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TSA is the undergraduate department of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life.

We work with local institutions and churches to offer accessible and affordable theological training for grassroots church leaders through Certificate, Diploma and Bachelors programmes. We also provide courses for lay people and specialised programmes for those wishing to enhance their existing ministry training.


Unveiled Course Induction

27 October 2022

On 5th of October 2022, The Shepherd’s Academy inducted several Church leaders across Africa into a short, professional course on Islam called Unveiled. The course is produced by Prof Patrick Sookhdeo with the purpose helping Christians to know what the religion of Islam teaches and to understand the worldview of Muslim people.

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Tutor Training Workshop Proves a Success

6 July 2021

The Shepherd’s Academy (TSA) of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life (OCRPL) organized a “Tutorial Workshop” on 30th June, 2021. It was part of the fulfilment of an online “Tutor Training Course” where tutors are equipped to train church leaders or Christian workers in the Global South.

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The Shepherd's Academy Launch!

11 June 2021

Two million Christians serving as pastors and lay leaders around the world are estimated to be engaging in courageous and often dangerous ministries with little or no theological education. At the same time, governments are increasingly insisting that those who fulfil these roles are suitably qualified.

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“The TSA programme enables learners to do ministry in, for and through their context.”