MST exists to equip God’s people with transformational theology, biblical depth, and a missional heart, to effectively communicate the Gospel of Christ to a diverse and changing world.
MST is an evangelical college, thoroughly committed to the infallibility of the Bible as the foundation for training and the empowering of the Spirit for service.
Culture is foundational in how we run as a college, and it is what makes us unique in approach to training and equipping our students and leading our team. We love what we do and love who we do it for – God. Our values are the expressions of our heart in how we aim achieve all that God has called us to, they reveal our priorities and how we achieve them:
A Passion to Glorify God
Our single greatest motivation, and the driving conviction behind all we do, is to bring Glory and honor to the Lord Jesus Christ. God is the reason we exist and is the reason we give our life for his work of the ministry. We love God and delight in His heart being pleased by our faithfulness to his cause.
Unwavering Commitment to the Scriptures
We are unashamedly of the conviction that the Bible is inspired Scripture; the literal written Word of God. Knowing the Bible, handling it well, understanding, teaching and preaching it with excellence and skill, and applying it with relevance, are central and fundamental to seeing the Gospel effectively proclaimed, lives transformed, and the people of God mature and effective in their faith.
We believe that excellence in learning, research, and achieving the highest possible standard of scholarship in theological education is one of the key areas in which we are called to make a contribution to the work of the Gospel. Our faculty are committed to both relevant and compelling spirit-empowered teaching, and to rigorous scholarship at the very highest level.
Character and Spiritual Formation
We are not just about academics. Our purpose and our hope is that every single student who passes through the doors of MST, will be profoundly impacted in heart and soul; that they will experience not only spiritual growth, but spiritual renewal; and that they will develop habits of the heart that will see them continue to grow more and more like Jesus, and more in love with Jesus, throughout the rest of their lives.
Active Engagement in World Mission
MST’s story has always been the story of people with a heart, and a passion, for global missions. Generations of men and women have been trained here, and have gone on to shape the work and world of global mission in remarkable ways. Missions has been our heritage; our lifeblood, and our passion. It remains central to who we are, and why we do what we do.
A Servant and Partner to the Local Church
We view ourselves not only as an expression of the church, but a servant to the church. We recognize and deeply value the trust relationship that exists, when men and women are commissioned by their churches to be trained. We seek to come alongside local churches, listen and learn from them, engage with them, and be accessible to them, in the ministry partnership we share.