The Australian College of Ministries (ACOM) is an international provider of life-changing, ministry training experiences.

Established in 1941 as the Churches of Christ in NSW Theological College (Woolwich, Sydney),  ACOM has produced thousands of graduates serving as ministers, evangelists, lay leaders, welfare workers, teachers, missionaries and church planters.

ACOM became a founding institutional member of the Sydney College of Divinity in 1983, a consortium of theological colleges. This enables ACOM to teach SCD's government-recognised degrees from Diploma through to PhD.

Originally a campus-based residential college, ACOM now specialises in flexible delivery. It is a hybrid of distance learning experience mixed with targeted face-to-face and on-line student support through formation groups and themed workshops.

ACOM has become a highly professional and diversified provider of ministry training that has developed a national and international reputation for excellence and innovation. ACOM has 27 permanent staff (ministry support, academic and leadership development), plus 40 contracted staff (17 formation leaders, and 23 subject facilitators) across Australia.

ACOM has formed partnerships of mutual assistance in ministry development and training with like-minded organisations such as Youth Vision Australia, ARROW Leadership Australia, Christian Venues Association, Southern Lights Training, The Emerging Leaders Program, Vineyard College & Full Gospel College of Ministry Leadership.


The College has two institutional members:

Fresh Hope- Churches of Christ in NSW & ACT
The partnership of Fresh Hope - Churches of Christ in NSW & ACT – is an empowering gift that enables ACOM to pursue its mission and partner with Fresh Hope initiatives such as: Fresh Hope Venues, Mission & Ministry, and Care.

Christian and Missionary Alliance of Australia
On 1st January 2017 the Christian & Missionary Alliance of Australia became an institutional member. This partnership adds the strength and experience of the Alliance movement who has a presence in over 81 countries around the world. This strategic partnership has seen the establishment of the Alliance Institute of Mission, a centre of excellence within the Australian College of Ministries.


Cultivate Magazine

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