RepositoryChurch of England Record Centre
Extent2 volumes, 319 files
TitleCommittee for Theological Education (CTE)
DescriptionWithin the files and also the file titles the Committee has often been abbreviated to CTE. Includes papers of the Committee's predecessor, the Board of Theological Education.
AdminHistoryThe Commttee was created in 1972 and carried on the work of the Board of Theological Education. The terms of reference of the Committee, as set out in ACCM Committee Structure C(76)5, were stated as follows;

'This Committee is responsible for all matters relating to training for ordination and for accredited lay ministry, and, since 1978, for readers'.

The main objective of the Committee was to formulate policy for ministerial education so as to ensure that the Church is supplied with personally and spiritually mature and theologically literate ministers. This includes stipendiary ministry, non-stipendiary ministry, accredited lay ministry, local non-stipendiary ministry and readers. The Committee discussed matters of general policy and to the principles upon which ministerial education should be based and considers the practical consequences involved in enabling such principles to be carried out.

Until 1986 the Committee had two sub-committees which, broadly speaking, divided ministerial training into pre-service (Courses and Examinations Sub-Committee) and in-service (Continuing Ministerial Education Sub-Committee). From 1986 the Continuing Ministerial Education Sub-Committee became a committee in its own right.
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