|Established||1968as Parkin-Wesley College|
|Uniting Church in Australia|
|Principal||Reverend Dr. Andrew Dutney|
The Uniting College for Leadership and Theology in South Australia is a Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) theological college for the education and training of both lay people and those for specified ministries including the diaconate and youth workers. It is a constituent college of the Adelaide College of Divinity and is located at Brooklyn Park and contributes to theological education at The Flinders University of South Australia.
From 1930, staff of the Congregational Union of Australia's Parkin College and the Methodist Church of Australasia's Wesley Theological College lectured students of both institutions. In the 1950s, the Baptist College was founded in Northgate Street, Unley Park and further sharing of staff occurred, although more limited than between Parkin and Wesley. In 1968, Parkin College and Wesley Theological College merged to form Parkin-Wesley College at Wayville, the site of Wesley College.
Later, the South Australian UCA Lay Education Centre was merged in.
Coolamon College was the national UCA agency and provider of distance theological education. In 2003, Coolamon College moved from Brisbane to Adelaide where it joined the Adelaide College of Divinity.
Parkin-Wesley College was renamed Uniting College for Leadership and Theology in January 2009, at this time it took on the distance learning function previously offered through Coolamon College.
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