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 (commencing Sem 2 2019 in Orange and Sem 1 2020 in Wagga Wagga), 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 2019 are:
$1908 per unit (if taken for academic credit) or
$320 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).
UNITS OFFERED IN 2019-2020
OT302 [undergraduate] / 502 [graduate]: Old Testament Prophets & Writings
Dates of face-to-face intensive component: 9-11 October 2019
Lecturer: Anthony Petterson
(please note that from 2020, this unit will be re-coded as OT002-512/OT002-712)
OT001-512 [undergraduate] / OT001-712 [graduate]: Old Testament Foundations
Dates of face-to-face intensive component: 15-18 April 2020
Lecturer: Anthony Petterson
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.
NT001-512 / NT001-712: Jesus & the Gospels
Dates of face-to-face intensive component: 22-24 April 2020
Lecturer: Tim MacBride
SEMESTER 2 2020
NT002-512 / NT002-712: Early New Testament Church
Dates of face-to-face intensive component: 7-10 Oct 2020
Lecturer: David Starling