Certificate of Church History and Theology

“Therefore let us repent and pass from ignorance to knowledge, from foolishness to wisdom, from licentiousness to self-control, from injustice to righteousness, from godlessness to God.”
— CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA
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— MARTIN LUTHER
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Academic Level

Diploma

Duration

8-10 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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Certificate of Church History and Theology Overview

The Certificate of Church History and Theology focuses on the fullness of the history of the Church and its great leaders.

The study of the history of the church provides an important framework for thinking through ideas of contemporary society and practice churches today.

The Certificate of Church History and Theology builds on the foundation provided by the Certificate of Theology by extending the knowledge and skills developed there to the study of the history of the Christian church.

The Certificate of Church History and Theology contributes to the students learning as it enables the learner to acquire foundational historical and biblical knowledge through historical and theological studies.

The Certificate of Church History and Theology prepares you to respond and minister out of our inherited creeds. It will enable students and leaders to identify some of their own traditions, challenge presuppositions, and develop a more comprehensive and grounded theological practice in their personal life and ministry context.

The Certificate of Church History and Theology is understanding, exploring what church history is and how we are impacted in our life and ministry today.

Who is the Certificate of Church History and Theology for

  • It is a perfect starting point for those who want to understand the history and theology of the Church from the end of the Bible until now.
  • People who want the pieces of the Church puzzle put into order and made sense of today’s practice across various denominations.
  • It is ideal for those who are seeking an understanding of church history.
  • This certificate is a foundational qualification and is designed for those who want to learn for themselves about the development of the church.

What you will learn

Introduction to Church History: Part 1 Certified

  • About the history of the Church from the Apostles to Martin Luther

Introduction to Church History: Part 2 Certified

  • About the history of the Church from the great reformers to Pentecostal pioneers and missionary movements

Theology of the Church: Part 1 Certified

  • You will learn about the theological foundations of the Church and the sacraments.

Theology of the Church: Part 2 Certified

  • About the theological underpinnings of leadership, Church health and missiology.

Pentecostal History: Part 1 Certified

  • About the beginnings of Pentecostalism, healing movements and significant early leaders in the Pentecostal movements.

Pentecostal History: Part 2 Certified

  • About the spread of Pentecostalism around the world and the founding of many important Pentecostal movements around the world today.

Included Courses

Play to Preview Introduction to Church History

The study of the history of the church provides an important needed context for thinking through issues of theology and practice that believers and leaders face today.

The study of the history of the church provides an important needed context for thinking through issues of theology and practice that ministers and leaders face today. This course builds on the foundation provided by Introduction to Theology by extending the knowledge and skills developed there to the study of the history of the Christian church.

Curriculum Covered

1. Learning from History (1)
2. Learning from History (2)
3. What Does History Teach Us?
4. What is meaning anyway?
5. From Jesus to the Apostles
6. The Early Church
7. The Fall of the Temple in Jerusalem
8. Implications of the Fall of the Temple
9. Applying Lessons from the Early Church
10. Apostolic Succession
11. Issues of the 2nd & 4th Centuries (1)
12. Issues of the 2nd & 4th Centuries (2)
13. Ecumenical Councils
14. The Christian Emperors
15. Laity & Clergy
16. The Church & the Monastics
17. The Monastics: Rule & Life (1)
18. The Monastics: Rule & Life (2)
19. The Rise of Christendom: Augustine
20. Christendom: Papacy & the Rise of Islam
21. The Rise of Charlemagne
22. The Crowning of Charlemagne
23. The Church Divided (1)
24. The Church Divided (2)
25. The Crusades (1)
26. The Crusades (2)
27. Preludes to the Reformation
28. Jon Wyclif & Jan Hus
29. Reformation: The Problems (1)
30. Reformation: The Problems (2)
31. Reformation: Martin Luther (1)
32. Reformation: Martin Luther (2)

About your instructor

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Dr David Morgan

David holds a Doctorate in Theology from the University of Durham. He was a Lecturer at Harvest Bible College.

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The study of the history of the church provides an important needed context for thinking through issues of theology and practice that believers and leaders face today.

The study of the history of the church provides an important needed context for thinking through issues of theology and practice that ministers and leaders face today. This course builds on the foundation provided by Introduction to Theology by extending the knowledge and skills developed there to the study of the history of the Christian church.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Reformers in Europe (1)
  3. Reformers in Europe (2)
  4. Reformation in England: Beginnings
  5. Reformation in England: Henry VIII
  6. Reformation in England: Henry’s Solution (1)
  7. Reformation in England: Henry’s Solution (2)
  8. Reform in England: Edward & Mary
  9. Reform in England: Elizabeth & James
  10. Reformation in the Catholic Church (1)
  11. Reformation in the Catholic Church (2)
  12. Radical Reforms (1)
  13. Radical Reforms (2)
  14. Catholic Church Expansion (1)
  15. Catholic Church Expansion (2)
  16. The Church in Revival: Beginnings (1)
  17. The Church in Revival: Beginnings (2)
  18. The Church in Revival: The Revivalists
  19. The Great Awakening
  20. John & Charles Wesley (1)
  21. John & Charles Wesley (2)
  22. Modern Philosophers & Philosophies (1)
  23. Modern Philosophers & Philosophies (2)
  24. The Glorious (UK) & American Revolution
  25. The French Revolution
  26. The Colonies: Companies & Discoveries
  27. The Settlement of Australia
  28. The Colonies & Slavery
  29. Beginnings of Modern Missions
  30. Modern Missions: William Carey
  31. Modern Missions: Judson & Taylor
  32. Modern Missions: David Livingstone

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Dr David Morgan

David holds a Doctorate in Theology from the University of Durham. He was a Lecturer at Harvest Bible College.

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Play to Preview Theology of the Church

Grant Buchanan walks us through the development of the church and the theology that has undergirded movements and trends of the global & local church. He also takes a look at new and emerging philosophies that are developing in the church today.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Course Introduction
  3. Definitions
  4. The Church in the New Testament
  5. What the Church is…
  6. The Origin of the Church
  7. The Purpose of the Church (1)
  8. The Purpose of the Church (2)
  9. The Marks & Nature of the Church
  10. Church Universal & Local
  11. The Church & the Kingdom
  12. The Sacraments (1) Introduction
  13. The Sacraments (2) Baptism
  14. The Sacraments (3) The Lord’s Supper
  15. Worship

About your instructor

Grant Buchanan

Pastor Grant Buchanan

Prior to Bible teaching, Grant served as a full-time pastor and school chaplain. Although a lecturer in theology and biblical studies with a focus on Pauline theology and the Gospels, Grant also operates as a professional counsellor and is working towards the completion of this Doctor of Philosophy by exploring a pneumatological reading of Galatians in light of 6:15 and the impact this has on Christian identify.

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Church Doctrine and Mission

19 November 2022

The very core of every missional expression is to live out the live of Christ. Christians should proclaim and also live out the live of Christ in our daily endeavors. This course has really enlightened my knowledge of church, mission and what modern christian community should be. I’m sincerely grateful for the opportunity.

Pst. Uchechukwu Godson Oko
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Great teaching

19 November 2022

Theology of the Church was well presented, touching every aspect of day to day running of the Church with different methods to achieve one goal, just to be like Christ, the topic was interesting and would help to build more confidence in the believers in Christ , I am blessed to be among the student of this collage.

Victor chibuzor
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Well taught

19 November 2022

Theology of the Church is well presented and it touches almost every aspect of the day to day of the Church’s activity and beliefs, most controversy arises in church theology, and their takes were properly addressed in this section

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Play to Preview Theology of the Church

Grant Buchanan walks us through the development of the church and the theology that has undergirded movements and trends of the global & local church. He also takes a look at new and emerging philosophies that are developing in the church today.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Leadership & Ministry
  3. Leadership Ascension Gifts
  4. Leadership Administration Gifts
  5. Leadership Governance
  6. Leadership & Authority
  7. Church Health & Growth Indicators
  8. Natural Church Development (NCD)
  9. Church Health: REVEAL
  10. Church Health: Tony Morgan
  11. Profile of a Healthy Church
  12. Evangelism & Mission
  13. The Missiological Church
  14. What is Mission?
  15. Emerging Ecclesiology
  16. Missional Ecclesiology
  17. Contemporary Examples (1) Local
  18. Contemporary Examples (2) Global
  19. Pentecostal Ecclesiology
  20. The Destiny of the Church

About your instructor

Grant Buchanan

Pastor Grant Buchanan

Prior to Bible teaching, Grant served as a full-time pastor and school chaplain. Although a lecturer in theology and biblical studies with a focus on Pauline theology and the Gospels, Grant also operates as a professional counsellor and is working towards the completion of this Doctor of Philosophy by exploring a pneumatological reading of Galatians in light of 6:15 and the impact this has on Christian identify.

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Church Doctrine and Mission

19 November 2022

The very core of every missional expression is to live out the live of Christ. Christians should proclaim and also live out the live of Christ in our daily endeavors. This course has really enlightened my knowledge of church, mission and what modern christian community should be. I’m sincerely grateful for the opportunity.

Pst. Uchechukwu Godson Oko
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Great teaching

19 November 2022

Theology of the Church was well presented, touching every aspect of day to day running of the Church with different methods to achieve one goal, just to be like Christ, the topic was interesting and would help to build more confidence in the believers in Christ , I am blessed to be among the student of this collage.

Victor chibuzor
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Well taught

19 November 2022

Theology of the Church is well presented and it touches almost every aspect of the day to day of the Church’s activity and beliefs, most controversy arises in church theology, and their takes were properly addressed in this section

Victor chibuzor
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Dr Barry Chant evokes consideration to the gravity of the Holy Spirit at work throughout our history, both old and new, near and far and how the Holy Spirit is in the smallest details of the ministry in the past century.

Well known Statesman of the Australian Pentecostal Church, Dr Barry Chant, takes us through the various movements and ministries that form the foundation of the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the past century.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Introduction and Course Documents
  2. Why Study History?
  3. Attributes of New Movements
  4. Charismata in the First Five Centuries
  5. Social & Historical Background
  6. The Age of Wesley
  7. Wesleyanism
  8. The Nineteenth Century
  9. 18th & 19th Century Missions
  10. 19th Century Healing Ministries
  11. J.A. Dowie
  12. Methodist Holiness Teaching
  13. Beginnings of Pentecostalism
  14. Parham & Seymour
  15. Assemblies of God & Oneness
  16. The Revival of Pentecostalism
  17. India
  18. The United States of America
  19. Healing Revivals & Oral Roberts
  20. T.L. Osborn

About your instructor

Barry Chant

Dr Barry Chant

Barry was the founding president of Tabor College (Australia), a multi-denominational charismatic ministry training institution with campuses in Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Hobart and Sydney, teaching to doctoral level and training men and women for ministry, missionary endeavour and counselling. Today he specialises in: writing children’s stories, motivational and devotional books, historical research of the Australian Pentecostal movement, preaching and teaching, prophetic ministry, and playing an average game of tennis.

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11 October 2021

It was really interesting to see the move of the Holy Spirit in the past years and the church History of each denomination, really looking forward to learning more.

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Cool

5 October 2021

It was cool and awesome to see the History of Pentecostalism and the move of the Holy Spirit in the past years, different churches from mega-churches and to the small ministry’s. The power of healing and man of God that were moved by the power of the Holy Spirit in their callings, I’ve witnessed the move of the Holy Spirit growing up in a Christian Family, just recently I’ve really been moving through the power of the Holy Spirit with the God-given gifts to be used for His Glory. To see the Holy Spirit moving even till this day.

All Glory to God Amen!

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pentecostal history

9 July 2021

WOW, this subject was packed with information. I found it interesting to see how the churches split from mainstream churches, and how Pentecostalism swept the world. I found on Youtube documentaries on the Azusa and Welsh movements, giving me, images of the culture, housing and clothing worn at that time. Seeing buildings that are still standing today. It bought history alive to me. I have copious notes, books to read, ducos to watch, a wealth of knowledge awaits me. This has led me in another direction in my walk with God. so exciting

On a personal note, I have been using the 10x 7 of praying in tongues. I have purchased books on the Holy Spirit and early churches. There is information on websites and Youtube.

I was recently visiting a friend in hospital and the woman in the bed opposite was crying. I went to her and asked her if I could pray for her? She said yes please.

Just a few short months ago before I started this course with AXX, I would have prayed where I was sitting, but going to a stranger and asking her if she wanted me to pray for her, I would not have done that. I felt a stirring in my heart and I knew I needed to go over to her and pray openly.

After we prayed I asked her if she wanted water, and her dinner. She answered yes to both questions. I was then able to help her with both tasks. She then opened up to me about the situation she was in.

I know God put me in that room at that time, and I was able to reach out to a woman, who was frightened and worried about her children she was also in a lot of pain from her surgery. I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit. I also prayed with my friend and as I was leaving that ward, I saw another lady with a Bible on her lap. Again I was able to pray with a stranger. To be Gods instrument and showing the love of God, and how these people can draw on the strength of the Holy Spirit. was an awesome experience.

I have grown immensely since starting this course. I am repeating myself here, but I am so thirsty for God, and hunger is burning within me. I thank you at AXX and I especially thank Dr Barry Chant, you hit me with heaps of information that has freed me in ways I never thought possible, I am so alive and drunk in the Spirit. my spirit is alive with the Holy Spirit, I praise God for leading me to the AXX scripture, and how God has me on this wonderful journey to WHAT’S NEXT? for me. An exciting time for me. God bless you. Love, Peace and prays for you all

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Play Course Preview Theology of Humanity

In this course, you’ll learn some of what the Bible has to say about humanity. Unpack topics like the “image of God”, God’s response to sin, the humanity of God, suffering and forgiveness, sexuality, women in ministry and the environment.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. The Image of God
  3. A Broken & Damaged Image
  4. The Human Response to Sin
  5. God’s Response to Sin
  6. The Humanity of God
  7. God & Freedom
  8. Suffering & Forgiveness
  9. Unity
  10. Theology to Application
  11. Trinity & Family
  12. God & Sexuality
  13. God & Gendered Language
  14. Women in Ministry
  15. Church & Ethnicity
  16. Church & the Environment
  17. Trinity & the Poor

About your instructor

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Pastor Jeremy Weetman

Jeremy has been in pastoral ministry for over twenty years. He and his wife plated the church they lead on the Gold Coast (Australia), Eikon Community, in 2006 and transitioned the congregation into a missional expression of church. He has served on various denominational committees and has been teaching in bible colleges since 2011. He is studying towards his Doctor of Ministry and is interested in sacred space and contemporary spirituality.

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Better reflections

12 September 2022

This course has given better reflections on the implication of how the Scriptures are applied today

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Wonderfully and beautifully presented topic.

5 July 2022

A very insightful, sprit-filled presentation of the theology of humanity.

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God response to sin

23 February 2022

Excellent

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Certificate of Church History and Theology Snapshot

  • 6 specifically designed courses
  • 137 lessons
  • 45 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

Certificate of Church History and Theology Requirements

  • This qualification only requires a desire to discover the rich history of the Church.
  • A love of the Church, its great historical leaders and its traditions.
  • 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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