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Empowering to

Trinity College is the only theological institution of the Methodist Church of New Zealand. Its primary role is to equip people for both lay and ordained leadership and ministry. The College has served the church and community for 90 years, and it continues a theological tradition that began 175 years ago.

“Empowering to Transform” is about equipping students to think for, and express, themselves without fear and restrictions. This is also about training students to become leaders who speak truth to power and speak the truth about power.

Upcoming Important Dates:


Semester Break | June 24 – July 21

Block Course 11 | July 22-26

MS610 Te Ao Tūroa (Te Aroha Rountree)

From the Noble Savage to Cheeky Darkies and Tūhoe Terrorists!

The paper examines and analyses the impacts of te Tiriti o Waitangi on the social and political development of contemporary Māori society. The paper will investigate the Māori prophetic and protest movements of the twentieth century, as catalysts for radical change in race relations and Māori policy. Students will also examine the influential role of the media in creating and perpetuating common public perceptions of Māori and explore the disempowerment and misrepresentation of te reo me ngā tikanga Māori.

Staff Seminar | July 26

Speaker: Dr George Zachariah

Venue: Wesley Hall

Time: 6-8pm

Block Course 12 | August 5-9

BS611 Interpreting the Bible (Nāsili Vaka’uta)

What is interpretation? How does one go about doing it? Why and how should one read the Bible? What is the goal of biblical interpretation? This course introduces students to theories and methods of biblical interpretation and their applications. The aim is to enable students to understand the task of interpretation, to use the tools of biblical studies, and to critically analyse biblical texts, and engage with the Bible in a transformative manner.

Block Course 13 | August 19-23

TS611 Introduction to Ethics (George Zachariah)

This course offers an orientation to Christian ethics. It will explore the moral implications of the Christian commitment, the formulation and development of the principles of Christian ethics for persons and within communities, and their application to areas of contemporary life. Because Christian ethics is a form of reflection which arises out of moral conflict, the course utilizes specific moral problems as a way of exploring these themes.

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