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
From AUD$95.00/mo
Flexible Choice (Monthly Subscription)

Academic Level

Diploma

Duration

8-10 Months

Assessment

Yes. Certificate of Completion

Study Method

Online

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“A great course that was both challenging and informative a must for any person undertaking a leadership role in the church.”
Prasie handss
Sharon Moritz
A great course that should be pre-requisite to any leadership position within the church

Certification of Local Church Ministry Overview

The Certification of Local Church Ministry course qualification is for people who are serving or who are preparing to serve in a local church. It is suited for people undertaking a one-year Internship program. It gives you an excellent grounding in Bible, theology and local church ministry.

This qualification is the perfect starting point for those who are on a journey to discover their calling in God. 

Who the Certification of Local Church Ministry is for

  • The Certification of Local Church Ministry course is designed for those who are interning or volunteering in a local church or a Ministry.
  • It is ideal for those seeking to be more effective as a future leader or a key volunteer in a local church setting.
  • It is ideal for those seeking the Call of God.

What you will learn

Introduction to the Biblical Narrative

  • How to understand & communicate the Bible’s key themes, events, characters and how to apply lessons learnt in my life and ministry.

Analyse & Apply the Bible

  • How to master the features of a study Bible, to interpret what a biblical passage meant to its original audience and how to apply learnt principles to my life, family and ministry community.

Personal Management and Spiritual Health

  • How to develop your relationship with God through holistic spiritual and practical disciplines to achieve your God-given destiny and spiritual goals.

Theology of God

  • How to grasp the true nature of God revealed in the Father, Jesus & the Holy Spirit. You will also learn how to assess personal needs and grow in the gifts and fruit of the Spirit

Group Ministry Practice

  • How to serve, lead and develop your ministry team in a local church or another ministry context. Your role and responsibilities are made more effective and measured against best practice and biblical standards. Ministry practices are recommended to increase ministry health and effectiveness in light of church/ministry focus.

Personal Spiritual Growth

  • How to lay a personal foundation for development as a Christian and a leader through a process of personal and spiritual growth, thus undergirding all their spiritual life and ministry.

Work with and Care for Others

  • How to provide pastoral care for an individual, members of a family or your community. How to effectively work with and serve people whilst developing tools and insights in self-awareness. You will understand how to apply principles and skills to promote effective group harmony and synergy.

Included Courses

Play Course Preview Introduction to the Biblical Narrative

This course presents a ‘bird’s eye view’ of the Bible as one story. Each teaching is aimed at equipping learners with the skills and knowledge required to evaluate, communicate and apply the biblical narrative to a specific contemporary ministry context.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Seeing the Bible as One Story
  3. Orientation/Creation
  4. The Plot: Solution: The Patriarchal Narratives
  5. YHWH is crowned Israel’s King
  6. The Former Prophets: from Conquest to Exile
  7. The Ups & Downs of Samuel
  8. The Latter Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel & Twelve
  9. Jeremiah: The Weeping Prophet
  10. The Writings
  11. Lamentations: the Shedding of Righteous Blood
  12. Who is Jesus?
  13. The Crescendo of Jesus
  14. The New Covenant
  15. Epistles: New Covenant Prophets
  16. Good Deeds are Essential
  17. The Hope of Resurrection

About your instructor

Matthew Jarlett 150 x 150 opt

Matthew Jarlett

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

Course Reviews

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 516 reviews)
Excellent86%
Very good12%
Average1%
Poor0%
Terrible1%

Opening up

Rated 5 out of 5
27 September 2022

After this session l have come to understand and differenciate between good deeds and bad habits, also it opened me up to know of the false teachings.

N
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Biblical Narrative

Rated 5 out of 5
26 September 2022

Am completely delighted with the great Wisdom through the Holy spirit that my lecture Sir Matt performed,well composed teaching and very clear.

Pastor Raphael Andende Oyombe
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Bible narrative

Rated 4 out of 5
26 September 2022

Enjoyed the course especially the way Matt explained it. I now have a better way and understanding the scriptures

Eva Masango
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Play Course Preview Analyse & Apply the Bible

This series of lessons is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to utilise the features of a study Bible, as well as historical and cultural analysis to compose an accurate application of a biblical passage.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to Interpretation
  3. Introduction to Study Bibles
  4. A Pattern for Application
  5. Look for Clues
  6. Original Audience & Historical Context
  7. Researching Historical Context
  8. Genre Pitfalls (Part 1)
  9. Genre Pitfalls (Part 2)
  10. Literary Context
  11. Observation
  12. From Analysis to Meaning
  13. But we are different… aren’t we?
  14. Meaning to Application
  15. Summary & Example

About your instructor

Andrew Groza 150 x 150 opt

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.

Course Reviews

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 504 reviews)
Excellent86%
Very good12%
Average1%
Poor1%
Terrible0%

Bible interpretation

Rated 5 out of 5
27 September 2022

This course is refreshing me indeed and now specifically on the right interpretation of the Bible. The Bible that was written thousand years ago to the audience of those days to make it have a meaning and change lives of people of today. It’s really a blessing to me. Thank you Axx.

Jairus Oyamo
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RICH

Rated 4 out of 5
26 September 2022

In analysing the Bible, I have come to understand that contextual meaning is key and we must be open to new or fresh revelation from the Holy Spirit.

Abimbola
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understanding of the word of God

Rated 5 out of 5
26 September 2022

MY UNDERSTANDING AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORD OF GOD IS GROWING DAY BY DAY, ALL THANKS TO YOU GUYS

KITSO ALFERD P MOLEELE
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Play Course Preview Our Place in God’s Narrative Axx

This course is designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge to evaluate contemporary ministry practices and develop a ministry plan based on theologies of mission and church.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction – God, Us & You
  3. What Mission is not/What Mission is
  4. Creation, Covenant, Consummation – God’s Rule
  5. The Missio Dei through Israel
  6. The Missio Dei through Christ
  7. The Missio Dei through the Church
  8. Culture (1) God’s mission is within cultures
  9. Culture (2) National & Local. Being effective WITHIN a culture
  10. Contextualisation – 3 step model
  11. Proclamation – What is the Gospel?
  12. WHO – What on earth is the church?
  13. WHAT – What does the church do?
  14. HOW – The charismatic community. Tongues/baptism/healing
  15. Being Christ-like, Love, God’s community
  16. Our life together. Part 1. Authority, leadership & Governance.
  17. Our life together. Part 2. Structure & order in community
  18. The Church in History Part 1 – Roman Catholic church
  19. The Church in History Part 2 – Reformation/revivals/Pentecost
  20. The Church in History Part 3 – Sacred Space
  21. YOU – From our to my
  22. YOU – internal – A faithful witness
  23. In the School of Christ – We are a student
  24. Church in the Public Sphere (Sermon on the Mount)
  25. What now? Thoughts about moving forward

About your instructor

Andrew Groza 150 x 150 opt

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.

Course Reviews

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 14 reviews)
Excellent79%
Very good21%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

Our place in Gods narrative

Rated 5 out of 5
19 July 2022

My course instructors are so spirit filled with knowledge. This remains encouraging for further studies . Christ is in my walk with axx.Amen

GREGORY Rayment-Sang
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Excellent All was very good

Rated 5 out of 5
23 February 2022

Excellent presentation

Tsungai Chigondo
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Church history part 2

Rated 5 out of 5
18 November 2021

It was so empowering just to know power accumulation in those days led to major corruption. The things people were doing in private were now done publicly eg murder, sex and people became greedy. People rejected the way of Christ. Forgiveness was based on contributions people made in church. Salvation is by faith in Christ alone. What a great awakening in the 1730 when the God’s spirit began. Wesley saw the need for methodical process for people to grow in faith. Massive expansion of missinary activities realised in the 19th century.

Tsungai Chigondo
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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 150 x 150 opt

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 150 x 150 opt

Matthew Jarlett

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

Course reviews

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 39 reviews)
Excellent90%
Very good8%
Average0%
Poor2%
Terrible0%

Review for "THEOLOGY - Ministry in Spirit"

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.

P.K.
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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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Play Course Preview Introduction to the Biblical Narrative

This course presents a ‘bird’s eye view’ of the Bible as one story. Each teaching is aimed at equipping learners with the skills and knowledge required to evaluate, communicate and apply the biblical narrative to a specific contemporary ministry context.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Seeing the Bible as One Story
  3. Orientation/Creation
  4. The Plot: Solution: The Patriarchal Narratives
  5. YHWH is crowned Israel’s King
  6. The Former Prophets: from Conquest to Exile
  7. The Ups & Downs of Samuel
  8. The Latter Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel & Twelve
  9. Jeremiah: The Weeping Prophet
  10. The Writings
  11. Lamentations: the Shedding of Righteous Blood
  12. Who is Jesus?
  13. The Crescendo of Jesus
  14. The New Covenant
  15. Epistles: New Covenant Prophets
  16. Good Deeds are Essential
  17. The Hope of Resurrection

About your instructor

Matthew Jarlett 150 x 150 opt

Matthew Jarlett

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

Course Reviews

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 516 reviews)
Excellent86%
Very good12%
Average1%
Poor0%
Terrible1%

Opening up

Rated 5 out of 5
27 September 2022

After this session l have come to understand and differenciate between good deeds and bad habits, also it opened me up to know of the false teachings.

N
Avatar for N

Biblical Narrative

Rated 5 out of 5
26 September 2022

Am completely delighted with the great Wisdom through the Holy spirit that my lecture Sir Matt performed,well composed teaching and very clear.

Pastor Raphael Andende Oyombe
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Bible narrative

Rated 4 out of 5
26 September 2022

Enjoyed the course especially the way Matt explained it. I now have a better way and understanding the scriptures

Eva Masango
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Play to Preview Personal Spiritual Growth

This course helps people lay the foundation to develop as a Christian leader through a process of personal and spiritual growth, thus undergirding all their spiritual life and ministry.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Spiritual Growth
  3. How Do I Best Grow?
  4. Growing Through Seasons
  5. Integrity: What is Integrity?
  6. Benefits of Integrity
  7. Building Integrity
  8. What is Character?
  9. Character Development
  10. Spiritual Formation of Leaders
  11. The Power of Surrender
  12. Overcoming Obstacles to Spiritual Growth
  13. Responding to Temptation
  14. Self-Leadership & Self-Mastery
  15. Achieving Self-Leadership & Self-Mastery
  16. Self-Management

About your instructor

Pastor Cheryl Forrest

Pastor Cheryl Forrest

With more than twenty years in ministry, Cheryl brings experience in the areas of: well being coaching, running addiction recovery groups, training new Christians, outreach ministries, overseeing and developing departments, pastoral care and leadership training. Cheryl holds a Master in Arts Ministry.

Course Reviews

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 277 reviews)
Excellent87%
Very good12%
Average1%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

It's was a transformational course

Rated 5 out of 5
26 September 2022

I would like to start by thanking Amelia for how she was detailed and explanatory throughout this course giving related examples and experience that drove home the points for me and knew how to apply them to my life.
Out of the course I have completed in this program, this has been the one where I was impletementing it almost immediately and putting structures in place.
The course has help me put my life in perspective and defined the things that were really important to me. I was taking the course at a point where I was struggling with priorities because it’s seems as though everything where important and urgent but before the end of the course, I was able to filter all of them through the lense of my personal vision which is helping manage myself, time, and resources better.
Thank you Amelia.
Thank you AXX.

Opeyemi Adesina
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UNDERSTANDING

Rated 5 out of 5
26 September 2022

WOW WHAT A GREAT TEACHING I ENJOYED IT AND LEARNT A LOT OF THINGS ABOUT PEARSONAL MANAGEMENT

KITSO ALFERD P MOLEELE
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BRAVO!

Rated 4 out of 5
26 September 2022

The summary is I must be healthy , hale and hearty to be able to do the work of the master physically and also be spiritually healthy in the word and things of God because you cannot give what you don’t have. Man is made up of Spirit, soul and body. God is interested in all the 3 realms.

Abimbola
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Play to Preview Personal Spiritual Growth

This course continues to build foundation spiritual disciplines and leadership practices including; biblical study tools, prayer and spiritual disciplines. Students build a foundation for development as a Christian and as a leader through a process of personal and spiritual growth, thus undergirding all your spiritual life and ministry.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Scripture Reading & Journaling
  3. How to Read the Bible
  4. Bible Reading Program
  5. Leaders & Prayer: What is Prayer?
  6. Prayer Strategies & Spiritual Warfare
  7. What are Spiritual Disciplines?
  8. The Need for Spiritual Disciplines
  9. The Benefits of Spiritual Disciplines
  10. Spiritual Disciplines: Foster, Willard, Whitney & Calhoun
  11. SD Abstinence Part 1
  12. SD Abstinence Part 2
  13. SD Engagement Part 1
  14. SD Engagement Part 2
  15. The Truth Quest & Biblical Submission
  16. Relationships with God
  17. Relationships with Others
  18. Relationships at Work
  19. Being a Catalyst for Growth & Health
  20. How God causes Growth through Adversity
  21. Review & Future Growth

About your instructor

Pastor Cheryl Forrest

Pastor Cheryl Forrest

With more than twenty years in ministry, Pastor Cheryl brings experience in the areas of: well being coaching, running addiction recovery groups, training new Christians, outreach ministries, overseeing and developing departments, pastoral care and leadership training. Cheryl holds a Master in Arts Ministry.

Course Reviews

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 277 reviews)
Excellent87%
Very good12%
Average1%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

It's was a transformational course

Rated 5 out of 5
26 September 2022

I would like to start by thanking Amelia for how she was detailed and explanatory throughout this course giving related examples and experience that drove home the points for me and knew how to apply them to my life.
Out of the course I have completed in this program, this has been the one where I was impletementing it almost immediately and putting structures in place.
The course has help me put my life in perspective and defined the things that were really important to me. I was taking the course at a point where I was struggling with priorities because it’s seems as though everything where important and urgent but before the end of the course, I was able to filter all of them through the lense of my personal vision which is helping manage myself, time, and resources better.
Thank you Amelia.
Thank you AXX.

Opeyemi Adesina
Avatar for Opeyemi Adesina

UNDERSTANDING

Rated 5 out of 5
26 September 2022

WOW WHAT A GREAT TEACHING I ENJOYED IT AND LEARNT A LOT OF THINGS ABOUT PEARSONAL MANAGEMENT

KITSO ALFERD P MOLEELE
Avatar for KITSO ALFERD P MOLEELE

BRAVO!

Rated 4 out of 5
26 September 2022

The summary is I must be healthy , hale and hearty to be able to do the work of the master physically and also be spiritually healthy in the word and things of God because you cannot give what you don’t have. Man is made up of Spirit, soul and body. God is interested in all the 3 realms.

Abimbola
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Preview Work with & Care for Others

This Course equips students with practical skills to better understand people, teams and to provide care in a variety of situations. Students will discover how God has uniquely created every person & how we can effectively work with others.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Uniquely You
  3. Spiritual Gifts
  4. Self Management
  5. Relational Health
  6. Communication
  7. Conflict
  8. Teams
  9. Followership
  10. Leadership
  11. Pastoral Care
  12. Boundaries & Self Care
  13. Pastoral Care in Church
  14. Pastoral Care Skills & Tools

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.

Course Reviews

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 8 reviews)
Excellent88%
Very good0%
Average12%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

Thank you very much

Rated 5 out of 5
19 September 2022

I am happy and grateful to you people for allowing me to be part of this.

Pastor Chijioke okenwa
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WORK WITH AND CARE FOR OTHERS

Rated 5 out of 5
16 September 2022

This is an enriching and transformational pastoral care master piece.

Gerald Machulu
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Pastoral care

Rated 5 out of 5
12 August 2022

I have got to know the best practices in pastoral care and also may gifts and temperaments. How to effectively work with your teams

Kennedy Kevin Lukiri
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Certification of Local Church Ministry Enrolment Options

Monthly Subscription

$AUD 95 / mo
  • Certified Training
  • 8 specifically designed courses
  • Access with an active subscription
  • 112 Lessons

3 Monthly Instalments

$AUD 300 / mo
  • Certified Training
  • 8 specifically designed courses
  • Access with an active subscription
  • 112 Lessons
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Upfront Payment

$AUD 745
  • Certified Training
  • 8 specifically designed courses
  • Lifetime access to all resources
  • 112 Lessons

Certification of Local Church Ministry Snapshot

  • 8 specifically designed courses
  • 112 lessons
  • 29 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

Certification of Local Church Ministry Reviews

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 29 reviews)
Excellent86%
Very good14%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

It is an impactful experience

Rated 5 out of 5
19 September 2022
Pastor Chijioke okenwa
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Organised and Easy

Rated 5 out of 5
4 January 2022

The Axx Platform has been super simple to navigate, use and enjoy. The interface is intuitive and functions seamlessly.
The content was well delivered and very informative.

Nathan
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A great course that should be pre-requisite to any leadership position within the church

Rated 5 out of 5
4 January 2022

A great course that was both challenging and informative a must for any person undertaking a leadership role in the church.

Sharon Moritz
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Certification of Local Church Ministry Requirements

  • The Certification of Local Church Ministry only requires a desire to learn about the introductory concepts of the Bible and local church ministry.
  • The Certification of Local Church Ministry requires a desire to learn about theology, spiritually caring for yourself and others.
  • A love of God and your 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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