Newton Theological College
“My name is Nigel Siunabae and I am 53 years old from Popondetta, Oro Province, PNG.”
We thought you would like to hear directly from one of Newton Theological College’s ordinands about his experiences at the college over the last four years and his thoughts about the church and its future.
“I am single and come from Binandere tribe. I only completed high school and did some general labour work like carpentry and electrical wiring. I come from Port Moresby Diocese and I have been studying here at Newton college for four years. My favourite subject is Introduction to Old Testament. This year we studied Reformation, John and Apocalyptic Literature, Principles of Anglican Worship, and Ministry and Sacraments.
“The thing I best like about studying at Newton college is theology and liturgy and being able to ask questions about why and how we do what we do, and how does it apply to the changes that are taking place now.
“Parish ministry really excites me but I am anxious at the same time because of the new environment and the challenges.
“One aspect of church life in PNG that is worth mentioning is the commitment of the people regardless of challenges faced. People don’t run away but remain patient to see it through whether it be a leadership crisis or doctrinal disorder.
“I see the church in PNG has a huge task ahead in addressing the young people to have a sense of belonging and their voice heard and bridging the gap between them.”
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