What do a nurse, a gamer & physio have in common?

It sounds like the start of a bad joke, however in this case, it’s the story of three people that are applying their faith every day.

Reflecting Morling College’s mission to equip Christ-centred followers to impact the world, the stories of real students and alumni reveal how God calls us to apply our faith wherever He calls us.

As a nurse who has recently returned from Ukraine, Gabi Macaulay is equipped to meet the physical and spiritual needs of her patients. Kiran Skariah uses a platform for gamers to reach thousands of people and share the gospel with them in unusual and unexpected ways.

For Melissa Ramoo, a Physiotherapist, it was one specific moment that clarified how her faith is active in her career.  “[I tried] a student minister position at church and I sucked at it, I quit and went back to physio which I totally love, but I was really struggling with feeling like I wasn’t in “full-time Christian ministry”. Feeling called to share her faith, but also loving her career as a physio, it was a ‘bizarre’ episode at Morling that clarified her thinking. A lecturer dislocated his shoulder in the middle a sermon. Melissa and two other students who were health professionals were able to jump up and help.

“It was a great reminder to me, that God gifts us in ways that bless others and physio is my ministry”.

She has now the opportunity to get involved in healing prayer ministry, loves writing Christian articles and devotionals, and preaches at different churches.

People might think that studying Theology or any other course taught from a Christian perspective is only for pastors or church leaders. What they fail to sometimes see is that we are all sent into the world to share the hope and truth we find in Jesus. Many of Morling’s graduates will serve in church-based ministry roles, either full-time or co-vocationally. For others, life after graduation means to compassionately serve those around them in their workplace; where people are thirsty to hear the good news but often cannot find anyone to talk to them about it.

With only 15%* of Australians attending church on a Sunday, Christians need to be seen in our world. They need to be seen in hospitals, schools, offices, online gaming communities, parties, festivals and everywhere else. Morling is at the forefront of shaping and equipping people to compassionately and creatively bring the gospel into any space. This could be in an Apologetics class with Principal Ross Clifford (where students learn how to explain the Christian faith in relevant ways), developing Educational Leadership skills with a Christian perspective, or exploring new therapeutic models for dementia care as a chaplain.

Morling is committed to equipping firefighters, teachers, flight attendants, chaplains, counsellors and everyday Christians to combine theological reflection and practical application.

So, what do our nurse, gamer and physio have in common? They all exercise their God-given gifts and contribute to the wellbeing of the communities they live in. They apply their faith, responding to the call to love God, love their neighbour and to go and make new disciples.

We have a mission field before us. As the Apostle Paul said:

‘How can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?’ (Romans 10:14).

Will you join us next Semester to be equipped to apply your faith wherever God has called you to be? It is an exciting imperative!

Classes start on 18 July and there is a range of options to choose from. You don’t even need to commit to an entire degree! If you are curious and want to grow in knowledge and faith, enrol as a casual student in one of our 2022 units and don’t worry about assessments or exams.

Want to know more about how Morling can equip you to better apply your faith? Register for their upcoming Open Night here.

*McCrindle Demographic Snapshot of Christianity