Our Statement of Mission
Ministry is the believer's response to God's loving initiative in Jesus Christ and is enacted through witnessing to Him. By baptism each Christian is called to participate in this ministry. However, identity of calling does not imply identity of function. Since the apostolic age there has been within the church a basic pattern of ordained ministry - bishop, priest and deacon. Within this context the ministry of the whole people of God, ordained and lay, is complementary and necessary, the one to the other, within the Christian community.
The task of the College, therefore, is threefold:
- to prepare women and men for the ordained ministry within the church;
- to provide opportunities to better equip lay people for the exercise of their baptismal ministry;
- to encourage and facilitate the integration of knowledge, skills, and experience with personal faith in order to foster a growing spirituality.
Thus, through its programs and community life, Queen's College seeks to enable Christian men and women to grow in grace and in knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
To achieve the goals of our Mission Statement, our vision of Queen's College encompasses:
- The promotion of an Anglican identity, whose community life is punctuated by its liturgical life, as an educational institution within the Anglican Church of Canada, with a residential model of learning for those in preparation for ordination
- Facilitating and achieving full accreditation with the Association of Theological Schools
- Achieving financial viability through continuing the work of The Queen's College Appeal, The Queen's College Foundation and Planned Giving
- Successful governance, and respecting its canonical relationship with its stakeholders: the bishops and three dioceses of Newfoundland and Labrador
- An effective model of administration which includes the deployment of personnel
- A plan to market and promote Queen's College within the church and in the community at large
- The nurturing of student life through core values, spiritual development and the attaining of competencies through their studies and corporate life
- A commitment to lifelong learning, either at the college or other satellite sites, for laity and clergy, which will provide tools for spiritual growth and development to address the missional needs of the church
- A commitment to build relationships in the wider community through affiliations and partnerships with educational institutions such as Memorial University and other theological institutions
- A continuing commitment to fostering ecumenical relationships
- A willingness to engage and respond to our society and culture
September 27th, 2011