‘To be a theologian is to be exposed to the vision of heaven and the tragedy of mankind.’ - former Archbishop of Canterbury Michael Ramsey

USPG_africa _theologianThis website provides information about theological education – formation for ministry and discipleship - in the churches of the Anglican Communion.

It also offers access to biblical, theological, spiritual and pastoral resources, especially with the needs of those engaged in ministry in mind. There is a particular focus on Anglican studies, and on material produced by Anglicans in different parts of the Communion. The resources also include a section on educational methodology as it relates to theological education.

The website has been developed through the work of TEAC (Theological Education for the Anglican Communion) , a Working Party for theological education set up by the Anglican Primates in 2003.

Who is the website for?

If you are:

  • a lay person
  • involved in lay leadership, such as house groups, children’s work church music etc
  • a licensed lay minister, such as Catechist or Lay Reader
  • a deacon
  • a priest
  • a bishop
  • a school teacher
  • a theological educator or involved professionally in theological study
  • wanting to find out about training for ordained or lay ministry in a Church of the Anglican Communion
  • seeking to discover  more about ‘The Anglican Way’

There is information on this website that will interest you and will assist you as you prepare for or develop yourself in your ministry and discipleship.

Why is theological education important?

When they established TEAC at their meeting in Brazil, May 2003 the Primates said:

'It is our conviction that all Anglican Christians should be theologically alert and sensitive to the call of God. We should all be thoughtful and prayerful in reading and hearing the Holy Scriptures, both in the light of the past and with an awareness of present and future needs. …This is reflected not only in the way our worship and liturgical life express our belief, and in our attention to Scripture read in the light of tradition, but also in our respect for exploration and experiment. Theological education in the Anglican Communion honours each local context and, at the same time, calls us together into communion and mutual accountability.’

TEAC and the Department of Theological Studies has endeavoured to work in a participative and collaborative way. We would welcome suggestions for links to further possible resources.