Our GraduatesMen and women come to study at SMBC from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds such as teaching, trades, medicine, nursing, information technology and from the corporate business and rural sectors.
Graduates of SMBC are serving the Lord faithfully and effectively in a wide variety of areas. A large number of graduates serve in cross-cultural gospel ministry, both overseas and throughout Australia. Some serve in Christian pastoral church ministry in various denominations, as Scripture teachers, in tertiary student ministry and educational or hospital chaplaincy.
Others return, better equipped, to serve in their local churches or in their chosen trades or professions.Others have proceeded to denominational colleges for further training and are ministering in Anglican, Baptist, Churches of Christ, Congregational, Presbyterian, Uniting, and independent churches, and various Christian organisations. Some denominations also ordain graduates directly from the College.
Many are serving through mission agencies including:
Australian Indigenous Ministries
Australian Presbyterian World Mission
Christian Radio Missionary Fellowship
Church Missionary Society
European Christian Mission
Far East Broadcasting Company
International Teams Australia
Global Recordings Network
Middle East Christian Outreach
Missionary Aviation Fellowship
Operation Mobilisation Australia
Pioneers of Australia
Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia
TestimonialsGus’s and Christy’s Story
I (Gus) am currently serving as the assistant minister at St Augustine’s Anglican Church in the North Western NSW town of Inverell. Rural ministry brings with it an exciting variety of responsibilities. We have three Sunday services as well as speaking on the radio, scripture teaching, nursing home ministries, youth and kids' ministries as well as the usual range of special services and events for the community. Preaching, teaching and pastoral care are a huge part of our work and I am grateful to God for the solid grounding in both the scriptures and theology that I received during my Master of Divinity at SMBC. In addition, the preparation I had in preaching by completing an additional preaching certificate has proven enormously helpful as I have been called upon to speak in a variety of settings. The pastoral care education we received at College has also been invaluable as we minister here in the country.
David’s and Anne’s Story
Our time at SMBC was life-changing. We loved the passion, love, gospel and mission focus and the diversity of the community. The faculty and staff helped us to value and grow in godliness relationships and servant hearts. Now we are living amongst one of the largest unreached people groups in the world seeking to equip and mobilise local believers to reach out to the lost. This is both exciting and challenging. We so thankful for the way our Father trained and prepared us for our cross cultural work through SMBC.
It’s a long way to Tipperary (or Dublin), but I’m thankful that the way has taken me via SMBC. Currently I’m serving with IFES Ireland: The Christian Unions;helping disciple, train and equip students to be lifelong followers of Jesus and proclaimers of the gospel. The firm scriptural and theological grounding I received at SMBC has been foundational in my own walk with God and as I work alongside students. Being exposed to mission agencies, past graduates, and mission studies heightened my awareness and conviction of gospel needs throughout the world. The interdenominational nature of SMBC often challenged me and has helped me relate well with Christians of different backgrounds. Practical subjects such as cross-cultural communication and spiritual formation have equipped me to adapt and survive in a new location. Whilst only a brief three year stop along the ministry journey, the friendships of both students and faculty, and the ongoing prayer support from SMBC continue to sustain and encourage me.