Vision, Mission and Values

The Sydney College of Divinity is defined by its mission and values. As a registered higher education provider we strive to provide quality and an innovative learning and teaching environment that facilitates its vision.


The Sydney College of Divinity will operate as a leading theological education provider equipping people for effective professional and lay ministry in a rapidly changing environment.


The Sydney College of Divinity will:

  • Provide high-quality, accredited courses in theology and related disciplines from undergraduate to postgraduate levels, including research degrees
  • Encourage theological scholarship and train future theological scholars
  • Prepare leaders who are well qualified to build up the Church
  • Promote a theologically literate membership of the Church


The Christian Gospel shapes the identity of the Sydney College of Divinity, and the following values will characterise its operations:

  • Excellence in 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 Christians
  • Affirmation of unity in diversity
  • Collegiality and co-operation amongst staff
  • Celebration of faith in Christ and life in the Spirit

Statement on the Ecumenical Identity of the SCD


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