Mamarapha College

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mamarapha College
Established 1997[1]
Type Private
Director Gordon E. Stafford.
Academic staff 3
Location Karragullen,  Australia
Affiliations Seventh-day Adventist Church
Website mamarapha.adventist.edu.au

Mamarapha College is a post-secondary theological institution for indigenous Australians located in Karragullen, Western Australia

Students come from all states of Australia, and range in age from 19 to 70 years. Their educational background ranges from marginal literacy to those with a degree.

Mamarapha College is a Registered Training Organisation and awards range from Certificate 1 through to 4 year Advanced Diploma. Study is offered via study blocks (‘intensives’) for some courses while ministers in training study full time for their second and third year, then learn on-the-job with a minister in the field for their fourth year.

History[edit]

Mamarapha College was set up by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1997 to train indigenous pastors and members in bible and ministry skills. Mamarapha is a composite from western desert Aboriginal languages and Hebrew – meaning ‘God makes whole’. Personal spiritual development is the primary focus of the college and learning to minister to others is another focus of the program.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adventist Yearbook. General Conference Office of Archives and Statistics. Retrieved 2010-04-10

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°05′11″S 116°07′12″E / 32.086417°S 116.120064°E / -32.086417; 116.120064