Bachelor of Theology / Bachelor of Ministry

Australian College of Theology

Course details

CRICOS course code: 086274G

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

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

The course will be based on the disciplines by which knowledge of God is developed and articulated:

  • Bible & Languages (LA, OT, NT, BB) and
  • Christian Thought & History (TH, CH, PE)

The course will also 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:

  • Follow study tracks in Bible & Languages and in Christian Thought & History
  • Develop particular ministry skills in the three areas of the field of Ministry & Practice

Course Structure

384 credit points over 4 years (F/T)

Units in this course are completed at Level 5 and above, including no more than 192cps Level 5, and including at least 96cps at Level 7 or above.

Learning Outcomes

Discipline Knowledge and Understanding

1. Demonstrate functional knowledge and understanding of theology (in the fields of Bible & Languages and Christian Thought & History) and ministry (in at least two areas of the field of Ministry & Practice) as academic disciplines

2. Discuss the functional biblical and theological foundations of ministry

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

Inquiry and Analysis

4. Collect, analyse, evaluate and synthesise a wide range of recognised biblical, theological and ministry scholarship in inquiry-based learning

Problem Solving and Integration

5. Construct evidence-based perspectives on functional biblical, theological and ministry issues by using recognised source materials and relevant scholarly literature, evaluating alternative interpretations and drawing reasoned conclusions

Communication

6. Present functional biblical, theological and ministry ideas, knowledge and principles to, and engage with, different audiences using a variety of formats

Teamwork and Professional Practice

7. As leader and in groups, apply functional biblical, theological and ministry understanding 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 life and 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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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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