Master of Ministry
3Years Full Time
Payments Centrelink Approved
9Max Years Part Time
- Introduces graduate students to the sources and content of the Christian story and message, and provides training which emphasises application and practice of this story and message in the contemporary world.
- Requires specialisation in disciplines by which knowledge of God is applied to guide Christian practice in at least two fields of the Ministry & Practice:
- Evangelism & Missiology
- Pastoral & Church Focused Ministry
- Developmental Ministry
- Integrates studies in the Bible and Christian tradition with practical experience and include supervised practice based learning where appropriate.
- Through elective units students can:
- Develop particular ministry skills in the three fields of the field of Ministry & Practice
- Develop foundational understanding in the Bible and Christian Thought & History
96 credit points over 3 years (F/T)
- Old Testament (OT501 & OT502): 8 cps
- New Testament (NT501 & NT502): 8 cps
- Church History core: 4 cps
- Additional Church History: 4 cps
- Theology: 12 cps
- Biblical exegesis units (at least 4 cps in both OT & NT): 12 cps
- Ministry & Practice (with a minimum of 4 cps from at least 2 fields): 24 cps
- Electives (may include a maximum of 12cps Type B electives): 24 cps
As part of the above units (in elective section or otherwise), all students must complete:
- **690 8 credit point (8,000 word) project in any unit field *; or
- **795 8 credit point (14,000 word) project in any unit field *; or
- **796 12 credit point (16,000 word) project in any unit field *; or
- a 4 cps capstone experience unit
Units in this course are completed at 500/600 level.
* Students who elect to complete a project as part of the course are required to complete, within the elective component of the course, Research Methods for Ministry RM091 or Research Methods RM095, as appropriate to their intended project focus, with students being required to indicate on their project proposal form which RM unit has been taken.
* Students are permitted to take both a capstone experience unit and a project as part of their course, but are only permitted to take one capstone experience unit
Academic Qualifications: non-theological bachelor degree or equivalent
Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing, and 6.5 in listening and speaking OR 10 years in country experience
Mature Age Entry: none
This course is registered on CRICOS and is available to overseas students.
Discipline knowledge and understanding
1. Demonstrate up-to-date extended knowledge and understanding of ‘Ministry’, including the spiritual and ethical implications
2. Discuss the essential research principles and methods used in Ministry
Inquiry and analysis
3. Utilize, and reflect upon prior knowledge and experience, and use and reflect critically on, current knowledge, ideas and practice in Ministry in inquiry based learning
Problem solving and integration
4. Integrate and synthesize extended learning and knowledge from a wide range of sources and contexts in the investigation of problems and issues in Ministry scholarship and practice
5. Plan and execute a research project or capstone experience by asking questions and identifying problems and using appropriate Ministry research principles and methods
6. Present extended Ministry knowledge, ideas and principles to, and engage with, specialist as well as non-specialist audiences using a variety of formats
Teamwork and professional practice
7. As leader and in groups, apply extended understanding of Ministry in formal ministry contexts and the wider community
Engagement with the world
8. Bring enhanced professional and vocational capacity to engagement with the challenges of contemporary Christianity, society and the wider world
Continuous learning and development
9. Demonstrate readiness for research at a higher level in capacity for wide reading, analytical rigour and independent thinking
$8,800 per semester for full-time (16cp) domestic students. For more information about tuition fees, FEE-HELP, and student payments, view tuition fees.
- Max cps per semester: 20.
- No more than 40 cps of foundational level units can be counted in a student’s course of study. Biblical language units (LA0**) are not counted as foundational level units for the purposes of this requirement.
- 600 level units with specific conditions may be taken when the pre-requisite or co-requisite or required units have been successfully completed and/or any co-requisite unit is taken concurrently.
- 700 level units may be taken once 64 cps have been successfully completed. If students wish to take 700 level units, they are 4 cp versions, with the exception that students may enrol in **796, 16,000 word major project worth 12 cps.
- A maximum of 12 cps may be taken in Type B elective units.
- A maximum of 16 cps may be studied in DSC mode, including no more than 8 cps in any one field of study.
Occupational functions of graduates
- Teacher or ordained minister in a congregation with responsibility for preaching, teaching, and preparing people for church membership.
- Pastor with responsibility for providing leadership in various ministry and pastoral care contexts.
- Ministry in culturally diverse contexts.
- Leader able to take part in wider debates in the church, the denomination, or society with respect to interpreting and mediating the Christian tradition in the modern world,
- Leader preparing for higher degrees in theology and ministry.
- Teacher of diploma level units in the graduate’s specialisation in a theological or Bible college.
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