History

History

The School of Discipleship  is exactly that, a “school” where we come to learn, to be challenged and nurtured, to know deeper levels of understanding in our Christian lives.

It is a reflective time for personal and movement renewal, a discipleship school, an alternative place for building biblical and political literacy. It is simply an inspirited educational space—a confessional space—for renewing the church and our lives in Christ. For anyone who has ever longed for more connection to the Radical Discipleship movement in Australia, to join with kindred spirits, and for the opportunity to study both Scripture and society in the midst of community and  worship, School of Discipleship is where you will find it.

School of Discipleship is not about new techniques: it is rather about fresh commitments. It is a place where we straddle the theological colleges, our churches, and the world of our student and professional lives. This school is a time of re–orientation and renewal—so enjoy it! It is where we come together to learn and pray, and in the midst of worship respond to the call and claims of the Trinity of God.

The first School of Discipleship was held in 2004 with theologian Thorwald Lorenzen as the keynote speaker. In the following years, School of Discipleship has continued to be blessed with many great speakers including: Vicki Balabanski, Deidre Palmer, Kylie Crabb , Jeff Aernie, Ben Myers, David Batstone, Ched Myers, Elaine Enns, Graeme Garrett, Daniel Smith-Christopher, Deborah Storie, Chris Budden, and Merrill Kitchen.