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Australia:Nungalinya Theological College, Darwin

Graduates from Nungalinya College. © Nungalinya College 2015

Graduates from Nungalinya College.
© Nungalinya College 2015
Reconciliation project


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In the Nungalinya Annual Report, the College Principal, Dr Jude Long, notes that students regularly say they love to come to Nungalinya because it is a safe place—physically, culturally and spiritually. One thing they really enjoy is meeting other Indigenous Christians from different communities who have different languages, customs and denominations, and learning together. All that incredible diversity of culture, age and experience that we experience at Nungalinya is united around Jesus as the centre of all that happens here.

The College is gaining more applicants than ever before – over 280, and is proud to have a new resource centre and a new music course.

Nungalinya’s Resource Centre was officially opened in 2014 and students enjoy browsing for resources that they can use in their ministries at home while locals also come to buy scripture materials for personal or church use. 

The College is offering a Certificate II in music in which students are encouraged to explore Christian music in their own languages.

Dr Jude Long said, “The students coming to Nungalinya College are agents of change. Many express their desire to be bringing gospel transformation to their communities. Many are outstanding leaders. Many have an incredible capacity to care for others. Many are talented artists, musicians and story tellers. I feel immensely privileged to be a part of what God is doing at Nungalinya College and also to be a part of the supportive network all over Australia that enables us to keep going.”

Funding staff for the College is one of the largest expenses for this project and with growing enrolments, one of the great needs is for more teachers so that students can continue to learn and have the necessary support. Please give generously to allow Nungalinya to continue to grow.

AU004NG needs $49,500 in 2016 (tax-deductible)



You can make an online donation to this project by selecting Australia: Nungalinya College, Darwin NT from the full project list.

Alternatively, for donations by cheque/money order (made out to the Anglican Board of Mission – Australia), telephone or email, view contact details here. Please don’t forget to include the project name and/or code with your payment details.

Gifts to ABM will be applied to the support of project(s) selected. In the unlikely event of the project being oversubscribed or not proceeding to completion, donations will be applied to a similar project to the one(s) selected.


News and images from Nungalinya College

Nungalinya College’s newsletters and other publications are available on their website:

Images from Nungalinya College may be found on their Flickr page



September 2016 – Nungalinya College is now in Graduation Season! Their latest newsletter has described the first graduation ceremony held on the 19th August, and the encouraging stories of two graduates. Read more.



July – Students in Certificate II in Media and Discipleship Studies have produced a couple of inspiring documentaries about their Assistant Teachers at the College.

Watch the videos here

For your prayers

  • Give thanks for Nungalinya College’s Indigenous Assistant Teachers – Yurranydjil, Maratja, Wangarr, Mandy, Marlene and James, and pray for them as they continue to develop their teaching.
  • Pray for Indigenous Christian leaders to continue to grow in their faith and be role models for their churches and communities.
  • Pray for the College while it undergoes a certification process to check whether their buildings are structurally sound enough to keep.