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Principal's Welcome

The life of Tilsley College is marked by a concern for mission and is shaped by the biblical mandate that Jesus gave to his disciples, “As the Father has sent me (into the world), so send I you”. 

At the heart of Jesus’ public ministry was his training of a small group of disciples. He spent time with them, helping them to see the importance of not only knowing who he was, but of doing what he did, and increasingly being like him in holiness of character. 

It is this example of training that we try to model at Tilsley – we want to equip God’s people in comprehension, competence and character in order to continue God’s work in God’s world.

Tilsley has been training people for service for over 35 years, and graduates from the college are part of God’s mission in many parts of the world.  Some return to a previous career, some go on to further education, and others enter full-time church or mission work, but each one pays tribute to the value of taking time out in the company of the Lord Jesus to study and to practise the work He has sent every disciple to do.

As part of the ministry of Gospel Literature Outreach, Tilsley College has a relationship with eight similar colleges throughout the world giving it a truly international perspective.  We are a small college with an average annual intake of 12-18 students. This creates an intimate atmosphere which is an ideal environment for discipleship-style training. We are also an international college with students who come from across Europe; we also regularly have one or two from further afield.

So let me welcome you to Tilsley. We are committed to equipping Christian men and women to serve God effectively in today’s multi-cultural world, through deepening their understanding of the Bible, encouraging Christ-like character and developing skills in the context of Christian ministry.

We would love to help you in this way.

Simon Marshall

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