What is the Anglican Institute?
The Anglican Institute is a specialised formation program which aims to raise up, train and equip future ordained leaders for the Anglican Church of Australia. We aim to provide a high quality Anglican ministry formation program, producing missionally focused Anglican leaders for parishes, chaplaincies, theological colleges, and dioceses.
The Anglican Institute has three areas of focus;
All Anglican Institute students gather for lunch every Monday and engage in a formation program consisting of guest speakers (Monday Forum) and small group discussions (Vocational Mentoring Groups). As well as this students are trained in practical ministry experience through the Monday afternoon Supervised Theological Field Education Program, and through study units such as Anglican History and Identity.
In most cases ordination candidates are required by their Diocese to undertake four years of study resulting in a Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Ministry or Master of Divinity/Graduate Diploma in Divinity. Additionally, alongside regular units required for the degree, ordination candidates are expected to include the following units:
CH Reformation in Europe and Britain
EM Gospel and Gospel Ministry (OR) Introduction to Personal Evangelism (6cps)
PC Pastoral Care (OR) Pastoral Skills and Methods
PC Christian Worship
PC Introduction to Christian Leadership (OR) Principles of Leadership and Management
PE Theological Ethics
TH The Church and its Ministry
CH (or PC) Anglican Identity (6cps) and
PC (or CH) Anglican Prayer Book (6cps)
PC Introduction to Reflective Practice (WITH) Supervised Theological Field Education
PC Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
What do we want our Ridley Ordinands to be like?
How do we achieve these outcomes?
How do I become part of this formation program?
Participation in the Monday Anglican Institute program requires completion of the application form. Those who have been accepted as ordination candidates will participate as full members of Anglican Institute. Those who are considering ordination and others electing to participate in Anglican Institute will become associate members of the Anglican Institute. Fees are outlined in the application form.
Click here for the Anglican Institute Application
Click here for more information about ordination requirements for the Diocese of Melbourne and Network 1:28.