Church Leaders

Church Leaders

Our vision is to see Christ-centred leadership for God’s Church to God’s world. You are part of this. That’s why we are committed to supporting you, resourcing you, and developing you. Your partnership with Christ College doesn’t begin when you enrol, and it doesn’t end when you graduate. We want to partner with all Presbyterian church leaders, for the length of their ministry. We want to work together for the sake of Christ’s body—will you join us? 

Train the next generation 

We have the resources you need to disciple ministry workers in your own congregation.

Partner with Christ College, as we form future leaders.

Course of Training 

Know someone who should consider becoming a Presbyterian minister? Direct them to Christ College, the theological institution of the NSW Presbyterian Church. Learn more about our Course of Training here.


The Christ College internship is an initiative of the Centre for Pastoral Leadership. It is integrated within the Course of Training, or can be completed separately. Classroom learning meets field experience in this transformative program. If you want to become a Partner Church and help us train the next generation, we’d love to hear from you.

Leadership Development Program 

This two year program combines theological training with organisational theory and practical experience. The program is designed to grow leadership skills, for the glory of God and the good of His Church.

Ministry Training for Women 

Our MTW program is carefully developed and well respected. Training all women for all types of ministry, MTW combines one-to-one mentoring with biblical teaching. If you know a woman gifted for ministry, this two year program is a great way to invest in the gifts God has given her.

Church Leader Foundation Program 

This four year part-time program is coordinated by the Centre for Pastoral Leadership. It equips leaders for the challenges of pastoral leadership in Presbytrian or Reformed churches. This program is offered as part of an Australian College of Theology award.

Shepherd Leader Training 

This is an online program, for local churches and coordinated by local churches. We facilitate your church to train your leaders. This two-year program aims to develop healthy and well-rounded leaders for every Presbyterian Church.

Christ College Traineeship

This new 2-year program aims to prepare future ministry leaders through an integrated program of classroom and field-based learning. Have someone in your church that fits the bill? We’d love to partner with you and your church to help prepare them for future ministry.


Your Ongoing Development 

No matter where or how you serve, we want to help you grow in your ministry. Christ College offers a wide range of opportunities for on-going development. 

Conferences and Events


Centre for Pastoral Leadership 

The Centre for Pastoral Leadership is the first of its kind in Australia. It was created to facilitate our vision for developing higher quality pastoral leaders. Effective pastoral leaders are key in God’s mission to the world, through His Church. The Centre invests in leaders, and future leaders, through: 

  • Training programs 
  • Conferences and events 
  • Resources 
  • Thought leadership 

If you’d like to know more about the Centre for Pastoral Leadership, contact the Director, Dr Jonathan Pratt.