In addition to Bible and Christian Thought units, the Advanced Diploma of Ministry requires a specialisation in disciplines by which the knowledge of God is applied to guide Christian practice in the three areas of the field of Ministry and Practice: Evangelism and Missiology (EM), Pastoral & Church Focused Ministry (PC) and Developmental Ministry (DM).
The Advanced Diploma of Ministry 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.
Pathway 1: Candidates are admitted upon satisfactory completion of year 12 in an Australian school system or equivalent. Mature-age entry is available for candidates 20 years and older.
Pathway 2: Open to persons who have achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission rank (ATAR) score of no less than 65 or equivalent. Mature-age entry is available for candidates 21 years and older.
The Advanced Diploma of Christian studies introduces students, in a systematic manner, to the classical discipline of theology, as a means of preparing men and women for well-informed participation in the life of the church and, if students so choose, for ministry in one or more areas of pastoral practice.
The course provides foundational knowledge and skills appropriate to Christian ministry, but not to the depth required for leaders and teachers in congregations, for which vocations the Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Ministry, the Master of Ministry, and the Master of Divinity have been devised. This course provides a smooth pathway from a one year course to a bachelor degree, should a student wish to articulate.
Pathway 1: 16 Units (64 credit points) including 12 units (48 cps) at 200-level and at least 16 cps taken at 300/400 level.
Pathway 2: 12 Units (48 credit points) at 300/400-level.
Pathway 1: Minimum 2 years
Pathway 2: Minimum 1.5 years, maximum 6 years
Units are available both on-campus and online.
|OT*01 & OT*02||Old Testament Introduction||8|
|NT*01 & NT*02||New Testament Introduction||8|
|CH*01 & CH*02||Church History||4|
|TH210, TH211, TH401, TH402, TH403 or TH404||Theology||4|
|OT2-- or OT4--||Old Testament Exegesis||4|
|NT2-- or NT4--||New Testament Exegesis||4|
|EM/PC/DM||Ministry & Practice||16|
|OT301 & OT302||Old Testament Introduction||8|
|NT301 & NT302||New Testament Introduction||8|
|EM/PC/DM||Ministry & Practice||12|
|Any 300- or 400-level unit||Electives||16|
This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.
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