Graduate Certificate Of Christian Ministry and TheologyThe Graduate Certificate of Christian Ministry and Theology is for those students of Vision International College who are continuing from Advanced Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology, or who enter into the course with advanced standing. returning students: list of courses
The Graduate Certificate of Christian Ministry and Theology continues to extend skills in greater depth, further enhancing their faith and understanding of God’s word. This course will equip pastors towards a more fruitful ministry.
The units are studied at greater depth and detail for those continuing from the Advanced Diploma, emphasising ministry skills development and research. 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 Graduate Certificate of Christian Ministry and Theology is designed for men and women in senior ministry roles and builds on their skills developed from the Advanced Diploma. Issues are studied in greater depth bringing fascinating insights into the learning processes.
Enrollees must hold an Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology or equivalent in a similar field of study or a Bachelor of Theology.
The Graduate Certificate of Christian Ministry and Theology is a pre-requisite for those who wish to advance to the Graduate Diploma in Christian Ministry and Theology or who wish to study at an advanced level with Vision International University USA or the Texas University of Theology USA, or university.
Graduate Certificate Of Christian Ministry and Theology
Generally speaking, this award is designed to meet the ongoing educational needs of those who function at a senior pastoral level or aspire to do so. The award builds on skills and learning from the Advanced Diploma. Units are studied at greater depth, more detailed written work is required, emphasising ministry skills development and research. It should meet the needs of people who
7 Types of Students Who Might Benefit From The Graduate Certificate
Are involved in ministry at a pastoral level
Desire to enter formal ministerial or Christian work
Need to meet denominational qualifications and study requirements
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
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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
Graduate Certificate Subjects
The Theology subjects continue to develop a sound understanding and depth of knowledge in the word of God for Christian life in their ability to serve the Lord Jesus Christ.
The elective subjects are appropriate for someone involved in ministry at a senior pastoral level with independent decision-making responsibility.
The student will complete the following unit −
- 3 Units of Biblical Theology, identified as “CMT” units.
- 2 Practical Ministry Skills units.
Full List of Graduate Certificate 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.
Upon completing this award, learners should have acquired the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to serve effectively as the Senior Minister/Pastor, CEO of Mission Organisations Management positions in churches, parishes, para-church groups, missionary organisations, and in religious education.
Students will learn to apply biblical principles to their daily lives and explain and share those principles with others.
This level of study is best suited to
- To qualify individuals for autonomous leadership in church groups and other ministry contexts
- to develop the ministry values, procedures and practise of their church groups and Christian ministry contexts
- or to provide a pathway to higher levels of qualifications
- qualify individuals for autonomous and senior leadership in church groups
Graduate Certificate: 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 Pastoral Epistles
History of the Charismatic Movements
The Christian & Old Testament Theology
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.