The course offers opportunity for students to begin preparing for evangelical/charismatic Christian ministry and leadership, and prepares students for ancillary ministry and vocational roles, which require the integrating of biblical and theological knowledge with the practice of ministry.
The Diploma of Ministry is a one year full time course or equivalent structured to accommodate a range of students who desire initial studies at degree level as preparation for either further study in other courses or as a foundation for their ministry calling. It is the first year of the Bachelor of Ministry.
Graduates of the course may be employed in positions such as senior pastors, associate pastors, children’s pastors, youth pastors, worship pastors and missionaries within INC, as well in various church or para-church ministries.
Graduates are also prepared for further studies in ministry.
This Innovative degree program provides opportunity for people to prepare for ministry and leadership, within the context of a local church and wider community. It provides a professional education and appropriate qualifications for those involved in, or preparing for Christian ministry and service.
This degree program requires students to complete 24 units of study each carrying 10 credit points. The normal full time study load is four units of study per semester.
The course is structured around three fields of study:
- FIELD A Ministry Foundations
- FIELD B Ministry Formations
- FIELD C Ministry Practice
In addition to course work units, students will be involved in practicum’s which provide opportunity to gain experience in the practice of ministry in a variety of contexts.
Current graduates serve as senior pastors, associate pastors, children’s pastors, youth pastors, worship pastors, missionaries, Bible translators, school and sports chaplains, youth workers, lecturers of diploma-level units in higher education ministry courses and leaders in various church and para-church ministries.
Graduates are able to apply to various denominational bodies for ordination.
The Graduate Certificate in Ministry requires students to complete 4 units of study each carrying 10 credit points.
Graduates who have completed this course have been employed in leadership positions in church and parachurch organisations and in wider society. Such positions have included pastors, missionaries and chaplains.
This innovative graduate diploma provides foundational studies in ministry at graduate level. This is a fully accredited program that provides opportunity for students with previous academic studies at bachelor level (or equivalent) in other fields of study.
The Graduate Diploma includes and builds on the Graduate Certificate in Ministry with students required to complete a further 4 units of study per semester.
The majority of those who have completed this award have done so to receive a qualification in Ministry for application to other professional fields, such as teaching and law.
The Master of Ministry Leadership is a degree specifically designed for Senior, Executive and Departmental leaders of:
- Christian Schools and Colleges,
- Not-for-Profit Ministries
- and Christian professionals including Doctors, Lawyers, Barristers, Nurses, Youth Workers, Community Service Personal who see their profession as their ministry.
While ministry leaders usually undergird their ministry roles with a biblical and theological knowledge base, they tend to undergird their organisational responsibilities with largely secular management theories and principles.
Citipointe Ministry College believes that the ministry leader is divinely called by God and the ministry organisation, itself, is also divinely appointed and commissioned. As such, God desires His ministry leaders to ‘co-mission’ together with Him in leading, directing and managing their ministry organisations within society.
The Master of Ministry Leadership therefore endeavours to assist ministry leaders in developing a commissional model for leadership where they seek God to guide and resource both the ministry and organisational aspects of their vocation. The course will also seek to fully develop the skills and abilities required for leadership within Christian organisations in a contemporary world based upon an integrative biblical and theological foundation, together with other forms of research into leadership and organisational behaviour.
All ministry professionals are provided the opportunity to engage in and demonstrate the higher order skills of analysis, critical evaluation and reflection, and to apply these constructs to various pieces of scholarship, or through planning and executing work-based projects.
The Master of Ministry Leadership consists of a total of 8 units required for completion over a minimum 4 year period.
Enquires into course information can be made by contacting CMC during business hours
All courses that are awards of Christian Heritage College can be studied in the external mode on either a full-time or part-time basis, except the Master of Ministry Leadership (which is offered on a part-time, on-campus basis only).
Students can adapt their enrolment load to suit their needs by also studying in multi-mode. This means you may study some units external (off-campus) and others internally (on-campus).
Materials for studying units online are designed for self-directed learning by the student, generally without on-campus attendance. Studying externally (off-campus) will require independent study from home, using the online materials provided by the College, purchased textbooks and additional research undertaken by the student. All external students will have access to the same resources as internal (on-campus) students in written form.
All courses are awards of Christian Heritage College. (CRICOS Provider Name – Christian Heritage College; CRICOS Provider Number 01016F) CHC is approved as a Higher Education Provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth). It is registered, and its courses accredited, by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and is listed on the National Register of Higher Education Providers. CHC awards are recognised both nationally and overseas.