The Harvest

"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." Jesus of Nazareth. (c. 30 AD.) Matt. 9:37-38"

Program Distinctives

Integrated whole-of-life focus

TRANS:mission aims to provide effective, integrated and whole-of-life preparation for Gospel ministry by developing student competencies in the areas of knowledge acquisition, character formation and skills development (See our Programs page for more detail).


In order to effectively achieve this goal , all TRANS:mission programs areChurch-based, in-service oriented, mentor supported and founded on a Biblical Wisdom tradition.


  • Local churches in the same area co-operate and share resources for ministry training.
  • Local churches identify, train and entrust the responsibility for gospel ministry to faithful leaders from their midst. (2 Tim 2:2).
  • Students remain under the care and active oversight of their local churches during their studies.

In-service oriented

  • Students continue to serve in ministry activities assigned to them by their pastors and church bodies.
  • Students can develop and hone their ministry skills in real life situations under the guidance of experienced pastors and elders (1Cor. 3:10).
  • Students in part- or full-time ministry can work towards a formal qualification, while remaining in ministry.

Mentor supported

  • Our dedicated mentorship program is designed to support the character formation of students, that they may truly become men of God, having the mind of Christ (1Co 2:16).
  • Mentors are mature believers with sufficient ministry and pastoral experience to guide students in their life and ministry development and provide general oversight of their study program.

Biblical Wisdom tradition

  • Seeks to transform the human soul (intellect, affections and will) through the intentional and life-long pursuit and acquisition of Biblical wisdom aimed towards holy living before God as well as wise and skilful living in a broken world.


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