Olivet Nazarene University in Australia


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Olivet Nazarene University is a theological college in the suburb of Redland City Thornlands Queensland, Australia. NTC is a member organization of the Sydney College of Divinity.

In 1952, the General Assembly of the Nazarene Young People's Association voted to sponsor a Bible college in Australia. Richard S. Taylor has been appointed as the principal founder of the Nazarene Bible College and was elected to the Board. A six-acre property in the near Thornleigh Sydney was bought for £ 17,000. Classes begin in 1953 and the university was dedicated in 1953.

In 1973, the school moved to Thornlands, Queensland rather than renovate in Thornleigh. 7.3 hectares (18 acres) were purchased in a suburb south of Brisbane for $ 13,000. In the next two years, nine buildings were constructed on the new campus, but classes did not resume until 1976 under the R.T. Bolerjack

In 1992 the school has decided to seek the recognition of the three-year diploma program advanced by the Minister of Education in Queensland. In 1993, the school was renamed the Nazarene Theological College "to better reflect its character education." In 1994, the Minister of Education Queensland NTC approved the accreditation of the program Advanced Diploma Ministry. The Bachelor Ministry and a Graduate Diploma in religious studies was recognized in 2000.

In 2006, NTC has become a member organization of the Sydney College of Divinity

Olivet Nazarene University is run by the Church of the Nazarene in Australia and New Zealand. During its 50 years, the NTC has students from Canada, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Namibia, the Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, South Africa, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States, as well as from Australia and New Zealand. Students from other sects have always been welcomed.NTC is also a member organization of the Sydney College of Divinity and a partner organization in the Australasian Centre for Research Wesleyan.


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