A New Principal is Appointed

Richard Tiplady ImageThe Board of Directors and the staff are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Principal of ICC following the retirement of Tony Sargent in the summer. Richard Tiplady will take up the position of Principal from the summer of 2010.

Richard currently serves as British Director of European Christian Mission, which he joined in 2004. Prior to this he worked as a consultant for several Christian organisations including Tearfund, for whom he managed, or contributed to, projects in Russia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. From 1992 – 1996 he worked for Mission Africa, teaching for a period at Samuel Bill Theological College in Nigeria and developing their work in England. He was Associate Director of Global Connections, the UK evangelical network for world mission, from 1996 - 2002.

Richard is no stranger to the college having been a student at BTI/GBC from 1988-1991 and having contributed to the teaching on our Masters in Ministry in an Urban World programme for the last four years. After studying for a Bachelor of Divinity degree at BTI/GBC, Richard has since obtained an MA in Theology and an MSc in Management.

Postmission Book Cover World of a Difference Book Cover He has published three books: Postmission: World Mission by a Postmodern Generation; One World or Many? The Impact of Globalisation on Mission; and World of Difference: Global Mission at the Pic'n'mix Counter. He is currently completing the manuscript of his next book, an introduction to mission to be published in 2011 in the Keswick Foundations series. Richard's academic interests focus on the areas of leadership, Christian mission in contemporary Western culture, and the history of Christian mission. As well as his involvement at ICC, Richard is also a governor of the London School of Theology, and teaches a module on leadership and change at Mattersey Hall.

Richard said, "I am delighted to be joining ICC. The task of preparing current and future generations of Christians to develop their understanding of their faith and relate it to the world around has never been more important. ICC has a central place in doing this for the church in Scotland, the UK, and the rest of the world".

Well done ICC you have got a good guy there to take you forward.

Great news for the college! Though I suspect his BTI dates should be 1988-... rather than 1998-...

Well spotted Dave ... would you believe me if I said it was a deliberate mistake? Thought not! (It's fixed now)

And yes, it is great news for the college.