If you’re already actively involved in the life of your church, but feel that a qualification of some kind would help you to engage at a deeper level, the Diploma of Ministry may be a right fit for you.
The program will provide a good refresher of the knowledge and skills you’ve been gaining as you’ve served, as well as allowing you to test the waters of some new ministry areas. You’ll be given a clear understanding of the big-picture story of the Bible, from creation to final revelation, and handed the tools to better understand and explain it. Then the broad range of optional units means you can take a closer look at what’s involved in pastoral care and the discipleship of others, gain the basic principles of good leadership, or learn new ways to share the gospel cross-culturally.
The Diploma of Ministry offers a good mix of classroom-based teaching, group discussions with your peers and hands-on ministry experience, so you’re not just gaining theoretical knowledge but putting what you learn into action.