Dr Jacqueline Service

Dr Jacqueline Service

HDR Supervisor

Jacqueline Service is a Sessional Lecturer in Theology and HDR Supervisor at Alphacrucis College, Sydney, Australia. She completed her doctoral research on the award of a full scholarship through the Centre for Public and Contextual Theology (PaCT), Charles Sturt University (CSU), Canberra. For her thesis, she received one of the highest academic honours - the Higher Degree by Research University Medal. She is currently a Board Member of Micah Australia and a Trustee for the International Anglican Order of the Cross and has been actively involved in church ministries over many years. Alongside these undertakings, she worked as a lawyer in Commercial and Government Legal Practice, and, for over a decade, at the Australian Government’s Agency for International Development (AusAID) managing, reviewing and designing aid programs across the Pacific and South West Asia. During her time with AusAID she worked in Suva as the First Secretary for Development Cooperation, responsible for implementing the Australian Government’s bilateral aid program in Fiji. Her work involved managing key partnerships with the Fiji Government, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and various United Nations agencies. Jacqueline has a B.A. Intercultural Studies (Missiology); Bachelor of Laws (with Honors); Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice; a Master of Theology (with Distinction), and a PhD specialising in the intersection of trinitarian theology and international aid and development. Dr Service’s most recent publication is entitled, “Divine Self-Enrichment and Human Well-Being: A Systematic Theological Inquiry, with Special Reference to Development and Humanitarian Aid”. She is passionate about bringing the transformative reality of the gospel into practical expression for the realisation of the divine good for creation.


PhD (Charles Sturt University)
Dissertation Title Divine Self-Enrichment and Human Well-Being: A Systematic Theological Inquiry, with special reference to Development and Humanitarian Aid (University Medal) 2018

MTh (Distinction) (Charles Sturt University)
Dissertation Title A Pneumatic Ethic: Retrieving the Holy Spirit as Foundational for Christian Ethics 2014

Grad Dip Legal Practice (College of Law) 2003

LLB (Honours) (Australian National University) 2002

B.A.(Intercultural Studies) (Tabor College) 1999

Research Interests

Trinitarian Theology; Classical Theism; Divine Ontology and Human Well-Being, Theology of Social Justice; International Aid and Development.

Journal Article

  • 2021
    • Jacqueline Service (2021). Contesting the Dynamics of Secular Development: An Ontology of Trinitarian Well-Being as Christian Rationale for Human Well-Being. Journal of Religion and Development, (Forthcoming 2021).
  • 2019
    • Service, Jacqueline (2019). The Australian Election: A Moment or a Movement?. TEAR Australia, . | External link
    • Service, Jacqueline. (2019). Trinity, Aseity, and the Commensurability of the Incommensurate One. St Marks Review, No. 250, December 2019 (4) 63-77.
  • 2015
    • Clark, Jacqueline (2015). ‘A Disabled Trinity’: Help or Hindrance to Disability Theology. St Marks Review, July 2015, Issue 232 50-64.


Academic Conference

  • 2021
    • Just Worship: Triune Being and the Essential Symbiosis of Worship and Justice (2021), ANZATS 2021, Online, 06 Jul 2021
  • 2019
    • Pursuing Justice (2019), The Justice Conference - TEAR Australia, Melbourne, Australia, 15 Nov 2019
      Co-presenter: Fogarty, S., Flavell, P.
    • Contesting the Dynamics of Secular Development: An Ontology of Trinitarian Well-Being as Rationale for Human Well-Being (2019), Cosmology and Community: Religion and Sustainable Development, Humboldt University, Berlin, 02 Jul 2019
  • 2017
    • The Holy Spirit and Doxological Development: Putting the ‘Faith’ back into Faith-Based Development organisations” (2017), Harvest 7th Annual Research Conference, Scoresby, VIC, 24 Aug 2017
  • 2016
    • The Kenotic Path of Glory: Daniel Hardy’s Glory of Divine Well-Being and Sergei Bulgakov’s Trinitarian Kenoticism (2016), Exploring the Glory of God Conference, St John’s College, University of Durham, UK., 06 Jul 2016
  • 2015
    • Pneumatic Ethic: Retrieving the Holy Spirit as Foundational for Christian Ethics (2015), Holy Spirit and Christian Formation Conference, Regent University, Centre for Renewal Studies, Virginia Beach, USA., 20 Mar 2015

Completed Supervision

  • 2020
    • Bell, P., A Future Transformation Now: How Moltmann’s Concept of hope Expands a Pentecostal Theology of Sanctification (Masters Project/Thesis), 2020
  • 2019
    • Keren Fuller, The Spirit, Christ and Us: An Exploration Of How Spirit Christology Can Influence A Pentecostal Theology Of Discipleship. (Masters Project/Thesis), 2019
  • 2018
    • Stephen Gore, Towards a Pentecostal Theology of Grief in Relation to the Flourishing Life, with Reference to Moltmann (Masters Project/Thesis), 2018

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