Calendar of Events for 2020

C.H. Nash held the very first class of our College on the 13th of September 1920 and this year we are excited to celebrate 100 years of equipping God’s people with an exciting year full of special events and fellowship. We hope that you can join us at one or more of these events to celebrate all that God has done in and through our College.

 

COMMENCEMENT EVENING SERVICE

Tuesday, 11th February, 6:00pm-7:00pm

This service is a time for us to come together as a community and start off the academic year with God at the centre. This is an especially exciting time for celebration and worship as this year will be MST’s 100th year of training and equipping people for service.

 

OPENING CHAPEL

Wednesday, 19th February, 10:30am-11:30am

The first chapel of the year is always a special time that kicks off the semester with worship and the dedication of the student body, staff team and entire community to God. It’s also an opportunity to introduce the staff to the students and spend time in fellowship concluding with a community morning tea.

 

CENTENARY BRUNCH

Due to unfortunate circumstances we have decided to cancel this event. The College is taking a proactive approach to managing the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak and our focus remains the safety of the College community. This is a difficult time for many of our staff and students who are from China or who have family members in China. We appreciate your understanding and prayers.

 

ACTIVATE MISSION CONFERENCE

Saturday, May 9th, 9:00am-5:00pm

God’s global mission is at the heart of what we do and we are excited to host this year’s Activate conference. Activate is a free annual, day-long, mission conference geared at helping young adults explore what mission could look like in their lives. Activate seeks to partner with the Victorian church by inspiring, challenging and mobilising young adults toward missions involvement, particularly among the least-reached peoples of the world. For more information visit http://activateconference.org/

 

PARADOSIS 2020

Saturday, July 25th, 9:00am-5:00pm

MST’s annual conference will celebrate 100 Years of the College with a focus on “Proclaiming the Gospel & Engaging the World”. Speakers will share exciting insights into the early history of MBI, BCV, and MST, while also tracing MST’s influence overseas and depicting present developments. We will remember the past while also looking forward to the future, expecting to see how God does wonderful things among us. At this event, we are excited to launch our two newest publications.

 

LEONARD BUCK LECTURE IN MISSIOLOGY

Tuesday, August 11th, 7:00pm-9:00pm

MST holds a public lecture each year to honour one of the most influential pioneers in the Christian mission scene. Leonard Buck had a heart for the lost and broken people in the world. He was an active evangelist and preached the gospel in various locations across Melbourne.

 

AJC PERSPECTIVES SERIES LECTURE

Wednesday, August 26th, 7:00pm-9:00pm

In 1920, Islam was in serious decline. Muslims were 12% of the world’s inhabitants, and some observers believed Islam might disappear. Today Islam, with 25% of the international population, is the world’s fastest growing major religion. How has this happened, and what challenges does Islam present to the church? Dr Bernie Power, with over 40 years’ experience among Muslims, will address these issues at this public lecture.

 

CENTENARY WEEKEND

Whether you’re near or far, you’ve studied decades ago or are still a current student, we hope that you will join us for this momentous weekend! It’s the perfect opportunity to organise a reunion with your classmates and if you’re interstate or international, to arrange a trip to Melbourne!

A GATHERING OF FRIENDS AND ALUMNI – MBI, BCV, MST

Saturday, September 12th, 2:00pm-4:30pm

It’s always fascinating listening to stories of the past and how God has moved people for His work, carrying them through incredible journeys. Join us for a time of stories and sharing, along with plenty of time to fellowship and catch up with past lecturers, classmates and friends. We will also be launching a special keepsake historical picture book to commemorate 100 years of God’s faithfulness to our College and the lives of thousands impacted through the College.

CENTENARY THANKSGIVING SERVICE (This is the date of C.H.Nash’s first class)

Sunday, September 13th, 2:30pm-4:00pm

September 13th marks 100 years since C. H. Nash’s first class was held and we will be commemorating this day with a special thanksgiving service at the prominent St Paul’s Cathedral in the Melbourne CBD. This event marks the climax of the College’s centenary celebrations and we hope that you will be able to join us for a time of prayer and thanksgiving.

 

CELEBRATION & GRADUATION SERVICE

Wednesday, December 9th, 6:00pm-10:00pm

Join us in concluding this historic year with our annual Celebration and Graduation Service. Together let us celebrate another year of God’s providence as well as the perseverance and achievements of our graduands. Participate in commissioning them to be God’s hands and feet in whatever context He leads them to.