A Bible school that prepares workplace ministers
By Tek Chong
Recently a young Christian graduate from China asked me to introduce him to a Bible college where he can equip himself more effectively to live his faith in his workplace. I hunted high and low but I could not find a suitable course. Almost all these colleges that I made inquiry aimed to train ‘fulltime pastors’, not christian business people. But I did not search hard enough. There was such a school right in my own city of Perth. Arrows College specially trains believers who feel called to serve inside and outside the church walls. So with joy may I introduce you to the…..
The college is situated in a converted farm house in a tranquil rural setting of the garden city of Perth
Arrows College runs a unique School of Ministry in Perth, Australia. It is a training school catering to people who like to discover their call in life or simply grow deeper in God. Its practical training prepares students for ministry in the market-place, churches and in overseas missions. To pursue that, the college seeks to encourage, teach, train and provide a platform for Christian growth in both personal and ministry areas. For many overseas students, especially from Singapore, will find the 10 weeks program not only enriching but it provides a good avenue for silence and solitude.
Some graduates’ testimonies:
I came to Arrows College with the desire to immerse myself in the Lord’s presence and to be away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore. Not knowing what to expect, I decided to enrol with an open attitude. In this short span of 10 weeks, I have gained more than what I wanted. During this time, I encountered the Lord in real and tangible ways and I am encouraged to bring these encounters to share with my community back home
I find the equipping modules applicable for all areas of ministry work; whether you’re serving as a leader in church or just a servant in the marketplace
Mining Engineer from Perth
On his retirement he felt called to take charge of a community centre in a government housing estate.
“Running a community centre alone is not easy as a lay person.” he related, “I realised that I lacked the knowledge and skills to run the ministry therefore enrolling in Arrows was the best option for me to seek the Lord in these areas.
The flow and structure of the classes were well thought and well planned. I am grateful to be able to bless others and be blessed in return”.
Before coming to Arrows College in September 2013, Serena had tried for years to identify her calling, but without success. During the Arrows module on “Calling and Destiny”, Pastor Benny Ho taught the class about hearing from God. When he shared about listening to God through the needs of others and through one’s own pain, it dawned on Serena that these were the keys to discovering her calling.
It became clear to Serena that she was to be an agent of change and empower others to be secure in their identity in Jesus. God was calling her to take the very things that had harmed her and damaged her self-worth and reverse them in others.
We interviewed two key persons who carried this vision:
PASTOR BENNY HO
He has seen a lifetime of ministry work, including mission work with World Vision, bible school planting in Asia, and over twenty years in various pastoral roles in local churches. He founded Arrows College as a teaching and resource ministry to the Body of Christ, and is the Apostolic Leader of D-Net Churches, a network that carries his desire to see churches strengthened to become intentional disciple-making cell churches.
Dean of Students
He has been serving part-time in various lay capacities in churches and para-church organisations in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia for 30 years. Trained as an engineer and in business administration, he worked in various engineering firms before pursuing God’s call to ministry work. He completed a Graduate Diploma in Divinity from the Australian College of Theology in 2009. His passion is equipping others through Christian education and discipleship.
He is married to Sharon and has three children – Lydia, Claudia and Nigel. His hobby is listening to music, being outdoors and tennis.
OUR SUBJECT OFFERED
Calling & Destiny
Essential Prophetic Foundations
Deliverance & Inner Healing
Journey through Self-Awareness
Discipleship & Mentoring
Introduction to Christian Counselling
Effective Preaching & Teaching
Christian Leadership/Market Place
Worship & Music
Mission Preparation / Graduation Dinner
The next course
Date: 3rd Mar – 22nd May 2017
The cost – AUD$2000
Accommodation arrangement – $1000 (twin share)
Visa requirement (tourist visa) :
4 Puddy Lane, Wattle Grove, 6107 Western Australia, mob: +614 01683585
Person to contact: Choy Lee (Dean of Student)
: +614 01683585
Arrows College Inc. a non-profit organisation (ABN 43217276907)
EMAIL YOUR QUERIES:
Choy Lee (Dean of Student)
+61 401 683 585
4 Puddy Lane, Wattle Grove, 6107 Western Australia. Australia. (formerly 400 Hale Rd)