Christian Education: More Than Just Worldview

With two bachelor’s degrees, two graduate diplomas and (almost) two masters degrees to her name, you might think Jacqui Stok is the queen of further study, but she says that to begin with, she was just going through the motions. “I wasn’t a very good student at school,” she says. “I’ve only become an intrinsically […]

From Steve to Steve: handing over a transformational baton

Eastern College Australia appoints new director for international course The new Director of the Master of Transformational Development (MTD) course has been appointed at Melbourne’s Eastern College Australia and he admits to having big shoes to fill.Rev. Steve Bevis began work at the start of the year, taking over from Tearfund Australia and Micah Challenge […]

Vocational Training Enhanced for Effective Ministry

It has been long understood in training and church circles that higher education of the academic nature is not the only way to prepare men and women for gospel ministry. In fact, to only offer an academic pathway limits training to only a few, excluding a great many of God’s people.MST & Eastern acknowledges this […]

With Wisdom and Humility and a Quiet, Teachable Heart

In the ABC’s “conversation” blog recently, there was an amusing piece about how the Covid-19 pandemic, and in particular, ‘lockdown,’ have spawned an entirely new language, creating words and acronyms that will likely forever remain in the vernacular. “BCV” for example. Nope, not the ‘Bible College of Victoria.’ (Before Corona Virus). “WFH?”  (Working From Home). […]

A New Year & New Challenges

Jude Long Vice-Principal (Academic) The year has certainly started off with both joy and celebration and also great challenges. We began the year very excited to celebrate the achievements of Eastern Students at our graduation ceremony in February. It was so encouraging to hear students affirm how their studies had helped them grow in their faith […]

2019 MST Student Fundraiser Project – Stable One

Master of Arts (Christian Studies) Student Article – Natan Light Over the course of 2019, the MST & Eastern community had the privilege of supporting Stable One, a ministry that seeks to support and equip the local church to provide accommodation to those in need, particularly over the winter months. Stable One seeks to journey […]


A poem by Stevie WillsPerformance poet, Stevie Wills, hopes to inspire the inclusion and empowerment of people with disabilities. You spoke creationRivers commotionPilgrimage to oceansDesert plains, skies expandingMountains, valleys, earth contouring. You spoke love in creationBetween man and womanBirthing familyBirthing community.You speak love in creationComfort, hope, compassion.You speak, createUs in your imageIn your imageLet us […]

Home is Where the Hospitality is

Student Story: Hannah Stanley – Bachelor of Education (Primary) When we ask our students what they love most about studying at College, or what they think is distinctive of MST & Eastern, one word that always comes up is community. The word community has roots in the Latin word Communis, which comes from a combination […]

Bah Humbug!

“By virtue of your advanced years you can now be an official member of the Grumpy Old Men’s Club” – this is more or less the gist of what a good friend said to me this morning on learning that I had just celebrated another birthday. And this is the time of the year that […]