Worldview Centre

Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies is a Christ-centred discipleship community, training for cross-cultural ministry.

Welcome to Worldview

Worldview is a training centre located in picturesque Northern Tasmania.  We’re about living and working together, expressing and experiencing our values of discipleship, community, diligence and praxis.

In practice this means that Worldview is a community for people committed to working with God, who are prepared to learn what it means to be a disciple and to make disciples of others.

In short: we are a Christ-centred discipleship community, training for cross-cultural ministry.


Study

Studying at Worldview means you have a range of award possibilities, depending on your needs.  We are residentially based and offer courses taught by qualified teachers who not only understand the theoretical implications of living and working cross-culturally, but have experienced first hand the realities of what it means to do so.

Knowing what course to choose amongst a wide range of options can be tricky, but we’re here to help.  Click below for a description of our courses and how we can tailor-design a study program for you, along with our partner Melbourne School of Theology.


Community

Speaking from experience, we are convinced that a crucial part of cross-cultural training is doing life with others.  Books and class experience are integral to our training, but life in community provides the kind of self-awareness, cross-cultural appreciation and team dynamics you can’t obtain any other way.  If you are serious about working cross-culturally then you will inevitably face the prospect of working with others who see things and behave differently than you do.  For this reason eating and working together as part of our daily rhythm goes hand in hand with academic studies.

Discipleship Culture

We’re passionate about building a discipleship culture.

Rhythms of Worship and Prayer

Our daily attention is on Jesus, talking and listening to him.

Eating and Working Together

We’re about eating and working together and we do this each day as part of living on a large communal property.

Resources

Are you looking for something in particular?  Check out our resources section for quick links to our library search, student forms, our annual art competition and events.

 

Library

Worldview offers the biggest theological library in Tasmania.  Located in the main building, the public and students have full access to a wide range of sources.  Presently we are redeveloping our database and creating an even better space for students to use, specifically complimenting the content presented in our 2017 curriculum.

Search Library


An experience like no other

We offer a cross-cultural ministry learning experience like no other.  Operating in partnership with the Melbourne School of Theology, we deliver courses accredited by the Australian College of Theology. The content of those courses is delivered by practitioners who all have mission experience.

We are wholly and completely committed to equipping people for God’s mission in the world.  Around 80% of our graduates go on to full time ministry with a range of mission agencies.

Our students come from around the world, and the residential context for our learning community delivers cross-cultural living right to your door.  Literally.

Worldview Turns 60!

2016 marked 60 years since Worldview began, and we celebrated!  In April we held a reunion where graduates made their way down to Tassie for a chance to connect with each other and relive their experiences as students of what was then known as the Missionary Training College.

Our celebrations continued with a creative arts competition held in August, a 60th themed trivia night and a series of public lectures on current themes affecting how we engage in the world today.

Training with purpose

Around 80% of our graduates go on to full-time ministry.  They serve as individuals or with many different organisations, including these: