Diploma Of Christian Ministry and TheologyThe Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology continues, extends, and develops the students’ ministry skills gained from Certificate IV or advanced standing returning students: list of courses
The Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology continues, extends, and develops the students’ ministry skills gained from Certificate IV or advanced standing. It further enhances their faith and understanding of God’s word and will for their ministry at a denominational level.
The course can be completed in one year as a distance education study program; the time frame is a guide only depending on the student’s capacity and the circumstances for study.
The course includes a broad range of challenging, faith-building, and biblically-based studies relevant for personal, pastoral, church and community life. Students will learn to apply biblical principles to their daily lives and explain and share those Christian truths with others.
This diploma is a pre-requisite for the Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology.
Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology or similar Bible college award or a minimum of four years of verifiable ministry experience with a pastoral recommendation.
Diploma Of Christian Ministry and Theology
As a general guide, the Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology is a preferred option for those preparing for a ministerial or senior ministry level. It is suitable for those expected to work unsupervised in a decision-making capacity while being responsible to a senior minister. They may be involved in ministry or Christian work and service at an Assistant Pastor to Pastoral ministry level. It is also suited for those who;
6 Types of Students Who Might Benefit From The Diploma
Assistant Or Lay Pastors
Already engaged in church or Christian work and service as an Assistant Pastor to a pastoral ministry level.
Are seeking ministry qualifications.
Require ordination qualifications.
Serve Their Church
Wish to continue into deeper levels of study to serve Christ and the church better
Personal Growth In Christ
Are seeking personal growth and development in Christ
Are preparing for an Advanced Diploma and above.
And truly He gave some to be apostles, and some to be prophets, and some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.
Ephesians 4:11-12 NKJV
Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology Subjects
The Theology subjects for the Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology continue to develop a sound understanding and depth of knowledge. They require more significant levels of research in the word of God to strengthen their Christian life and ability to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. The elective subjects are appropriate for someone involved in ministry at a senior level, such as the pastor or seeking to be qualified for a pastoral ministry.
The student will complete the following units
- 6 Units of Biblical Theology, identified as “CMT” units.
- 4 Elective Ministry Skills units
Full List of Diploma Subject Options
The recommended subjects for this course are listed below as “Biblical Theology Subjects” and “Elective Practical Theology Skills”. In keeping with our policy of allowing students to tailor the course to suit their training needs, we are providing a link to the full list of subject options available. Students can use the recommended list or request a substitute from the link below.
VIC has nominated subjects from their curriculum to satisfy the units. Students may request an alternative study option to meet the unit requirements. The decision of the Principal on the substitution request is final.
Vision International College Standing
Vision International College is an independent Bible college. Many Christian churches and denominations highly value our awards for ministry training purposes.
However, Vision International College cannot offer or guarantee any posting to any church or missions organisation due to the diverse requirements of differing denominations. While our awards are highly respected, applications and inquiries to such bodies must be made in person by the student/graduate.
Upon completing this award, learners should have acquired the necessary knowledge, attitudes, and skills to serve effectively as Christian workers, religious instructors in churches, parishes, para-church organisations, missionary organisations, and religious education.
Diploma: Biblical Theology Subjects
The recommended subjects for this course are listed below as “Biblical Theology Subjects” and “Elective Practical Theology Skills”.
In keeping with our policy of allowing students to tailor the course to suit their training needs, we are providing a link to the full list of subject options available.
Students can use the recommended list or request a substitute from the link below.
Note: Students will be required to purchase study material to complete the subjects.
The Blood Covenant of God
Principles of Praise and Worship
Dazzling Secrets for Despondent Saints
Understanding Your Bible
Elective Practical Theology Skills
There are two options to complete the elective units:
- Through our “Online Training Portal”, The student has access to a comprehensive and interactive learning and training experience. The Assignments teach and determine competency in the units.
- Access with detailed instructions is provided to students as they enter each unit. Go to The Student User Guide to preview the Vision International Colleges Training Portal.
- If a student cannot access the internet or is uncomfortable with online learning, the same unit is available by mail in hard copy as a workbook with written assignments.
The student must complete a minimum of two elective units with a minimum of 40 nominal hours.
Students may request alternative options for the elective units. See section Elective Skills Units VIC. The decision of the Principal on the choice will be final.
It is helpful, but not required, for a student to be involved in a local church or community-based program under competent leadership and to document their work experience for each unit. This documentation will assist in establishing competencies.