Mary Andrews College celebrated a wonderful evening on Friday night with 21 ladies graduating and 34 students receiving their Pastoral Care Course award. Praise God for another batch of capable women who are willing to serve God in kingdom work.
Join archaeologist Dr Karin Sowada for a tour of Jordan and Israel. The study tour will visit key archaeological sites which will assist in understanding the cultural, geographical and historical factors behind the biblical narratives.
The Jordan and Israel study tour dates are 17 March to 2 April 2017.
The study tour itinerary and prices are listed in the study tour leaflet. Many fabulous places associated with the Old Testament, New Testament and the early church will be visited – e.g. Petra, Masada, Jerusalem and Jericho to name a few.
The study tour unit is open to all adults, including husbands and other family members. You may choose to not do the assessments for this study tour unit, which is called ‘auditing’.
For Diploma students, this OT245 study tour unit will be counted as one of your elective units (subject to the successful completion of the assessments). You do not need to have completed the Archaeology and the Bible (BB246) unit in order to enrol in this OT245 study tour unit.
To secure a place and enrol in the study tour, a $350 non-refundable deposit is due along with a completed booking form by Wednesday 15 June 2016 (extended due date).
Please join us at our 2016 Mary Andrews College Graduation on
Friday 18 March 2016
Village Church, Annandale
Corner of Booth and Johnston Streets, Annandale
Graduation is always a highlight of our year as we celebrate the achievements of our students who have worked so hard. This year we have 31 people graduating with a Diploma, Certificate in Theology or from the Pastoral Care Course, along with the Mary Andrews Prize winner.
We are delighted to have the Rev. Dr Mark Harding, Dean and CEO of The Australian College of Theology, as our speaker on the night.
The graduation ceremony will be followed by supper. Please come along and have a wonderful evening with us!
RSVP by Friday 11 March to firstname.lastname@example.org or 9284-1470.
* That enough students will have stayed at College for 4 weeks this year for the College to receive sufficient Government funding to cover all accommodation and travel costs.
* For the new Anglican Assistant Teachers, James, Marlene and Mandy, who have been greatly appreciated by the teachers and students this year and for CMS funding them.
* That the NT Government has offered to accommodate 1,400 of the additional 12,000 refugees coming from the Middle East and that the Indigenous Chair of the Nungalinya College Board gave a public address to make it clear that Indigenous people are wanting to make them welcome.
* Our Bishop Greg Anderson as he reviews the needs of Indigenous ministry in the NT and gives leadership for the best way forward to strengthen local churches and their leaders.
* Students in all our courses seeking to graduate over the next 2 months. There are currently 12 Anglican Certificate I Literacy students, a handful of Certificate II Music and Media students and 18 Anglican Certificate III students who could graduate on 30 October 2015.
* Terry as he learns to communicate sensitively with students facing difficult situations.
* Our local church, St James Sanderson, where Terry is on Parish Council, as we consider our strategic direction in our multi-cultural context over the next 5 years.
Liz and Terry thank you for your support.
They tell us:
It is always difficult for students to attend in Term 3 because this is the time of year when ceremonies occur and funerals are arranged. In spite of these factors, we have been encouraged by the commitment of the students who are here at present.
The day before a subject started, Liz was asked to replace another teacher who had this year’s nasty flu, Fortunately it was the subject Liz taught in 2014 so she was very familiar with it.
Liz is also teaching her Certificate IV subject ‘Jesus through John’ combining Salvation in Christ with exegesis of John’s Gospel, twice this term. It is such a joy to be able to discuss theological issues at greater depth with these church leaders. Please pray that the course will be of real practical value when these leaders return to teach in their communities. Taking chapel services continues to be another great joy for Liz.
The Rev. Kate Beer is the new Ministry Development Officer for the Diocese. She and her husband the Rev.Tavis Beer visited communities all along the Roper River providing pastoral support and training. They and their two children went through the CMS training in Melbourne with us. They will be moving to Darwin at the end of the year with responsibility for the Ministry Development Team (formerly the Ministry Resources Unit).Terry is part of this team as Dean for Anglican students at Nungalinya. The focus is strongly on training Indigenous church leaders. Please pray for the team as they seek to provide resources and training and for good coordination with Nungalinya to provide the most helpful relevant training to build up the church. Liz is very excited that she will be able to join some members of this team when they go out to Groote Eylandt in November.
Thank you all for your support, love and prayers for us.
Your partners in mission,
Terry and Liz McCoy
If you live in Sydney’s west, or in the Illawarra, we have special Open Days for you too!
Why not come with a friend for a morning at College? It could be the start of a new phase of life.
Open Days will be held
Where: Mary Andrews College
Level 1 464-48- Kent St, Sydney 2000
Tuesday 17th November
Wednesday 18th November
Thursday 19th November
Monday 23rd November
Friday 27th November
Wednesday 27th January 2016
Monday 1st February 2016
Dapto Anglican Church (100 Moombara St, Dapto)
Tuesday 10th November, 10am-12pm
Emu Plains Anglican Church (26 Short St, Emu Plains)
Monday 16th November, 10am-12pm
Call Sarah on 9284 1470 to book your spot or fill out the online booking form here.