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.”
Elouise Harris
Intern at Victory Church

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

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

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

Samuel Wango

Jesus. Kingdom .Gospel

Rated 4 out of 5
13 April 2022

It is by the grace of God that I have to complete this course. Very, very poor internet connection in my country Cameroon. Really, the course has broadened my knowledge on the approach of the gospel with respect to the four gospel writers – Matthew, Mark ,Luke and John. This knowledge will help me preaching and teachings to win souls for Jesus.
To God be the glory.

Pastor EBOT Constantine Bessong

Impactful Study

Rated 5 out of 5
20 January 2022

This is another worthwhile study for me. The issues of the Kingdom couldn’t be more explained. I am now more knowledgeable about the nature of the Kingdom of God and the Messiah.
Thank you Axx!

Eton Ekanem

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

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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God's Call Your Response

Rated 5 out of 5
20 June 2022

This unit has really put things in perspective for me about the call we all have in our lives from God.
This is really very interesting and inspiring me to persue my call even more

Alex Holloway
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Blessed

Rated 5 out of 5
20 June 2022

I’m very blessed to be the student in axx , I have really learned alot I can see my life is changing

Ivirne Mpilo
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My Life, My Call Into God's Will

Rated 5 out of 5
20 June 2022

This course is not just a course; it is a divine workshop, enriching the knowledge of True Believers in Christ to be tuned into God’s plan and His dealings with the world. I have being blessed to be part of this divine workshop into my Call and the call of the Church into the Kingdom Will of God. My relationship with God has been assessed and weighed as going through this embodiments of divine insight into the Call of God in my life. I have been strengthened by hope and the understanding of my Call; and my faith is strong to allow God to do what He wants to do with my life in His working with the world; as I am part of the Body of Christ.
Thank you Axx Bible College.

Daniel Ampong Antwi
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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

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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Enlighten

Rated 5 out of 5
14 June 2022

This section has given me much light, on practical leadership. Am so grateful

ISAAC KUMWENDA
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From Leadership comes direction

Rated 5 out of 5
6 June 2022

One can be a pastor or an elder but he might not be a leader.
A leader brings direction and they are strong in their leadership. If you have to be a leader, you have to learn. Leadership has principles. And if its principle is violated or abused, problem will arise in the Church. When we talk about leadership, there are three essential leadership qualities we all must have.
A leader must carry:
-Responsibility
-Authority
-Accountability.
If you live out these qualities, it is going to create a weakness in your leadership or weakness in the Church.
The leader is responsible for whatever happens in the Church.
-Many Churches never grow simply because the leader does not have authority to actually lead the church forward. So we need to have authority to make decisions, choices to move the Church forward. We should not delegate that to someone else, it shoild be the leader that should have that authority.
-As a leader, you are accountable for everything. Accountable when things go right and wrong. You are accountable when it is time to celebrate because God has done some good things but if things are not going so well you are accountable, we have to look at where are we going next?
-As a leader, what are you going to be doing?
-What changes needed to be made for the Church to progress forward?
*How do you govern your Church?
-Is it Autocracy,or Beaucracy or Democracy or Theocracy?
We must know that God is in Charge and he is the Leader of our Churches. Let’s allow the Leasder to lead us (That is Theocracy).
-“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice..” (Proverbs 29:2).

Sama Mansaray
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Leadership

Rated 5 out of 5
6 June 2022

This has changed my personality and understanding who am in ministry

Josiah Njoroge
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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

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.

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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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.

Gregory Rayment-Sang
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This was a good and great teaching of the word of God

Rated 5 out of 5
19 May 2022

Praise God thanks so much for the teaching of the word of God My testimony is that my life will never be the same again

Samuel wango
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Spiritual

Rated 5 out of 5
19 May 2022

Have shared with another Christian who suggested to run a get to know the bible. I’ve taken a step in faith sharing once a week to group of five . Praise the lord.

GREGORY Rayment-Sang
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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

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.

Ebot Constantine Bessong
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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

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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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.

Jean-Pierre Fotinidis
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Rated 5 out of 5
4 April 2022

The course is so exciting and presented in a way that it is easy to understand. it is rich with so much insight in the work of God.
I feel so empowered to serve God using my strengths and spiritual gifts in collaboration with other team players

S. M.
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Greatest Gift of God is Love-1 Corintians 13

Rated 5 out of 5
28 March 2022

I am pleased to have completed this course without any time restrictions. I have come in contact with so many hurting people and all they want is someone to listen to their challenges in life. Words of hope and love given to them gives them comfort. I have realised that God has given me the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.. I wanted to extend my knowledge in the role as a pastoral care which led me to enroll in this course.
All the sessions in this course gave me a wide knowledge and deeper understanding in the role and responsibility of pastoral care. Now, I am ready to step out and get involved in this ministry.
The love of God can be shared by listening, encouraging, praying for one another, generosity and act of kindness

Glory David
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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

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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Excellent

Rated 5 out of 5
20 June 2022

Excellent

James Otitoola
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incredible journey

Rated 5 out of 5
15 June 2022

This has been a brilliant set of lessons. I am certainly more informed to do a better job when preaching.

Dennis Sewpersad
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Beynd expectaion

Rated 5 out of 5
14 June 2022

This unit was a real blessing, I have learnt so much that it is difficuilt to explain. One thing I know, applying this knowledge, will make me a better preacher.

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Advanced Certification of Local Church Ministry Enrolment Options

Monthly Subscription

$AUD 95 / mo
  • 8 Specifically Designed Courses
  • Access with an active subscription
  • Certified Training
  • 214 Lessons

3 Monthly Payments

$AUD 300
  • 8 Specifically Designed Courses
  • Lifetime access to all resources
  • Certified Training
  • 214 Lessons
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Upfront Payment

$AUD 745
  • 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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