The latest from Harvest

What is our vision?

15 September 2017

We are all driven to pursue a vision. The discussion of ‘vision’ is usually left to the domains of leadership or organisations but each individual is, in some way and to some degree, in pursuit of a vision or goal or desirable end point. According to philosopher James K.A. Smith, ‘To live is to be…

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Theology — important? … or impotent?

04 September 2017

My journey through Bible College began over 20 years ago when I attended my first diploma class in the Internship Diploma Program at the Bible College of New Zealand Ministry in Dunedin, where I lived. As a 34-year-old, and having grown up in the Christian context—one in which I was encouraged to pray and read…

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Rachel’s Road

01 September 2017

‘As soon as I opened Harvest’s web page, I knew that was where I was going to go’. Rachel, an early childhood teacher, and married with ‘an almost-two-year-old’, made a bold move to study:  ‘I came to Harvest to have my faith challenged; to know more about God’. Rachel completed diploma, bachelor, and associate-level studies,…

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Ministry—Yours, Mine and Ours

25 August 2017

It is important to consider what ministry we are called to in the Kingdom of God. According to Paul (1 Corinthians 12), we each have a part to play; a part no more nor less important than any other’s. We also understand from this chapter that God also gives gifts to each to enable that…

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Kay Dohle - Harvest Bible College

The Harvest lighthouse keeper

23 August 2017

We’d love you to meet Kay, she’s our Director of Development and a lecturer at Harvest Bible College. Which unit or subject are you teaching at Harvest? My main area of teaching is in Spiritual Formation; units like/such as Formation of Self, Personal Goals and Spiritual Growth, and God’s Call Your Response. I also teach…

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Sister Love

16 August 2017

Christine is an amazing woman and Harvest graduate. She is a mental health practitioner by day and a human rights anti-trafficking advocate by night. This passion to help others was birthed in high school, when she kept the poster “Make the world a better place” on her wall. Christine is now pursuing her calling, and pushing…

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Dylan’s Godly Destiny

04 August 2017

Dylan grew up as a pastor’s son, and he is so grateful for his godly upbringing. He decided to study a Graduate Certificate at Harvest when he completed his psychology research thesis on the ASD and ADHD population. Dylan’s work with young people during that time really affirmed where God wanted him to be. And,…

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Complexity in Ministry to the Suffering

01 August 2017

I recently went to the dentist for a check-up, and I’ll be honest—I was nervous. No happy gas was administered and so every time I felt the slightest sensation, my whole body flinched in anticipation of the possible sharp pain that might follow. Praise God, it never did, but it reminded me that our conception…

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Unstoppable

27 July 2017

Amanda is one of our Tasmanian students who has fallen in love with Harvest. The busy life of a mum can make studying difficult. However Amanda, with her passion to serve God, chose our online study option and absolutely enjoyed it! That option fitted so perfectly with everything else going on in her life. Amanda…

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How to think well about contemporary ministry

24 July 2017

As a pastor of a small church in Melbourne, I am constantly thinking about what makes a good church and how my church can be a force for good in our community. Recently, the Holy Spirit gave me four key words to describe the church we should be: Connected: by building strong connections with each…

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