Rev. Kevin Hovey – PhD (Cand), Master of Arts in Missiology
Kevin is a member of the School of Christian Studies, and specialises in the following areas: Ministry, and Missiology.
Kevin's current role, Head of Department: Pastoral and Cross Cultural Ministry, is an interesting convergence of many experiences and roles covering more than 40 years as an ordained minister of the Australian Christian Churches.
Starting with 31 years as a missionary in Papua New Guinea, ministry was focused on developing and training local leaders. This ranged from informal mentoring in remote villages to developing Bible college structures and curriculum. Serving as consultant to the National Executive Council of Assemblies of God of Papua New Guinea provided opportunities for input – and for growth.
While still on field, the need for missionary training became evident, so the internationally recognized World Harvest Institute “missionary finishing program”, as some have termed it.
Post Papua New Guinea, missionary leadership, missionary strategy and missionary training roles have continued to keep a focus on task of mission, but with a greater focus on seeing that outworked through local churches.
Kevin’s current PhD studies are focused on the missiology of the Australian missiologist, Dr Alan Tippett. The thesis particularly looks at the application of his insights to 21st century missions.
Serving as the Oceania representative on the Pentecostal World Fellowship’s World Missions Commission maintains a global edge, rubbing shoulders with key mission leaders from around the world.
CCM101 - Introduction to Cross Cultural Ministry • CCM102 - Biblical Foundations of Mission • CCM201 - Cross Cultural Communication • CCM202 - Anthropology in Christian Ministry • CCM203 - Ministry in Animistic Contexts • CCM221 - Foundations of Cross Cultural Ministry • CCM222 - Personal and Professional Skills for Cross Cultural Ministry • CCM223 - Methods and Strategies for Cross Cultural Ministry • CCM305 - Exploring Islam • EXP201 - Professional Practice • EXP301 - Advanced Professional Practice • EXP501 - Ministry Internship • LEA201 - Leadership Principles • MIN101 - Introduction to Pastoral Ministry • MIN102 - Christian Spirituality • MIN201 - Pastoral Administration and Management • MIN202 - Communicating the Christian Faith • MIN203 - Preaching • MIN204 - Healing Ministry • MIN205 - Church and Society • MIN220 - Youth Ministry • MIN221 - Children's Ministry • MIN225 - Childhood and Adolescent Development • MIN304 - Church Planting • MIN306 - Advanced Pastoral Ministry • MIN326 - Advanced Children's and Youth Ministry • MIN330 - Relationships • MIN401 - Foundations of Pastoral Theology • MIN502 - Theory and Practice of Evangelism • MIN503 - Contemporary Preaching • MIN504 - Ministry of Healing • MIN505 - Discipleship • MINMIS410A - Prepare for cross-cultural ministry • MINMIS509A - Design a plan to transition into another culture • MINMIS510M - Develop skills in cross-cultural ministry • MINMIS511A - Research and analyse religions from around the world • MINMIS512A - Develop personal life skills for cross-cultural ministry • MINMIS513A - Develop a strategy for cross-cultural ministry • MINMIS514A - Implement sustainable cross-cultural ministry principles • MIS310 - Practicum in Cross Cultural Ministry • SPI500 - Christian Spirituality and Vocation • SPI501 - Theology and Practice of Prayer • XXX390 - Independent Guided Study • XXX580 - Independent Study in XXX.
Missions, missiology, missionary training, mission strategy, contextualization, ministry in spirit aware contexts
Effective pastoral ministry: preparation, practice and reflection
PhD (Cand) (Sydney College of Divinity)
Dissertation Title Alan Tippett’s contribution to … missions in the 21st century
Master of Arts in Missiology (School of World Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary)
Dissertation Title A Manual for Cross Cultural Christians
Book Chapter — Published in 2012
Hamalainen, A, McClung, G, (et. al) Together in One Mission: Pentecostal Cooperation in World Evangelization. Cleveland, TN.: Pathway Press. 2012
Book — Published in 1995
Hovey, K. G.(1995). Before all else fails, read the instructions: manual for cross cultural Christians. Brisbane: Harvest Publications. (Available via www.globaltraining.org.au)
Global Training Ministries: Our organizational website through which many cross cultural ministry courses are offered.
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