BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR MINISTRY
A new course, designed to help equip people for ministry, offered by Morling College, and hosted by Orange Baptist Church and Wagga Wagga Baptist Church.
The programme has been designed in conjunction with the Western Districts Baptist Association and Riverina Baptists for Christ, to give Christians in the Central West and the Riverina an opportunity to deepen their biblical understanding, as well as providing the tools necessary to strengthen their current and future ministries.
The course is made up of eight subjects, delivered in Orange and Wagga as blended intensive units, one subject per semester in each centre across a four-year period.
- Old Testament Foundations (OT001)
- Old Testament Prophets and Writings (OT002)
- Jesus and the Gospels (NT001)
- Early New Testament Church (NT002)
- Foundational Christian Beliefs (TH005)
- Preaching (PC047)
- Pastoral Skills and Methods (PC003)
- One biblical exegesis unit
Classes will be taught face to face in Orange and Wagga Wagga by a visiting Morling College lecturer, as 3 or 4 day intensives. Some additional material and assignment work will be completed online before and/or after the intensive days.
Subjects can be taken for academic credit towards an ACT Award, or audited* (for personal learning). Participants who complete all eight subject units for academic credit will be eligible to graduate with a Diploma of Theology or a Graduate Certificate of Divinity from the Australian College of Theology, and can continue, if they wish, via on-campus or online study, to compete a full undergraduate or graduate degree through Morling College.
*Students who have elected to complete a unit in Audit mode will not be able to gain academic credit for this unit later on, and would be required to complete the unit again (as an Academic Credit student) to gain academic credit.
Participants from out of town may, if they wish, request to be billeted in Christian homes in and around Orange and Wagga Wagga.
Morling College tuitiion fees for 2020 are:
$2100 per unit (if taken for academic credit) or
$350 per unit (if taken as Audit units).
Government Fee-Help is available for units taken for Academic Credit by eligible students (Australian citizens and residents who hold a permanent humanitarian visa).
HOW TO ENROL (studying for Credit)
Existing ACT/Morling Students:
Enrol ONLINE here
Before enrolling in any of our units for credit, new students will need to complete the Student Application process. We strongly encourage you to contact us early, to discuss your study options and eligibility. Use one of the forms on this page to apply now as either a full-time or part-time student.
HOW TO ENROL (Casual /Audit)
Casual enrolments are available for anyone who wishes to attend an intensive unit, but does not want to complete assessment tasks or gain credit towards an award. You can download the Casual Enrolment Form here.
For more information
Have questions about this program or how to enrol? Contact us and we'll be happy to help you get started.
UNITS OFFERED IN 2020
OT001-512 [undergraduate] / OT001-712 [graduate]: Old Testament Foundations
Dates of face-to-face intensive component: 15-17 April 2020
Lecturer: Anthony Petterson
This unit gives students an overview of the Pentateuch and historical books. This includes creation, the patriarchs in Israel's faith, Abrahamic and mosaic, conquest and settlement, the rise of the monarchy and the covenant with David,and concludes with Solomon and the division of the Kingdom. Particular emphasis is placed on familiarity with the contents of the Old Testament itself, which in many cases is read against its Ancient Near Eastern background.
Enrolment Due Date: 31 January 2020
Unit Start Date: 23 March 2020
Admin Date: 18 February 2020
Census Date: 16 April 2020
Withdrawal Date: 22 May 2020
Unit End Date: 30 June 2020
SEMESTER 2- 2020
PC003-612 / PC003-812: Pastoral Skills and Methods*
PC049-612 / PC049-812: Chaplaincy Skills 1*
Dates of face-to-face intensive component: 30 Sep - 3 Oct 2020
Lecturer: Gayle Kent
*Content common to the two units will be covered during the face-to-face intensive days.
SEMESTER 2 2020
No units are scheduled for delivery in Semester 2 at Wagga agga.
Please contact us for any enquiries, or for further information.