Post Graduate Fellow

Dr Nigel Pegram

Dr Nigel Pegram

D.Min Candidate (Tabor College, Adelaide)

Theol.M (MCD)

B.Theol. Hons (Murdoch University)

Dip.Min. Hons (Churches of Christ Theological College)

Nigel has recently joined the faculty of Harvest. Prior to that he has been on the faculty of Harvest West (WA) since 2010. He has been in ministry since 1989, having had roles as a local church pastor, as well as with state and national departments.

Currently Nigel also consults with churches and other not-for-profit organisations in leadership and governance, and coaches ministers. His passion is developing effective leaders for the long-haul. His particular area of expertise concerns sustainability and emotional intelligence. His doctoral thesis on emotional intelligence and ministry burnout is currently with examiners. Prior to his emphasis on ministry sustainability, Nigel’s research has been in biblical studies, with his Master’s thesis examining Hosea 1-3, and his honours thesis concerning Hebrew linguistics.

Nigel is a member of the Beckenham Community Church, but frequently can be found working with other churches. He is also a board member of the Churches of Christ Sport and Recreation Association (CCSRA). Nigel is an ordained minister with Churches of Christ in Australia, having had ministries in WA, Victoria and at national level. He is married to Julie and has two adult children. His other interests include kayaking with his wife, and computer programming.

Main Teaching and Research Areas

The person and practice of ministry (Principles of Teamwork, Lead a Ministry Team, Spiritual Leadership Formation, Personal Goals and Spiritual Growth) and biblical studies, with an emphasis on Old Testament (e.g. Pentateuch, Prophetic Literature, Corinthian Correspondence, Bible Study and Academic Writing)

Awards & Qualifications

Full Name of Award Subject/Major area Awarding Institution and Year of Award
Master of Theology Biblical Studies Melbourne College of Divinity, 1999
Bachelor of Theology, Honours Biblical Studies Murdoch University, 1999
Diploma of Ministry, Honours Ministry Churches of Christ Theological College, 2000

Papers Presented

“Appreciative Inquiry as a Strategy of Being Church” presented to BIAPT annual conference, Edinburgh, July 2014.

“Appreciative Inquiry as a Strategy of Being Church” presented to ANZATS annual conference, Perth, June 2014.

“Appreciative Inquiry as a Strategy of Being Church” presented to Harvest Bible College research conference, “Multiple Perspectives on Christian Ministry”, August 2013.

“Emotional Intelligence and Ministry Burnout” presented to Colloquium, Fremantle WA, November 2012.

“Emotional Intelligence and Ministry Burnout” presented to New Frontiers conference. Harvest Bible College, Vic, 24 August 2012.



Ministry Life Skills Foundations Ministry Life Skills Centre, Perth, 2010.


“Emotional Intelligence and Ministry Burnout”. New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry in 21st Century Contexts. Mosaic, Melbourne, 2013

Journal Articles

Book Review, D. Schiffrin, “Discourse Linguistics” in Australian Journal of Linguistics, 1989.

Nigel has had numerous articles in The Australian Christian, as staff writer 1994-2006.

Positions Held

Vice-Chair, Churches of Christ Sport and Recreation Association, WA, 2010-. (Board member since 2007.)

Director of Intelligent Organisations (2010-)

Founding member of, and coach with, Ministry Life Skills Centre, Inc. (2010)

Ministry Resource Coordinator, Churches of Christ in WA (2007-2008)

Executive Officer, Churches of Christ in Australia National Council (2005-2006)

Board member of Churches of Christ in Victoria and Tasmania (2003-2005)

Professional Memberships

British and Irish Association of Pastoral Theologians