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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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

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
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 1,885 reviews)
Excellent89%
Very good11%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

Bible as one story is blessing

07/14/2024

The way the Bible is being explained as one complete story is so encouraging, and it helps understand the new covenant even much better, since the beginning is well outlined. I’ve been blessed by this course.

I’ve also been helped to understand that most of the teachings and things that happened in the new testament had their foundation in the old testament.

Alfred
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Axx Transform Lifes...

07/14/2024

I’ve been greatly blessed by Axx! The community and resources have helped me deepen my understanding of God’s word and grow in my faith. The teachings have been insightful and relevant, and I appreciate the emphasis on applying biblical principles to everyday life. Through Axx, I’ve experienced spiritual growth, encouragement, and a greater sense of purpose. Thank you for creating a space where people can come together to learn, share, and support one another in our walks with God. May God continue to use Axx to bless and transform lives!

Jaison Dani
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Holiness And Good Deeds Are Essential To Christian Living

07/13/2024

I really like this teaching very well because it forms the core of Godliness right from the beginning. You have really said it right. Christianity is not just by professing words of faith but also by living the Christlike life. True faith produces works. It is good to believe that Christ saves, but it is better to demonstrate that in your life. Thanks and God bless!

Pastor Alex Kwakye Koranteng
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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
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 1,267 reviews)
Excellent86%
Very good11%
Average1%
Poor0%
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07/11/2024

Wow! These teachings are realy a way of transformation of the recipient’s mindset. It is a totally different way of learning and teaching of the word of God unlike what we have seen and heard for a long time in the church today.

My perceptionbof the bible texts and revelation of the word has changed. Instead of only reading the bible for knowledge i am now going to be studying for both knowledge six understanding for easy application of the word in my everyday life. Thsnk you for the teachings.

Keoagile Mackenzie
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Good Overall Summary of Exegesis and Hermeneutics

07/10/2024

Andrew Groza gives a readily accessible and understandable approach to the often complex subject of exegesis and hermeneutics using a Study Bible and basic principles of approaching Biblical text from an historic and socio- and geopolitical perspective in order to extract truthful meaning from Scripture that is contemporaneously applicable

Giles Hartman
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My understanding of the gospel enlightened

07/09/2024

I am.grateful to the experience and teachings that I am getting here.I am learnimg a lot as I now know that I rwad the word of God to understanf and I now understand bettwr how to interpret the word of God.The techniquea that I have learnt are wesome and really helpful to my studies.

Fradreck Kwashira
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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
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 25 reviews)
Excellent80%
Very good16%
Average4%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

Understanding my place in Gods kingdom narrative

07/13/2024

This section of the course was very informative especially the Early church history.

The lecturer was clear and able to explain very well

It made me think how I am going to apply all what I learnt in terms of growing as a disciple of Christ and impacting the community /world

Camille Young
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Grateful & Privileged

07/09/2024

This entire course of study has been a tremendous blessing through out my learning sessions. It has given me a broader perspective of what God expect from me as an individual in sharing my faith with non-believers playing my part in line with scriptures. My knowledge in Jesus Christ as God, the understanding the scriptures and the revelation of the true nature of God has grown into another dimension much better than I used to have. The interest in sharing my faith and share the Gospel has increased as I now have confidence. I am grateful to the teachers who has committed to impart us their knowledge and experiences during our study sessions. Thank you to Axx Bible College for giving us this opportunity.

Marylene Jayawardene
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Mu Journey

07/05/2024

My journey with Christ was filled with knowledge of his word and trying my best to live as per his will. But having done this course, my knowledge which I thought I had has proved to be not even a scratch on the surface. The horizon of my knowledge has expanded listening to the indepth analysis and expounding on specific subjects.

George Joshua
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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
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 75 reviews)
Excellent87%
Very good8%
Average0%
Poor1%
Terrible0%

Theology- Ministry in the spirit

05/14/2024

Am continuing to know God an his working

Apostle Kevin Liyayi
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Spirit filled

04/29/2024

Am experiencing the presence and power of spirit of God at work

Apostle Kevin Liyayi
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Just Brilliant

04/23/2024

This course was so well presented and opened up my thinking to operate in the spirit of God, wow it has enhanced my perspective to take the gospel out there with much deeper and the real truth

Sharith Rampersad
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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
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 1,885 reviews)
Excellent89%
Very good11%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

Bible as one story is blessing

07/14/2024

The way the Bible is being explained as one complete story is so encouraging, and it helps understand the new covenant even much better, since the beginning is well outlined. I’ve been blessed by this course.

I’ve also been helped to understand that most of the teachings and things that happened in the new testament had their foundation in the old testament.

Alfred
Avatar for Alfred

Axx Transform Lifes...

07/14/2024

I’ve been greatly blessed by Axx! The community and resources have helped me deepen my understanding of God’s word and grow in my faith. The teachings have been insightful and relevant, and I appreciate the emphasis on applying biblical principles to everyday life. Through Axx, I’ve experienced spiritual growth, encouragement, and a greater sense of purpose. Thank you for creating a space where people can come together to learn, share, and support one another in our walks with God. May God continue to use Axx to bless and transform lives!

Jaison Dani
Avatar for Jaison Dani

Holiness And Good Deeds Are Essential To Christian Living

07/13/2024

I really like this teaching very well because it forms the core of Godliness right from the beginning. You have really said it right. Christianity is not just by professing words of faith but also by living the Christlike life. True faith produces works. It is good to believe that Christ saves, but it is better to demonstrate that in your life. Thanks and God bless!

Pastor Alex Kwakye Koranteng
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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
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 952 reviews)
Excellent89%
Very good9%
Average0%
Poor0%
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Very Personal Course Topic

07/15/2024

In Personal Management and Spiritual Health course, the topics that Amelia Pickering covered had taken me deep down into personal growth, and life and spiritual/ministerial directions. The sharing of her personal stories helped me understand better due to its relevancy. Good course.

Jason Leong
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Personal Management and Spiritual Health and Disciplines

07/13/2024

Amelia Pickering gave a wonderful, well-constructed and delivered course aimed at equipping believers to “bear much fruit” (John 15:8) while maintaining a healthy discipline and gentleness with self. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Dr GC Hartman
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Well done

07/12/2024

Well done Amelia

Beyene Miju Tuji
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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
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 952 reviews)
Excellent89%
Very good9%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

Very Personal Course Topic

07/15/2024

In Personal Management and Spiritual Health course, the topics that Amelia Pickering covered had taken me deep down into personal growth, and life and spiritual/ministerial directions. The sharing of her personal stories helped me understand better due to its relevancy. Good course.

Jason Leong
Avatar for Jason Leong

Personal Management and Spiritual Health and Disciplines

07/13/2024

Amelia Pickering gave a wonderful, well-constructed and delivered course aimed at equipping believers to “bear much fruit” (John 15:8) while maintaining a healthy discipline and gentleness with self. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Dr GC Hartman
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Well done

07/12/2024

Well done Amelia

Beyene Miju Tuji
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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
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 68 reviews)
Excellent90%
Very good9%
Average1%
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Working with and care for others

07/05/2024

Has been a great topic helping me to understand others well, how to work with people, conflict management as well as caring for people and self care

Joram Kinyeru Joseph
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Work with & care for others

07/04/2024

This topic has been of great impact, gaining more understanding on how to manage team, how to resolve conflict , how to effectively lead teams and as well caring for them effectively

Joram Kinyeru Joseph
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Pastoral care

06/24/2024

Taking care of myself is necessary before taking care of others

Ndubueze Njoku
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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
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 67 reviews)
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Very good9%
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Certification of local church ministry

07/05/2024

Joram Kinyeru Joseph
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Analysing the Bible

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Saved by grace

06/13/2024

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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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