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Whitley is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev Andy Mitchell in a newly created role as Lecturer in Practical Theology and Ministry.
The introduction of this role is strategically designed to elevate key values and ideals of Whitley College in relation to student success and their engagement in churches in various ministry roles.
The College supports a diverse group of students and programs and deliberately seeks to strive for excellence in their education. The Lecturer in Practical Theology and Ministry is integral in ensuring that students build or expand on healthy connections with churches at an early stage in their academic studies.
This role exists to form and deliver units in Practical Theology, with an emphasis on engaging a broad range of voices in what living a Christian life is like. It will additionally have responsibility for creating dialogue with the wider Baptist Union of churches, aimed at impacting the delivery of current units, the formation of new units and the creation of resources for the churches (events, papers, small group material, etc.), focussed on healthy ministry and reflective practice.
This role has the potential to deepen existing work and relationships and develop new pathways. Whitley is looking forward to this important part of bridgebuilding with our stakeholders and churches. Andy will also collaborate in 2023 around an event in partnership with the Centre for Asian Christianity and contribute to a follow up of the Pastor’s Roundtable, Whitley hosted in collaboration with the BUV in September 2022. The Pastor’s Roundtable will focus on youth ministry with special attention for the findings of Barna, Alpha and World Vision’s study (The Open Generation) regarding perspectives of teens from across the globe.
We are excited by the additional value that Andy (with his talents and relationships) will bring to Whitley in 2023.