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Here at Moorlands College, we seek to cultivate an environment for learning that’s not just about information, but transformation.

Since 1948, Moorlands College has given Christians passionate about Jesus Christ the knowledge and skills they need to impact the Church and wider world.

Mission statement

Moorlands College exists to equip people, passionate about Jesus Christ, to impact the Church and the world.

We are focused on four primary goals:

1. To increasingly equip students to impact the church and world

This grounds us as a discipleship-orientated, supportive community, developing resources for flexible delivery, building research capacity, and broadening the portfolio of courses offered.

2. To secure financial sustainability

While the global pandemic has a lasting legacy, we are focused on ensuring a
robust business model that will take us into the future. This includes increasing
income from non-HE provision, increasing efficiencies in our work, and working on a sustainable recruitment model.

3. To achieve greater independence and security through receiving Degree Awarding Powers

Given suitable conditions, the College will look to apply to the Office for Students for DAPs, which has been a long-term aspiration of the College.

4. To ensure staff are well supported and equipped to deliver their roles

The greatest asset of the College is the staff team, and work is being done to strengthen our people management, in particular improving communication and inspiring a positive working culture.

Statement of Faith

We believe:

  • The one true God who lives eternally in three persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
  • The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God – fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
  • The dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
  • The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ – born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
  • The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
  • The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
  • The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
  • The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
  • The church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers — given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
  • The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.

Our Statement of Faith is taken from the Evangelical Alliance of the United Kingdom, representing around 2 million people in the UK.


We do things with:


Recognising our dependence on God and need for his grace, teachable and open to feedback, accessible, acknowledging weaknesses alongside strengths, seeking to serve in community.


Conducting ourselves in line with the College’s mission and supporting documents, ensuring accountability, committed to truthfulness and consistency.


Honouring others, seeing their potential, listening well, willing to challenge, recognising boundaries,
avoiding gossip, open to discussion and debate.


Moorlands is a place where stories of personal transformation, encouragement and achievement are created and celebrated. As a graduate myself, I know first hand the wholistic investment made, and the support given.

– Andy du Feu
Moorlands College Principal