About Stirling

Our Vision            

Our vision is to be a Christ-centred learning community that equips people to advance God’s shalom for the flourishing of the world.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve and equip movements of God’s people which gather in and around the central figure of Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, living out his Way in their neighbourhoods, and inviting others to do the same.

Our Values

The Bible. We value the Bible as our primary text that guides us toward generous theological and multi-disciplinary learning and practice, and to Jesus Christ and his gospel.

Human Dignity. We value being an inclusive, safe, and diverse learning community where every story is valuable and where all people are honoured as made in the image of God.

Courageous Experimentation.  We value innovative thought and practice that is built on a foundation of high quality and professional learning.

Holistic Care.  We value all humanity and the whole planet and seek to be stewards who join with God in enabling his kingdom to flourish in every sphere of life.

Personal Formation.  We value discipleship and spiritual formation and seeing people prepared to serve the world around them.

Shared Commitments. We value these shared commitments: Glorifying God, sharing Christ and his gospel, living in the Spirit, making disciples, affirming the authority and power of the Bible, nurturing diversity, enabling spiritual formation, collaborating in ministry and mission, practising servanthood, working for justice, and promoting visible unity.

Our Unity

Our unity is shaped by this commitment: “In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, and in all things love.”

Our Identity

Stirling Theological College is an Australian Christian theological college located in Melbourne, Australia. It is affiliated with the Churches of Christ in Australia. A college of the University of Divinity, the college teaches undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework and research) theology and counselling degrees. Stirling also acts as the University of Divinity Centre for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). We offer innovative courses and training programs in leadership, counselling, ministry, theology, Bible, pastoral education, and Christian discipleship.

Where is Stirling located?

Stirling’s campus is located at 44 – 60 Jacksons Road, Mulgrave 3170 Victoria.
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