Trinity Short Courses


Aim:  Develop your skills for reading the Bible, whether this be for the purpose of your personal study, preaching, leading within your local church, or giving an account of your faith at home or at work.

Focus: Trinity Short Courses are designed to lead you gently into theological waters where you can get your feet wet without fear of drowning. You don’t need any prior theological education; you just need a healthy dose of curiosity. Do you want to learn where the Bible came from and why it remains relevant today? Are you interested in what makes a good sermon, or how you can discover and develop your skills in leadership? Whether you’re interested in Christian perspectives on science, society or the arts, Trinity Short Courses have something for you. So don’t be shy. Take a look at the courses below and get in touch with us!


Short Courses are comprised of six 2-hour lectures, taught fortnightly over a semester or as an intensive in regional learning hubs. If you are unable to get a classroom we can arrange for you to have online access to course materials and lecturers.

Cost: $70/short course

Short courses offered in Semester 1 2017

Christian Leadership Short Course
Semester 1: (Simon Gomersall, Face to Face - Saturday 29th April 9.00am to 4.00pm) - Available online May 1st

This course provides an overview of Christian Leadership with a particular exploration of the leadership example of Jesus. The material is designed to help students integrate biblical understanding, leadership theory and self-awareness to enlarge the individual’s capacity to lead more effectively in any context.

This course is offered online and as an intensive in Semester 1 2017. Contact for more information about intensives.

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New Testament
Semester 2 - August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and September 4th

This short course introduce skills for reading the New Testament, with a special emphasis on improving how you might interpret it and explain it to other people. Students focus on the Gospel of Mark, one of Paul’s letters, and the book of Revelation.

This course is offered as a face-to-face intensive and online in Semester 1 2017.

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Theology: A short history of Christian thought about God
Semester 1: 1 day intensive face to face course 9.00am to 4.00pm - Saturday June 3rd; Also available online from March 1st

An introduction to the key developments in Christian thought about God and his relationship with his world. This short courses will equip students with theological resources that sharpen how they speak and think about God. The course also considers how these resources may support the life of faith at home, work, or school.

This course is offered online and as an intensive in Semester 1, 2017. Contact for more information about intensives.

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Preaching: Shaping the World
Semester 1: (Dr Paul Jones; Wednesday, fortnightly, 7.00pm-9.00pm; March 1—May 10)

This short course focuses on various aspects of sermon construction, including how to choose texts and topics, how to draw meaning(s) from the text, and how to illustrate your content, as well as practical advice on honing communication skills and understanding your audience.

This course is offered face-to-face and online in Semester 1 2017.

Wednesday, fortnightly, 7-9pm, March 1 – May 10

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Students studying in 2017 please click the link to save a copy of the timetable PDF to your computer.

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