Dean of Learning and Teaching

Ps Grant Buchanan

Ps Grant Buchanan

PhD Cand (University of Divinity)
MA (Min)(Harvest)
Grad Cert (Research Methodologies, UD)
BTheol (Otago)
MiDip (Ministry, BCNZ)
Dip Counselling (AIPC)
Cert IV TAE (Sarina Russo)

Grant joined Harvest Bible College in 2006, beginning his Masters studies and teaching in Theology and Biblical Studies. Since then, he has taught as a sessional lecturer and VET trainer and tutor in Theology, Biblical Studies and Ministry units.  He has also been on staff as the VET administrator looking after the Certificate and Diploma Courses.

Grant came to Australia to take a position in an ACC church in Melbourne’s SE suburbs primarily as Creative Ministries and Small Groups Pastor.  Since 2010, he has been covering a number of part time roles apart from his teaching including chaplaincy and counselling.  He has begun his doctoral research at University of Divinity in Melbourne looking at a pneumatological reading of Galatians and how this impacts on identity.

As a chaplain and counsellor, Grant continues to engage in pastoral care and counselling helping encourage and equip people for life and ministry is active as an itinerant speaker, and though not on staff, is a part of the leadership team of a missional church in Pakenham.

When not drinking coffee, Grant spends time reading, at the gym and time with his wife Trudy, his two boys, Joel and Zac and friends.  Both he and Trudy love exploring the various eating precincts of Melbourne.  He loves NZ Rugby, AFL and action movies.  As a musician for many years his taste varies from Blues through Rock to some forms of Jazz.  He loves flying and previously worked as a flying instructor.  Travel for love and ministry is high on the agenda, so he and Trudy are looking forward to holidaying and ministering more abroad within Australia and beyond.

Main Teaching and Research Areas

Research areas include Christology, Soteriology, Trinitarian theology, Biblical Hermeneutics, The gospels, Pauline theology – especially in Romans and Galatians, Missional Church and an integration of psychology and faith.

Awards & Qualifications

Full Name of Award Subject/Major area Awarding Institution and Year of Award
Masters of Arts Ministry Harvest Bible College 2010
Graduate Certificate (Research Methodologies) Research Methodologies University of Divinity (Formerly Melbourne College of Divinity) 2013
Bachelor of Theology Christian Thought in History Otago University 2006
Ministry Internship Diploma Ministry and Bible Bible College of New Zealand 1998
Diploma of Counselling Counselling Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Adult Education Updated 2013

Papers Presented

“Shifting Sands and uncertain waters: Leadership challenges and potentials in the midst of discontinuous change” for the 2012 Harvest Bible College Conference

Publications

Books/Manuals

Chapters

“Shifting Sands and uncertain waters: Leadership challenges and potentials in the midst of discontinuous change”in Jon Newton, ed. New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry in 21st Century Contexts. Mosaic Press, Melbourne, 2013

Ware, Vicki-Ann, Ware, Anthony, Clarke, Matthew and Buchanan, Grant.  “Why Western Based, Pentecostal mission organizations undertake community development in South East Asia” in Matthew Clarke, ed.Handbook of Research on Development and Religion. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA. 2013.

Journal Articles

Ware, Vicki-Ann, Ware, Anthony, Clarke, Matthew and Buchanan, Grant.  L’implication des missionnaires pentecôtistes dans l’aide au développement en Asie du Sud-Est, Social Compass, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 488-502, Sage Publications, London, England, 2013