Developing missional leaders
Developing Missional Leaders
Newlife College is a ministry of Newlife Church. The Church is a community through which lives are changed and the world transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Newlife is an Acts 2 church, with an Acts 1:8 mandate, a Matthew 28 commission, called to live an Acts 29 adventure. The heartbeat of Newlife and therefore by extension, Newlife College is to see more people, more like Jesus.
Consistent with this vision, the goals of Newlife College are to provide a world-class educational institution that will develop missional leaders for the church of today and tomorrow as well as enable a broad range of people engage more deeply with the scripture, theology and ministry. We welcome students not only from our own denomination but from the wider church throughout Australia and overseas.
Newlife College is a ministry of Newlife Uniting Church
Newlife College and our Education Committee is a ministry of Newlife Church, to whom we look for ongoing support.
Newlife College has an agreement with the Adelaide College of Divinity which enables us to offer our students accredited higher education and VET courses. As part of the Uniting Church in Australia, we have a partnership with the Uniting College of Leadership and Theology (UCLT) for their lecturers (and ours) to teach the courses Newlife College delivers.
The Adelaide College of Divinity includes member college and co-operative alliances to ensure students have access to accredited higher education an VET courses. Adelaide College of Divinity is a Registered Training Organisation and Higher Education Provider and
students graduate from Newlife with recognised awards conferred by the Adelaide College of Divinity (accredited course provider). Adelaide College of Divinity are longstanding leaders in ministry training in Australia. As the accredited arm all students will be enrolled at Adelaide College of Divinity, who will also be the provider of FEE help through their HEPS arrangements. Academic faculty from the UCLT are approved by the academic board of the Adelaide College of Divinity and teach into Adelaide College of Divinity courses. Newlife College forms a new hub for Adelaide College of Divinity courses that are taught by member college UCLT.
We all work together to ensure consistent, quality delivery of all learning material.
What We Believe
Newlife College holds to a reformed, evangelical and
historically orthodox view of the Christian faith
Newlife College holds to a reformed, evangelical and historically orthodox view of the Christian faith. The confessional substance of our beliefs can be found in the UCA Basis of Union. Most importantly, we believe that:
- God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit – one God, known in three persons, and is defined by the dynamic and loving interaction between those three persons. God is Love. (1 John 4:8)
- The Bible, including both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God.
- On the Cross Jesus made an all-sufficient sacrifice for the sins of the world, and that when we confess him as Lord and believe God raised him from the dead, we are saved from eternal judgement and receive the promise of eternal life (new life) in him. (Romans 10:9)
- The church is the Priesthood of all believers, where every member of the church has gifts given by the Holy Spirit and for which there is a corresponding service.