Program Update – Monday 16 October


Key Points:

  • The School for Christian Studies will become the School for Mission and Theology from January 2018



Announcing the School for Mission & Theology

Following the announcement of Eva Burrows College in September, we are pleased to share an exciting new development as we progress the journey of designing the National College.

At the end of August, the Higher Education Taskforce – a working group established to guide the College department design process – submitted a set of proposals for the new National College to the Australia One Steering Committee for consideration. Following the approval of these proposals, we can now announce that the School for Christian Studies will become the School for Mission and Theology from January 2018.

The primary location for the School for Mission and Theology will be Eva Burrows College, Ringwood campus in Melbourne. A secondary campus, including library facilities will be maintained at the Eva Burrows College, Bexley campus in Sydney throughout 2018 as we complete the department design for the National College.

We will continue to keep you informed as we continue along this exciting journey.



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  • Pam Stamos
    Posted at 12:30h, 16 October Reply

    We hear leaders talking about Australia One in such glowing terms but the people I talk to are definitely not echoing those sentiments. Change is good, but change for the sake of change is never good. There are other ways to save money that do not involve reducing influence. The Lord has grown the Salvation Army in Australia over many years. Do not stunt that growth by reducing access points, where people can physically connect. Australia is growing rapidly, we should be ever more available by increasing not reducing.
    We need to plan for growth not decay. We need to look at ways to recruit more cadets. Yes we need to cut costs, while continuing to grow, but cuts in education, reducing numbers of new qualified well equipped workers will not do this. Booth College (Now called Eva Burrows) in Sydney is an ideal location because of its closeness to the airport and the city. The money saved in transport costs must be huge.
    Booth College at Bexley North should be doing all of the Non-residential Cadet training, Staff development courses, courses for Corps Officers wanting to further their studies, Intensives, distance and on-line courses, higher education courses for non-Salvation Army students and VET programs. In other words, Booth College at Bexley North should provide all higher education and VET courses other than Full-time residential Salvation Army cadet training.
    I know the decision has been made but I believe that the School for Officer Training (full-time residential) should continue to be both in Melbourne and Sydney.
    Who made the decision to send Higher Education down to Melbourne and why? Booth College in Sydney was doing such a good job and had so many excellent people teaching and servicing theological students alongside the Sydney based cadets. Who made such a decision? Whoever did make the decision to choose Melbourne over Sydney did they first take a good look at what was happening in Sydney or did they just choose Melbourne because that was where everything else is going. Did anyone notice that the college at Bexley North (Sydney) is in a perfect location as far as being close to the city, train station and Airport?

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