Course details

CRICOS course code: 054670D

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Introduces students to the sources and content of the Christian story and message, and provides training which emphasises application and practice of this story and message in the contemporary world.

The course will require specialisation in disciplines by which knowledge of God is applied to guide Christian practice:

  • Evangelism & Missiology (EM) and/or
  • Pastoral & Church Focused Ministry (PC) and/or
  • Developmental Ministry (DM)

The course will integrate studies in the Bible and Christian tradition with practical experience and include supervised practice-based learning where appropriate.
Through elective units students can:

  • Develop particular ministry skills in the three areas of the field of Ministry & Practice
  • Develop foundational understanding in the Bible & Christian Thought (LA, OT, NT, BB)

Course Structure

288 credit points over 3 years (F/T)

Units in this course are completed at Level 5 and above, including no more than 144cps at Level 5, and including at least 72cps at Level 7 or above.

Learning Outcomes

Discipline Knowledge and Understanding

1. Demonstrate functional knowledge of ‘Ministry’ as an academic discipline with particular attention to at least two fields of ‘Ministry and Practice’, including the spiritual and ethical implications

2. Examine the biblical and theological foundations of Ministry

3. Discuss the functional theological, spiritual and ethical implications of Ministry knowledge and understanding

Inquiry and Analysis

4. Collect, analyze, evaluate and synthesize a wide range of recognized biblical, theological and social scientific scholarship in inquiry based learning

Problem Solving and Integration

5. Construct evidence-based perspectives on Ministry issues by using recognized source materials and scholarly literature, evaluating alternate explanations and drawing reasoned conclusions

Communication

6. Present functional Ministry ideas, knowledge and principles to, and engage with, specialist and non-specialist audiences using a variety of formats

Teamwork and Professional Practice

7. As leader and in groups, apply the functional principles and methods of Ministry in formal ministry contexts and the wider community

Engagement with the World

8. Engage with the functional challenges of contemporary Christianity, society and the wider world

Continuous Learning and Professional Development

9. Demonstrate a capacity for independent reflection and learning to sustain personal and professional development in Christian ministry

Course Rules

  • Maximum concurrent enrolment load: 60 cps
  • There is a pre/co-requisite for Level 7 units: 96cps, including 36cps at Level 6

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170 The Avenue
Melbourne Victoria 3052
Australia
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Melbourne School of Theology
5 Burwood Hwy
Melbourne Victoria 3152
Australia
Tuition fee: 231.75 per credit point; Non-refundable application fee: up...
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Self study / online (without attendance)
Reformed Theological College
221 Queen Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia

Entry criteria

Completion of Year 12 or equivalent.

Previous Qualifications: Successful completion of a qualification at AQF Level 5 or above; OR

Demonstrate Academic Suitability for course: Test, Brief Essay, or Interview.

Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in each subtest OR 10 years in Australia with English being the language primarily spoken both at home and work.

Address

Australian College of Theology
Level 5, 33 York Street
Sydney New South Wales 2000
Australia
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