School of Pastoral Theology

Welcome to the School of Pastoral Theology (SPT) at Australian Lutheran College.

This is the school of ALC entrusted by the church with preparing students to become candidates for the pastoral ministry in the Lutheran Church of Australia.

Thinking of studying for the ministry? 

  • Do you feel a sense of call to prepare for service as a pastor?
  • Have others recognised gifts, abilities or maturity in you that make you suitable for pastoral ministry?
  • Perhaps you have just begun to wonder about this and need to explore it further?
  • May God’s wise Spirit guide you and help you discern his call and purpose for your life.

We are interested in helping you with this, and in talking to you about it and we invite you to contact us at

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