The Ministry Formation Program (MFP) offers ordinands an opportunity to participate in a short program to engage with Scripture in the context of the biblical lands, and to reflect on the dynamics of their future ministry as Deacons and Priests in the company of peers from around the Anglican Communion. Special attention is given to questions of Anglican identity, as well as to biblical hermeneutics for mission in both post-colonial and Western secular contexts.
Some bursaries and scholarships are available to assist ordinands from a diverse range of contexts to participate in this program. For financial assistance to participate in the July 2017 program applications close February 28, 2017.
The Ministry Formation Program requires participants to have completed the equivalent of one year full-time theological studies, and will assume knowledge of introductory biblical studies, theology and church history. It will offer participants an opportunity to:
- engage with Scripture in the context of the biblical lands
- reflect on the intersection of text, location and political context
- practice and refine personal hermeneutical skills
- engage with peers from other parts of the Anglican Communion
- engage with Palestinian Christians as well as with Jewish and Muslim perspectives
- refine their sense of Anglican identity and mission in the global context
The teaching team for the Ministry Formation Program will be drawn from staff of St George’s College along with Visiting Professors from Anglican seminaries and colleges around the world.