Vice Principal/Director of Discipleship 

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  • Doctor of Philosophy, Flinders University (Cand)
  • Doctor of Ministry, Adelaide College of Divinity
  • Master of Ministry Studies, Tabor Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Ministry, Tabor College Victoria (Now Eastern College)
  • Company Director’s Course, Australian Institute of Company Directors



Tim is an ordained Minister in the Uniting Church. He has had diverse ministry experience, and has previously pastored in a larger regional church; lived in intentional community in inner urban marginal cultures in Melbourne; led an intentional young adult discipleship program; presented school seminars; and established CitySoul, a new congregation in the inner city of Adelaide.  Tim is also an elected Councillor on City of Mitcham and Chairperson of the Adelaide Theological Library. He has a particular interest in governance.

He is a regular speaker on faith, culture and Christian discipleship. He is married to Priscilla and has two young daughters. He is also the co-host of The Unmade Podcast.

Units Taught:

  • Spirituality for 21st Century Disciples
  • Beyond Sunday: Intro to faith, Life & Work
  • Church Planting
  • Youth & Young Adult Ministry
  • Radical Missional Discipleship
  • Media & Communication in Contemporary Culture
  • A Public Faith in a Secular Age

Research Interests:

  • Pneumatology
  • The Basis of Union of the Uniting Church in Australia


  • Hein, T.J. (2017). Educating Lay Leadership and Ministry for the Future. In David Houston, ed. By Word and By Deed: Lay People in the Uniting Church – Learning and Living the Faith, and Making a Difference. Unley, Australia: Mediacom Education Inc, pp. 329-344.
  • Hein, T. (2018). Understanding Sexual Abuse: A Guide for Ministry Leaders & Survivors, Chicago: IVP.

Twitter: @Tim_Hein