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Wontulp-Bi-Buya College

Wontulp-Bi-Buya College, first established in 1983 as the Queensland branch of Nungalinya College (Darwin), became incorporated on 24 February 1999 with four membership groups: Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran and Uniting Churches. The College is committed to operate in partnership with Nungalinya College, to promote its objectives and programs in Queensland and to co-operate with Nungalinya College in the development of common curricula for Indigenous Australians.

Wontulp-Bi-Buya College has been established to provide facilities and training programs through a Queensland network for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Church staff.

Training Aims To Provide For:

  • Biblical and theological training for Australian Indigenous church members, with commitment to theological education by extension.
  • Sensitivity to the particular learning processes of Indigenous Australians.
  • Openness to explore the riches of the spiritualities of the Indigenous Peoples of Australia.
  • Expression of Australian Indigenous Christian Theologies.
  • Leadership training in fields of community organising and community work, youth work, family health, home management and other areas of community life.
  • The establishment and maintenance of learning and support networks through community and regional groups.
  • Cross-cultural and orientation training.
  • Orientation and training of teaching staff, tutors and support persons.
  • In-service refresher programs for teaching staff, tutors and support persons.
  • In-service training for Indigenous Church leadership.
  • Community consultations.
  • In the implementation of the above aims, the Association intends to seek the active involvement of other religious bodies, Government Departments and any other organisations that may benefit from these programs.

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