College Formation Day

THE COLLEGE FORMATION DAY ON A TUESDAY IS SPENT TOGETHER AS A WHOLE COLLEGE EXPLORING TWO OF THE MAJOR THEMES RUNNING THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE THAT IMPACT EVERY AREA OF LIFE: IDENTITY AND PURPOSE.

Through the teaching and investment received on the College Formation Day, students will increase their biblical knowledge and explore how this can be put into practice on a daily basis. The focus is on developing Godly character.

Identity: Who Am I?

St Thomas Crookes is passionate about developing young people who are secure in their identity in Christ and equipped with the skills they will need to be effective disciples and leaders in every area of life. One of the primary focuses of STC College is to see trainees grow in confidence in their identity. STC College will help College trainees to understand who God is and how that affects who they are. The focus of the teaching around the three main themes of discipleship, leadership and mission will help trainees to build deep and lasting foundations; establishing and rooting their identity in Christ.

Through the teaching and investment received over the course of the year, trainees will increase their biblical knowledge and explore how this can be put into practice on a daily basis. The focus is on developing Godly character.

Trainees will be introduced to, and encouraged to develop their use and understanding of, a number of helpful tools which will help them to explore who God has made them to be and form and build their identity. Examples of these tools are Lifeshapes, which are a foundational part of St Thomas Crookes, the five-fold ministry test and Myers-Briggs personality test. STC College trainees will also be part of a huddle; a group of six to ten people who meet on a regular basis to receive input, investment and training focused on growing and developing disciples and leaders.

Purpose: What am I doing here?

In addition to identity, STC College concentrates on the development of trainees’ God given gifts and skills; to see leaders of character, secure in their identity, released into their purpose and calling. Therefore trainees will receive teaching in key skills, as well as personal investment in individual gifting.

STC College aims to provide trainees with practical application of theological and biblical learning. This comes through regular opportunities throughout the course of the year for trainees to actively engage in mission and have regular ministry experience, to put into practice their skills and gifts and to continue their development in a practical way.

During the course of the year trainees will develop lasting, transferable skills that will equip them for effective and fruitful leadership, discipleship and mission in every area of life, both inside and outside of the church.