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Trinity School for Ministry
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Vision:Trinity School for Ministry is an evangelical seminary in the Anglican tradition. In this fractured world, we desire to be a global center for Christian formation, producing outstanding leaders who can plant, renew and grow churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ. Trinity was born in the renewal movement of the 1970s. In 1975, the Rt. Rev. Alfred Stanway, a retired Australian missionary bishop, answered a call from members of the Fellowship of Witness, a renewal organization within the Episcopal Church, to be Trinity’s first Dean and President. Bishop Stanway instilled his missionary zeal into the seminary in an enduring way that continues to be a part of our identity.
Describe the accredited programs in cross-cultural ministries or missions offered by your organization:Trinity offers both a Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Divinity. The programs give students a theological framework for ministry in a cross-cultural setting. All of our MDiv students are required to participate in a short-term, cross-cultural experience as a part of their program. The Stanway Institute for World Mission and Evangelism is located at Trinity and provides many cross cultural opportunities, both in sending students abroad, and in bringing guests from other cultures. Each year, seven or eight students join us from the global south, studying so that they can return to their countries of origin and share what they have learned in their own cultures. We firmly believe that their presence on the campus broadens the perspective of our western students. We have a strong relationship with the Alexandria School of Theology in Egypt and Uganda Christian University in Mukono, Uganda where students could do an internship. Trinity has sent a number of our faculty to teach at these two institutions in the past several years. Faculty have also been used in clergy/pastors training programs in Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia, Turkey, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt. Many missionaries have used part of their furlow to study at our campus.