Certification of Pastoral Ministry

“My job is not to solve people’s problems or make them happy, but to help them see the grace operating in their lives.”
— EUGENE H. PETERSON
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Academic Level

Diploma/Degree

Duration

9-12 Months

Assessment

Yes. Certificate of Completion

Study Method

Online

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“For these last few years, (yes it took me a little longer to get through it,) I have been blessed with amazing teaching from very competent and engaging lecturers that brought the truth of what it means to be a minister of the gospel and unpacking of what that gospel is. Through the years I have studied at different colleges and always found it heavy going, but this has been an utter delight. I also have a passion to continue to study and Axx has given me the quality yet affordability to get further qualifications in my lifes work to be a blessing to others. So blessed and appreciative of all that I have had the privilege to learn from. I thoroughly recommend this course to those wishing to know our incredible God more and how to express that knowledge to others in clear and understandable terms..”
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Wow what an awesome, incredibly enriching and educational course.

Certification of Pastoral Ministry Overview

Build your ministry leadership. Our Certification of Pastoral Ministry course qualification enlarges your knowledge of biblical teaching and theology while starting to develop your team and people leadership skills.

Getting the right pastoral ministry training is important to build a life long foundation of ministry.

Who is the Certification of Pastoral Ministry for

  • The Certification of Pastoral Ministry course is perfect for those looking to build a broad base of ministry and biblical skills that can be used in a variety of ministry positions inside and outside of the Church.
  • It is also ideal for those who are on a discovery path, trying to identify what God is calling them to do.
  • It also provides a great foundation for long-term ministry positions.

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 & Spiritual Health

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

God’s Call Your Response

  • How to move towards what God is calling you to do and become the person God is calling you to be.

Authentic Leadership

  • How to become an authentic leader, who recruits and develops a highly motivated team in pursuit of kingdom objectives whilst always making time for spiritual reflection.

Theology 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

Crossing Cultures

  • How to open the world of potential ministry adventures by embracing cultures and peoples from all around the world. You will be equipped with the key principles and knowledge learned from several lifetimes of missionary service. You will learn how to pray, plan, support and communicate in cultures that are different to your own.

Sermon Design & Delivery

  • How to develop and deliver engaging sermons that build audience rapport in a contemporary ministry setting. You will develop clear and coherent sermon outlines ensuring biblical accuracy with your own authentic style.

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

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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

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My testimony /Review on Bible narrative by Matt Jarlett.

2024-04-01

My testimony is, Going through this topic Bible narrative, I began to see the Bible as a story put together as one revelation, The beginning, the middle and the ending is a great knowledge that I obtain in this wonderful Topic. Narrative structures, orientation /creation, covenant renewal, former prophets from conquest to exile, the up and down of samsuel, Davidic covenant, The latter prophets, Jeremiah the weeping prophet, wisdom literature, who is Jesus, the crescendo of Jesus, Epistles etc are great knowledge obtain which is my Testimony. I continue to say thank you God almighty my teacher Matt and all the Axx team. Am grateful.

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Conclusion

2024-03-31

Very insightful and informative

SIINA PRINCE
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A valuable journey towards the fulfilment of my purpose

2024-03-31

My journey with AXX towards the fulfilment of my purpose has been eye opening and fulfilling in itself. The revelation of the link between the old testament and the new testament was amazing . The revelation of Jesus Christ as YHWH in the flesh gives us confidence that YHWH the creator of the earth is the same God we worship today under the new covenant. YHWH of Israel is now God of all. The video presentations are easy to follow and the recapping at the end of each presentation even makes it easier to understand.

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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

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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

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Conclusion

2024-03-31

Very insightful and informative

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Analyse & Apply the Bible

2024-03-30

This Course helps one to understand the true concepts on the scripture. One can interpret the Bible messages properly.

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Beneficial Course with Relevant Information

2024-03-29

The course was well-organized and logically structured. It covered everything stated in the course description. Going through all the sections helped in enhancing in how to carefully analyze and apply the bible. The instructor is an expert in the subject matter – He clearly explained the importance and skills associated with analyzing and applying the bible. Many pastors seem to derive their own understanding and/or meaning from a particular text without meticulously analyzing the context and this is causing misunderstanding and false teaching. I believe understanding the concepts introduced in each section, including; interpretation, looking for clues, original audience and historical context, genres, literacy context, observation, etc. The teaching method the instructor adopted was very effective and got me engaged throughout out the course – I just couldn’t stop watching the videos – There was wealth of relevant information and he made it very interesting to watch and learn. His assessments/quizzes significantly improved my understanding. This course definitely met my expectation and I will highly recommend it for everyone (especially pastors). It is very important for people to read and understand the bible for themselves.

Grace Ellis
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Personal Management & Spiritual Health: Certified

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This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to apply holistic Christian practices and personal management skills.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Course Introduction
  3. Make the main thing the main thing
  4. Spiritual Disciplines – Growth
  5. Spiritual Disciplines – Practicalities
  6. Introduction to Identity
  7. Building a Healthy Self
  8. Values
  9. Christian Values
  10. Personal Mission Statement
  11. Goals
  12. Prioritising & Time Management – priorities and the 4 quadrants
  13. Prioritising & Time Management – organising & executing
  14. Health & Wholeness
  15. Goals – review and evaluation
  16. Our life together. Authority, Leadership & Governance

About your instructor

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Amelia Pickering

Amelia has had a diverse career thus far, one dedicated to working towards building a better world and empowering others to do the same. Over the past 25 years, her passion for leadership, academia and social justice has led her to pioneer an adult literacy and numeracy school for the disadvantaged, assume the role of university VP and run a social enterprise focused on increasing EQ within corporations and NFPs. This, along with her interest and acumen for social impact and investment strategy, has afforded her the opportunity to work with various NPFs in creating holistic frameworks for change and mobilise capital for impact.

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Personal Management & Spiritual Health

2024-04-02

I found this unit good as I learned more about myself and how to look after my physical and spiritual health. It has helped me to manage my stress level better.

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Excited

2024-04-01

I was very very and so much excited and glad to be learnt especially the topics Spiritual Disciplines – Growth, Spiritual Disciplines – Practicalities, Goals I’m so thankful to Amelia Ma’am

Nehemiya Marak
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The challenge of self discovery in retirement

2024-04-01

I began this unit thinking that I would be capable of ‘sailing’ through without too much time and effort necessary. Little did I know that this first unit of the certificate course would be indeed a very ‘personal’ undertaking in a short period of time. My initial shock came when I saw that I had to produce an assessment every 14 days! This was well out of what I had expected, as I enjoy the time to read, review, revise and reflect when writing. This left me feeling very stressed and anxious, as I need to be able to find ‘my rhythm’ with these new situations.

Listening to the well produced lectures and taking notes was within my comfort zone; however the uncovering of some unpleasant truths about myself did take me by surprise. Now in retirement years, we can sometimes be lulled into thinking that we have been there done that, worn the tee-shirt, read the book, seen the movie, considered the possibilities, or refrained from stating the obvious.

Obviously, it is not time for me to retire, but to refire. I am not ‘going from’ but ‘going toward something’.

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God’s Call Your Response: Certified

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This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to investigate and integrate biblical principles of the call of God for ministry into a personal ministry development strategy.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to the Course
  3. What is a Call?
  4. Defining Ministry
  5. Understanding Mission
  6. General & Specific Call
  7. Obedience
  8. Unique Aspects of Ministry (Interview)
  9. Reclaiming the Discipleship Call
  10. Allowing Scripture to Define & Direct
  11. Historical Look at Ministry
  12. Church-Based Ministry
  13. Marketplace Ministry
  14. Community-Based Ministry
  15. Platforms for the Call
  16. OT Example: Nehemiah
  17. NT Example: Peter
  18. Unusual Callings
  19. The Ministry Zone (Part 1)
  20. The Ministry Zone (Part 2)
  21. The Ministry Zone (Part 3)
  22. The Ministry Zone (Part 4)
  23. Hearing the Voice of God
  24. Recognising the Voice of God
  25. How to Hear the Voice of God
  26. Processing Moments of Call
  27. Gifts & Calling
  28. Involving & Aligning
  29. A Kingdom Perspective
  30. Called to Go

About your instructor

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Dr Brendan Roach

Founder and CEO of Axx. Dr Brendan Roach has been involved in the professional development and training of pastors and leaders globally for over 25 years. His Biblical expertise is Biblical Archaeology, Leadership Development, First Century History and the Call to Ministry.

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Regan Perry

Regan firmly believes that you never stop learning and enjoys creating pathways for others to discover their full potential. He has lead & served on church staff, coordinating teams & interns, and overseen ministry programs and campus facilities.

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Confirmation of what I have already been doing.

2024-04-02

I have been wanting to plant a church for a while, a few years to be exact. I am a Bible believing Christian. To put me in a box, you could call me an Independent Baptist.

I gathered a group of people together, and we connected on a WhatsApp group. https://chat.whatsapp.com/GYKCukM1NYHBnh88B0a6h6

About 18 months ago, we started reading through the bible in a year on the group. Everyday I publish the chapters of the bible that need to be read for the day. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-in-Year.php

This has been a tremendous blessing, not only for myself, but for many of the members of the group. We often have difficult questions on the group which we discuss.

So I have not started planting the church yet, but at least what I am doing is enjoying a certain amount of success. Currently there are 25 members on the WhatsApp group. I don’t think that this is my calling, but it certainly is a platform, that is helping me to prepare for my calling, which is to plant a church.

Your course has been a tremendous help to me, and I think that this is the encouragement that I have needed, in order to take the next step, with regards to planning the church plant.

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Knowledge is power

2024-04-01

We should know how God calls us , and when He does the calling varies from person to person.

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Bravo....

2024-03-31

Educational, setting the right perspective on ministry.

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Authentic Leadership: Certified

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This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to lead others effectively in a manner that is shaped by a Christian understanding of leadership.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to Authentic Leadership
  3. Introduction to Leadership
  4. Christian Leadership
  5. Mission & Vision
  6. Values
  7. Organisational Behaviour
  8. Preparing a Vision Document
  9. Motivation & Inspiring Others
  10. Credibility & Earning Trust
  11. Communication & Obtaining Favour
  12. Recruitment
  13. Building a Team
  14. Evaluation of Performance
  15. Morale
  16. Making Decisions
  17. Leading Change
  18. Dealing with Conflict
  19. Dealing with Criticism
  20. The Leader’s Character
  21. Inner Challenges of a Leader
  22. Flexible Leadership
  23. Critical Thinking & Learning from Experience
  24. Critical Thinking & Evaluating Yourself
  25. Sustainable Leadership

About your instructor

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Pastor Andrew Groza

Andrew is an experienced Pastor with a demonstrated history of working in the e-learning industry. Skilled in non-profit organizations, E-Learning, coaching, organizational development, and instructional design. Andrew holds a Master of Arts in Ministry from Harvest Bible College.

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Conclusion

2024-03-31

Very insightful and informative

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Authentic Leadership

2024-03-30

Powerful Teachings about The Kingdom of God , leadership & administrative structures.

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A big thank you

2024-03-28

I would like to thank Andrew Groza, Dr Brendon Roach and Albert Haddad for their anointed teachings on authentic leadership. Some of us as preachers only knows how to preach good sermons but lack in church leadership. You have opened my eyes with your teachings on authentic leadership.

Elgin Duplessis
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Theology of God: Certified

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This course introduces the theology of God, as you explore the relevance of theology, the Trinity in the Old and New Testament, the Person and Work of Christ and the Holy Spirit, as well as the gifts and fruits of the Spirit.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction & Relevance
  3. Talking Theology
  4. Introducing the Trinity
  5. Trinity in the Old Testament
  6. Trinity in the New Testament
  7. God as Trinity
  8. Trinity as Community
  9. Historical Misconceptions
  10. God the Father
  11. God the Son
  12. God the Holy Spirit
  13. Trinity Together
  14. The Work of Christ
  15. The Work of the Holy Spirit
  16. Gifts & Fruit of the Spirit

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Dr DJ Konz

DJ is Associate Dean of the Faculty of Theology, and Head of the Theology Department, at Alphacrucis College. DJ comes from a background in the Christian Non-Profit sector, most recently as the Executive Director of Advocacy at Compassion Australia. He wrote his doctoral dissertation at the University of Aberdeen on the child in the thought of Karl Barth, and his wider teaching and research areas include systematic and historical theology (especially Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer), as well as mission theology, public and political theology, and child theology. He is the co-editor of Theology, Mission and Child: Global Perspectives (Oxford: Regnum, 2014) and has published various book chapters and journal articles.

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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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Thank You For This Unit

2024-04-01

Thank you for the theological information provided in this unit on the Theology of God. Now, I will follow Brother Jeremy’s advice by going ahead to study more about and further unpack this trinity doctrine, a doctrine that includes so much that is “hard for us to get our head around.” Maybe after that, I will come to appreciate:

1. How a doctrine that is said to be revealed truth can still leave us more befuddled than enlightened and illumined. (Deuteronomy 29:29)

2. That Jesus did not mean what he said when he clearly suggested that what was presented in the unit as his fulfilling the prerogatives of deity was actually a collection of various instances of his exercising delegated authority from his father with whom he is united. (Matthew 9:6, John 14:10)

3. That the expression “Son of God” (which is found in several parts of Scripture and which Jesus himself confirmed to be the correct representation of who is – see Matthew 16:16-17, John 10:36) means the same thing as “God the Son” (which is found nowhere in Scripture). But I wonder that it is at all likely that I will ever stop insisting that “the Son of the President” and “President the Son” (the former designation turned upside down) cannot possibly be synonymous.

4. That Jesus and Paul the apostle didn’t mean what they said when they referred to the Father as the only true God. (John 17:3; 1 Corinthians 8:5,6). At 1 Corinthians 8:5-6, the apostle Paul clearly and unequivocally identifies the one God we serve as the Father (not Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).

5. That Jesus was only being humble when he categorically told his disciples that his Father (not himself) is their Father and their God. (John 20:17)

6. That Jesus was again only being humble when he unequivocally declared that his Father was greater than him (John 14:28). In the revelation he gave to John from heaven after (not before) His ascension, Jesus reiterated that the Father was God to everyone, including Jesus himself. (Revelation 3:12) Now, is there anything in Scripture that suggests that the Son is God to the Father? Now, from where did we get this idea of co-equality between the Father and the Son? And, isn’t it worrisome that we have formed a doctrine by drawing inferences from obscure and possibly ambiguous texts, while blatantly ignoring other texts that contain direct and unambiguous statements? Doesn’t that amount to setting aside the principle of harmony, which requires that we interpret the scripture by letting it speak for itself, which we should do by interpreting the ambiguous in the light of the unambiguous (and not the other way round)?

7. That it is correct to refer to Christians that came onto the scene hundreds of years after the birth of the church as early fathers of the church and take their utterances more seriously than a clear and unambiguous statement by Peter concerning the identity of Jesus as the Son of God (not God the Son), as recorded in Matthew 16:16, and Paul’s statement that only the Father is God, referring to the Son as Lord instead. (1 Corinthians 8:5-6) That it took centuries after the apostles left the scene for the trinity doctrine to become formulated actually shows that the idea of a trinity never crossed the minds of the apostles. Contrary to Brother Jeremy’s statement, it does not support the veracity of the doctrine. The Apostles Creed is actually a misnomer, as the apostles had nothing to do with it.

Evidently, Philippians 2:5-11 is about the humility of the Son and His consequent exaltation by the Father, not equality of the Son with the Father. It stands to reason that the same Apostle Paul who stated that we have one God, the Father (1 Corinthians 8:5-6), and who referred to the Father as “the God and Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ” at Ephesians 1:3, would turn around to suggest at Philippians 2:5-11 that the Father and the Son are co-equal. Also, in the benediction, Paul clearly calls Jesus Lord (not God), reserving the designation ‘God’ solely for the next being he mentions, the Father. Considering the humility of Christ, which contrasts with the pride of Satan, the Devil, it is not unlikely that He is actually saddened by men’s action in blaspheming His Father, whom He called the only true God, by equating Him with the Father. Like the Bible says at Proverbs 14:12, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” My thoughts, though.

8. That Brother Jeremy was right and the “logy” in “theology” now means “logos” (the word), and no longer “the study of.”

9. That by using God and the Holy Spirit interchangeably while speaking to Ananias, Peter could only have meant that God and the Holy Spirit are two co-equal and co-eternal members of a trinity and that there was no possibility that he might have actually used the two terms interchangeably because he understood them to be synonymous, referring to one and the same person, namely the Father, the only true God, not to a third and separate member of a so-called triune God.

10. That Jesus is not only 100% divine and 100% human (which I believe), but that he is also co-equal and co-eternal with the Father (which I am yet to believe and doubt that I will ever believe).

I am fully aware that the trinity doctrine is so popular and ubiquitous that the much fewer ones among the followers of Christ who do not believe it are seen by those who do believe it (who, unfortunately, are the majority) as not true Christians. But I thank God for reassuring me through the Bible that all I need to do to be saved (which I have done) is “believe that Jesus is the Son of God, not God the Son. (John 20:30-31) Isn’t it evident that Jesus’ words at John 14:1 (“You believe in God, believe also in Me”) clearly shows that he never understood himself to be included in the term “God.” If he did, then why would he invite his audience to additionally believe in Him after having believed in God?

I remember reading from a book several years ago about a community where primary yaws (a contagious disease that manifests as skin lesions) was so prevalent that any member of the community that didn’t have it was regarded as abnormal and was excluded from marriage. Imagine that: being labelled abnormal just because you do not have something that is actually a common medical disorder! I therefore won’t be surprised if I am barred from continuing with this ministry course because of the honest views I have expressed in this review.

In one of the concluding talks in the “Sermon Preparation and Delivery” unit, we were told of the importance of ensuring that there was balance in our presentations by presenting both sides of an issue. I didn’t see that at play in this unit. There was nothing said about the fact that a number of present-day believers in Christ do not believe the trinity doctrine – and I am not talking about misconceptions here – not to talk of the biblical texts that inform their not believing the doctrine.

And by the way, did the spirit descend in the form of a dove or in the [gentle, slow] manner of a dove at Jesus’s baptism? Isn’t it more likely that the passage actually says that “the Holy Spirit descended the way a dove would descend? It seems to me that our depicting the Holy Spirit as a dove in our various logos as churches and ministries is clearly a result of misunderstanding this text.

Brother Jeremy said that the Holy Spirit was never referred to with the non-personal pronoun “it” right through the whole of the New Testament. While this may be true if one is looking at the New King James Version of the bible, this is certainly not what we see in the King James Version. I may be wrong, but it seems to me that the term the Holy Spirit may have two different meanings, depending on the context: a synonym for God, the Father himself (as in Acts 5:3-4) or the spiritual energy that comes from God, the Father, and which fills God’s people and empowers them to accomplish spiritual and preterhuman deeds. (Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:18)

And is it really okay to regard three beings as constituting a trinity just because they are mentioned together in the same passage? Are Jesus’s holy angels also part of a trinity? (Matthew 16:27).

Unless further studies lead me to believe otherwise, I will continue to agree with the apostle Peter and Christ himself that Jesus is the “Son of God” (Matthew 16:16-17) and with the apostle Paul that we have but “one God (the Father) and one Lord, Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 8:5-6)

Once again, I am grateful for the information provided in this unit.

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Conclusion

2024-03-31

Very insightful and informative

Siina Prince
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Theology of God

2024-03-30

A nice Course about the God head , their Unique attributes & the church.

Great work 👍

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Crossing Cultures: Certified

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In this course, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and frameworks in how to effectively take the gospel around the world and communicate it to cultures that are different to your own.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Biblical Basis for Mission
  3. Why Mission?
  4. How do we do Mission?
  5. Understanding Culture
  6. God & World Cultures
  7. Contextualisation
  8. Global Trends in Mission
  9. Mission Trends (1)
  10. Mission Trends (2)
  11. Models of Mission Work (1)
  12. Models of Mission Work (2)
  13. Models of Mission Work (3)
  14. Models of Mission Work (4)
  15. Case Study: Urban Missions (1)
  16. Case Study: Urban Missions (2)
  17. Case Study: Urban Missions (3)
  18. Case Study: Urban Missions (4)
  19. The Practicalities of Going Cross-Cultural
  20. Dealing with Spiritual Props
  21. Character
  22. Cross-Cultural Stress
  23. The Missionary Call
  24. Paul’s Methods (Case Study)
  25. Keys for Effective Cross-Cultural Work (1)
  26. Keys for Effective Cross-Cultural Work (2)
  27. Short-Term Mission Trips (1)
  28. Short-Term Mission Trips (2)
  29. Short-Term Mission Trips (3)
  30. Crossing Cultures Course Review

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Pastor Kay Dohle

Kay has dedicated her life to ministry. After pioneering a Young Adult Ministry training program at her local church, she then relocated to Asia as Mobilisations & Placement Officer with Assemblies of God World Missions. Since returning to Australia she has held senior leadership roles with Alpha Crucis and continued to work with churches across the country to help them equip Christian leaders to change their world.

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Crossing Cultures

2024-04-02

The teachings and practical insights shared in Crossing Cultures have equipped me with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate cross-cultural encounters with sensitivity, empathy, and respect. This program has not only expanded my theological horizons but has also challenged me to examine my own biases and assumptions, ultimately fostering greater unity and collaboration within the body of Christ.

Furthermore, the community aspect of Axx has been a source of encouragement and support as I continue to learn and grow in my faith journey. Connecting with fellow believers who share a passion for cross-cultural ministry has been both inspiring and uplifting.

Overall, I am immensely grateful for the impact that Crossing Cultures and Axx have had on my life. I truly believe that this program is playing a significant role in advancing the kingdom of God by empowering believers to bridge cultural divides and proclaim the love of Christ to all nations.

Enoch
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Understanding

2024-03-31

Insightful

SIINA PRINCE
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I am blessed and inspired

2024-03-27

This course was a real blessing to me. As Kay talked about Forms and Meaning, I began to take a look back of how people of different cultures in my country Liberia, where I was privileged to minister few of their local churches for some couple of months did things, I realized that I sometimes became judgemental because what they did were some how different from how we do them in my church back home.

But the Lord had helped me see things differently through this course. We should always preach Christ and not judging others because of what they do.

Edwin Maiwoe Yah
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Sermon Design & Delivery: Certified

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This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to understand the basics of communication theory and to use those, along with solid biblical exegesis to develop and deliver a sermon within a ministry context.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to Preaching
  3. What is Preaching?
  4. Preaching Foundations
  5. Understanding the Text: Exegesis
  6. Hermeneutics: Understanding the World
  7. Ethics of Communication
  8. Types of Sermons
  9. Story, Illustration & Metaphor
  10. Preparation
  11. Structure & Flow
  12. ‘Grabbing People by the Ears’
  13. Sermon Application
  14. Sermon Conclusion
  15. From Design to Delivery
  16. Verbal & Non-Verbal Communication
  17. Taking Your Audience Seriously
  18. Establishing Rapport
  19. Sermon Notes
  20. Story & Imagination
  21. Using Our Voice Well
  22. Body Language
  23. Audience Engagement
  24. Creative Presentations
  25. Personality & Style
  26. Dealing with Anxiety
  27. Sermon Evaluation
  28. Wisdom from our Mistakes
  29. Difficult Topics
  30. Preaching & the Future

About your instructor

Ian Grant 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

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Sermon preparetion

2024-04-01

Hello 👋

I take this opportunity to thank you once again for great work you are doing for kingdom. This topic was one of my favourite topic. Oh my goodness, I drew a lot of Wisdom and knowledge from our lectures, Pst. Andrew Groza and Pst. Jon Bergman. I enjoyed your teaching and the energy was just on another level. May God bless my brother ❤️

Alice Nyoli
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Enriching

2024-04-01

I learnt a whole lot from this module

Robert Yusuf
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Conclusion

2024-03-31

Very insightful and informative

Siina Prince
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Certification of Pastoral Ministry Enrolment Options

Monthly Subscription

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

3 Monthly Payments

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

$AUD 745
  • 8 Specifically Designed Courses
  • Lifetime access to all resources
  • Certified Training
  • 173 Lessons

Certification of Pastoral Ministry Snapshot

  • 8 specifically designed courses
  • 173 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

Certification of Pastoral Ministry Reviews

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Understanding

2024-03-31

SIINA PRINCE
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This is a real eye opener. One must be fully trained & equiped with knowledge before venturing into Ministry , especially Mission work. This program has really blessed my Life.

2024-03-30

Apostle Rossi Nwanua
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Wonderful experience

2024-03-30

Kealeboga Castello Setlhoka
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Certification of Pastoral Ministry Requirements

  • This Certification of Pastoral Ministry only requires a desire to learn about the introductory concepts of the Bible, theology, spiritual formation and pastoral ministry.
  • A love of God and people.
  • 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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