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Master of Ministry

Course Description

The Master of Ministry introduces graduate students to the sources and content of the Christian story and message, and provides training that emphasizes application of this story and message in the world. The course requires specialisation in disciplines wherein knowledge of God is applied to guide Christian practice in at least two areas in the field of Ministry & Practice.

Entry Requirements

This degree is open to those who have graduated with or qualified for (at least) a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in a non-theological discipline from an Australian university or other approved higher education provider, or who have successfully completed a course of study which is deemed equivalent.

Course Outcomes

The Master of Ministry introduces students, in a systematic manner, to the classical discipline of theology, as a means of both preparing men and women for communicating Christian knowledge as well as laying the foundation for advanced degrees in theology and ministry.

Career Options

The Master of Ministry has been devised to train men and women for ministry in areas of pastoral practice. Morling is the accrediting college for Baptist ministers in NSW and ACT, and the Master of Ministry is recommended for those who wish to become an accredited Baptist Pastor.

Credit Points

96 credit points at 500/600-level.

Course Duration

3 years full-time (The maximum candidature is 9 years part-time).

Study Modes

Units are available both on-campus and online.

Course Structure

OT501 and OT502 Old Testament Introduction 8
NT501 and NT502 New Testament Introduction 8
CH501 and CH502 Church History 8
from TH601, TH602, TH603, TH604 Theology 12
OT/NT (at least 4cps in both) Exegesis 12
EM, PC, DM with at least 4cps from two areas Ministry and Practice 24
  Electives 24

As part of the above units (in the elective section or otherwise) all students must complete an 8cp project (**690) or a 16cp project (**790) or a 4cps Capstone Experience unit. Students who elect to complete a Project (8cps or 16cps) must include RM091 or RM095in their selection of elective units.

No more than ten 500-level units can be taken in the degree.

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.        

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