Why Study at TSM?




Centred in Scripture

At the heart of all we do is a commitment to the development of a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Bible. The content, context and value of the Old and New Testament scriptures are conveyed through lectures and small group discussions.

Encountering the Spirit of God

We place a strong emphasis on the Person and work of God the Holy Spirit and are fully Trinitarian in doctrine and practice. The Holy Spirit transforms our character, illuminates our understanding of scripture, develops our gifts for service and brings the intimate presence of God into our daily lives. We encourage dependence on the Spirit in our worship, teaching and life.

Developing a Life o
f Prayer and Faith

Trinity continues the emphasis that Rees Howells and his successors placed on prayer and faith. Prayer is a vital part of our ministry and life and there are weekly opportunities to focus on prayer for the work and mission of the church across the nations.

Faith in Practice

We place a strong emphasis on the practical outworking of faith which flows from academic study. All students will be encouraged to engage in some form of practical service in ministry placements as part of their studies.


Extending the Kingdom

At Trinity, we place Christian ministry and service in the wider context of the extension of God’s kingdom worldwide. That is why we focus on the whole person – the development not only of our intellect and understanding, but of character, prayer, relationships and practical skills.There is an arts and cultural strand alongside the academic disciplines, which covers music and worship, Christianity & the arts, and Christianity & the media.


Our Heritage

When you study at Trinity you’re drawing on a rich and fruitful line of Christian ministry and mission. Founded  as the Bible College of Wales by Rees Howells, the well-known missionary and intercessor, Trinity continues to build on a foundation of prayer and proclamation – convinced of God’s power, compassion and concern for our world.


Reaching the Nations with the Gospel

Former students have gone on to serve Christ in many different ways. We are aware of people who have worked or ministered in over 90 countries. God uses each of us uniquely with the gifts and talents He has given us. Our vision is to see the Gospel impact the nations and we will encourage you to develop your particular gifts towards this goal, whether in the UK or abroad (see our alumni page for more information).


Our Connections

Trinity is part of Global Horizons, which covers a group of churches in the UK and internationally, offering opportunities for practical placements and service. We also work with Christians from all mainstream churches and networks. Trinity also partners with colleges that are associated with Global Horizons in different parts of the world, providing further opportunities for exposure to other cultures and countries.


Our Location

We are very centrally located in Rugby in the East Midlands – a ten minute walk from the train station, on one of the main east/west and also north-west/south-east railway lines. We are also very close to the motorway network (both the M1 and the M6) and are therefore easily accessible for students commuting in for the day, as well as moving to the area for their studies.


A Supportive Community

There is a strong sense of community at Trinity, which is maintained by all students and staff. You will be given a personal academic tutor and all first year students are assigned a second or third year “buddy” to help them settle into college life (see our student support page for more details).


A Flexible Approach – Something for Everyone

We offer a range of training opportunities tailored to your individual requirements. We offer short courses including the Accelerate Options course, Creative Arts Workshops, Evening Classes and special Hot Topic Days with guest speakers and include individual module options. Please see our course outline page for more details.



Trinity offers a competitive rate for it’s courses and reviews this on a yearly basis to ensure that applicants are not disadvantaged by the financial aspect of attendance.


We offer:

  • Access to an international network of ministry practitioners and ministry opportunities;
  • A range of short term affordable courses with a practical ministry/mission focus;
  • A variety of flexible training options from one day to one year;
  • Development of the “whole person” – deepening your walk with God, helping to build character and express creativity;
  • An emphasis on the Person of the Holy Spirit, His fruits and gifts in Christian life and service;
  • A focus of prayer and intercession to reach the nations with the Gospel;
  • A caring and supportive multi-cultural community of students and staff,   and…
  • A central England location in Rugby, close to airport, rail and motorway links.
Trinity School of Ministry
Temple Buildings, Railway Terrace,
Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3EN, UK

phone: +44 (0)1788 556 877
email: office@trinityschoolofministry.org
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