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A Welcome Message from the Principal

Bula Vinaka! Talofa Lava! 

Greetings to you all in the name of the Triune God! It is a delight as Principal to welcome you all to the Pacific Theological College (PTC), the regional ecumenical college of the Pacific churches.

If you are new to the college, welcome! We have been anticipating your arrival with excitement. We welcome you to join us paddle the PTC vaka as we journey together as an ecumenical family towards the realization of God’s Kingdom in Oceania. If you are a returning member, welcome again! We look forward to more exciting fellowship in the hope to strengthen the gift of ecumenism.

With a diverse ecumenical body that includes those from the Congregational, Methodist, Wesleyan, Presbyterian, Anglican, Protestants, Uniting, and Lutheran traditions, we pledge to give you a robust and innovative learning and living environment. PTC is also open to candidates not only from outside of these Christian traditions, but also from outside of the Pacific region. With an internationally recognized faculty and well equipped administration staff, PTC is able to deliver the much needed theological education complemented by one of the finest libraries in the region. PTC has also been the hub for renowned visiting international scholars, church and government leaders, as well as ordinary people who visit daily.

As a multi-cultural, multi-denominational, multi-ethnic, and recently a multi-faith institution in terms of its personnel, PTC is ecumenically structured and organized, offering deep, innovative, and transformative theological education to equip future leaders in their teaching and social justice ministries.

I pray that the PTC’s academic and spiritual atmosphere and its strategic geographical location in Suva, Fiji, as the hub of the Pacific, will add joy and fulfilment to your studies and stay. The college is looking forward to a fruitful journey with you this year as we enrich our faith and one another through learning, worshiping, working, feasting, and struggling together as a family of God.

God bless!

Rev. Dr. Upolu Luma Vaai

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OUR FOCUS

Pacific Theological College is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and developing leaders in theological education who make a difference globally.

  • International focus – our students come from across the globe

  • Residential courses – we encourage learning and growth

  • People not profits – education is a right not a privilege

If you prefer to study in your own time and at your own speed then one of our e-learning packages may be right up your street.

OUR VALUES

The Mission of the College is to provide for the Churches of the Pacific region integrated tertiary education for leaders and laity that is academic, missiological, socially contextual, and that respects and celebrates the ecumenical and cultural diversity, and that is informed by Pacific insights and understandings in an ever-changing environment.

The Pacific Churches have a strong ecumenically and theologically educated leadership empowered to meet the challenges facing the Pacific peoples with the insights specific to the peoples of the Pacific, and working together in mission and ecumenical cooperation.

The doctrinal basis on which the Churches co-operate in this College is the faith of the Church catholic as it is expressed in the Bible and the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds. We believe that the Holy Spirit continues to interpret this faith in the life and witness of the participating Churches.

  • To be a means of making evident and strengthening obedience to Christ’s vision of ecumenism and unity.
  • To share with the world, the distinctive insights which God has given the Pacific peoples.
  • To make evident to the world the missiological task that is the foundation of the College’s life and work.
  • To continue building the ecumenical community that God has mandated.
  • To address and to honour the diversity of culture and spiritual traditions.
  • To assist in providing for the Pacific Churches’ leaders, ministers and laity ecumenical, and inclusive training for ministry that integrates academic theology, sociology, and missiology, and that is relevant for ministry in the diverse contexts of the Pacific.
  • To provide research that is relevant for the contexts of the Pacific.
  • To work towards achieving the Vision of the College while ensuring the integrity of the life and work of the College in all its programmes.

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