outside the College community in specific areas of Christian life and ministry.

The Priscilla and Aquila Centre The Priscilla and Aquila Centre was founded in 2011 as an integral part of our commitment to train and resource women in ministry. It is directed by Jane Tooher, a member of the College faculty. 260 people attended its annual conference in February this year. James de Costobadie from St John’s, Christchurch, NZ gave the main talks on Titus 2. We were also delighted to launch the published version of Claire Smith’s PhD thesis. Claire is our first female PhD graduate supervised jointly by Moore and the University of Western Sydney. Jane Tooher’s absence for study leave in mid2013 has meant that seminars for women in ministry have not been run this year. However, evening seminars are planned for 2014 and 2015 for women and men, focusing on passages and issues in the Old Testament that many find tricky, and that are especially

pertinent as we think through the ministries of women, and minister with women. They will be held mid-week at Moore College. We look forward to the 2014 conference on the topic of ‘Singleness, Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage in Ministry’, with talks by Phillip Jensen and a number of electives. We continue to communicate available ministry positions on the Priscilla and Aquila website, as well as by email to all female Moore College students and others who have asked to be on the list. There are very strong links between the Centre and the Archdeacon for Women’s Ministry, Kara Hartley and we remain grateful for the continued support of Anglican Deaconess Ministries.

PARTNER WITH MOORE There’ve been a number of Moore graduates who have impacted me in various stages of my life. They have ensured that I have heard the gospel, that I know how to proclaim the gospel. They have ensured that I understand what it means to be a Christian and equipped me in ways that I can stand out as a Christian in the world. Moore Partners make Moore College because it is a partnership. It’s us, people who are able to financially and prayerfully support the people who are going to go out. We are the family of God and we work together for the gospel.


Jos Dudley, Member, St Thomas’ Anglican Church, North Sydney See more Moore Partners at:

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The Centre for Christian Living The Centre for Christian Living (CCL) – – began in 2011 with the aim of assisting Christians to think theologically about various aspects of life, in a safe and friendly forum. The Centre is directed by Andrew Cameron and hosts a variety of activities for a growing community of people who are keen to think more about following Jesus faithfully in a complex world. CCL Open Nights are the primary way to engage with the Centre. These public meetings, held at Moore College 5 times each year, usually attract between 60 and 100 people. Each meeting addresses an issue that touches on the Christian life, ethics and morality. This year’s topics have ranged from refugees and loving one another through to politics. Recent Open Night events saw Archbishop Peter Jensen addressing several hundred people at St Barnabas Broadway on ‘Christian voices in the public square’, and Andrew Ford addressing the topic of modern bioethics and its challenge to Christian thinking and living. The CCL Read Club gathers highly motivated friends from various backgrounds who read and review books for each other. Books on various topics are chosen from a wide selection of Christian publishers, and Read Club reviews, posted on the Resources section of our website, are fast becoming an important resource to discover good writing on many themes. The activities of Read Club have been on hold in 2013 but will resume in 2014.


I’m thankful to God for Hui Shin (Moore College graduate, ‘11) for giving me an older Christian for my life. He’s a good preacher of the Word and he also provided me an example of how to live as a Christian. Most of the ministers that I know went to Moore College and they all seem to have one thing in common. It’s not just their theological depth, but how they’re able to present that message in a way that really connects with people. It’s this community I think within Moore College that really spoke volumes to me about how a Christian Church should be living, driving each other on, progressing further and further on in the relationship with God and doing it in a way that’s biblical. Jireh Jang, Member, St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Strathfield See more Moore Partners at:


The Centre for Ministry Development

Resources are being gathered to achieve these ends. They comprise:

The Centre for Ministry Development was launched earlier this year.

◗  College faculty ◗  partner organisations ◗  coaches and mentors ◗  adjunct faculty who are best practitioners in their field ◗  potent diagnostic tools, processes and programs.

The Centre exists to assist and promote the lifelong development of clergy and their staff in theologically shaped, evidence based, best practice ministry, so that through the growth of individuals and churches, Christ’s glory may reach our nation. 2013 has been the year for shaping our programs. We have recruited a team of twenty exceptional practitioners in various fields of development – clergy mentoring, organisational psychology, theology, education and human resources – who have freely given their time to develop the Centre’s projects. The Centre has also worked with 46 senior ministers and churches analysing their parishes to improve ministry, with 12 continuing to be actively coached.

In 2014 the Centre will also partner with Ministry Training and Development to undertake some of the training of new assistant ministers, and our hope and prayer is to use what we learn to further refine the services provided, so that they can be offered more widely in future years. While still in the planning stages for 2014, the Centre is considering conducting occasional input on best practice ministry alongside more long term input on specific issues, such as preaching development.

The team is developing a program that will enable users to: ◗  grow in non-defensive, life long, accountable character, that they may be best deployed in ministry ◗  develop into effective pastors through highly developed leadership, mentoring and coaching, management, pastoral care, preaching and innovative engagement with the world.


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TEACHING AND LEARNING 2013 Full-time Students

BTh 78 DipB&Miss 16 DipB&Min 2 Postgraduate MTh and PhD 7 BD 199

Full-time courses Bachelor of Divinity (BD) The BD is a four-year course for people preparing for a life-time of full-time Christian work. The fourth year draws together the knowledge and skills of the previous three years of study. One particular unit, Issues in Theology, develops skills in addressing theological issues in pastoral settings in the wider Christian community. Specialist electives are also available. Bachelor of Theology (BTh) The BTh course consists of the first three years of the BD. Students undertake a common program in all years. The program comprises three critical areas of enquiry: Biblical Studies (including Biblical Theology and New Testament Greek), Christian Thought (including Church History, Theology and Ethics), and Christian Ministry.


2013 Part-time Students

Research MTh and PhD 4 BD 25 BTh 22 DipB&Miss 53 DipB&Min 23 MA (Theology) 180

Part-time and full-time courses Bachelor of Divinity and Bachelor of Theology – Year 1 only Year 1 of both courses involves the same 10 semester-length units. Elective units of Christian Communication in Mission and Understanding Buddhism and Islam are offered as alternatives to Hebrew. Diploma of Bible and Missions and Diploma of Bible and Ministry Both diploma courses require the equivalent of one year’s full-time study and may be taken over two or more years part-time. They provide a foundation in Biblical Studies and Christian Thought, together with studies specifically appropriate for the award. Bible and Missions includes Understanding Buddhism and Islam, and History of Christian Mission. Bible and Ministry includes Lay Ministry Foundations, Ministry and Mission, and Evangelistic Ministry. Both diplomas include Christian Communication. Master of Arts in Theology This course provides continuing education for graduates and functions as in-service training in ministry. Students undertake eight units, including a book of the Bible in the original language. Holders of the Moore College BD qualify for advanced standing. A study tour of Turkey or Israel is also offered as a unit. Teaching is usually conducted in intensive mode (two three-day blocks per unit). Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy* Both are research awards and aim to equip people for teaching ministries in theological and Bible colleges. MTh students undertake research projects and a thesis, and participate in seminars. The PhD is by thesis only, and seminar participation is required. The PhD requires a minimum of two semesters full-time in Sydney. * The PhD program is offered in conjunction with either the University of Sydney or the University of Western Sydney.


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Distance Education PTC Course The PTC continues to be taught to students all over the world, providing them with a greater understanding of the Bible. The worldwide reach of our courses continues as this year’s graduate’s locations show: ◗ Mauritius ◗ Canada ◗ New Zealand ◗ Fiji ◗ Niger ◗ Gambia ◗ Singapore ◗ Hong Kong ◗ South Africa ◗ India ◗ United Arab Emirates ◗ Kenya ◗ UK ◗ Malawi ◗ USA ◗ Malaysia This course, beginning with the immensely popular Introduction to the Bible, offers units in Old and New Testament, Biblical Theology, Doctrine, Church History and Apologetics. Students study in groups or individually. The Online Learning Environment (OLE) provides many students with access to discussion forums, library set readings, interactive maps and quizzes.

PTC Students by Continent

Moore College Evening Course For those who prefer a lecture style of delivery, the Evening Course offers a lecture program. While it covers similar areas to the PTC, it also incorporates additional subjects such as Ministry and Australian Church History. This course was formerly known as the Diploma of Biblical Studies. Distance Students 185 students are currently enrolled in the Moore College Evening Course at five locations across Sydney. 4,156 students (accounting for 6,748 units) enrolled in PTC. PTC students represent over 50 countries around the world with the following break-down:

NSW 46% Interstate 13% South America 7% North America 1% Africa 8% Europe 7% Asia/Pacific 17%


RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP The College is committed to quality research. Faculty members may apply for one semester of study leave after each seven semesters of continuous teaching. During this time they undertake scholarly projects which enrich their teaching, serve the churches and wider Christian community, and qualify them to supervise students enrolled in MTh or PhD courses. A significant fruit of faculty research and scholarship is published works benefiting students and the wider Christian community. Those published in 2012 include: 1. Bolt, Peter G. ‘Touching the Emotions: Preaching the Gospels for Divine Effects’. Pages 206–234 in True Feelings: Perspectives on Emotions in Christian Life and Ministry. Edited by Michael P. Jensen. Nottingham: IVP, 2012. 2.  Cameron, Andrew J. ‘What is at Stake?: A cultural overview of the emotions’. Pages 37–64 in True Feelings: Perspectives on Emotions in Christian Life and Ministry. Edited by Michael P. Jensen. Nottingham: IVP, 2012. 3.  Gibson, Richard G. ‘The Affections of Christ: Philippians 1:8’. Pages 21–33 in True Feelings: Perspectives on Emotions in Christian Life and Ministry. Edited by Michael P. Jensen. Nottingham: IVP, 2012. 4.  Gibson, Richard G. ‘Whose Tears: The Emotional Life of Jesus’. Pages 95–140 in True Feelings: Perspectives on Emotions in Christian Life and Ministry. Edited by Michael P. Jensen. Nottingham: IVP, 2012. 5. Condie, Keith G. ‘The Puritans: Theological Anthropology and Emotions’. Pages 65–91 in True Feelings: Perspectives on Emotions in Christian Life and Ministry. Edited by Michael P. Jensen. Nottingham: IVP, 2012.


6.  Höhne, David A. ‘The Spirit’s Perfecting Work on the Emotions’. Pages 141–164 in True Feelings: Perspectives on Emotions in Christian Life and Ministry. Edited by Michael P. Jensen. Nottingham: IVP, 2012. 7.  Jensen, Michael P. ‘On Being Moved: A Theological Anthropology of the Emotions’. Pages 165–182 in True Feelings: Perspectives on Emotions in Christian Life and Ministry. Edited by Michael P. Jensen. Nottingham: IVP, 2012. 8. Jensen, Michael P., (ed.) True Feelings: Perspectives on Emotions in Christian Life and Ministry. Nottingham: IVP, 2012. 9. Peterson, David G. ‘Together, With Feeling: Corporate Worship and the Emotions’. Pages 235–253 in True Feelings: Perspectives on Emotions in Christian Life and Ministry. Edited by Michael P. Jensen. Nottingham: IVP, 2012. 10. Shead, Andrew G. A Mouth Full of Fire: The Word of God in the Words of Jeremiah. NSBT 29. Nottingham: IVP, 2012. 11. Thompson, Mark D. ‘The Divine Investment in Truth: Toward a Theological Account of Biblical Inerrancy’. Pages 71–97 in Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith?: A Critical Appraisal of Modern and Postmodern Approaches to Scripture. Edited by J. K. Hoffmeier & D. R. Magary. Wheaton: Crossway, 2012. 12. Webb, Barry G. The Book of Judges. NICOT. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2012. Research is also undertaken by students enrolled in research degrees under the supervision of a faculty member. In 2013, 8 faculty members have been supervising 15 students working on research projects on a range of thesis topics. MOORE COLLEGE Annual Report 2013

LIBRARY The Moore College Library plays a central role in the academic life of the College and is very highly regarded for the breadth and depth of its collection and its ability to support theological research. As at August, 2013 the Library facilitates access to: ◗  The development of lifelong learning and information literacy skills through face-toface sessions and guides on our website This year the Library has moved into a new phase with the appointment of an Information Literacy Librarian. ◗  High quality texts, commentaries and other titles of interest for purchase from Moore Books, located within the Library. ◗  A library collection including 240,000 print and physical format electronic items (print monographs and serials, Rare Books, and DVDs). A large percentage of our research collection is available within a day of request via the Library catalogue. ◗  A Digital repository, Myrrh, housing some 5,520 items.

◗  The Samuel Marsden Archives, containing College and collected archives. Guides to the various collections are available on Myrrh. We welcome donations of further material. ◗  Some thirty thousand eBooks and a growing collection of eJournals. In an increasingly connected digital world, there are ever changing publishing and distribution paradigms with which the Library engages. ◗  An efficient document supply service for access to material not already in the collection. ◗  Material freely available on the internet, or made available by the National Library of Australia and our state and local municipal libraries. Information literacy skills enable library users to be aware of and access the wide range of information sources now available. The Moore College Library Day 2013 focused on Samuel Marsden’s mission to New Zealand. A great day was had by all – for more information, visit our website. We look forward to inhabiting a new library space!


INFORMATION SERVICES The Information Systems of the College support our teaching, research and administration. In common with most computer-based systems, there is a continual need for improvement in functionality, upgrading of services and replacement of obsolete equipment. There have been numerous minor upgrades to equipment, services and systems to better meet the needs of students, faculty and administration. Major projects undertaken this year include:


◗  The launch and continued development of a new administration system to support initiatives in distance education at the College. ◗  The redevelopment of the College website(s) in conjunction with the Marketing Department – creating a new look, more consistency and better information. ◗  The replacement of ageing file servers with new and faster servers, and a better backup and recovery mechanism. ◗  The upgrading of audio equipment in the Knox Centre in conjunction with a refurbishment of the Knox Lecture Theatre. New projectors, audio equipment, video streaming equipment and easy to use controls have improved the usefulness of this facility. ◗  The replacement of the package used to manage all the College’s financial aspects with a more modern system, with considerable enhancements in functionality.

I believe that Chris and Alysia Anstiss (Moore College current students) and Matt Olliffe (Moore College graduate, ‘03) are equipping me to serve God and His people by making sure that I understand the gospel, understand the message and by understanding the message that I can share it with others. By making sure we understand what God’s purposes are for us, we can live each day for God rather than for ourselves. It’s important for people to partner with Moore College by praying and providing financial support. It’s clear that from the examples of Matt, Chris and Alysia, just how important Moore College is in developing and growing the future leaders for our church.

Marina Purser, Member, St Paul’s Anglican Church, Warragamba See more Moore Partners at:


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MOORE COLLEGE FOUNDATION Moore College partners and friends have supported fundraising for the College in record numbers during 2012 and despite the continued economic uncertainty we have witnessed positive growth in the number of new supporters and dollars raised. We praise God for his provision and for the generosity of his people. With prayer as the foundation of our work, we set about reaching our 2012 target of $500,000 through regular appeal letters, e-appeals and three publications of our newsletter Moore Matters. By far our most successful campaign in 2012 was the Student Facilities Appeal which was established to raise funds for an elevator in the Broughton Knox Centre, a fire escape in the 4th Year Study Centre and to improve temperature control in the single men’s quarters in John Chapman House. Over $90,000 was raised for this appeal in the three months before Christmas – a magnificent effort on the part of our supporters and those who now benefit from these new facilities are most thankful.

In addition: ◗  During 2012, more than 715 individuals and 52 churches made donations to the overall work of the College – approximately 50% more than the previous year ◗  Income supporting the general work of the College (faculty appointments, library purchases, building repairs and maintenance) increased by almost 20% from $575,000 in 2011 to $690,000 in 2012 We acknowledge and thank all our supporters. Your financial assistance is crucial to our ongoing ministry and mission. If not already a Moore College supporter, will you give prayerful consideration to joining our team of supporters and making one-off or regular contributions towards our work? The College thanks you for your support.

PARTNER WITH MOORE I’m thankful to God for Phil Colgan (Moore College graduate, ‘04) because he is a true minister, he’s a servant of the gospel of Christ and he leads our church and encourages us and builds us up in the knowledge and love of God. For Phil, going to Moore College has made him a good servant of Christ through the training that he’s received. All the things that we have the privilege of being taught from Phil have been a result of his time at Moore College. Lynda Pilot, Member, St George North Anglican Church

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GOVERNANCE The management and control of the College is vested by the Synod of the Diocese of Sydney in the Moore Theological College Council. The Moore Theological College Council is incorporated under the Anglican Church Bodies Corporate Act 1938 and is constituted by the Moore Theological College Ordinance 2009. Under the Ordinance, the Council is charged with the provision of training for ordination candidates and other church workers. The affairs of the Moore Theological College Council are managed, governed and controlled by the Governing Board of the College.

The members of the Moore Theological College Governing Board in 2013 are: The Most Rev Dr G N Davies (President) (from 23 August 2013) The Most Rev Dr P F Jensen (President) (until 11 July 2013) The Rev Dr M D Thompson (Principal) Mr K M Chapman Mr J F H Collins (ADML Representative) Mr A E Clemens (Treasurer) Assoc. Professor D R Cohen (Chair of Academic Board) Mr T R Melbourne (Student Representative) The Rev S R Gibson The Rev Dr D A Hรถhne (Faculty Representative) Dr W J Hurditch Mr A J Killen The Rev Canon K M Kim The Rev J L Ramsay Dr R Tong AM (Secretary) Dr D W Warren


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FINANCES Moore Theological College Council Statement of comprehensive income for the year ended 31 December 2012. 2012 2011


Income Expense $000


Net Income Expense $000



Net $000

Teaching (included in Teaching is Synod Grant $1,577,000; 2011:$1,777,000)

1 8,074 8,922 (848) 8,520 9,460 (940)

Student residences








Other properties







Interest income








3 696 142 554 673 240 433


11,013 12,048


Surplus from operations 4 982 889 Other items


– Endowment fund receipts and interest earned




–D  onations for campus redevelopment and interest earned




– S ynod new library grant




– Gain on sale of property



– Proceeds from liquidation of Diocesan Book and Education Committee



278 2,206 Surplus for the year



Other comprehensive income



Total comprehensive income


1,260 3,095

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FINANCES Moore Theological College Council Statement of financial position as at 31 December 2012. Notes





Current assets Cash and cash equivalents



Other financial assets



Debtors and prepayments



Lease receivables



Stock on hand






Non-current assets Fixed assets



Total current assets

Lease receivables Total non-current assets






TOTAL ASSETS 49,386 48,185 Current liabilities Creditors and accruals



Employee entitlements



Bank bills



Loans from supporters



Total current liabilities



Non-current liabilities Bank bills



Employee entitlements



Total non-current liabilities




41,981 40,720 NET ASSETS Accumulated funds and reserves Accumulated funds



Asset revaluation reserve


19,446 7,717

Synod new library monies



Campus Redevelopment Fund




Endowment fund




Lecturer’s house reserve







FINANCES (NOTES) The College Board and Management are keenly aware of the difficult financial circumstances facing the Synod. The College appreciates the priority that the Synod has put on theological education and ministry training for the sake of the mission of the Diocese, and the ways in which that priority has been expressed in financial and other support for the College. The College’s character and quality of its core work cannot be sustained without continued financial support beyond that which is raised through tuition fees. Past support from the Synod has enabled the College to maintain its program of theological education and formation. The College Board and Management are of the firm belief that reducing such support will fundamentally compromise this program and in due course, be detrimental to the life of our churches and the mission of the Diocese.

1. Teaching Tuition fees are set annually. They are the College’s single largest item of income. In 2008 the annual tuition fee was $13,600: in 2012 $16,540. This represents an increase of 22% over the five year period. In 2012, 81% of students elected to use the Federal Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme to pay for their tuition. This was equivalent to 89% of the tuition income received by the College and highlights our students‘ and thus the College’s dependence on FEE-HELP to pay for tuition. This places a significant constraint on the College’s ability to raise tuition fees.


The College’s teaching ethos is full-time in residence. It aims to have sufficient members of Faculty to enable one Faculty member to oversee the teaching and pastoring of fifteen students – i.e. a ratio of 15:1.The ratio in 2012 was 17:1. The Teaching costs include those related to the College library which, along with the Faculty, is the most significant resource that the College offers its students. In 2012, the College received an annual grant from the Synod of $1,577,000, which was directly applied to reduce the cost of tuition for students. Notwithstanding this grant, the College’s teaching activities recorded a loss of $848,000. In the absence of the Synod grant, student fees would need to have been increased by 18%, on top of the annual increase of 5% for 2012, for teaching to be conducted without a loss.

2. Student housing Due to the sub-standard condition of much of the College’s residential property, an ongoing program of refurbishment has been undertaken over the past 10 years. In order to assist in funding this, accommodation charges have risen by 28% for the period from 20082012. Even with this renovation program, the College is still able to house only 63% of its undergraduate students at three main locations, Newtown, Parramatta and Croydon Park. Separate quarters are provided, where available, for single men and single women and houses for married students. The College has an objective to house all students but recognises this is not financially feasible at this time. In order to make residence as affordable as possible, students living in residence pay College an accommodation charge, which is typically 65-75% of the applicable market rate.

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HEAD A The College is very sensitive to the already high and increasing financial burden which attending College places on its students. As highlighted in Teaching, the Synod grant directly reduces the cost for students in studying at Moore. In the absence of the Synod grant many students would find the financial burden too heavy and most would likely be unable to pursue theological education.

3. Fundraising The College is profoundly grateful to God for the continued generosity of its donors who faithfully give to the work. Fundraising encompasses the donations received to fund the annual operations of the College. The prevailing economic climate is continually affecting the level of these donations.

4. Operations and other items The College, like all not-for-profits, needs to derive a surplus each year from its operations to enable it to continue its ministries. The surplus is principally used to fund on-going costs related to its ageing buildings. The surplus from operations is distinctly separated from the other items of income the College receives. Those other items relate to activities that do not form part of the College’s on-going operations and income received cannot be used to ‘subsidise’ them.

5. Endowment fund The College has received some monies for its Endowment Fund which are used, when the Fund is able, to finance capital expenditure.

6. Campus redevelopment fund This income relates to donations received for the redevelopment of the College’s Newtown campus, which will take the form of the construction of a Main Campus Complex.

7. S  ynod new library grant/monies These are monies given by the Synod by way of grants for the construction of a new library – a centre piece of the Main Campus Complex. As at the end of 2012 the balance comprised $6,363,000 of Synod grants plus interest earned on those monies of $3,188,000 less capital expended on the project to that point of $1,503,000. These monies will form only part of the funding required for the Main Campus Complex.

8. C  urrent assets and current liabilities A specific requirement imposed by the Commonwealth agency that regulates the College’s higher education activities is that its current assets must exceed its current liabilities. This ensures that the College is continually in a position to pay its debts as and when they fall due.

9. Fixed assets As the balance sheet indicates about 82% of the College’s assets are its fixed assets, of which land and buildings make up 94%. The property holding primarily relates to student and Faculty housing and the College’s teaching centre.


TRACKING COLLEGE RESULTS A number of measures of outcomes are tracked in order to compare results with best practice in comparable institutions. Performance indicators include the following: Indicator

Target CEQ1 2007

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Proportion of degree graduates (seeking full-time employment) in vocational ministry within three months (%) 95 77 88 97 99 98 96 97 Proportion of ordained graduates in vocational ministry after 10 years (%)


Proportion of faculty holding research doctoral degrees or equivalent (%)

60 n/a 83 87 88 88 82 88

SCEQ2 rating of overall quality of library service (%)


SCEQ results for ‘good teaching’ scale (%)

85 89 76 75 79 84 84 85

SCEQ result for ‘learning in community’ scale (%)


SCEQ rating for the question ‘Overall, I was satisfied with the quality of the student support and administration services’ (%)

95 92 99 97 100 100 98 100






















Enrolment (Full-time equivalent) n/a n/a 361 357 362 342 324 336 Student3 to faculty4 ratio


21:15 18:1 17:1 17:1 16:1 15:1 17:1

1. The Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) conducted by Graduate Careers Australia provides an appropriate benchmark. Benchmarks used are based on ‘mean percentage broad agreement figures’ from the 2012 CEQ. A total of 49 universities and other higher education providers participated in the 2012 survey. 2. Student Course Experience Questionnaire. 3. Total full-time equivalent. 4. Full-time faculty only, adjusted for administrative responsibilities. 5. Universities Australia average figure from 2008. Covers all full-time and part-time faculty with teaching only and/or research and teaching responsibilities (excludes administration and research only staff).


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“My time at Moore College was very significant in opening my eyes to the need for world mission. They really encouraged us to think about our role in the world of global Christianity. This insight and experience was an important factor in my moving from Sydney to ministry in Latin America. The majority of pastors in Latin America have little or no theological education. MOCLAM offers Moore College courses to equip pastors to understand the Bible so they have the desire and abilities to teach others. Please pray for us.’’ P  eter Sholl, BD (‘02), CMS Missionary and Director of MOCLAM, Mexico Photo: Peter Sholl (second left) with his Latin American brothers.

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