Probably the biggest thing that helped me grow in my faith was to attend Bible college.
I first went to Perth Bible College in 1994. I learned a lot and grew in my faith. Then in 2008 I took a year off work to focus on a one year course at Tabor Adelaide. This was done online.
At Tabor I a number of really helpful units including:
- Introduction to the New Testament
- Introduction to the Old Testament
- Introduction to Theology
- Pastoral Care
- Christian Leadership
- Creative Living (understanding who we are in Christ)
- Public Speaking and Preaching
- Pastoral Ethics
- The Ministry of the Holy Spirit
- Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
Looking back to those studies it gave me a good foundation of who I was in Christ, an overview of the Bible, how to preach and communicate God’s Word, and how to care for others as a Minister.
I have gone on and done more studies to have more tools in my ministry toolbox, but those units gave me most of what I needed to do the things I have done including Pastor, Elder, Chaplain and Lay Preacher.
If you are interested you can find the websites below.
Perth Bible College – www.pbc.wa.edu.au
Tabor Adelaide – https://tabor.edu.au