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Alphacrucis College

Diploma in Christian Ministries - Internship

We have designed the internship option in response to requests for a pastoral focused qualification at Diploma level.  This is an opportunity for people wanting to enter pastoral ministry to study a ministry focused course with a practical ministry placement in a church context.  The course provides an overview of the scriptures and theology, pastoral ministry, church history, and evangelism.

This programme is an amazing opportunity to empower the individual and their church with the convenience of delivery and relevancy of subjects which ensure that the student and church can obtain maximum benefit from their commitment.  It is available through campus study as well as distance learning.

Entry Requirements

Minimum 18 years of age with high school literacy and numeracy skills.  Pastoral reference required.  International students should have a minimum English ability equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Prescription

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 | Ministry Internship 1 & 2 (Level 5)

How is it Delivered?

The Diploma in Christian Ministries (Internship) is structured around:

1.     Campus based OR Distance learning (most resources and reading available via our online learning platform called Moodle)

2.     A practical ministry placement in a local church

3.     Written assessment (essays, reflections, tests, practical activities etc)

One week intensives are also available for some subjects and these are held around New Zealand at various times during the year.

Alphacrucis supplies most of the resources (some readings will come from textbooks which the student is required to purchase – these books may be found at most Christian bookstores or online).

 
Full-time students can complete the programme in 1 year (4 papers per semester)
Part-time students have a maximum of 4 years to complete the programme (1-2 papers per semester)
 
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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:

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 >>

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 >>

MIN103 - Ministry Placement 1

Description: The Alphacrucis Ministry Placement programme is the process of learning about  ministry in the real world. It is referred to as experiential learning, reflective practice  or action learning. Ministry Placement goes beyond conceptual learning, although  this is an important and central aspect of learning about the practice of ministry. Students will be working towards the development of a range of practice skills and  will also learn about ethics and values in ministry Paper detail page >>

MIN104 - Ministry Placement 2

Description: the Alphacrucis Ministry Placement programme is the process of learning about  ministry in the real world. It is referred to as experiential learning, reflective practice  or action learning. Ministry Placement goes beyond conceptual learning, although  this is an important and central aspect of learning about the practice of ministry. Students will be working towards the development of a range of practice skills and  will also learn about ethics and values in ministry 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 >>