Australian Lutheran College
Australian Lutheran College (ALC) is the tertiary education provider of the Lutheran Church of Australia, delivering Higher Education awards as a college of the University of Divinity, and Vocational Education and Training qualifications in partnership with the Australian Centre for Advanced Studies.
Providing qualified pastors, ministry personnel and teachers has always been a vital concern of Australian Lutherans. Since the earliest German settlers arrived in Adelaide, South Australia in 1838, people have been needed to minister to scattered communities, often quite isolated, and to teach in the confessional schools that were established early on in many congregations. Need exceeded supply from the very beginning.
Today ALC trains in-service and pre-service (both undergraduate and postgraduate) teachers through its Education Studies programs, ministry personnel through the Open Studies Stream, and pastors through its Pastoral Studies Stream. Through its research arm ALC initiates, supports, and promotes research projects based in Lutheran theology and ethics, and to assist in their contemporary application within the Lutheran Church of Australia and beyond.