Alphacrucis College

Diploma in Christian Ministries


The Diploma in Christian Ministries consists of 8 papers and is accredited through NZQA as the Diploma in Christian Ministries Level 5

Fulltime students can complete the programme in 1 year ( 4 papers per semester). Part time students have a maxiumum of 4 years to complete the programme. (1-2 papers per semester)

The 8 papers are structured as follows:

Narrative of the First Testament | Writings of the New Testament | Introduction to Ministry | Understanding the Faith: A Survey of Christian Doctrine | History of Christianity | Communicating the Gospel | Introduction to Cross Cultural Ministry | Leadership Principles

This course is delivered through Campus Based OR Distance learning.

One week intensives are also available for some papers and these are held in various locations throughout the year.

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Entry Requirements


International students should have a minimum English ability equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Academic Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Minimum 18 years of age with high school literacy and numeracy skills. Pastoral reference required.


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:

BIB101* - Narrative of the First Testament

Description: The purpose of this paper is to provide an historical, literary, theological and thematic introduction to the canon of the First Testament Paper detail page >>

BIB102 - Writings of the New Testament

Description: The purpose of this paper is to provide an historical, literary, theological and thematic introduction to the canon of the New Testament.    Paper detail page >>

HIS101 - Themes in Church History

Description: This paper provides students with a thematic understanding of the origin and development of the Church from the times of Christ to the Modern period.  Paper detail page >>

LEA101 - Leadership Principles

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

MIN101 - Introduction to Ministry

Description: This paper is an introduction to the practice of ministry. It is also an opportunity to overview the biblical and theological foundations of ministry. Common aspects of ministry will be considered.  Paper detail page >>

MIN102 - Communicating the Gospel

Curriculum objective: This paper is a practical examination of the history, theology and practice of evangelism. It stresses the empowering role of the Holy Spirit in evangelism. Paper detail page >>

MIS101 - Introduction to Mission

Curriculum objective: This unit lays a foundation for cross cultural ministry, by broadly examining cultural and lifestyle issues vital to contemporary missions. Paper detail page >>

THE101 - Understanding the Faith

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