God’s Evolving Plan

‘What do you want to do after you graduate?’ It’s probably the most common question asked of students finishing up at school or uni. But not everyone has a definitive answer. While we’d all like to think we know where we’re heading, sometimes the path to your future can hold some unexpected twists and turns.  […]

From DJ to Counselling: How David Williamson found his calling

As a DJ playing weddings, parties and well, anything, David Williamson had no idea he was honing his skills for his future calling…in counselling! Over his ten years of working in nightclubs and at parties, David would often find himself  behind the DJ booth chatting with people about things that were important to them. “To […]

Faith in Action: Helping women discover hope

Eastern student, Rachel Driscoll, isn’t just an excellent student academically and pastorally, she’s a dedicated mother of three, a long-term critical care nurse, has participated in mission work in Fiji and is a key member of her church’s pastoral and preaching team.  She’s also extremely courageous. Rachel has faced down several serious health challenges over […]

Pivoting on the Path: Developing a courageous faith

In March 2020, MST graduates Paul and Mel Jessop were due to board a plane back to Japan to serve there “basically for the rest of our lives” when COVID shut borders and Australia went into lockdown. The Jessops had been in Japan with OMF for four years already; two years studying Japanese, and two […]

Ethics In Action

When Claire Harvey began her Master of Divinity course at the Bible College of Victoria (BCV) she wasn’t quite sure why she was studying, other than it was her obvious next step.  But her studies became the foundation for a diverse career that’s given her influence she never would have imagined. One of the subjects […]

Life-Transforming Hope

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3 When Peter wrote these words, a full thirty years had passed since the death and resurrection of […]

The Gospel has the Power to Transform Us All

Mandarin is the most spoken language in the world, with one in six people claiming it as their mother tongue. In Australia, Mandarin has become the most spoken language after English, with almost 600,000 of us speaking it at home. The Chinese Department at MST (MSTC) which began in 1996 is the only place in […]

MST Faculty Book Shortlisted in Major Prize

Jesus Through Muslim Eyes, a new book by Dr Richard Shumack was shortlisted in the 2021 Australian Christian Book of the Year Award. Shumack, whose specialty is Islamic philosophy, apologetics, and philosophy, is the Director of the Arthur Jeffrey Centre for the Study of Islam. “I was commissioned by the publisher, SPCK in London, to […]

Ground-breaking Archaeological Find

When Gillian Asquith, a New Testament and Greek lecturer at MST, signed up for an adventure holiday at an archaeological dig in Israel in 2014, she had no idea that it would lead, just a few years later, to being part of a ground-breaking discovery. Gillian had such a good experience on the first dig […]

Student Story: Your mission field is wherever you wake up

As a ‘tech guy’ and reluctant Bible College student Michael Wakefield might be a surprising candidate for a Master of Missional Leadership, but this isn’t the first time his boundaries have been stretched. “I never wanted to do Bible College. I thought I knew enough. In 2002 all I wanted to do was to go […]