10746NAT Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry & Theology – Distance Education
This award is for those who may have studied secular awards at a University or College. This course will take you directly into biblical theology and ministry and it will grow your faith and trust in God.
The award provides the opportunity for students with previous studies at Advanced Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree level or equivalent in (other than) ministry or theological studies to expand their theological and practical skills.
Is it time to grow your faith? is it time to study again? We are to serve God with our hearts, minds, and hands. Apply today – online!
10746NAT Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology is a 12 Months full-time course.
Do you already hold an Advanced Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in any field of study? Then these courses are for you. The innovative 10746NAT Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology provide studies in the Bible, theology, and ministry at a vocational graduate level for the professional who has a call to ministry in the commercial marketplace or for those wanting to fulfill their calling in ministry.
Graduates who complete this course can be employed in leadership positions in (para) church organizations and the wider society. Such positions have included pastors, missionaries, and chaplains.
The 10746NAT Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology may allow the person with an Advanced Diploma or Bachelor’s degree to gain entry into many ministry-related Master’s degrees.
10746NAT GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF CHRISTIAN MINISTRY AND THEOLOGY – SUBJECTS *
Pentateuch and Historical Books
The Bible and God
Wisdom Literature, Major Prophets
and Minor Prophets
Humanity and Sin
Spiritual Leadership Formation
* Plus more
10746NAT Graduate Diploma in Christian Ministry and Theology
Applicants must be actively involved in a leadership role within a Christian church and have completed a 10745NAT Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry and Theology or equivalent.
10746NAT Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology
In addition to study time students are required to complete 240 hours of volunteer work within their local church. This volunteer work is called WBT- “Work-Based Training”.
10746NAT Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology students are expected to minister in a leadership role within their local church, where they are required to develop others.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a process where students may be granted credit towards a qualification in recognition of their prior skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training.
The process requires students to gather evidence of their skills. Fees apply. Ask Hope College for an RPL application form.
All applicants must:
Complete the online Student Application Form
Download and Read the Student Handbook
Get your Pastor to complete the online form
Complete Work-Based Training Agreement and Plan
Assessment tasks include questions, case scenarios, research, portfolios, and workplace competency. Upon successful
completion of the course requirements you will be awarded a 10746NAT Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology.
Participants who exit the course without completing all requirements will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for those units in
which they have demonstrated competency.
In addition to course fees, students are required to purchase and read the following prescribed textbooks:
Barker, Kenneth, and Kohlenberger, John R III (2004) The Expositor’s Bible Commentary (2 Volume Set). Grand Rapids: Zondervan
Williams, J Rodman (1996) Renewal Theology: Systematic Theology From a Charismatic Perspective (3 Volumes in 1) Grand Rapids: Zondervan. The college will also email students various reading from various authors (limited to 10% due to copyright rules).
BIBLE STUDY RESOURCES
To complete this course you will need a Study Bible (e.g. NIV Study Bible, Life Application Study Bible) and access to a Bible Concordance, Bible Dictionary, and Bible Commentary, which can be purchased or accessed via the internet.
Training support is provided by Hope College staff via phone, email and/or internet for the duration of the course.
ONGOING EDUCATION OPTIONS
Completion of these courses can provide partial articulation into a Masters of Ministry or equivalent.
12 months Full-time – 10746NAT Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology 12 subjects plus 240 hours Work-based Training over the duration of 12 months.
24 months Part-time – 10746NAT Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology 6 subjects plus 240 hours Work-based Training over the duration of 24 months.