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Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology

Pre-requisites: Diploma of Christian Ministry. The Advanced Diploma builds on the Diploma and is the pre-requisite for those who wish to go on to the Graduate Certificate or for those who wish to go on to degree level studies with an Australian educational institution or with Vision International University in the United States of America.

This programme is ideally suited to those already involved in ministry or in Christian work and service, or who wish to enter into a pastoral level of ministry, or those who wish to enter into a deeper level of study to serve Christ and the church. Vision International College's program is an ideal and flexible option for continuing study and ministry interns or trainee pastors.

The course includes a broad range of challenging, faith building, and biblically based studies relevant for personal, pastoral, church, and community life. Units are studied at greater depth, more detailed written work is required, and there is a greater emphasis on ministry skills development.

Upon completion of this qualification learners should have acquired the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to serve effectively as workers and pastors, missionaries in churches, parishes, para-church organisations, missionary organisations, and in religious education. Students will learn to apply biblical principles to their daily life, and understand how to explain and share those principles with others.

The student is required to complete a minimum of 10 units, which include being involved in the development of practical skills within their local church, or with a community based organization. The student will complete the units as indicated below −

6 Units of Biblical Theology, identified as “CMT” units.
4 Practical Ministry Skills units.

VIC has nominated the subjects for the “CMT” units and for the Practical Ministry Skills units; however, students may request alternative subjects if they are appropriate. The decision of the Principal on the substitution request is final.

Biblical Theology

CMT019     Songs to Live By
CMT020     Worlds Greatest Story
CMT021     Marriage and Family I: Marriage and Family Life
CMT022     When the Trumpet Sounds
CMT023     Throne Rights
CMT024     Marriage and Family II: Parenting on Purpose

PC400: Practical Skill Development:
The Student will complete four (4) subjects as listed below. Each practical unit is strengthened with a subject from Vision as listed. To develop practical skills, the student will be involved in a local church or community-based programme with qualified leadership, and will document the work experience as required in each unit.

    Practical Skill Development                                                  Required Vision Subject

1. Manage Developing Ministry 120 hours.....................Management By Objectives
2. Establish a ministry 72 hours......................................Environmental Analysis
3. Leadership and Development 72 hours....................Pastoral Ministry: In the eye of the Storm
4. Provide Mentoring Support 40 hours..........................Building the Church God Wants

The minimal number of practical units to be undertaken for this award is 3 and the minimal nominal hours for the practicum must not be less than 140 hours regardless of the units selected.

Alternative Practical skill options may be available on request from Vision International College.

Fee and charges: Accredited Fees

Enrol Today:  download our application form:  Vision International College Application Form

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Undergraduate Studies

Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology

Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology

Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology

Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology

Post  Graduate

Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry and Theology

Graduate Diploma in Christian Ministry and Theology





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