What do our programmes prepare you for? Here are some of the more common roles and vocations our graduates end up in.
Matty and Jess, working as church planters in some of the most deprived areas of the North East, regularly meet with new people and spread the news of the Gospel in their community. They found the variety of modules that they studied here to be particularly helpful in their ministry. “The different modules have equipped us well for planting into such a context. During our time at Moorlands College we understood to a greater extent God’s heart for the poor. We were convinced of the necessity to live incarnationally for the sake of the Gospel in our community. And we saw how the Gospel speaks to, and transforms, young and old from any background.”
“We saw how the Gospel speaks to, and transforms, young and old.”
Youth workers provide both spiritual and pastoral support to young people, aiding their growth through projects in either church, Christian organisations or secular environments. Our undergraduate in Applied Theology (Youth and Community Work) with JNC, is the perfect option to help prepare you for the youth work profession.
Scott, a youth pastor in a Baptist church, found his studies greatly helped him in his ministry. “Studying Youth and Community Work has greatly widened my understanding and perspective of full-time youth ministry. It provided time for deep reflective practice, as well as chance to gain wisdom from both peers and professionals in a fun and engaging environment.”
“Studying Youth and Community Work… provided time for deep reflective practice, as well as chance to gain wisdom from both peers and professionals.”
Pastors provide biblical teaching, support and guidance in a church context and often work evangelistically in the community.
Samantha, now a Youth and Children’s Pastor in the South of England, found our variety of modules beneficial in her development of teaching, preaching and leading teams.
“Moorlands College has equipped me in all areas of my ministry as a pastor, it is my privilege to be involved with specifically working with this precious age group.”
Daniel, now an Assistant Pastor in the North of England, shares his experience of Moorlands: “I came to Moorlands College having never preached in my life. We had experienced preachers leading certain lectures and we were taught the key aspects of a good sermon. Since my training at college, I’m now an Assistant Pastor regularly preaching to around 200 people; as well as overseeing, planning and preparing the teaching program for our new evening services.”
“I came to Moorlands College having never preached in my life… I’m now an Assistant Pastor regularly preaching to around 200 people.”
Moorlands College alumni working in education can be found in primary and secondary schools, and in both secular and Christian higher education institutions.
Alex, a Bible tutor in higher education, shares his experience of studying here: “Our lecturer, Chris Sinkinson, brought scripture to life through biblical and archaeological theology. This has impacted how I teach and how I engage my own students in a life-transforming process.”
“Our lecturer brought scripture to life… This has impacted how I teach and how I engage my own students.”
A schools worker tends to work as part of a charity, whose aim is to show the love of God to children and young people. They combine pastoral gifts with a heart for promoting the personal and spiritual development of those in full-time education.
Evangelists share the Gospel with as many people as possible, usually on behalf of churches or Christian organisations.
Mary has worked in several evangelistic contexts since graduating. “Studying at Moorlands equipped me to speak at university mission weeks across the UK and Europe. I gave talks on suffering and the evidence for the historical Jesus, and addressed questions such as, ‘How can Jesus be the only way to God?’”
Our variety of modules helps to equip students who wish to grow their evangelism skills in street pastoring and the public square, communities, universities, churches and youth groups.
“I gave talks on suffering and the evidence for the historical Jesus, and addressed questions such as, ‘How can Jesus be the only way to God?’”
Children’s workers have directional and pastoral oversight of children’s ministry within a local church. They’re driven by an eagerness to share God’s love with children and their families.
A chaplain typically works in settings such as sports teams, schools, hospitals and prisons where they provide prayer, pastoral care and spiritual support. Our variety of modules can help to prepare and equip you for the chaplaincy profession.
Claire, Managing Prison Chaplain at HMO/YOI Portland, particularly benefitted from studying at Moorlands: “Studying at Moorlands developed my Christian faith in the way it’s expressed through both word and action.”
Caris, who travels regularly working with the persecuted Church, shares how Moorlands equipped her: “Studying at Moorlands equipped me to travel to the Middle East and North Africa to meet with believers and partners. I gained a practical understanding of the history of Christianity in these regions, which helped me gain a deeper understanding of the Church culture and the persecuted believers I have met.”
“Studying at Moorlands equipped me to travel to the Middle East and North Africa to meet with believers and partners.”