The Incubator is our key two-year program to serve, train, and develop church planters and ministers in Australia.
Students enrolled in Australian College of Theology awards may take units based on Incubator material at Ridley College and Bible College of South Australia. This material is taught by adjunct lecturers of these colleges including Dr Andrew Katay and Dr Chris Swann.
The Incubator program can also be taken for audit in these locations, as well as in Sydney, Perth, Canberra and the Gold Coast.
Each learning module addresses the specific needs of planters, including skills in thinking theologically about ministry, and growth in the various areas of ministry. Church planters go through the program during the critical phase of launching their congregations. They get practical help on writing their action plan, the philosophy of ministry, crucial ministry development, and preaching, among other topics. Ideally, this training is accompanied by coaching to encourage the planters to perform to the maximum extent of their giftedness.
For ministers and pastors who are well established, this program is a great opportunity to focus on renewal in your current ministries.
The Incubator will be running in the following locations in 2019:
Adelaide: Bible College SA (Audit or credit)
Gold Coast: NewLife Uniting Church (Audit only)
Sydney: St John’s Ministry Centre Ashfield (Audit only)
Melbourne: Ridley College (Audit or credit)
Perth: Subiaco Church of Christ (Audit only)
***NEW*** Canberra: St Marks National Theological Centre (Audit)
how to register
credit students (ACCREDITED program)
Enrollment with the Australian College of Theology (ACT) for our Adelaide and Melbourne programs is through affiliated colleges of ACT. The tuition fees are set by ACT on an annual basis. More information about tuition fees is available at https://www.actheology.edu.au/tuition-fees. Please contact each college directly for further information and how to register for accreditation towards graduate awards: