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Vision, Mission and Values

The Sydney College of Divinity is a leading Christian theological provider, offering high quality, accredited awards to equip people for effective professional and lay ministry in a rapidly changing environment.

The Sydney College of Divinity will:

  • provide high quality, accredited education in theology and related disciplines from undergraduate to postgraduate levels
  • encourage theological scholarship and train future theological scholars
  • prepare leaders and ministers, both ordained and non-ordained, who are well-qualified to build the Church
  • contribute to the public discussion of issues of faith
  • encourage a theologically literate membership of the Church.


Given that the Christian Gospel shapes who we are and what we do, the following values characterize the way we operate:

  • Excellence in quality of teaching and research
  • Commitment to the academic achievement, welfare and personal enrichment of all students
  • Promotion of lifelong learning and reflective practice
  • Mutual respect and support for the mission and ethos of fellow Member Institutions
  • Affirmation of unity in diversity
  • Collegiality and co-operation amongst staff
  • Celebration of faith in Christ and life in the Spirit

The College embraces unity in diversity, as expressed in the Statement on the Ecumenical Identity  of the SCD.