Read Principal
Sydney Missionary and Bible College
Location: Sydney, NSW
Date advertised: 10th May 2019
Job Type: Full time
Closing Date: 30 June, 2019 or when the position is filled

Sydney Missionary and Bible College (SMBC) is a vibrant interdenominational Bible College in Australia (at seminary level) and enjoys a reputation for sound biblical and theological tertiary education. The key focus of the College is to train students for Christian ministry within multicultural Australia and overseas.

The College was established in April 1916 by a returned missionary of the China Inland Mission, Reverend C. Benson Barnett. 

Located in Sydney’s inner west, SMBC offers students a flexible approach by teaching a wide range of accredited degrees and diplomas up to PhD level with full-time and part-time study options. Approximately half the student body live on campus and an online capability is offered to our postgraduate cross-cultural workers in the field.

Primary Objectives

The Principal is responsible for the effective preparation of people for Christian service in local, cross-cultural and international vocational and non-vocational ministries through:

  1. oversight of all SMBC courses and programmes ensuring Bible-centredness, theological depth and educational rigour;
  2. fostering the strong missions focus that underpins all aspects of the students’ learning and College life;
  3. pastoral leadership of the SMBC community (faculty, staff and students) in their worship of God and encouragement of one another;
  4. the determination to maintain the interdenominational character of the College;
  5. strategic and visionary planning for growth (in conjunction with the Board) with the effective use of human and other resources in managing and promoting the College.

This is a challenging and unique role for a servant-hearted, cross culturally mission-minded Christian leader.

The Principal will be able to demonstrate and model a lifestyle consistent with Christian standards of holiness, be an outstanding Christian leader and be held in high esteem for preaching and teaching across the Christian community.

Please initiate Expressions of Interest and any questions to the Chairman of SMBC, Geoff Deane via mobile +61 418 272 589 or by email on 

Potential candidates need to follow the instructions at to make application for the position. 

Applications close 30 June 2019 or when the position is filled.