A Lifetime Together for the Gospel

For over one hundred years, the Belgrave Heights Convention (BHC), which began as the Upwey Convention just two years prior to the founding of Melbourne Bible Institute, has been one of our most treasured partnerships.  In 1918, when World War I was finally over, a number of leaders from across various denominations within the Melbourne […]

From BCV to Helping the Hungry Through Science

There are some remarkable stories over the years of how God uses the unique gifts and skills of women and men to bring His message of hope and transformation to those most in need. The lives of Bruce and Deb French are just one of those fascinating stories. Deb French was originally a teacher living […]

MBI – The Birthplace of MAF Australia

Few missionary organisations can claim to have originated as a result of armed conflict, but Mission Aviation Fellowship is certainly one. Long before World War II was over, Christian military aircrew in the USA and UK were actively laying plans for the formation of a new ministry that would harness the unique capabilities of aircraft […]

Christian Leaders’ Training College in Papua New Guinea

Among our numerous organisational relationships, none are more valued, or indeed more strategic, than our friendship and partnership with the Christian Leaders’ Training College in Papua New Guinea. Indeed, the origins of CLTC hark back to the earliest days of MBI. In 1931, MBI student Albert Drysdale left for Papua to explore the possibility of […]

Brian Darnton Bayston OAM Minute of Appreciation

The Board, Faculty, Staff and Students of Melbourne School of Theology give thanks to God for the longstanding and faithful service of Brian Darnton Bayston OAM as a Board member of MST for over thirty years. It is impossible to do justice to the enormous contribution that Brian has made to the governance of MST […]

Serving in Unexpected Places

Ask almost anyone in the church about why someone would study at Bible College, and you’ll likely hear an expectation that they might end up in vocational ministry, perhaps in a local church, mission or parachurch organisation. But often, we find students working and serving in the most unlikely places. One of our students, Callum […]

Two Colleges Serving Together

As many would remember, in 2018, Eastern College Australia – formerly Tabor College Victoria – relocated to MST’s Wantirna campus, and the two schools entered into a new, and unique ‘two-college, one community’ relationship. Both institutions remain separate in terms of accreditation; MST is a provider of ACT courses in Bible and Theology, while Eastern […]

… Habits of the Heart

Intensive class being taught at WorldView

Recently, for the second year in a row, Tom and Sue Kimber and I spent a week at the Worldview Centre for Intercultual Studies campus in Launceston, where we taught a residential intensive subject entitled “Patterns of Spiritual Formation.” It is now one of the required courses for students undertaking study at MST.

A Theology Poem of My Life

Man Standing on rock holding a flashlight

My own testimony is closely tied to the question of “How does our knowledge of self depend on our knowledge of God?” At the age of 16, 3 questions that plagued me were “Who am I? What is my purpose? And is there a God?” Through our Theology class, I was reminded of and given new insight into these questions, and so here is my personal story and reflection.

Belonging

Two boys holding an umbrella

“Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother” Jesus, Mark 3:35 I started Bible College in 1992 with great anticipation. I had grown up reading missionary biographies and longed for the day when my life would be worthy of similarly inspiring stories. As the years have gone on, though, I have become […]