Support and encouragement

Comments from the regional bishops of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne regarding theological education and training.

Bishop Paul White

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” The Great Commission - Matthew 28.

These words of Jesus challenge and focus the reader. For some, the expression of both being and making disciples is in ordained ministry in the Anglican Church. For them as for all Anglicans, being a disciple entails making new disciples. Together, Lay and Ordained, we work for God in this mission.

Network 1.28 is important for discerning Vocations to Ordained Ministry and training those so called as one means of equipping the Church to undertake the imperative of the Great Commission. I commend for your support and prayer this webpage, the service and people it describes, and the vision it holds before us of being a people of faith, called and sent by God.

The Right Reverend Paul White
Bishop of the Southern Region

Bishop Barbara Darling

“After more than 30 years of involvement with theological education in Melbourne I am delighted to see the introduction of Network 1:28 with its clear and challenging introduction to the journey of theological education. It is exciting that God calls such an interesting and diverse cross section of people to ministry and in particular to ordained ministry. It is my hope and prayer that this journal will encourage such seekers and open up the theological training journey to others. “Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act."  Psalm 37:5 

The Right Reverend Barbara Darling
Bishop of the Eastern Region

Bishop Philip Huggins

“We give thanks to God for the gift of each vocation. Through Network 1:28 we pray to nurture and focus each vocation, we are united in mission seeking to be true to our discipleship of Jesus."

The Right Reverend Philip Huggins
Bishop of the Northern and Western Region


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