Enhance your career prospects and build relevant new skills with this practical online Graduate Certificate in Ministry course from St Mark’s National Theological Centre.
A practice-oriented course in contemporary ministry, this qualification is designed for ministers or religious leaders to build new skills in leadership, management and governance in order to deepen your religious leadership.
With a focus on versatile skills, this qualification comprises a single core unit in contemporary ministry and three elective units, offering you opportunities to build professional skills in areas including pastoral counselling, supervision, church governance, management and leadership, applied pastoral theology, chaplaincy, and contemporary mission and evangelism.
This course acts as a pathway to the Master of Ministry. Upon successful completion of this course, you will have 32 of the required 96 credit points for the Master of Ministry.
If you want to broaden your knowledge, build contemporary leadership skills, and facilitate critical reflection on the practise of ministry, this qualification offers the opportunity to take enhance your religious practise and better serve both the church and others.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Hold an undergraduate degree in Theology from a recognised Australian university or equivalent, or hold the Graduate Diploma of Theology with a Credit average or higher; AND
- Have at least two years of full-time professional experience in ministry.
What You’ll Learn
In this arts and humanities course, the subjects you may study include:
- Reflective practice in contemporary ministry
- Supervision in ministry
- Church governance and management
- Christian chaplaincy in context
- Applied principles of church leadership
- Practical studies in liturgy and worship
- Contemporary issues in practical theology
- Contemporary mission and evangelism
- Public theology for ministry
- Pastoral counselling skills
- Pastoral counselling: theory and professional issues
- Pastoral counselling: grief and loss
- Pastoral counselling: crisis intervention
- Pastoral counselling: relationships and family
- Spiritual direction in the Christian tradition
- Applied pastoral theology
- Foundations for pastoral and spiritual care of older people
- Pastoral and spiritual care of older people
- Theological and ethical issues for people in later life
Why study with St Mark's National Theological Centre?
Discover what theological learning is all about when you sign up to a course at St Mark’s National Theological Centre. Since 1957 St Mark’s has been a leader in theological learning, offering students from all different backgrounds a rich, vibrant and supportive educational environment. St Mark’s is a proud partner of Charles Sturt University (CSU) and offers nationally recognised and academically rigorous undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in counselling, ministry and theology, pastoral studies plus more.
St Mark’s National Theological Centre pride themselves on offering a supportive and high-quality theological education experience, while keeping the students’ interest at the forefront at all times.
As a partner with CSU, students of St Mark’s will be able to access the same great range of support services, including counselling services for any support you may need along your study journey or in your personal life.