This year is Morling’s centenary and a brand new day: some really exciting things are happening as we celebrate 100 Years of Morling College. Not only will we be reflecting on our history, with a special 100-Year anniversary celebration on September 17, and a special 100-Year edition of our magazine, Summa Supremo, launching in June, but we will also be looking to the future, with six new courses launching this year and the opening of our brand new accommodation building.
The six expertly developed new courses include:
Our gap-year program for 18–23 year olds, Plunge, now has a 12-month Diploma option. This year there are two Plunge streams: our tried-and-true Certificate 4 Plunge stream continues and our brand new Diploma of Christian Studies Plunge stream is now available — and with FEE-HELP!
The brand new Diploma of Christian Studies is also available as a stand-alone course, separate from the Plunge program. This specially designed course introduces students at a foundational level to the sources and content of the Christian story and message. It provides flexible training to equip students to serve in the world, including in their professional and vocational life.
Morling’s Associate Degree in Ministry will integrate studies in the Bible and Christian tradition with practical experience and includes supervised practice-based learning. Similarly, our brand new Master of Ministry (M Min) incorporates traditional, practice-based, and experience-based learning. It is perfect for those who want more flexibility than our current Master of Divinity. The M Min is available both to new students commencing in 2016 and to students currently enrolled in another ACT graduate-level award who wish to transfer.
And, of course, we have our two new Morling-pioneered, cutting-edge courses: the Church Planting Certificate (SENT) and the Master of Missional Leadership (MML). SENT is a brand new, year-long learning experience that can be completed internally at Morling or as part of another ACT award. If you or anyone in your congregation is interested in church planting (regardless of academic background) then SENT is for you.
Morling’s MML is for church or para-church leaders, or leaders within other organisations and institutions, who want to reorient their organisation around a missional framework. A key and unique component of our MML is a major project which allows students to design and implement a model for missional formation in their own organisation. If you are looking to keep developing and innovating as a leader, within a challenging and stimulating environment, then we encourage you to think about doing the MML.
As part of our 100-Year celebrations on September 17 we will be officially opening our new accommodation building. The construction of Morling Residential College is well underway and we are so pleased to see how it is taking shape. Please join with us in this celebration and at our special 100 Years commemoration at our Graduation Service on March 14.