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Whoever you are and whatever you do, God is calling you to serve Him with your everyday life.

But what will that look like for you? And how can BST best prepare you for it?

Take our course quiz to discover the possibilities...

Does the idea of living and working overseas at some point appeal to you?

Are you keen to use your gifts mainly in the context of a local church or in a secular setting?

Do you get a lot of enjoyment from studying in its own right or do you mainly view it as a means to an end?

Are you interested in full-time Christian work or will your involvement in ministry sit alongside another job?

Are you more comfortable in an up-front leadership role or do you prefer to work behind-the-scenes?

Do you hold a degree already?

Are you keen to continue using the skills gained through your degree or are you interested in pursuing a different career?

Perhaps you've already trained in a professional skill and now God is looking for you to use that in another country or context. Doctors, teachers, journalists, counsellors, accountants, lawyers, engineers, occupational therapists... the list of professions that are vital in mission situations is endless and God doesn't necessarily need you to learn a new skill in order to be useful.

The main things you need are a good framework for better understanding the Bible and applying it to the world, and a few opportunities to see the practicalities of what's involved in mission work. The Graduate Diploma of Divinity is probably the best course to give you that and ministry organisations generally recognise it as great training for mission, so taking a year to do this course will stand you in good stead.

It can be hard to pick a path of study when you don't know exactly what it is you want to do, but perhaps God wants to open your eyes to something beyond the standard careers you've been considering. You could be a full-time evangelist, a church-planter, or a Bible-distributor (yes, there are still countries where God's word is hard to get hold of) or you could get involved with anti-trafficking work, organise emergency relief in developing countries, or help run or promote Christian events and conferences.

A good foundation for all of those opportunities would be a course like the Diploma of Ministry, which will give you a good overview of the Bible and a chance to get involved in a few different aspects of mission and ministry. And if you decide you want to continue studying, you can easily transfer your credits and move onto the Bachelor of Ministry program.

God may want to use you to minister His word to His people in some way. You could pastor a local church; you could go out and teach and preach the Bible in different contexts; or you could work towards running a Christian ministry or para-church organisation.

If you're looking to be ordained then you'll need to head for our Bachelor of Theology or Bachelor of Ministry - most denominations are quite happy that those degrees fulfil all the academic requirements for ordination. And even if you don't want to go that route, you'll still find the in-depth Bible knowledge and practical skills you gain through those programs incredibly useful.

If you're already serving in pastoral ministry, but feel you need a qualification of some kind in order to progress, then it's worth checking out the Diploma of Theology. Or if you already have a theological degree, but want to top up your knowledge, then the Master of Arts in Theology might be more what you're looking for.

Behind the scenes of up-front church leadership there are all kinds of roles that are vital to sustain the people of God, and perhaps He wants to use your gifts there. You could think about things like getting involved in pastoral care, being a mentor, helping provide marriage and family counselling, or being a chaplain.

Some of those roles require ordination and others don't. Most denominations are quite happy that our Bachelor of Ministry degree fulfils all the academic requirements for ordination, but even if that's not where you're headed you'll still find the in-depth Bible knowledge and practical skills you gain through that program incredibly useful.

If you're already serving in pastoral ministry, but feel you need a qualification of some kind in order to progress, then it's worth checking out the Diploma of Ministry. Or if you already have a theological degree, but want to top up your knowledge, then the Master of Arts in Theology might be more what you're looking for.

Weaving your faith into everyday life is important and there are many different possibilities when that's your goal. You could do it quite overtly through something like government lobbying or an involvement in welfare or social work. You could channel your God-given creativity into the worlds of radio, design, television, art, business, comedy or music. Or perhaps you're going to be an embodiment of God's love through your care of the elderly, your work as a teacher or your role as a foster parent.

However your faith gets expressed in your life, you'll benefit from one of our shorter courses like the Diploma of Theology or the Graduate Diploma of Divinity. They're designed to provide a succinct but thorough overview of the Bible whilst also offering practical electives, so you can easily see how God's word is relevant to our world today. Our very flexible Equip program is another possibility, if you have limited time to study and are looking for something you can dip in and out of.

Growing in the knowledge and understanding of God's word is a worthwhile and rewarding pursuit and it may be that He is calling you to help educate and sharpen other Christians. That could be through producing books or research papers, lecturing in a school or Bible college setting, or perhaps being a Bible translator or commentary writer.

However you contribute to the understanding of the Christian community, you're likely to find one of our more in-depth courses suits you best. If you haven't studied any Theology at all yet then you'll need to begin with something like the Bachelor of Theology, but if you already have a theological degree then the Master of Theology or Doctor of Theology might work for you.

It can be hard to pick a path of study when you don't know exactly what it is you want to do, but perhaps God wants to open your eyes to something beyond the standard careers you've been considering. You could be a full-time evangelist, a church-planter, or a Bible-distributor (yes, there are still countries where God's word is hard to get hold of) or you could get involved with anti-trafficking work, organise emergency relief in developing countries, or help run or promote Christian events and conferences.

A good foundation for all of those opportunities would be a course like the Graduate Diploma of Ministry, which will give you a good overview of the Bible and a chance to get involved in a few different aspects of mission and ministry. And if you decide you want to continue studying, you can easily transfer your credits and move onto the Master of Divinity program.