The Church Training College in Järvenpää, on the shore of Tuusula lake, is a private educational campus, specialising in social and health care education as well as in the humanisties and various church professions.
Throughout its history, the Church Training College has been a path-setter in its field, innovating and starting new forms of training. The college has long traditions e.g. in youth and children’s work as well as in the area of social services. The Church Training College also provides general education along several different lines.
The Church Training College arranges apprenticeship training and maintains a private day care centre “Satakieli”. The Work Life Development Services of the Church Training College respond to the various needs for education and development of work life. Work groups and teams are offered educational services which range from short meetings for updating vocational skills to examinations and longterm project co-operation. In the Church Training College, experience and new ideas meet.
The fundamental idea behind the activity of the Church Training College is to develop know-how, expertise and professional skills in those fields which aim to make the world a better place to live and work in, and which, at the same time, promote the realisation of Christian values in the society and in the lives of individuals.
The Church Training College seeks to be a meeting point between church and society offering an opportunity for dialogue between different ideas and an arena for new discoveries. The Church Training College employs ca. 130 people. The number of students in long term education is approx. 1300 each year. In addition, several thousand people participate in short term education and other events every year.
In the beautiful campus area, the Church Training College is accompanied by and closely co-operating with the Diaconia University of Applied Sciences, the Church Training Centre and Eteva, a joint authority organisation offering services for persons with disability. The Church Training College also has an active role in the national network of schools for developing educational services.
Welcome to Seurakuntaopisto – Church Training College – in the famous cultural landscape of Lake Tuusulanjärvi!
In the close vicinity there are also many other culturally and historically important sites such as the homes of composer Jean Sibelius (Ainola), our national writer Aleksis Kivi, writer Juhani Aho (Ahola) and painter Eero Järnefelt (Suviranta).
Järvenpää and The Tuusula Lake Road surroundings (http://www.tuusulanrantatie.com)
The campus area comprises a number of buildings with premises of different sizes, and for different purposes. We have the capacity to room various kinds of events, ranging from small group gatherings to conferences with up to 300 participants.
The premises are very well suited for concerts, parties and receptions. There is also ample room for exhibitions. Most classrooms include standard facilities: data projectors, document cameras and computers with an internet access. The auditorium has a 130-seat capacity and carries the latest audio-visual technology. Larger events (up to 300 persons) may take place in the sports hall.
Our 120-seat Amphitheatre can be rented for weddings or other evening events.
In the campus area, there is also the Little Chapel (20 seats) and the Agricola Chapel (80 seats). The auditorium (130 seats) can also be used as a chapel.
There are also five saunas in the campus area, the most popular one being the lakeside sauna.
Our 150-seat restaurant offers full board with breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee, dinner and evening meal.
We also arrange family celebrations.
The total capacity for sleeping accommodation is 200. There are 39 beds of hotel standard at the training centre: 17 double and 5 single rooms. In summer, there are 50 additional single rooms available. The rooms are equipped with a shower, toilet and bed linen.
Head of the conference services
Telephone +358 40 7219 293
Fax +358 9 286 180
Address: Seurakuntaopisto, Järvenpääntie 640, FIN-04400 Järvenpää