After attending to shifts in the landscape of theological education at a public university in
South Africa, this article explores the re-imagination of theological education as fostering faithbased
agency. With reference to the (potential) role faith-based organisations play in response
to developmental challenges in local communities, it then suggests a deliberate retrieval of
faith-based sources – locatedness, voices, assets, agency and formation – in liberating theological
education. It concludes with concrete curriculum recommendations for consideration.