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-focused and totally practical; that’s the QTC ideal.
From our position within the evangelical, Biblical and Reformed Christian tradition, we exist to encourage and stimulate theological thinking and application, and to educate, disciple and train people for Christian life and service in a variety of situations. This is to be achieved by:
- Training students to evaluate contemporary challenges in the light of the gospel;
- Giving strong emphasis to evangelism;
- Giving specific and practical training for a variety of ministries;
- Giving attention to the training of men for the ministry of Word and Sacrament of the Presbyterian Church of Australia.
QTC is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland. As a college we have 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. Since 1912 QTC, and its historical predecessors, have been located within Emmanuel College, an affiliated college of the University of Queensland. 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 around the globe.
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. (ACTh CRICOS CODE 02650E)