About us

The Wellington Theological Consortium (WTC) is composed of Christian institutions for theological education committed to the intellectual exploration of the Christian faith as witnessed to by the two classic creeds.

The WTC Covenant (see below) was signed on 17 November 2003 by Wellington Bible College (since disbanded), Wellington Catholic Education Centre, and Wellington Institute of Theology. Booth College of Mission joined WTC and signed the Covenant on 1 November 2004, followed by Wellington Pacific Bible on 9 April 2008.

Current members of the Consortium are: Booth College of Mission, Wellington Catholic Education Centre (now subsumed within Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand CIANZ), Wellington Institute of Theology, Wellington Pacific Bible College. (A Memorandum of Understanding with Otago University’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies was agreed to and signed on 7 May 2008.)

The Consortium is administered by a Council of representatives from member bodies.

A covenant establishing a “Wellington Theological Consortium”

1. The Wellington Theological Consortium is composed of Christian institutions for theological education committed to the intellectual exploration of the Christian faith as witnessed to by the two classic creeds.

2. It exists primarily to further the mission of the Churches, more especially in Wellington, in the conviction that mission demands a union of intellect and action.

3. The Covenant is a commitment to cooperate, while retaining complete autonomy of the participating institutions.

4. This cooperation may be expressed by

  • regular communication about programmes and resources
  • sharing of resources such as libraries
  • joint teaching when appropriate
  • the holding of joint events
  • a joint public profile
  • an ability to act together as a Consortium in relation to other institutions.

5. Cooperative activities may be agreed on and planned for at periodic meetings of representatives of the member bodies of the Consortium. Such meetings also express a measure of mutual voluntary accountability among Consortium members. Nevertheless, the decisions of such meetings are always subject to the agreement of those authorities to whom the member bodies are formally and primarily accountable.

6. The founding bodies of the Consortium are:

  • The Wellington Institute of Theology
  • Bible College of New Zealand Wellington Centre
  • The Wellington Catholic Education Centre.

The Consortium is open, by invitation, to other Christian institutions who accept this Covenant.