ACOM’s COVID-19 Response

Dear ACOM students, alumni, and friends.

With all that is happening in our world at the moment, we wanted to let you know what ACOM's response to  Covid-19 continues to be.

ACOM's online/distance model of ministry training has been developed over the past 20+ years and ideally equips us to respond to these changing times to ensure that ministry training not only continues but thrives.

Our students have been able to continue their studies largely without interruption. Our Student Engagement Managers, Academic and Ministry Services teams continue to be available to support our students.

All face to face facilitations and student gatherings continue online as Zoom events.

We ask that you continue to pray for our students & the churches they represent, our communities and our world at this time.

On behalf of the ACOM team

Neale Meredith
Interim Principal and Dean of Students

Update: Changes to ACOM Leadership

Dear Partners in Ministry,

After 9 years of service, Dr Stephen Smith is leaving as Chief Executive Officer and Principal of the Australian College of Ministries.

His achievements include the establishment of the Graduate School of Leadership: including the Formation Centre, The Centre for Restoration Studies, The Master of Leadership, The Master of Professional Supervision, and the ACOM Press. During his tenure the membership of the College increased to include the Christian Missionary Alliance of Australia and the establishment of the Alliance Institute for Mission.

Also during his tenure, Stephen led a highly talented and energetic team who brought the College through erratic industry changes with increasing student enrolments. In 2019 the College experienced the highest number of degree graduates in its history.

The staff and ACOM Board wish Stephen well as he pursues his next life adventure.  His last day will be Friday 19th June, 2020.

The ACOM Board is actively seeking a new CEO and Principal. In the interim, the Acting Principal will be Neale Meredith.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via [email protected]

God bless,

Karen Baker
Chair, ACOM Board


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ACOM has a value for equipping others, and a focus on flexibility and resourcing the mission of the Church. So, we are excited to open up the opportunity for students and friends of ACOM to attend our unit facilitations as

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