Welcome to Stirling College!
There are many reasons why people choose to go to College and study Bible, Counselling, Theology, and more. We all need equipping, no matter what kind of ministry God calls us to. We need effective skills in relating to others and in the give-andtake of good interpersonal communication. We need skills in demonstrating and receiving love and respect, and in forming healthy relationships. We need to learn how to lead and serve effectively. Theological colleges are a great place to go and get equipped for ministry and service.
God has given you gifts and abilities to enrich the church and the world. These gifts might include serving, teaching, leading, giving, exhortation, counselling, or a range of other things. Theological colleges cannot give you gifts, but they can help you discover your God-given gifts and enhance and grow them. Theological college is a reat place to grow a deeper sense of calling, and to enhance the gifts God has given you.
Great theological colleges expand and challenge your thinking and understanding. They teach you to think theologically and put your learning into practice. They help you develop a Christian worldview. They expose you to a wide range of literature. This includes Scripture, missions, theology, ethics, social sciences, philosophy, counselling, psychology, and history. In addition they challenge you to respond to what you are learning, and change.
At Stirling we encourage you to develop a vibrant personal relationship with God to sustain ministry and discipleship for the long haul. We will introduce you to practices that help you do this. We invite you to spend time in prayer and reflection and to have a personal encounter with God. We challenge you to apply God’s truths to your life and ministry.
We pray your time at Stirling will be life-changing.
Grace and peace,
Rev Dr Graham Joseph Hill
Stirling Theological College
Stirling College is committed to ongoing theological reflection and the formation of each member of our learning community. Stirling is committed to being Christ centred in heart, thought, word and deed. We form people towards Christ centred lives, mission and ministry. Stirling is committed to giving students the best possible skills to read the Bible in its original context and to then reflect on what that means for today and how to apply it in their lives, not just for their own benefit but to benefit the Body of Christ in its diverse and varied expressions.