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The Master of Ministry gives you the best possible preparation if you want to preach and teach the bible, lead in ministry, evangelise, plant a church, and take part in the wider debates of the church and society. It offers you academic rigour, theological depth and a wide range of options for developing your ministry skills; it can be combined with the Graduate Diploma of Divinity to create a four-year program.
Students build a broad framework in their first year, and then develop depth, learn critical thinking skills, key principles and tools for interpreting the Bible and developing their theological thinking. With an emphasis on ministry, the Bible, history, theology and ministry topics are all covered. There is no requirement to take biblical languages. In the final year a compulsory capstone experience or project must be completed.
|Duration||3 years full-time equivalent
Part-time (maximum 9 years)
|Mode||On-campus, Online, Multi-mode|
|Timing||Full-time or Part-time
Semester or Intensive or Extensive Classes
Day or Evening Classes
|Course Level||Australian Qualifications Framework Level 9|
|Unit Level||Delivered at Levels 8-9|
|Early exit points||Graduate Certificate of Divinity
Graduate Diploma of Divinity
|Graduates may complete
further study in
|Master of Theological Studies
Research Degrees including the Doctor of Ministry
|Fee Help||Eligible for FEE-HELP and Centrelink allowances|
|Credit Points||288 (24 subjects each worth 12 credit points)
including at least 96 credit points at Level 9
The Master of Ministry has 24 subjects, each worth 12 credit points (unless stated otherwise). The course has 12 core subjects, four Biblical Set Book units (48 credit points), four Ministry and Practice Electives (48 credit points), and four additional electives (48 credit points).
Core subjects (144 credit points):
*The formation program is strongly encouraged for all students enrolled in two+ year courses. On-campus students enrol in two out of three of EM071-806 Public Christianity for a Post-Christian World, EM072-806 Promoting the Gospel, and PC156-803/PC155-803 to complete their spiritual formation program; online students complete all four GSF units and EM064-806 Ministry Foundations and EM063-806 Introduction to Personal Evangelism.
Other Requirements: (144 credit points)
**Your capstone experience must be based on one of the approved Ministry and Practice capstone units available in the semester in which you enrol in your capstone; a research project can be in any field of study.
***Students who enrol in a major project must first complete AS001-912 Research Methods.
This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.