HE Adjunct Casual Academic

Astrid Staley

Astrid Staley

DMin(Australian College of Theology)

MA(Ministry)(Harvest)

BA(Ministry)(Harvest)

Cert. IV TAA

Astrid has completed both her BA & MA in Ministry at Harvest Bible College, and completed a Doctorate at ACT on, ‘Postvention Care During Suicide Bereavement: A Study Of Theological & Pastoral Responses From Within An Evangelical & Pentecostal Context.’

She enjoys lecturing in the areas of Theology and Biblical Studies, and has written workshops in Suicide Prevention, Intervention & Postvention and a comprehensive pastoral manual to accompany that. Her passion is writing and she has written a number of books covering a variety of topics.

She is happily married to Martin, and has been involved in children’s ministry, worship, preaching, home fellowship groups, women’s pastor in street missions, street team ministry, and pastoral care and has the privilege of speaking at schools, churches, outreaches and internationally on various Bible topics.

Main Teaching and Research Areas

Biblical Studies (e.g. New Testament survey; Old Testament Survey; Person and Work of the Holy Spirit; Exegesis: Corinthian Correspondence)

Theology (e.g. Introduction to Theology)

Full Name of Award Subject/Major area Awarding Institution and Year of Award
Doctor of Ministry Ministry Australian College of Theology, 2016
Master of Arts Ministry Harvest Bible College, 2009
Bachelor of  Arts Ministry Harvest Bible College, 2005
Cert. IV TAA Adult Education Tafe, 2006

Papers Presented

‘The Phenomenon of Disenfranchised Grief Experienced by Those Bereaved by Suicide: A Contemporary Pastoral Response.’ Harvest Bible College Conference, Victoria, August, 2016

‘Quantitative study of pastoral responses to suicide prevention, intervention, & postvention training & their implications for postvention care of those bereaved by suicide.’ National Suicide Prevention Conference, Tasmania, July 2015

‘The Phenomenon of Disenfranchised Grief Experienced by Those Bereaved by Suicide: A Contemporary Pastoral Response.’ HBC, August 2015.

Pre-Conference Workshop – ‘Suicide Ministry – Theology & Practice: Entering the World of the Suicide & the Bereaved.’ 4th Australian Postvention Conference, Sydney, June 2014.

 “Suicide amongst the elderly a forgotten people group: a Christian community response that understands the challenges in ageing restores courage and hope, seen as effective prevention and intervention.” Mary Andrews College, Sydney, July 2014.

“Equipping Caregivers within the Christian Community with an Understanding of Issues Influencing Suicides to Facilitate Compassionate Postvention Care of Suicide Bereaved.” National Suicide Prevention Conference, Melbourne, Vic. July 2013.

 “A Comparison of Historical Theologians and their Legacy upon the Churches’ Pastoral Response to Christian Suicide.” Loss & Discovery Conference, Mary Andrews College, Sydney, July 2012.

Publications

Books/Manuals

Suicide Prevention, Intervention & Postvention Training Manual: Based on Nationally Recognized Best Practice in Suicide Prevention Training. Raleigh, NC: Lulu, 2015.

A RESCUED LIFE – FROM CULT TO FREEDOM: A Rebuttal of JW’s Beliefs. Raleigh, NC: Lulu, 2014.

Postnatal Depression – NO SHAME! Raleigh, NC: Lulu, 2014.

The Pastor’s Handbook: A Complete Theological & Practical Response to Suicide – Entering the World of the Suicide & the Bereaved (Rev. Ed). Raleigh, NC: Lulu, 2014.

Hebrews 11 – The Hall of Faith. USA: Lulu, 2013.

The Revelation Of The Great ‘I AM’ Perspectives On The Gospel Of John. Raleigh, NC: Lulu, 2012.

Ecclesiastes a Reflection on Life – Kaleidoscope of Thoughts. Raleigh, NC: Lulu, 2012.  

The Morning After Suicide. Raleigh, NC: Lulu, 2011.    

 In The Secret Place – 120 Day Faith Journal. Raleigh, NC: Lulu, 2011.  

Chapters

Paper:  “The Phenomenon of Disenfranchised Grief Experienced by Those Bereaved by Suicide: A Contemporary Pastoral Response.” Journal of Contemporary Ministry (2) 2016

Book Review: Kenneth Ralph (2015). Your Final Choice: Hastening your death when terminally ill – eight questions to ask yourself. Australia, Morning Star Publishing. Journal of Contemporary Ministry (2) 2016

“A Comparison of Historical Theologians and their Legacy upon the Churches’ Pastoral Response to Christian Suicide.” Loss and Discovery. Melb: Mosaic Press, 2013.

Positions Held

Life FM Gippsland Radio (current)

HBC Journal of Contemporary Ministry Editorial Team Member (current)

National Association of Christian Ministers (current)

Workshop Facilitator – Suicide Prevention, Intervention & Postvention, Global Ministry (current)

Adjunct Lecturer/Online Tutor, Harvest Bible College (current)

Accreditation Compliance Officer, Harvest Bible College, 2006-2008