NTC—Brisbane celebrates 2022 graduates
Nazarene Theological College—Brisbane held its 63rd Celebration Service for its 2022 graduates on 13 November at Bayside Community Church, where 15 students from six countries (Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Mexico, New Zealand, and Japan) earned their degrees. It is the largest number of graduates in the last 30 years.
- Four students earned a Diploma of Christian Studies
- Two students earned a Bachelor of Ministry
- One student earned a Bachelor of Theology
- Three students earned a Certificate of Arts
- One student earned a Graduate Certificate of Chaplaincy
- Two students earned a Graduate Diploma of Arts
- Two students earned a Master of Divinity
- Two students earned a Master of Theology
“It is such a privilege to have walked alongside these students as they have sought to fulfill the calling God has placed on their lives,” said Rob A. Fringer, NTC–Brisbane principal. “When I think back on this particular cohort of graduands, I can remember many ups and downs as they discovered themselves, made friends, learned to learn, grew in faith, overcame challenges, and celebrated small wins. I am confident that God is and will continue to use these people to reveal the Kingdom to others, and I know that with them, the church is in good hands.”
Megan Meade, a Diploma of Arts graduate, said that sitting next to her peers, thinking about how they could be future leaders in our denomination, was a profound moment.
“Knowing we have been given the keys to amazing knowledge and know we have a distinct call on our lives and that we were celebrated with people who have invested in us was a very special moment,” she said.
Faculty, students, family members, and friends celebrated the academic accomplishment and a job well done. But more than that, they remembered and celebrated the privilege of faithful response to God’s call.
“Celebration service always highlights for me how NTC is a deeply relational endeavor,” said Joseph Wood, dean of Students. “We gather to celebrate the students and their achievements, but these things would not be possible without the faculty who teach, the administrators who organize, the trustees who empower, the Sydney College of Divinity who approve, the churches who send, the family and friends who support, and above all, the God who calls.”
--Nazarene Theological College-Brisbane