Beliefs & core values

Our beliefs

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our every day lives.

We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.

We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.

We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.

We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues which is the initial evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit.

We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.

We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.

We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.

Our values

Transformation

We believe that when you choose to live a life empowered by the Holy Spirit, you choose transformation. We believe that by training transformational leaders, we’ll transform the communities they’re a part of too.

Partnership

We value partnership – with our local churches, congregations and pastors; with students, families and the wider community. The relationships our students build continue beyond their studies. When you study or train for ministry at Harvest, you’re part of a special community of people building strong networks for future ministry. 

Innovation

We believe the truths of the Bible are steadfast, but we also believe that God empowers innovation and encourages change. We’re thought-leaders and specialists in all we do, so you can train for ministry and study the Bible with a fresh and flexible approach, underpinned by our expertise and experience.

Leadership

Harvest Bible College wants to raise up passionate, intelligent and compassionate leaders for God’s church. We value the call of God in your life, and want to help our students establish a strong theological foundation for life-long ministry. God has also called us to be leaders: since the College was founded in 1985, we have set ourselves apart with our convictions, values and vision.

Truth

Our students and wider community value our strong commitment to God’s Word, as well as our honesty, integrity and transparency. We value the trust they place in us; that all we do is guided by the revelation of God’s truth. 

Quality

By choosing to train for ministry or study the Bible at Harvest Bible College, you are choosing quality and expertise. We are specialists in training for ministry because we’ve believe that’s our calling. We offer awards with the highest possible national accreditation and international recognition, from Certificate IV through to Doctorate Level.

Diversity

We believe that God’s Kingdom is diverse, and that he calls us to embrace these differences. We have students of all backgrounds, denominations and walks of life. Through this diversity, we have been blessed with a variety of perspectives, helping to strengthen our faith and understanding of God’s Word.