QTC's aim is to provide top class theological training that faithfully applies the Word of God to the real world. We seek to do this as a real living Christian community, and as part of a wider Christian fellowship here in Brisbane. Word-controlled, community-focussed and totally practical: that's the QTC ideal.
QTC is the training college of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland, and as such, its theological stance is given by the Presbyterian Church of Australia's official standard, the Westminster Confession of Faith. Theologically speaking, QTC is strongly committed to a Reformed Evangelical or Reformed Protestant position, and we believe that this should direct every aspect of our life and work as a community.
Our theological position compels us to work hard at training men and women who can obey, proclaim and apply the Word of God thoughtfully and effectively in our Queensland context and beyond. The Bible is a really practical book, calling us to live God's way in every area of life - and so we seek to train students to faithfully show God's people and God's world what the Bible has to say to our church and world community at every point.
Our theological position also tells us that training for a lifetime of Christian ministry is best done in the context of a real Christian community. Pastors, teachers and evangelists do God's work as members of the people of God. They serve Him to a great degree by serving His people, and serving alongside His people. That's why all of our degree courses have to be taken in-person, and ideally full time. That's also why we expect our students to take an active part in community life. By spending time together as a college community, we can also sharpen, teach and encourage one another - as well as form friendships that can support a lifetime facing the challenges of ministry.
Where has QTC come from? We've been training people to proclaim Christ in Queensland and beyond for well over a century, having existed in one form or another since 1876. Under God, we're here for the long haul. We, and some of the partnerships we've formed, have previously been known as the Presbyterian Theological Hall, the Reformed College of Ministries, and the Consortium of Reformed Colleges. In 2006 we changed our name to Queensland Theological College to reflect the fact that we're keen to train people from all kinds of denominational backgrounds for all kinds of Word-based ministry in the real world: throughout Queensland and the world.
QTC is an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology (ACT). The ACT is a self-accrediting national higher education provider. It operates as a consortium of independent affiliated colleges, and is the largest and oldest such grouping of theological colleges in Australia."