Advanced Certification of Local Church Ministry

"Jesus is the hope of the world and the local church is the vehicle of expressing that hope to the world."
— ANDY STANLEY
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Academic Level

Diploma/Degree

Duration

9-12 Months

Assessment

Yes. Certificate of Completion

Study Method

Online

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“Elouise has really learned how to analyse God’s word through interacting with the biblical context and this has led to her gaining a better understanding of the history of the Christian church.”
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Elouise Harris
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Advanced Certification of Local Church Ministry Overview

The Advanced Certification of Local Church Ministry qualification is specifically designed to help people prepare to enter into full-time ministry. This qualification allows you to develop real-life ministry training while furthering your leadership skills, biblical and theological knowledge. You will be equipped with the skills needed to lead a local church ministry team.

Graduates of the Advanced Certification of Local Church Ministry will be equipped with the skills they need for a wide range of leadership and ministry roles. Many graduates go into leadership roles, such as associate pastor, youth pastor and worship pastor, where they are using the leadership, biblical and ministry skills they have developed. Others have gone into key ministry roles, where they are primarily using their highly developed ministry, pastoral, creative and administrative gifts to help their church move forward.

Who is the Advanced Certification of Local Church Ministry for

  • The Advanced Certification of Local Church Ministry is the perfect qualification for those looking to enter into local church ministry full-time.
  • It is also ideal for those who seek to lead a ministry team such as associate pastor, youth pastor, children’s pastor or worship pastor.
  • It also provides a great foundation for key ministry roles, for those primarily using their highly developed administrative, ministry, pastoral and creative gifts.

What you will learn

Formation of Self

  • How to reflect on past personal experience and present core principles, in order to devise a health and wholeness plan for Christian living and continuing personal formation.

Jesus. Kingdom. Gospel.

  • How to understand the life and ministry of Jesus as described by the four gospel narratives.

God’s Call Your Response

  • How to move towards what God is calling you to do and become the person God is calling you to be.

Authentic Leadership

  • How to become an authentic leader, who recruits and develops a highly motivated team in pursuit of kingdom objectives whilst always making time for spiritual reflection.

Theology - Ministry in the Spirit

  • How to discern insights, revelation and promptings given by the Holy Spirit and when they are for private edification or the edification of others. You will grow in the expressions of gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit and when to act on promptings of the Holy Spirit in accordance with biblical guidelines.

Emotional Intelligence & Productive Teams

  • How to integrate concepts of self, and the principles and skills required to work effectively with people in a workplace or ministry context.

Pastoral Care: Certified

  • How to care for people pastorally, and be equipped with tools and teaching within good pastoral care systems.

Sermon Design & Delivery

  • How to develop and deliver engaging sermons that build audience rapport in a contemporary ministry setting. You will develop clear and coherent sermon outlines ensuring biblical accuracy with your authentic style.

Included Courses

Preview Formation of Self

This course is designed to equip students with the skills & knowledge to critically reflect on past personal experience and present core principles, in order to devise a health and wholeness plan for Christian living and continuing personal formation.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Formations of Self – Course Introduction
  3. A Transformational Approach to Life
  4. Two Processes: Self Discovery & God Discovery
  5. Spiritual Disciplines – Personal & Corporate
  6. Spiritual Disciplines – Practicalities
  7. 7Retrospective Reflections
  8. Retrospective Analysis
  9. Power of Retrospective Reflection & Analysis – Personal testimony of Grant Buchanan (Part 1)
  10. Introduction to Identity
  11. Building a Healthy Self
  12. Your Personal Identity
  13. Moment of Distinction & Impact on Identity
  14. Values
  15. Christian Values
  16. Personal Values
  17. Events that have impacted my spirituality – Personal testimony of Grant Buchanan (Part 2)
  18. A Personal Mission Statement
  19. Examples of Mission Statements
  20. Moment of Distinction & Impact – Testimony of Adrian Dennian
  21. Your Health & Wholeness
  22. Health & Wholeness Practice
  23. Dealing with Disappointment
  24. Dealing with Failure
  25. Finding Strength in Disappointment – Interview with Tex Houston regarding chronic pain
  26. A Defining Moment Signified by Pain or Joy – Testimony of Bianca Cumin-Groza
  27. It Is NOT About You (Revision)

About your instructor

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Amelia Pickering

Amelia has had a diverse career thus far, one dedicated to working towards building a better world and empowering others to do the same. Over the past 25 years, her passion for leadership, academia and social justice has led her to pioneer an adult literacy and numeracy school for the disadvantaged, assume the role of university VP and run a social enterprise focused on increasing EQ within corporations and NFPs. This, along with her interest and acumen for social impact and investment strategy, has afforded her the opportunity to work with various NPFs in creating holistic frameworks for change and mobilise capital for impact.

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Stay true to myself.

Rated 5 out of 5
4 April 2022

I am at a crossroads in my life. I’m a widow , both of my children have now left home and I honestly don’t know who I am. I like to keep myself very busy so I don’t have to face truths, and unpick things that I know need addressing with God. These sessions have really challenged me about what core values I hold dear. It also identified that I needed to have purpose and validation from other people. I also have expectations and standards that I expect from others, such as family and church family that are not often met , and leaves me feeling disappointed. This has all stemmed from rejection and loss in my life ,which greatly impacts on my reaction to circumstances. As I progressed through each lesson and meditated on what it meant for me, just giving myself this time to do this course ,I felt like I was a dirty window that was just having its first clean in a long while.

Amanda McNeill
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Knowing and Growing

Rated 5 out of 5
28 March 2022

Being a student in “Axx Academy 2022” is a blessing. Learning the lessons through innovative methods and having intensive classes are extremely good. My first module was on ‘formation of self’. I learned it through recorded videos, individual and group sessions. I have learned many new things through these sessions. I would be reflecting on few topics which captured my attention and thoughts more. This first module helped me to understand what is spiritual discipline. I have learned that spiritual disciplines are those personal and corporate disciplines that promote spiritual growth. And the next fascinating topic was ‘my identity’. I understood that I have to ‘know myself’, ‘be true to myself’ as our values cannot be determined by our circumstances and our identity is in Christ. After learning about identity, I moved on to the next topic of ‘values’ which is another crucial element in our day to day lives. I have learned about Christian values and personal values. Last Saturday(12.03.2022), we had an opportunity to attend the intensive classes and it helped me to narrow down my values and focus on the lacking areas.
Mission statement, was the next topic which I enjoyed learning. We all know that mission is the focal point in ministry and I understood that the statement should be positive and precise. This session helped me to refine my mission statement.
Coming to the subject of health and wellness, I know a few things about health and wellness. But being a pastor, I have learned that I should be a role model in health too. I have learned that ‘to do something for God successfully I need to be healthy’. The testimonies are amazing, all the testimonies are encouraging us to be in ministry and get rooted in God. After joining this course, my learning speed has improved I became very much interested in this course. I would also want to tell myself and others that I am very much blessed by the course and the teachers.

Simiyon Paranjothi
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Introspection on understanding my Identity

Rated 5 out of 5
28 March 2022

I want to thank everyone who was involved in the making of this course. Thank you so much for helping us do a self-introspection on our lives and helping us discover how our lives can or have been steered by our values, which translate to our convictions and finally become our lifestyle. I enjoyed seeing how our timelines reflected these changes as it has helped me put into perspective as well as make better sense of some of the decisions I’ve taken which knowingly or unknowingly were a reflection of the values/convictions I held but couldn’t well articulate till now. So thank you very much and God bless you all.

Bright Amedor
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Preview Jesus Kingdom Gospel

This course gives an overview of the life and ministry of Jesus as described by four gospel narratives. The aim of the course is to bring an understanding of the cultural and historical environment of the day within its literary setting.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to Course
  3. Concept of Audience
  4. Context of the Internal Narrative Audience (1)
  5. Context of the Internal Narrative Audience (2)
  6. Context of the Internal Narrative Audience (3)
  7. Interpretation
  8. What are the Gospels?
  9. Why Four Different Accounts?
  10. Structure of Gospel Accounts (1)
  11. Structure of Gospel Accounts (2)
  12. Structure of Gospel Accounts (3)
  13. Structure of Gospel Accounts (4)
  14. What is the Gospel? (1)
  15. What is the Gospel? (2)
  16. History of the Birth of Jesus
  17. The Passion Week
  18. Jesus & the Fulfilment of the Old Testament (1)
  19. Jesus & the Fulfilment of the Old Testament (2)
  20. Jesus & the Fulfilment of the Old Testament (3)
  21. Jesus is the Breather of Life
  22. Putting it all Together
  23. What does the Kingdom look like? (Mark)
  24. Abstracting Principles
  25. Application
  26. What Does the Kingdom Look Like? (Matthew & Luke)
  27. What Does the Kingdom Look Like? (John)
  28. Jesus Kingdom Gospel Today?
  29. Jesus’ Commissioning

About your instructor

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Matthew Jarlett

Following the completion of his Bachelor of Arts (Biblical Studies), Matthew assumed the Vocational Education Course Supervisor role with Harvest Bible College.

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God is good.

Rated 5 out of 5
18 August 2022

I’m so excited,my life is not the same any more.Thank God for Axx to equip me for ministry. I’m ready to preach the gospel now.

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Maxwell Kunene

Una bella oportunidad en la vida

Rated 5 out of 5
16 August 2022

Gracias a Dios he sido poderosamente bendecido a lo largo del estudio de este curso, todo conocimiento que he adquirido me ayudara para ser un mejor creyente y para servirle a Dios de una mejor manera. Gracias señor Jesus.

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Muchas gracias

Rated 5 out of 5
16 August 2022

Un curso maravilloso y lleno de sabiduria

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Play to Preview God's Call Your Response

This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to investigate and integrate biblical principles of the call of God for ministry into a personal ministry development strategy.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to the Course
  3. What is a Call?
  4. Defining Ministry
  5. Understanding Mission
  6. General & Specific Call
  7. Obedience
  8. Unique Aspects of Ministry (Interview)
  9. Reclaiming the Discipleship Call
  10. Allowing Scripture to Define & Direct
  11. Historical Look at Ministry
  12. Church-Based Ministry
  13. Marketplace Ministry
  14. Community-Based Ministry
  15. Platforms for the Call
  16. OT Example: Nehemiah
  17. NT Example: Peter
  18. Unusual Callings
  19. The Ministry Zone (Part 1)
  20. The Ministry Zone (Part 2)
  21. The Ministry Zone (Part 3)
  22. The Ministry Zone (Part 4)
  23. Hearing the Voice of God
  24. Recognising the Voice of God
  25. How to Hear the Voice of God
  26. Processing Moments of Call
  27. Gifts & Calling
  28. Involving & Aligning
  29. A Kingdom Perspective
  30. Called to Go

About your instructor

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Dr Brendan Roach

Founder and CEO of Axx. Dr Brendan Roach has been involved in the professional development and training of pastors and leaders globally for over 25 years. His Biblical expertise is Biblical Archaeology, Leadership Development, First Century History and the Call to Ministry.

Regan Perry

Regan Perry

Regan firmly believes that you never stop learning and enjoys creating pathways for others to discover their full potential. He has lead & served on church staff, coordinating teams & interns, and overseen ministry programs and campus facilities.

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The most Challenging part of this course so far

Rated 5 out of 5
18 August 2022

I enjoyed these sessions so much. God’s call your response really challenged me in that I should focus my heart on God’s will and purpose. This session also confirmed and cemented so much that I already knew God was saying to me. I am also now reassured that I indeed did hear God speaking to me and that I don’t have to doubt when He does because He speaks and calls us in different ways. There is no formula or one way that God speaks or calls, as long as we experience the peace of God and recognize His voice and follow His leading we will walk in His Will for our lives.

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God's has brought clarity to my Calling

Rated 5 out of 5
18 August 2022

In 2009 I had a sense of God calling me. But I didn’t really understand even the all concept of the Call. Now I understand what it means to be called by God. I can easily differentiate between general and special call. Many thanks to the visionary of this school and to the team of teachers that have taught us.

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aligning my calling with Gods plan for the world

Rated 5 out of 5
15 August 2022

This unit really help me to better understanding the calling on my life it also help me to examining if my calling aligns with Gods plan.

Ricardo Lawrence
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Play to Preview Authentic Leadership

This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to lead others effectively in a manner that is shaped by a Christian understanding of leadership.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to Authentic Leadership
  3. Introduction to Leadership
  4. Christian Leadership
  5. Mission & Vision
  6. Values
  7. Organisational Behaviour
  8. Preparing a Vision Document
  9. Motivation & Inspiring Others
  10. Credibility & Earning Trust
  11. Communication & Obtaining Favour
  12. Recruitment
  13. Building a Team
  14. Evaluation of Performance
  15. Morale
  16. Making Decisions
  17. Leading Change
  18. Dealing with Conflict
  19. Dealing with Criticism
  20. The Leader’s Character
  21. Inner Challenges of a Leader
  22. Flexible Leadership
  23. Critical Thinking & Learning from Experience
  24. Critical Thinking & Evaluating Yourself
  25. Sustainable Leadership

About your instructor

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Pastor Andrew Groza

Andrew is an experienced Pastor with a demonstrated history of working in the e-learning industry. Skilled in non-profit organizations, E-Learning, coaching, organizational development, and instructional design. Andrew holds a Master of Arts in Ministry from Harvest Bible College.

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Lots of information was great

Rated 5 out of 5
12 August 2022

I was very bless to receive this knowledge

Javon Noel
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A Leaders task is not just for him to be great but to Make others Great.

Rated 5 out of 5
22 July 2022

This lecture worked on my self development as Leader to find my God’s ordained role as a leader in the church and in my society. I have been empowered and been make aware of some of characteristic of a good leader, that its not about me being great but I have an assignment to Make others Great

Mahapela Douglas Matsoso
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Building Kingdom Centred Churches helped me find my purpose.

Rated 5 out of 5
19 July 2022

This course contains a great amount of knowledge in the training of leaders. Principles, accountability, emphasizing on the fact that God is the Leader, the principle s for church growth and importance of relationship in and outside of the church walls. This course has impacted me tremendously.

Jennifer Whiteman
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Play Preview Course Theology - Ministry in the Spirit

The lessons in this series are presented by a number of experienced ministry leaders, with the emphasis on the Holy Spirit – who He is and what He loves to do, the Spirit’s work with and through believers, and Holy Spirit empowered outreach.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to Course
  3. The Spirit the Life-Giver
  4. The Person of the Holy Spirit
  5. Holy Spirit Baptism
  6. Relating to the Holy Spirit
  7. The Work of the Spirit
  8. Community of the Spirit
  9. The Gifts of the Spirit
  10. Experiences of the Holy Spirit at Work
  11. The Fruit of the Spirit (1)
  12. The Fruit of the Spirit (2)
  13. Jesus & Ministry of the Holy Spirit
  14. What Does Ministry in the Spirit Look Like?
  15. When Prayer Doesn’t Work
  16. Evangelism in the Gospel: Jesus
  17. Evangelism with Paul & the Apostles
  18. The Breath of the Gospel
  19. Different Approaches to Evangelism
  20. Sharing Your Testimony
  21. The Missional Discussion
  22. Talking to Non-Christians
  23. Spirit Led Ministry
  24. Discipleship & Follow Up
  25. Following People Up
  26. Developing an Understanding of the History of the Holy Spirit

About your instructor

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Tex Houston

Tex (Gary) became a successful pub musician in 1980’s, from there began working with large church & community organisations in media and music production. He has travelled to many places in the world, usually with a video camera and tripod, either doing documentaries on Australians working in other lands, or filming his own works on Anzac history in the First World War. In addition to being an avid steam engine enthusiast with YouTube channel ‘symphony of steam’, Tex is an authority on Christian worship.

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Matthew Jarlett

Following the completion of his Bachelor of Arts (Biblical Studies), Matthew assumed the Vocational Education Course Supervisor role with Harvest Bible College.

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Rated 5 out of 5
14 July 2022

I am truly blessed by this subject. Thank God for the teachers who prayerfully and carefully do the presentation. THEOLOGY – Ministry in Spirit, was an eyeopener to see the work of the Holyspirit and the growth of the church in history. Every lecture was so interesting and has something new to learn. Thank you.

Simiyon Paranjothi
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Wow, an enrinching experience under the stewardship of spirit-filled experts...

Rated 5 out of 5
5 July 2022

Now, this part, Ministry in the spirit was the icing on the cake. Very detailed sessions, with a lot of practical examples, delivered by men and women of God. Thank you. Thank you.

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Spirit filled

Rated 5 out of 5
19 May 2022

Being a christian for a number of years now but wanting more , more knowledge and more of the insight of talking in toughs and healing. This year since my accident and now in a wheel chair. I ask God to let me run a bible class within the retirement village where I live. Nothing out of the ordinary just reading scripture. The administrators here said yes. So i commenced with one currently over six weeks now I have 5 people. We read , we pray . I ask God for more knowledge .This is why i enrolled in AXX. Your course curriculum is outstanding.Amen.

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Play to Preview Emotional Intelligence & Productive Teams: Certified

This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to integrate concepts of self, and the principles and skills required to work effectively with people in a workplace or ministry context.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Introduction to Course 
  2. Theory of Emotional Intelligence 
  3. Application of Emotional Intelligence 
  4. Biblical & Theological Foundations of E.I. 
  5. Biblical & Theological Foundations of Teams 
  6. Understanding Yourself & Understanding Others 
  7. Temperaments & DISC 
  8. DISC & Temperaments – Weaknesses 
  9. DISC & Temperaments – Strengths 
  10. Dysfunction & what it looks like 
  11. Maintaining Relational Health 
  12. You as the Team Player 
  13. Introduction to Productive Teams 
  14. Qualities for an Effective Team 
  15. Values & Care within a Team 
  16. Unity & Goals within a Team 
  17. Communication & Teams 
  18. Collaboration 
  19. Chemistry 
  20. Celebrations 
  21. Why Teams Fail 
  22. When things go wrong 
  23. Review of Course 
  24. Driving Forward 

About your instructor

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Pastor Andrew Groza

Andrew is an experienced Pastor with a demonstrated history of working in the e-learning industry. Skilled in non-profit organizations, E-Learning, coaching, organizational development, and instructional design. Andrew holds a Master of Arts in Ministry from Harvest Bible College.

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This was a good and great teaching of the word of God

Rated 5 out of 5
26 May 2022

Praise God l thank God for everything you have help me with the Lord bless you my testimony is that my life will never be the same again

Samuel Wango
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Educating and Revealing

Rated 5 out of 5
23 January 2022

This was another great unit in the whole of this course. I am indeed grateful for the knowledge and skills I have developed through the benevolence and good works of Acc

Eton Ekanem
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Emotional intelligence and productive teams

Rated 5 out of 5
2 December 2021

The course is very interesting as , as a team leader I know have an idea of my personality profile. I have acquired enough knowledge required work with any team; in particular on how to respond to emotions and manage anger. Thanks to Andrew Groza and his colleagues. To God be the glory.

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Preview Pastoral Care

This course will equip individuals to care for people pastorally, providing them with tools and teaching them to work within good pastoral care systems.

Curriculum Covered

  1. What is Pastoral Care?  
  2. Biblical & Historical Perspectives  
  3. The Gift & the Role  
  4. Discipleship vs Pastoral Care  
  5. Pastoral Care in the Church  
  6. Pastoral Care in the Community  
  7. Pastoral Care Skills  
  8. Systems  
  9. Legislation  
  10.  Confidentiality  
  11.  Records  
  12.  Referrals  
  13.  Team-based Pastoral Care  
  14.  Understanding Others – Uniquely Created  
  15.  Understanding Others -Worldview  
  16.  Strengths Finder  
  17.  Spiritual Gifts  
  18.  Self-Care  
  19.  Boundaries  
  20.  Relationship Health  
  21.  Communication  
  22.  Conflict  
  23.  Solutions Focused  
  24.  Social Media  
  25.  Crisis Care  
  26.  Practical PC Meetings  
  27.  Millennials 

About your instructor

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Regan Perry

Regan firmly believes that you never stop learning and enjoys creating pathways for others to discover their full potential. He has lead & served on church staff, coordinating teams & interns, and overseen ministry programs and campus facilities.

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it is first being healed in us

Rated 5 out of 5
18 August 2022

I begin to take care of my self more ( physical , feeling , pray more for my spiritual state ) , and really I become calm , peace and I am happy when I take care my daughter .

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Praise God l thank God for your time am grateful for how am now a good student of God word

Rated 5 out of 5
25 July 2022

God bless you for everything and teaching me the word of God and finishing my course my life will never be the same again

Samuel Wango
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Pastoral Care

Rated 5 out of 5
2 May 2022

I have learnt a lot about Pastoral Care in this course that I did not know before. The task of Pastoral Care is to help people re-frame their lives, in the light of God’s story for the sake of greater freedom and responsibility, the stories we tell whether humorous or divine, mythic or parabolic, order experience, construct meaning and build community. I really love this quote by Herbert Anderson, and I feel it sums up what Pastoral Care truly is. I found it interesting that Pastoral Care backdates to the old testimant. I was told within my church environment that a Pastor is a function, but its more than just being a function in a church, it is a role and a gift. We should be equipping, building up, unifying and maturing our groups and the congregation in the church that we oversee. The gift of a Pastor is a special ability that God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to assume a long term personal responsibility for the spiritual welfare of a group of believers. I have learnt that oversight, authority and responsibility comes with the role of Pastoral Care. Pastoral Care within the church always focuses on people, their health, growth, maturity and relationship with God. Our attitude should be compassion, compassion is a response to seeing a need and inner compulsion of care and concern that motivates us to render assistance when we see the suffering of others. Within Pastoral Care it is fundamental to have people skills, be able to understand who they are as well as help them understand who God created them to be, and understand their needs and what is required of them to reach their full potential.
From my experience versus what I have learnt in this course are completely different. I had no idea about the legislation side of things or the to mandatory reporting and the record keeping principles. Communication skills and understanding a persons characteristics in Pastoral Care is vitally important.

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Play to Preview Sermon Design & Delivery

This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to understand the basics of communication theory and to use those, along with solid biblical exegesis to develop and deliver a sermon within a ministry context.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to Preaching
  3. What is Preaching?
  4. Preaching Foundations
  5. Understanding the Text: Exegesis
  6. Hermeneutics: Understanding the World
  7. Ethics of Communication
  8. Types of Sermons
  9. Story, Illustration & Metaphor
  10. Preparation
  11. Structure & Flow
  12. ‘Grabbing People by the Ears’
  13. Sermon Application
  14. Sermon Conclusion
  15. From Design to Delivery
  16. Verbal & Non-Verbal Communication
  17. Taking Your Audience Seriously
  18. Establishing Rapport
  19. Sermon Notes
  20. Story & Imagination
  21. Using Our Voice Well
  22. Body Language
  23. Audience Engagement
  24. Creative Presentations
  25. Personality & Style
  26. Dealing with Anxiety
  27. Sermon Evaluation
  28. Wisdom from our Mistakes
  29. Difficult Topics
  30. Preaching & the Future

About your instructor

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Pastor Andrew Groza

Andrew is an experienced Pastor with a demonstrated history of working in the e-learning industry. Skilled in non-profit organizations, E-Learning, coaching, organizational development, and instructional design. Andrew holds a Master of Arts in Ministry from Harvest Bible College.

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Thanks much

Rated 5 out of 5
12 August 2022

I was very bless to receive this knowledge

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Sermon preparation

Rated 5 out of 5
12 August 2022

Thank you so much. This is an interesting course. Before I took this course I always worry to prepare sermon. But this course make it simple and easy. I got a lot of knowledge on sermon preparation and delivery. God bless you!

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Preach; Proclaim the good news of the (King and His Kingdom)

Rated 4 out of 5
12 August 2022

Before now, preaching to me has to be inspired and led by the Holy Spirit. But know I know, with more intentionality, I can be able to prepare, design and deliver and effective message that will impact lives to the Glory of God.

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Advanced Certification of Local Church Ministry Enrolment Options

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  • 8 Specifically Designed Courses
  • Lifetime access to all resources
  • Certified Training
  • 214 Lessons

Advanced Certification of Local Church Ministry Snapshot

  • 8 specifically designed courses
  • 214 lessons
  • 54 hours on-demand video
  • Certification
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on computer, mobile devices and TV
  • All learning resources, handouts and E-library at no extra cost
  • Personalised Certified Certificate of Completion

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Advanced Certification of Local Church Ministry Requirements

  • Students should have completed the Certification of Local Church Ministry.
  • If you have relevant ministry experience or previous training then you can commence this qualification immediately.
  • If you would like to course advice on this qualification please contact us on courseadvice@axx.global or book a phone call
  • This qualification requires a desire to learn about full-time ministry and how to prepare for it.
  • Students should have an introductory understanding of the concepts of the Bible, theology, spiritual formation and pastoral ministry.
  • A love of God and people.
  • A love of God and the Local Church
  • Learners are welcome to commence this qualification at any time
  • A computer, tablet or smartphone is required
  • No additional software is required
  • Internet connection is required
  • Lessons are presented in English

All assessment tasks must be completed to be certified

  • Learners are required to complete all video lessons
  • Each lesson has a short multiple choice quiz
  • There are no essays to be written in this qualification
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