"The Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart" (1 Samuel 16.7).
 
The ordained ministry of the Christian church requires, if not demands, much from those who are called to it. At one level, there are tasks and duties to perform, and criteria to fulfil; but at another, much deeper, and  intangible level, it is all about the heart of a person – your heart for God, your heart for God’s people and for God’s world. 
 
Do you have a heart for God, for God’s people, and for the great many who have not yet heard or responded to the good news about our Lord Jesus Christ? Is it possible God is calling you to the ordained ministries of his church? The information on this website is provided to assist you in beginning to answer that question, and to help you explore that possible call, with the context of the Anglican Church.
  
The Venerable Dr Bradly S Billings             
              
      
 

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The Director of Theological Education is the Venerable Dr Bradly S. Billings BTh BMin MA ThD. Brad has extensive experience in ordained Christian ministry, serving for fifteen years in parish ministry in the Diocese of Melbourne. He was also Archdeacon of Stonnington & Glen Eira for nearly five years. In addition to parish ministry, Brad has maintained an interest and involvement in academic study and has degrees in Theology and Ministry, a Master of Arts in Classics & Archaeology (on ancient Ephesus) from the University of Melbourne, and a Doctorate in Theology for a thesis on the textual problem in Luke 22.19-20 (for the Australian College of Theology). Brad’s doctoral thesis was published in 2005 by T&T Clark, and he continues to write and publish articles on the New Testament and Early Christianity in various academic journals. Brad is highly involved in the life of the wider Anglican Church in the Diocese of Melbourne, as a member of Archbishop in Council, a Director of Benetas (Anglican Aged Care), and Executive Officer of the Bishop Perry Institute academic reference group, a body which commissions and publishes research into applied ministry.

Examining Chaplains  

The Examining Chaplains play an important role in assisting the Archbishop and the Director of Theological Education in helping to discern potential calls to ordained ministry, and in assisting, in a variety of ways, those who are seeking ordination in the Church. In addition to their role in the process of discernment, the Examining Chaplains are also highly involved in the planning and delivery of the program of education and training provided for clergy in the first four years of their ministry.  

 

 

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For confidential enquiries about ordination in the Anglican Church, contact:

The Venerable Dr Bradly S Billings
Director of Theological Education 
61 3 96534280
bbillings@melbourneanglican.org.au

For all other enquiries about theological education and training in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, contact:

Maree Scopelliti
PA to Archdeacon Dr Bradly Billings
Director of Theological Education
209 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
VIC 3000
03-96534220
mscopelliti@melbourneanglican.org.au