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

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.”
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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

Introduction to the Biblical Narrative: Certified

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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

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 1,644 reviews)
Excellent89%
Very good11%
Average0%
Poor0%
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Mr

2024-02-15

This it was great lesson

Thank you so much I really enjoyed it

Patric
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Words and their theological applications

2024-02-15

The deeper understanding of the word of God and my life as a Christian and the Sound Doctrine of Who Jesus is and what He means to my life as His son.That is what was the highlight of the module of me.

T.J
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God is good

2024-02-13

Learn so much about our Lord’s word

Martin Carolus
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Analyse & Apply the Bible: Certified

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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

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 1,144 reviews)
Excellent88%
Very good12%
Average0%
Poor0%
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HALLELUJAH

2024-02-15

This course have been helpful to me with regards analysing text in the Bible and how to apply them and am very greatful to God for granting me the understanding.

OSA
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Analysis to meaning

2024-02-14

Once again I want thank you you for granting me the chance to study the word, it has really deepen my relationship with the father.. all thanks to you Axx community. Forever grateful

Alice Nyoli
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Thanksgiving

2024-02-13

I really want to thank Almighty God for using axx to promote the word of God, i am a beneficiary of this.

Thank you and God bless you

Barnabas Ibrahim
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Our Place in God’s Narrative: Certified

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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
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4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 20 reviews)
Excellent80%
Very good20%
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I am in God's plan

2023-11-24

Very clear teaching and illustration of where I am in God’s ultimate plan.

LBC
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It was very interesting and thought provoking 🙂

2023-11-12

I thought this course was very thought-provoking. I especially liked the lesson about how we need to proclaim the good news in a different way rather than just washing it down. It really resonated with me.

Aleisha
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Understanding God's plan

2023-05-17

Knowing and understanding God’s plan from the very beginning of the book of Genesis and after the fall of man is so amazing. God by His divine and master plan makes the church and the individual that trusted Him to be partakers of His something big. I am so grateful as being in that circle and to go and proclaim God’s saving grace to all.

Michael Perez
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Theology - Ministry in the Spirit: Certified

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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

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 66 reviews)
Excellent89%
Very good9%
Average0%
Poor2%
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Lot of new information

2024-01-31

Really enjoyed this course. Interesting to learn about the history of the Holy Spirit and Pentecostalism.

Sinead Talbot
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God is Great

2023-11-21

God is really great.I thank Him for such an achievement of ministry in the spirit.I am very grateful for the knowledge I have achieved through out this course and I hope I will do more than I have been doing because the holy spirit is a key person in ministry since he is the one guiding us in ministry work.

I give glory and honor to God.

Mukiza Benard Kanyabukye
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la doctrine du Saint-Esprit

2023-11-17

connaitre sa personnalité, sa divinité, sa relation avec le père, l’église et la sanctification

Nadège MIDIONGA Epse LOBA
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Introduction to the Biblical Narrative: Certified

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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

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 1,644 reviews)
Excellent89%
Very good11%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

Mr

2024-02-15

This it was great lesson

Thank you so much I really enjoyed it

Patric
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Words and their theological applications

2024-02-15

The deeper understanding of the word of God and my life as a Christian and the Sound Doctrine of Who Jesus is and what He means to my life as His son.That is what was the highlight of the module of me.

T.J
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God is good

2024-02-13

Learn so much about our Lord’s word

Martin Carolus
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Personal Spiritual Growth: Certified - Part 1

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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

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 827 reviews)
Excellent90%
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5

2024-02-12

The full knowledge on the word of God how to take it to oters

Samuel Sanja
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Experiencing God

2024-02-12

Hallelujah! It’s a very deep and very practical teaching according to the word of God and through the word of God what really helps me grow up more spiritually. I started thinking and praying more about my goal specific way to fulfill His mission. So inspired to apply on my life journey according to God’s purpose by using the gifts of the holy spirit and His guidance. God be the glory through my life.

Digol sarder
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Personal Management & Spiritual Growth

2024-02-11

Amelia has brought some very insightful lectures into the importance of our health and wellbeing, especially in the ministerial context. This has really helped me with reflecting carefully on values and goals.

PETER JOLLIFFE
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Personal Spiritual Growth: Certified - Part 2

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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

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 827 reviews)
Excellent90%
Very good10%
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5

2024-02-12

The full knowledge on the word of God how to take it to oters

Samuel Sanja
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Experiencing God

2024-02-12

Hallelujah! It’s a very deep and very practical teaching according to the word of God and through the word of God what really helps me grow up more spiritually. I started thinking and praying more about my goal specific way to fulfill His mission. So inspired to apply on my life journey according to God’s purpose by using the gifts of the holy spirit and His guidance. God be the glory through my life.

Digol sarder
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Personal Management & Spiritual Growth

2024-02-11

Amelia has brought some very insightful lectures into the importance of our health and wellbeing, especially in the ministerial context. This has really helped me with reflecting carefully on values and goals.

PETER JOLLIFFE
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Work With & Care for Others: Certified

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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

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 54 reviews)
Excellent87%
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Average2%
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Pastoral Care Ministry

2024-02-13

Leadership, administration and management of the flock of God

Matshediso Sekgwake
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5

2024-02-12

Learned how to care for the church and society

Samuel sanja
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Work with & care for others

2024-02-11

This course has been valuable and morale to me as such a new inspiration I never had before developed in me in a most powerful way.

Christopher lubinda mukelabai nakwambwa Nakwambwa
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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 55 reviews)
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Very good11%
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Axxbiblecollege

2024-02-13

Matshediso Sekgwake
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5

2024-02-12

Samuel Sanja
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5

2024-02-12

Samuel Sanja
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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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