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Alphacrucis College

Diploma in Christian Leadership (Level 5)

The Diploma in Christian Leadership is a foundational level programme in Christian Studies tailored towards those who are preparing for Christian ministry and leadership within church communities, the not-for-profit sector and a wide range of community vocations.

This leadership and ministry programme provides a unique opportunity to engage in ministry education within the framework of a Pentecostal-Charismatic expression of the faith.  Alphacrucis has in recent years developed a strong theological underpinning to the dynamic experiences of Pentecostal-Charismatic practice. This is critical for the development of the next generation of leaders who want to combine an empowering of the Spirit with thorough training and a Christian worldview. The diploma combines contemporary scholarship with an emphasis on the dynamic experience of the presence of God. The two  different pathways of internship in the leadership programme offer you an internship component of 25% or 50% depending on your needs, focus and leadership experience.

The Diploma can be undertaken by fulltime study in campus based papers, or by distance e- learning. From time to time intensives are offered in various locations through the country.

Course Structure

Accreditation

This programme leads to the New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 5) with a strand in Leadership. Alphacrucis is registered and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989 to provide education and training based on the National Qualifications Framework. Alphacrucis has approval and accreditation to deliver this programme. Alphacrucis is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral care of International Students.

 

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Entry Requirements

IELTS

International students for whom English is not a first language must meet one of the following conditions:
- IELTS academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or;
- TOEFL (pBT) scrore of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE), or;
- TOEFL (iBT) score of 46 (with a writing score of 20), or;
- University of Cambridge English Examination FCE or FEC for schools with a score of 162 and no less than 154 in each skill, or;
- NZCEL Level 4 qualification (with the academic endorsement), or;
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 42, or
- City & Guilds IESOL B2 Communicator with a score of 42, or;
- complete two years study at a New Zealand secondary school and achieve either NCEA Level 3 or New Zealand University Entrance or both.

Academic Entry Requirements

Applicants must have:
- a minimum of 14 numeracy credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pāngarau on the Directory of Assessment Standards; and
- fifty credits at Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of 8 literacy credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori; of which 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing; and
- the literacy credits were selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards found on the NZQA website at ‘Literacy requirements for University Entrance’
or equivalent to the above
NCEA equivalence can include:
- New Zealand University Entrance
- Overseas equivalent qualifications
- Other NZQA approved Level 3 or 4 certificates

Professional Entry Requirements

Students aged over 20 years old can apply for mature student entry which may require supporting evidence from an employer.

Additional Entry Requirements

Students must be 17 years of age or over.
A satisfactory pastoral reference.


Fees

Complete Fee Schedules information (where appropriate) for all Alphacrucis courses can be found in our PDF Documents section, under the Fees Information link.


Papers offered as part of this Award:

BIBM01 - Narrative of the First Testament

Curriculum objective: This paper introduces the First Testament with particular focus on issues of the historical, social and religious background(s) of the books, on the one hand, and more contemporary questions of theological themes and ethics on the other. The paper will include an overview of many of the books of the First Testament and the distinctive elements they contain. Paper detail page >>

BIBM02 - Writings of the New Testament

Curriculum objective: To give a broad introduction to the New Testament literature within its social and historical context. Paper detail page >>

HISM01 - History of Christianity

Curriculum objective: This introductory paper covers key turning points in Christian history from Christ to the contemporary era, with a view to providing a basis for future historical and theological studies. Paper detail page >>

LEAM01 - Leadership Principles

Curriculum objective: This paper provides the student with an understanding of the principles of leadership as applicable to a church context. Paper detail page >>

MINM02 - Communicating the Gospel

Curriculum objective: This introductory paper covers key turning points in Christian history from Christ to the contemporary era, with a view to providing a basis for future historical and theological studies. Paper detail page >>

MINM03 - Ministry Placement 1

Curriculum objective: This paper incorporates learning experiences at a practical level as well as giving opportunity to reflect on both the practice and theory of ministry. Paper detail page >>

MINM04 - Ministry Placement 2

Curriculum objective: This paper incorporates learning experiences at a practical level as well as giving opportunity to reflect on both the practice and theory of ministry. Paper detail page >>

MINM05 - Ministry Practicum 1

Curriculum objective: This paper incorporates learning experiences at a practical level as well as giving opportunity to reflect on both the practice and theory of ministry. Paper detail page >>

MINM06 - Ministry Practicum 2

Curriculum objective: This paper incorporates learning experiences at a practical level as well as giving opportunity to reflect on both the practice and theory of ministry. Paper detail page >>

THEM01 - Understanding the Faith: A Survey of Christian Doctrine

Curriculum objective: This paper looks at how our theology is formed and applies a formative understanding of Christian thoughts on the doctrines of God, creation and redemption. Paper detail page >>