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Darwin Theology Intensives


The School of Ministry, Theology and Culture offers a certain number of subjects per semester, depending on student demand. These are taught in intensive format, with teaching blocked over a period of four consecutive days at the start of the semester. These intensives follow Skype sessions (1.5-2 hours each) located throughout the semester during which students will have an opportunity to reconnect with each other and their lecturer.In 2017 we plan to offer:

  • Introduction to the New Testament - (Mon, 13th February- Thu, 16th February)
  • Story of the Church- (TBC, July).

*N.B. Subjects /dates may be subject to changeThe School of Ministry, Theology and Culture firmly believes that theological education should be for everyone - not just a specialised few. We believe the Church is enriched and strengthened when all believers, clergy and lay, know the Scriptures, their faith, and have an ability to engage with their culture.

Tabor plans to offer one or two of the following subjects per semester depending on student demand: 

Introduction to the New Testament explore the content, key themes, and context of the New Testament, along with a number of key issues in contemporary biblical scholarship
Introduction to the Old Testament  an overview of the context and content of the story of humanity (Gen 1-11) and Israel (Gen 12- Malachi)
 an overview of the context and content of the story of humanity (Gen 1-11) and Israel (Gen 12- Malachi)  an overview of the context and content of the story of Jesus and the early writings of the Church
Story of the Church an overview of church history, from the end of the apostolic period through to the 21st century
Introduction to Theology approaches theology as a verb (something we do), and considers God in relation to the world
Creative Living presents the Christian life as a life lived in joyful and grateful response to our loving and gracious God
Introduction to Biblical Interpretation presents a methodology for reading the Scriptures, and addresses mistakes people commonly make
Introduction to Christian Ministry presents a theology of ministry and provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their own calling / vocation

These subjects can be taken as part of Tabor's government-accredited tertiary awards.



Diploma in Theology: an 8 subject award is open to students who have completed year 12 or meet the mature age entry requirements.



The postgraduate qualifications listed below are open to students who already hold a non-ministry or theology degree.

Students who enrol in these awards may choose to access FEE-HELP, a Commonwealth assistance program similar to HECS-HELP. In order to be eligible for FEE-HELP a student must be enrolled in a course of study (not just an individual subject) and intend to complete the entire course. For further details about FEE-HELP, please see http://goo.gl/F6CGnd

Our teaching faculty is well educated and passionate about their areas of study. They are committed to ensuring that each subject is theologically rich, ministry practical and culturally relevant. 

        AaronFrontws Dr Aaron Chalmers is the Head of the School of Ministry, Theology and Culture and teaches in the fields of biblical interpretation and the Old Testament. He is the author of Exploring the Religion of Ancient Israel: Prophet, Priest, Sage and People [IVP and SPCK, 2012] and Interpreting the Prophets [IVP and SPCK, 2015].
        MattGrayws Matthew James Gray lectures in the fields of Church history and Christian ministry. He has a wide grasp of the Christian story, and seeks to apply it to the individual Christian's discipleship, and to the mission of the Church as a whole. He is currently doing a PhD in history with Adelaide University.
        DavidMcgregowsr David McGregor has served as a pastor, a school principal, and as the Coordinator of the Christian Revival Crusade College of Ministry in Adelaide. He lectures in biblical studies and theology, and is an ordained pastor with the CRC Church.
        Melindaws Rev Dr Melinda Cousins is lecturer in biblical studies, and completed a PhD (through Charles Sturt University) on the psalms of ascent. She is an ordained minister with the Baptist Churches of South Australia, and currently serves as the vice-president of the Assembly Board.

To see more teaching staff of the Ministry, Theology and Culture faculty - please click here. 

Tabor teaches intensives out of Nungalinya College, the combined churches training college for Indigenous Australians. The College has a theological library and is located at 72 Dripstone Road, Casuarina.


 nungalinya4Nungalinya College, 72 Dripstone Rd, Casuarina NT


The School of Ministry, Theology and Culture offers a wide variety of awards that can also be completed on campus or online including:Diploma and Bachelor of Intercultural Studies: prepares and equips you for cross-cultural service in Australia or overseas
Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma in International Health and Development: prepares you for clinical and public health work in developing contexts
Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of TESOL: prepares you to teach English in a variety of contexts in Australia or overseas
Graduate Diploma, Master and Doctor of Ministry: allows you to undertake further ministry-focused coursework and researchClick here for more information on the above qualifications
 Please click here to download the Darwin Information Brochure ContactSchool of Ministry, Theology and Culture Administrator
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