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@Morling - February 22, 2021
Week 1, Semester 1

Listening to the voice of the risen Christ
from Ross Clifford, Principal (rossc@morling.edu.au)

It was good to be involved in last week’s Community Week and to be able to share on both campuses. I was able to share that our student surveys indicate that one of the major reason’s students choose to study at Morling (both campuses), is because of their respect for our faculty and staff. Morling has always had an inclusive approach with respect to appointing administrative and academic staff. We are an evangelical, Baptist college, that is united on the essentials, allowing freedom on other matters. I personally find this stimulating, so in my classes the truth of the resurrection is firmly presented, but there is good discussion on our different understandings with respect to the millennium. I believe this is a clear distinctive and equips us for a “powerful” and respectful ministry. 

However, as I reminded the Sydney campus, we must never loose our focus on Jesus and our commitment to the essentials of our Baptist/evangelical faith. Hebrews 3:14, reminds us that we can claim confidence in Christ and verse 13 calls us to encourage each other daily. Together, we have been called by God to study and learn together. At this time, it is essential we hear the cry of Hebrews 3:7- who’s voice are we listening to? Can I encourage us all as we move forward in our teaching and studies this year to declare confidentiality we listen to the voice of the risen Christ, as found in scriptures, and applied through his Spirit to our lives and service. 

Looking forward to a blessed year. 

  • Thank God for the opportunity to gather and start the year together during Community Week last week. Thank God for Belinda Lakelin who inspired us to share our faith with us.
  • Pray that you and others will start the year with a desire to grow in faith and service.
  • Let us know how we can pray for you! Fill out this form to pass on a prayer request to our Dean of Students, Peter Friend.
  • Ask God to give you opportunities to show and share his love, hope, truth and kindness to those who do not yet follow Him.
  • Pray for those who are suffering around the world due to hardship and sickness.
  • Start the year well! Attend your lectures or begin your online engagement!
  • If you are on the Sydney Campus or studying online - sign up for a Discipleship Group (see info below). Perth-Vose campus students will continue to meet in the Wednesday GSF timeslot on the Perth timetable.
  • Join us for chapel
    • Sydney Campus: Tuesdays at noon in the auditorium or via Zoom or Perth-Vose campus: Wednesdays at 11am
      • This week's preachers
        • Sydney Campus: David Starling
        • Perth-Vose campus: Mike Kok

You and other students are at the heart of what we do! At the start of the year, we want to make sure that you feel welcome, supported and prepared for study. Our hope and prayer is that this semester will be a time when you will experience God's transforming power in your life, faith and service.

We believe that the ways we learn and engage in community should lead to holistic and embodied growth and maturity. It is our hope that you will see God transforming you spiritually, academically, emotionally and mentally, relationally and missionally. We encourage you to take all the opportunities you can to grow and learn together! 

Of course, Morling doesn't do this alone, and we want you to stay connected (or get connected) with a community of faith in a local church, to have mentors who will walk this journey with you, and for you to be committed to pray for the year ahead with others.

Over the next few weeks we will share more about ways that the Student Services team can support you as you start the Semester. We are also keen to hear how God is using you to impact the world! 

Introducing our Director of Student Services
Andre Kurniawan (andrek@morling.edu.au)

It is a great pleasure to be the new Director of Student Services for Morling College! As the Director of Student Services, I hope to meet and get to know all of you in some point whether it’ll be face-to-face (once the lockdown restrictions allow), via email or Zoom. I hope to bring a better overall student experience for the current student cohort and the new prospective students. Feel free to contact me or to pop into my office (if you’re in WA) at any time if you would like to chat!
Sydney Campus: Student Services on Level 1

This Week - connect with Anne Gilbert if you haven't been able to get into your Moodle Units or have a question about starting your studies.

  • TUESDAY: 8.30-9.00am// 1.30-1.50pm//4.45pm-6.45pm
  • WEDNESDAY: 8.30-9.00am// 12.45-1.15pm//4.45pm-6.45pm
  • THURSDAY: 8.30-9.00am// 12.45-1.15pm//4.45pm-6.45pm
Important! Discipleship Groups for all Bible and Theology Discipleship Groups for Bible and Theology Students – Sydney campus and Online students

At Morling, we don’t want you to go it alone! For Bible and Theology (BAT) students in Sydney and online, an important and ongoing aspect of this is being part of a Discipleship Group. Although not for ACT credit, participation in a group is a vital part of your overall development as a Christian who is training for future ministry. For those in our Perth-Vose campus, you will continue to meet in the GSF group on Wednesday mornings.

For those on the Sydney on-campus or online, you will meet once a week with other students in a small group led by one of our wonderful faculty. You will share together in your journey as a student and grow in your personal and ministry walk. Participation in a Discipleship Group is required for all BAT fulltime students and NSW&ACT Baptist accreditation candidates, and strongly encouraged for all scholarship recipients and part-time students. CCSC and EDU students are very welcome to join as well if they are able to.
 
The groups will begin in Week 2 of semester. But you need to sign up now, choosing one of the available timeslots/options by registering here. Added options: Evangelism focused group with Belinda Lakelin and Wednesday afternoon (4.15pm) group

Library news

The library has a new email: Please contact the Morling College Library at: LibraryHelpDesk@Morling.edu.au or leave us a message through our online helpdesk HERE

  • Semester 1 Library opening hours: see the catalogue homepage for details.
  • Sydney Campus: Student volunteers needed to keep Level 1 open in the evenings. You can do your own study - the main task is to ensure Level 1 is closed when you leave!
    • Monday or Friday: 5-7pm, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday: 6.30pm-10pm
    • Please let the Library know if you would be able to help for any of these times:
  • Don't forget to register for Perlego: Click HERE - for Morling Bible and Theology and CCSC students studying in 2021 
Can't find your textbook on Perlego? See if Koorong has it! 
New 2021 students - get in touch with Rebecca Brown if you haven't received your "NEW STUDENT" voucher - you get a bit bigger of a discount!
OPPORTUNITIES
Our ENCORE program is back for 2021!
Starting this Friday at 9.45am in the MALC building on the Sydney campus and also via livestream. 
You can find out more here and register (pay on the day or online).

Cass Kwakye will be our main speaker for the first 5 weeks of Semester, helping us Explore the Trinity.

Encore is an initiative of Morling College, held on Friday mornings at our Sydney campus and livestreamed online. It is designed for people who are retired or no longer working full-time to continue learning about God with like-minded people. There are no academic requirements or assessments for Encore.
Sydney Campus Accommodation
We have a few vacancies in our Morling Village and in our MRC building (single rooms with ensuite and some with kitchenettes) available in MRC. 
  • Semester/yearly contract
  • Casual accommodation (perfect for staying overnight when you have a late class or early morning)

Get in touch with the MRC team to know more.

UPDATE YOUR DETAILS
While we update and finalise our enrolment lists we are sending this to students who also studied in 2020 and over Summer. 

  • If you have finished your studies - why not sign up to our ALUMNI email list so we can stay in touch.
  • If you are using a different email please let us know by replying to this email.
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