MST is approved to deliver the courses of the Australian College of Theology including the diploma, degree, graduate and post-graduate qualifications offered by MST. These are self-accredited by the ACT under the authority of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). See also the website of the Australian College of Theology. CRICOS Provider Code: 02650E
The ACT is a national provider of state accredited higher education courses in theology. The College was established under the auspices of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia in 1891. It is now an ecumenical consortium of some 3,000 students enrolled in 19 Bible and theological colleges approved to teach the awards of the College. These awards range from two-year diplomas, three-year undergraduate and coursework masters degrees to masters and doctoral research degrees
The ACT’s Statement of Identity, Purpose and Mission
A. OUR MISSION
MST exists to equip God’s people with transformational theology (Jude 24-25), Biblical depth (Eph 3:18) and a missional heart (Mat 28:19, 20), to effectively communicate the Gospel of Christ to a diverse and changing world (Is 35:5).
B. OUR CORE VALUES
Our single greatest motivation, and the driving conviction behind all we do, is to bring glory to the Lord Jesus Christ and to declare His praise to the nations.
We are unashamedly committed to the Bible, and want our students to grow in their love for the Scriptures, learning how to know them more intimately, treating them with respect and developing the skills to share God’s Word with relevant application in a contemporary world. While this is a central element of a Christian’s spiritual life, it is a crucial component of the training of Christian leaders.
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. Mission remains central to the heart and purpose of MST.
We’re not only an expression of the church, but a servant to the church. We celebrate a strong relationship with many churches and count it a privilege to partner with them in the training and equipping of men and women for ministry.
We are committed not only to equipping people with highly practical, foundational ministry and life skills and to spirit-empowered teaching, but to sound and rigorous scholarship of the highest standard. For those interested in postgraduate studies, or planning on a longer-term teaching ministry, our postgraduate Awards reflect the very highest standards in Biblical scholarship.
We are not just about producing academics. Our purpose and hope is that every single student who passes through the doors of MST will be profoundly impacted in heart and soul, experiencing not only spiritual growth but also spiritual renewal. We believe that theology must not be simply be informational, but transformational.
C. STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe and affirm:
• The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
• The Triune Godhead – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:18–19)
• The twofold nature of our Lord Jesus Christ – God and Man. (Jn 1:14; Col 2:9) His virgin birth (Matt 1:22-23), vicarious death and bodily resurrection (Mk 16:19). His present majesty. His future coming in glory.
• The fall of humanity (Gen 3:6; Rom 5:12) and consequent moral depravity (Eph 2:1-3) and need of regeneration. (Titus 3:5)
• Justification by faith (Gal 2:16) through the substitutionary death of Christ (John 3:16).
• Sanctification by the Holy Spirit (2 Th 2:13)
• Resurrection of the body (Dan 12:2) and eternal judgment (2 Cor 5:10).