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 […]

Student Leadership Team

Josiah, Mairead and Chris smiling

The life of a student is a busy one. Along with attending lectures and completing assignments, many MST and Eastern students have jobs, many have ministry responsibilities in local churches, and some have spouses and children. Even with those ongoing time commitments, though, the 2019 Student Leadership Team carves out time and energy to serve […]

Call for Memories

Person holding photo album

Momentum is building in the preparations for the MBI/ BCV/MST Centenary Year 2020. Down in the archives, Librarian/ Archivist Candice and I have been sorting the many photos taken throughout the hundred years and endeavouring to identify the people and events captured. We have also found some documents of great interest. For instance we have […]

A Tiny Seed – Ninety Nine Years On

MST Library pictured with books on either side, looking at a student studying

As a librarian at MST I have responsibility to care for the School’s considerable archival material – records of those 99 years, as well as memorabilia relating to missional organisations with close association with us. And what a treasure it is! Having trained as an archivist, I am passionate about caring for this material well. […]