What We Believe
- Our supreme standard is the Word of God, namely the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. Our position is Biblical, evangelical and Reformed; the Westminster Confession of Faith, as our doctrinal standard subordinate to Scripture, summarises the sense in which we understand the teaching of the Bible. Our usage of the Confession is in accordance with that of our parent denomination, the Presbyterian Church of Australia.
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 courses have to be taken in-person. 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.