Undergraduate Prospectus

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Undergraduate Prospectus

CRICOS Provider Code: 00682B

CONTENTS Why Moore College? – page 3 Moore Courses – page 4 Moore Campus – page 5 Moore Mission – pages 6-7 Moore Practical – page 8 Moore Women – page 9 Moore Learning – pages 10-11 Moore People – page 12

WHY MOORE COLLEGE? A Christian community where men and women learn to love the Lord Jesus, teach the Word of God, and carry the gospel of salvation to the ends of the earth.

Biblical – the Bible is at the centre of everything we do. We read the text in depth, understand it in light of the unfolding message of Scripture as a whole, and learn to teach what it teaches.

Theological – we train students to think theologically. This

means understanding how everything connects to God and his great plan so that we enable our graduates to apply biblical truth to any current and future situation.

Reformed-evangelical – the Bible’s good news is that

salvation comes through Christ alone, grounded in grace alone, leading to justification by faith alone, on the authority of Scripture alone, all to the glory of God alone. Everything we do is characterised by this gospel.

Missional – the global mission of the Lord Jesus Christ drives

everything we do. We prepare men and women to faithfully proclaim the gospel of salvation and new life in Christ throughout the world.

Communal – we are committed to ministry education and

character formation based on learning in community. Formal learning is just the beginning: we are shaped as Christian disciples, as we do life together in community.



Bachelor of Divinity (BD) CRICOS code: 013598B

Study mode: 4 years full-time, part-time study for 1st year available Location: On campus The BD is our central award. This degree is designed for men and women who desire a biblical and theological foundation for full-time Christian ministry. The first three years of the BD are the same as the Bachelor of Theology (BTh). The fourth year of study draws together the knowledge and skills learnt in the first three years. In Year 4 you can also choose from a range of enriching specialist electives.

Bachelor of Theology (BTh) CRICOS code: 041656J

Study mode: 3 years full-time, part-time study for 1st year available Location: On campus The BTh is designed for men and women who choose to graduate after three years of study. It is fully nested within the BD.


Advanced Diploma of Bible, Mission and Ministry (ADBMM) CRICOS code: 094331C

Study mode: 1 year full-time, part-time study available Location: On campus The ADBMM gives students an opportunity to choose between strands of specialisation. You can choose from mission, lay ministry, women’s ministry and music ministry specialisations. For a full list of courses, visit

www.moore.edu.au/study For admission requirements and fees, visit



Donald Robinson Library The library began with the opening of the College in 1856 and now consists of a research collection of some 300,000 print and online volumes, a digital repository named Myrrh, 7,000 rare books and the Samuel Marsden Archives. It is the most comprehensive theological library in the southern hemisphere, and equipped with highly qualified staff. For more info, visit www.moore.edu.au/library/

Sydney location Moore College is in Newtown, a vibrant inner Sydney neighbourhood in New South Wales, Australia. Newtown boasts of colour and a thriving music, theatre, design and restaurant scene. For more on Sydney and its surrounds, visit


Moore facilities The Moore College teaching and learning centre represents a huge step forward in our facilities. Our building facilitates community life and learning, with a combination of a large lecture hall, tutorial rooms encouraging collaborative learning, and purpose-built research and study spaces.


MOORE MIS SION Centre for Global Mission

Moore College Mission

The Centre for Global Mission (CGM) promotes theological reflection and practical engagement in cross cultural mission work through:

Each year Moore College sends teams of students and faculty out from College to partner with churches to run missions that proclaim Jesus.

Providing theological resources worldwide

For more info, visit mission.moore.edu.au

Supporting theological education through Moore College’s resources Encouraging and enabling cross cultural mission. Facilitating global and gospel partnerships For more info, visit cgm.moore.edu.au

Moore College trained me to understand, handle, and live out the Scriptures that I would later help communicate to a minority language group.

Susanna Baldwin, going to serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Ethiopia



Norm Gorrie, serving with CMS

I have been able to encourage and equip teachers in Darwin to not only read Bible stories in classrooms, but also teach the message of those Bible stories. Moore has prepared me to grasp the main teaching in a passage, teach it in an age appropriate way, prepared me to keep the gospel of grace at the centre of every RE lesson.


Topher Hallyburton, BCA Field Staff RE worker in Darwin NT.

Gary Haddon, serving with CMS

Global Reach Bush Church Aid (BCA): Moore graduates make up more than 20% of BCA field staff, reaching people living in remote and regional Australia for Christ. Church Missionary Society (CMS): Moore graduates engage in global mission to ensure a world that knows Jesus. Our graduates make up:

60% of missionaries sent from CMS NSW / ACT

Over 40% of missionaries sent from CMS Australia



Centre for Christian Living

The Centre for Christian Living (CCL) aims to bring biblical ethics to everyday issues. CCL helps Christians understand how the teaching of the Bible informs and shapes our moral responses.

Every student will have the first semester of ministry classes dedicated to under­ standing how to rightly handle the Word of truth… with practicalities embedded through preaching feedback.

For more info, visit ccl.moore.edu.au/

Practical Ministry and Mission Curriculum John Chapman Preaching Events The annual conference and multiple preaching clinics make up part of an integrated preaching program. It is designed to help preachers keep improving, even after graduating from Moore. For more info, visit


A revamped ministry and mission curriculum helps students to learn, grow and develop resilience in their ministries. This includes personal awareness, cultural intelligence and thinking about ministry strategy. Paul Grimmond, Dean of Students


MOORE WOMEN Priscilla & Aquila Centre The Priscilla & Aquila Centre (P&A) focuses on encouraging and benefitting women and their ministries in partnership with men. P&A does this through: Encouraging women in ministry training Partnering with a wide range of ministries by women Supporting women in theological study Improving the practical expression of complementarianism Communicating through publications by Christian women For more info, visit paa.moore.edu.au/

Moorewomen Moorewomen aims to provide a range of opportunities for all women at college to be growing and serving together under Christ. It aims to do this through: Weekly Bible studies Talks for women Magnolia magazine Junior Jivers children’s program Hospital visits Prayer support groups For more info, visit


Support for women Moore College has two full-time female faculty. Tara Stenhouse is the Dean of Women and Jane Tooher is the Director of P&A. Both also teach in the Ministry Department. There are also 12 female chaplains available for one-to-one meetings, support and prayer with female students and to talk through women’s ministry.


MOORE LE ARNING Benefits of community 1. Sitting under God’s Word at chapel 2. Pastoring each other 3. Practically applying theological studies in the context of people 4. Sharpening each other in discussion beyond the classroom 5. Forming life-long ministry partnerships

Godly faculty Our faculty are gifted men and women who demonstrate qualities of pastor, teacher and scholar. They endorse the reformed-evangelical tradition as expressed in the Anglican 39 Articles of Religion.

Our great concern remains that men and women in Sydney and around the world might hear of the forgiveness of sins in Jesus and grow to maturity in the new life which He grants… I hope you will consider joining us.

Rev Dr Mark Thompson, Principal To see all faculty, visit



The influence of Moore College on our international publishing ministry has been profound. Not only are the vast majority of our resources written by its graduates, but Moore’s commitment to lovingly and prayerfully applying biblical theology to life and ministry has deeply informed our own publishing priorities and criteria.

Ian Carmichael, CEO, Matthias Media

Centre for Ministry Development

Academic Support Coordinator

Learning doesn’t stop after your studies at Moore. The Centre for Ministry Development (CMD) ensures Moore College provides lifelong learning and development for its graduates. CMD encourages lifelong reflective, theologically shaped, evidencebased “best practice” for ministry workers to function at higher levels.

Amelia Höhne, our Academic Support Coordinator, assists students in study skills, academic writing and English language needs while studying.

For more info, visit cmd.moore.edu.au/



Jireh Jang Peter Orr Originally from Northern Ireland, Peter studied at Moore College before travelling to the University of Durham to complete a PhD in New Testament studies. He has experience in preaching in several different contexts around the world. He enjoys reading fiction and about Northern Irish history. Peter is married to Emma and they have four young boys, Benjamin, Oliver, Jonathan and Daniel.

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[At Moore College] I have loved hearing sermons at chapel and thinking about God’s Word and reading about the history of Christians. But I found my doctrine and character being tested and exposed. I am thankful to God for friends and lecturers at College who remind me of what God thinks about me and what He has done for me in Christ.