Licentiate of Local Church Ministry

"The life function of the local church is to love the God who created it – to care for others out of obedience to Christ, to heal those who hurt, to take away fear, to restore community, to belong to one another, to proclaim the Good News while living it out. The church is the invisible made visible."
— CHARLES COLSON
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Academic Level

Degree/Postgraduate

Duration

9-12 Months

Assessment

Yes. Certificate of Completion

Study Method

Online

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“One of the key needs in developing 21st century, disciples and leaders, is good biblical training. In AXX Global, we found this. It is a flexible, contemporary, affordable, platform which helps us achieve our desired spiritual and practical outcomes.”
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Licentiate of Local Church Ministry Overview

The Licentiate of Local Church Ministry qualification is specifically designed for people in ministry who are seeking to become advanced in their leadership and people skills. It is also for those wanting to transition into full-time ministry from a volunteer role or secular career.

This qualification allows you to further develop your ministry, leadership skills, biblical and theological knowledge. You will be equipped with the advanced skills required to lead a local church or ministry team.

What is a Licentiate of Local Church Ministry? Licentiate comes from the Latin licentia, “freedom” which is applied in the phrases licentia docendi meaning permission to teach and licentia ad practicandum signifying someone who holds a certificate of competence to practise a profession i.e. ministry, theology or parish life.

Graduates of the Licentiate of Local Church Ministry will be equipped with the skills they need for a wide range of senior leadership and ministry roles. Many graduates go into leadership roles, such as senior pastor, associate pastor or executive pastor, where they are using the leadership, biblical and ministry skills they have developed. Others have gone into key ministry roles, where they are primarily using their highly developed ministry, pastoral, creative and administrative gifts to help their church move forward. 

Who is theLicentiate of Local Church Ministry for

  • The Licentiate of Local Church Ministry is the perfect qualification for pastors already in ministry looking to step up in God and lead a church or ministry.
  • It is also ideal for those who seek to take on a greater role in the church by leading lead a ministry team such as associate pastor or executive pastor.
  • It also provides a great foundation for people transitioning into full-time ministry from a secular career.

What you will learn

Navigating Team Dynamics - Certified

  • How to bring change to a team situation and various approaches to effective Christian Leadership.
  • Demonstrate reflective practices relevant to being team leaders such as describing their own leadership style, skills and abilities and reflection on ministry case studies and practical experience.

Church Dynamics and Health - Certified

  • How to develop a holistic strategy for dynamic church development and health from a Pentecostal perspective. It is designed for those in Christian ministry to assist them to reflect on their own ministry situations.

Person & Work of Christ Part 1: Certified

  • How to understand key theological issues related to the Person and Work of Christ and analyses the historical development of the doctrines and issues related to the deity, humanity and atoning work of Christ.

Person & Work of Christ Part 2: Certified

  • How to understand key theological issues related to the Person and Work of Christ and the doctrines and issues related to the deity, humanity and atoning work of Christ.

Spirit-Filled Leadership & Acts: Certified - Part 1

  • Identify significant issues related to Pentecostal and Charismatic ministry and leadership including pentecostal history, theological issues, and the history and background of Acts.

Spirit-Filled Leadership & Acts: Certified - Part 2

  • Critically investigate the interpretation of Acts in relation to Pentecostal teaching on the leadership in the contemporary church.

Spirit-Filled Leadership & Acts: Certified - Part 3

  • Identify significant issues related to Pentecostal and charismatic ministry and leadership in the 21st century including Pentecost, spiritual warfare, healing and miracles.

Theology of the Church: Certified - Part 1

  • How to integrate the development of the church and the theology that has undergirded movements and trends of the global & local church.

Theology of the Church: Certified - Part 2

  • How to look at new and emerging philosophies that are developing in the church today.

Homiletics: Certified - Part 1

  • How to preach an expository, textual or topical sermon.

Homiletics: Certified - Part 2

  • How to preach the technical components of professional preaching including how to craft illustrations, effective non-verbal communication, weddings, funerals and difficult pastoral matters.

Included Courses

Preview Navigating Team Dynamics

In this course you’ll learn how to navigate some of the challenges associated with team dynamics. Topics covered in this course include conflict styles and resolutions, narcissism, success, status, ego, team reflexivity, virtual teams and more!

Curriculum Covered

  1. Conflict Introduction
  2. Recent Research in Conflict
  3. Conflict & Personality
  4. Conflict Styles
  5. Conflict Resolution
  6. Roles & Boundaries
  7. Dealing with Difficult People
  8. Virtual Teams
  9. Group Pressure to Conform
  10. Ethics in Teams
  11. Team Creativity & Innovation
  12. Introduction to Reflexivity
  13. Team Quality Management
  14. Narcissism
  15. Success, Status & Ego
  16. Encouragement
  17. What Really Matters

About your instructor

Nigel Pegram 150 x 150 opt

Dr Nigel Pegram

Nigel completed his Master of Theology, focusing on Old Testament Prophets. He has continued his study and completed his Doctor of Ministry, writing a dissertation on emotional intelligence and prevention of ministry burnout.

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CONFLICT IN TEAMS

2024-02-20

I LEARN THAT I NEED TO PREPARE FOR CONFLICTS AS IT OCCURS IN TEAMS SINCE THERE ARE DIFFERENT PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT TYPES OF PERSONALITY. CONFLICTS OCCURS IN TEAMS CAUSED BY TEAM MEMBERS INTENTIONALLY WITH PURPOSE OR WITHOUT A PURPOSE. CONFLICTS IN THE TEAMS CANNOT BE LEFT WITHOUT BEING DEALT WITH BECAUSE IT WILL DESTROY THE TEAM.

CONFLICT CAN CAUSE STRESS AMONG THE TEAM MEMBERS.

IN ORDER TO RESOLVE THE CONFLICT, I NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES THAT CAUSE THE CONFLICT AND THE PERSONALITY TYPES OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE CONFLICT.

WHEN THE CONFLICT ARISE , I HAVE TO TALK TO THE PEOPLE INVOLVED TO FIND OUT THEIR MOTIVE AND FIND OUT HOW ARE WE GOING TO FIND A RESOLUTION TO THAT CONFLICT WITHOUT CAUSING CHAOS AMONG OTHER TEAM MEMBERS.

I HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE OTHER’S PERCEPTION ON THE CONFLICT AND TO LISTEN TO HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT THE WHOLE SITUATION.

SINCE THE TEAM IS COMPRISES WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE, BOUNDARIES HAVE TO BE PUT IN PLACE IN ORDER FOR THE TEAM TO FUNCTION VERY WELL. THE BOUNDARIES MUST BE CLEAR.

WHEN DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE, I MUST KNOW THEM OUTSIDE THE TEAM IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND WHY ARE THEY BEING DIFFICULT. SOME PEOPLE ARE BEING DIFFICULT DUE TO SOME EXPERIENCES THEY HAVE ENCOUNTER IN THEIR LIVES AND WERE NOT RESOLVED SO THEY CARRY THEM EVERYWHERE THEY GO.

CLARITY OF TASKS, COMMUNICATION, COMMITMENT AND CONSISTENCY ARE ASPECTS REQUIRED FOR TEAM QUALITY.

I LEARNED ALSO THAT THE NARCISSISM IS INCREASING WITH EVERY GENERATION AND THIS IS A CONCERN WHEN IT COMES TO TEAMS, IF THE TEAM HAPPENS TO HAVE MORE OF THIS TYPE OF PEOPLE IT IS A GREAT CONCERN.

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Dealing with difficult people

2024-02-06

I got insight on how to deal with difficult people

How to talk to them and manage them

Phumuzile Ndlovu
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Team dynamics

2024-02-01

Am so grateful for this far, now I can form church groups and supervise them more wisely than before May God bless axx for make me grow to higher level

Nathan matandi mbega
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Church Dynamics & Health: Certified

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This course aims to present students with a holistic strategy for dynamic church development and health from a Pentecostal perspective. It is designed for those in Christian ministry to assist them to reflect on their own ministry situations.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Challenges & Trends in the Church
  3. The Global Church
  4. The Local Church
  5. What’s a church to do?
  6. The Corporate Worship Gathering
  7. The Church Growth Movement
  8. Natural Church Development
  9. NCD Quality Characteristics & Biotic Principles
  10. Introducing NCLS Research
  11. Church Health NCLS Australia
  12. Purpose Driven Church
  13. Models of the Church
  14. Leadership
  15. Discipleship
  16. Spirit-Empowered People
  17. Vision & Values

About your instructor

Peter Downes

Dr Peter Downes

Peter describes himself as a teacher and trainer of Christians in a variety of contexts. He is committed to raising up disciples to reach their full potential, find their calling and to be lovers of Jesus and His word. Having served as an Anglican Priest in several parishes, Peter stepped out in 1990 as a Church Planter. He has planted 5 churches and a further 7 from churches he has lead. Peter has served as the National Director, Vineyard Churches Australia for more than 13 years. He holds a Doctor of Ministry (MST) 2012, where his thesis examined what the corporate worship gathering is about and impact of the Emerging Missional Church on the gathering and church life.

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Spiritual growth

2024-02-24

What a powerful lecture,praise the living God.

I have learnt how important spiritual growth is as a Christian and that we are not promised a life free from trials and temptations cause all these if handled with hope in God they produce spiritual growth.i have also learnt about relationship with people and with God and relationships impact our lives.

I have also learnt about spiritual discipline,how they help us to stay focus in achieving what we want in Christ.

They give us a rule of conduct that direct us in the path of growing skill in living before God.

They replace habits of sin by cultivating habits that leads to Godly caracter

Christopher mwansa
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Fulfilling A Dream

2024-02-24

I have been working with people all of my working life. ( A very long time!!!).

I asked God in my early 30’s what was the call on my life. He said clearly ‘people’.

I have been doing this in many shapes and forms, as a professional, since then.

I am now 69 years young, next Saturday.

Two years ago I felt God call me to study Chaplaincy, which I completed, and than Pastoral Care.

I have enjoyed my online study very much.

The teachers have been encouraging and very knowledgeable in their presentations.

Communication has been good, and the content interesting and clearly presented.

I have learned many aspects of people support, from a biblical stance

and how to incorporate my professional knowledge with bible scripture.

Hopefully, moving forward I will be able to support my clients even better than I do now,

because of my pastoral knowledge.

I have enjoyed doing my Diploma with AXX, and look forward to more study in the future…..God willing.

Wendy Medew davidson MEDEW is my now legal name.
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Introduction to lntercultural Ministry Part 2

2024-02-24

Good morning my beloved Axx family this course helps me a lot, like this question that says, what was the main point of lan’s discussion on the five level s of literacy? A significant majority of the Word ‘s population prefer to operate in a non-literate manner even if they possess some degree of literacy they are orally Oriented. Like our Word views are made up of events and stories that have been implemented in us, “where stories can change a word View “.so have learned a lot from this course, my Axx Bible College family we thank you.

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Person & Work of Christ: Certified – Part 1

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This course discusses key theological issues related to the Person and Work of Christ and analyses the historical development of the doctrines and issues related to the deity, humanity and atoning work of Christ.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Prolegomena (Introductory Thoughts)
  3. Jesus in History
  4. Search for the Historical Jesus
  5. Jesus in the Old Testament
  6. Jesus in the Gospels
  7. Jesus in the New Testament
  8. Humanity of Jesus
  9. The Virgin Birth
  10. Heresy & the Humanity of Christ
  11. Responses to Heresies Concerning the Humanity of Christ
  12. The Deity of Jesus
  13. Heresy & the Divinity of Christ
  14. Responses to Heresies Concerning the Divinity of Christ
  15. Fully God and Fully Human
  16. Heresy and the Hypostatic Union
  17. Responses to Heresies Concerning the Hypostatic Union of Christ
  18. Jesus & the Trinity (1)
  19. Jesus & the Trinity (2)

About your instructor

Grant Buchanan

Pastor Grant Buchanan

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

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Love of God

2024-02-23

Great study. To work hard in the vineyard of God with love

Philip
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Love of God

2024-02-23

It is a wonderful course. It opened my eyes and understanding about our Lord

Philip
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BETTER UNDERSTANING OF JESUS

2024-02-20

THE SESSION WAS VERY GOOD AND IT REALLY BRINGS OUT WHO JESUS IS AND THE ROLE THAT HE PLAYS IN THE TRINITY.IT WAS VERY HELPFUL FOR ME AND CHALLENGE ME TO ANSWER WHO JESUS REALLYIS,AFTER THIS LESSON I CAN SAY THAT JESUS IS GOD THAT CAME TO EARTH TO BE ONE OF US AND TO TEACH US HOW TO LIVE.WHAT IS AMAZING ABOUT ALL OF THIS IS THAT JESUS WENT THROUGH WHAT WE ARE GOING THROUGH AT PRESENT. JUST AMAZING.

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Person & Work of Christ: Certified – Part 2

Play to Preview Person and Work of Christ

This course discusses key theological issues related to the Person and Work of Christ and analyses the historical development of the doctrines and issues related to the deity, humanity and atoning work of Christ.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Intro to the Work of Jesus
  3. Salvation & Atonement
  4. The Cross & Resurrection
  5. Extent of Atonement
  6. Worldview & Theology
  7. Biblical Metaphors 1
  8. Biblical Metaphors 2
  9. Theories 1
  10. Theories 2
  11. Theories 3
  12. Grace
  13. Election
  14. Calvinist-Arminian Debate
  15. Justification 1
  16. Justification 2
  17. Sanctification
  18. Adoption/Participation
  19. Contemporary Issues 1
  20. Contemporary Issues 2

About your instructor

Grant Buchanan

Pastor Grant Buchanan

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

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Love of God

2024-02-23

Great study. To work hard in the vineyard of God with love

Philip
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Love of God

2024-02-23

It is a wonderful course. It opened my eyes and understanding about our Lord

Philip
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BETTER UNDERSTANING OF JESUS

2024-02-20

THE SESSION WAS VERY GOOD AND IT REALLY BRINGS OUT WHO JESUS IS AND THE ROLE THAT HE PLAYS IN THE TRINITY.IT WAS VERY HELPFUL FOR ME AND CHALLENGE ME TO ANSWER WHO JESUS REALLYIS,AFTER THIS LESSON I CAN SAY THAT JESUS IS GOD THAT CAME TO EARTH TO BE ONE OF US AND TO TEACH US HOW TO LIVE.WHAT IS AMAZING ABOUT ALL OF THIS IS THAT JESUS WENT THROUGH WHAT WE ARE GOING THROUGH AT PRESENT. JUST AMAZING.

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Spirit Filled Leadership & Acts: Certified – Part 1

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Part 1 of this course will leads students through a self-critical analysis and reflection of Spirit-filled leadership issues including pentecostal history, theological issues, and the history and background of Acts.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Introduction
  3. Australian Pentecostal History (1)
  4. Australian Pentecostal History (2)
  5. Insights: Melinda Dwight Interview
  6. Leadership Models & Issues
  7. Ecclesiological Issues
  8. Theological Issues
  9. Pneumatological Issues
  10. Ethical & Missional Issues
  11. Introduction to Acts
  12. Critical Questions about Acts
  13. Structure of Acts
  14. Historical Context of Acts
  15. Jewishness of Acts (1)
  16. Jewishness of Acts (2)
  17. Jewishness of Acts (3)

About your instructor

Jon Newton 150 x 150 opt

Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe. Dr Jon’s Ph D was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently, I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.

Jeremy Weetman 150 x 150 opt

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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Spirit Filled Leadership pt1

2024-02-22

I learned about the history of the earliest Church. How Jesus poured the Holy Spirit to his disciples and how us leaders be willing to do things out of the box. This is an amazing course because I’m growing each day and time. Thank you so much.

Boyd Simfukwe
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Spirit Filled Leadership pt1

2024-02-22

I learned how Australian Pentecostal history and the growth of the church, also the strategy used to spread the word of God. Pneumalogical issues and the ethic issues.

Boyd Simfukwe
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Spirit Filled Leadership pt1 & Acts

2024-02-22

I learned how Australian Pentecostal history and the growth of the church, also the strategy used to spread the word of God.

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Spirit Filled Leadership & Acts: Certified – Part 2

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Part 2 of this course focuses on the leadership and development of the earliest church and how pentecostal have shaped their leadership in contemporary church based on the book of Acts.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Insights: Barry Chant Interview (1)
  3. Acts & the First Pentecostals
  4. Pentecostal Use of Acts
  5. Criticisms & Response to Pentecostal Theology
  6. Insights: Barry Chant Interview (2)
  7. Leadership in the Infant Church
  8. Leadership in the Developing Church
  9. Leadership Application from Acts
  10. Insights: Craig Keener Interview (1)
  11. Leadership Issues & Crises
  12. Local Church Governance
  13. Servant Leadership
  14. Women in Leadership
  15. Insights: Craig Keener Interview (2)
  16. Financial Issues
  17. Prayer

About your instructor

Jon Newton 150 x 150 opt

Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe. Dr Jon’s Ph D was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently, I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.

Jeremy Weetman 150 x 150 opt

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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Spirit Filled Leadership pt1

2024-02-22

I learned about the history of the earliest Church. How Jesus poured the Holy Spirit to his disciples and how us leaders be willing to do things out of the box. This is an amazing course because I’m growing each day and time. Thank you so much.

Boyd Simfukwe
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Spirit Filled Leadership pt1

2024-02-22

I learned how Australian Pentecostal history and the growth of the church, also the strategy used to spread the word of God. Pneumalogical issues and the ethic issues.

Boyd Simfukwe
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Spirit Filled Leadership pt1 & Acts

2024-02-22

I learned how Australian Pentecostal history and the growth of the church, also the strategy used to spread the word of God.

Boyd Simfukwe
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Spirit Filled Leadership & Acts: Certified – Part 3

Preview Spirit Filled Leadership in Acts

Part 3 of this course will lead students through a self-critical analysis and reflection of Spirit-filled leadership issues including Pentecost, spiritual warfare, healing and miracles.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Liturgy
  3. Insights: Tex Houston Interview
  4. Pentecost (1)
  5. Pentecost (2)
  6. Insights: Jon Newton Interview
  7. Spiritual Warfare & Deliverance
  8. Healing in Acts
  9. Miracles in Acts
  10. Insights: Craig Keener Interview (3)
  11. Missiological Perspectives (1)
  12. Missiological Perspectives (2)
  13. Missiological Perspectives (3)
  14. Insights: Cin Do Kham Interview
  15. Preaching in Acts
  16. Teaching in Acts
  17. Synthesizing & Applying Acts

About your instructor

Jon Newton 150 x 150 opt

Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe. Dr Jon’s Ph D was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently, I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.

Jeremy Weetman 150 x 150 opt

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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Spirit Filled Leadership pt1

2024-02-22

I learned about the history of the earliest Church. How Jesus poured the Holy Spirit to his disciples and how us leaders be willing to do things out of the box. This is an amazing course because I’m growing each day and time. Thank you so much.

Boyd Simfukwe
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Spirit Filled Leadership pt1

2024-02-22

I learned how Australian Pentecostal history and the growth of the church, also the strategy used to spread the word of God. Pneumalogical issues and the ethic issues.

Boyd Simfukwe
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Spirit Filled Leadership pt1 & Acts

2024-02-22

I learned how Australian Pentecostal history and the growth of the church, also the strategy used to spread the word of God.

Boyd Simfukwe
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Theology of the Church: Certified – Part 1

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

Curriculum Covered

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

About your instructor

Grant Buchanan

Pastor Grant Buchanan

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

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Theology of church part 1

2024-02-22

Am very grateful for the knowledge I have got in this lesson,may God bless axx and make it big and bigger, you are doing a good job

Nathan matandi mbega
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Understanding Church

2024-02-08

Great information on what church is, it’s purpose and the sacrament or ordinance of baptism and Holy communion.This information has given me great understanding of concepts mentioned above,I can confidently explain the meaning and what these concepts mean s.A big thank you to you our facilities and all those behind the camera,and all making it possible for us to get the classic lectures,only God can bless you enough for this kind gesture.

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Les avantages d'appartenir à une Eglise locale

2024-01-31

Je suis d’accord que ces différents points énoncés doivent être la motivation de chaque chrétien afin de vivre en communauté.

MIDIONGA Nadège Epse LOBA
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Theology of the Church: Certified – Part 2

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

Curriculum Covered

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

About your instructor

Grant Buchanan

Pastor Grant Buchanan

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

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Theology of church part 1

2024-02-22

Am very grateful for the knowledge I have got in this lesson,may God bless axx and make it big and bigger, you are doing a good job

Nathan matandi mbega
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Understanding Church

2024-02-08

Great information on what church is, it’s purpose and the sacrament or ordinance of baptism and Holy communion.This information has given me great understanding of concepts mentioned above,I can confidently explain the meaning and what these concepts mean s.A big thank you to you our facilities and all those behind the camera,and all making it possible for us to get the classic lectures,only God can bless you enough for this kind gesture.

Silavwe Golden
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Les avantages d'appartenir à une Eglise locale

2024-01-31

Je suis d’accord que ces différents points énoncés doivent être la motivation de chaque chrétien afin de vivre en communauté.

MIDIONGA Nadège Epse LOBA
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Homiletics: Certified – Part 1

Preview Homiletics

This course gives you an introduction to the role, function and theological framework of preaching, as you develop your understanding of the ministry from a biblical perspective.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Learning to Preach
  3. The Danger of Preaching
  4. The Duty of a Preacher
  5. The Development & Devotion of the Preacher
  6. The Historical Development of Preaching (1)
  7. The Historical Development of Preaching (2)
  8. The Theological Foundation of Preaching
  9. The Introduction
  10. The Conclusion
  11. Accurate Interpretation (1)
  12. Accurate Interpretation (2)
  13. Accurate Application
  14. Sermon Preparation
  15. Expository Sermons
  16. Textual, Thematic & Doctrinal Sermons
  17. Topical Sermons
  18. Exegetical Sermons vs Topical Sermons

About your instructor

Markus Richardson

Dr Markus Richardson

Markus was ordained to Anglican Ministry in 1987 and worked for 14 years in outback rural and regional towns in New South Wales. He is a trained counsellor with degrees in psychology and theology. Markus served as a Police Chaplain for ten years. He completed his Doctorate in Leadership in 2010. He is an experienced coach and is an accredited Bar-On EQ Inventory and Leadership Development Profile facilitator.

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Amazing truth

2024-01-15

Discovered here that homiletics is just more than sermon preparation and delivery as it seems to appear on the surface, there are more indepth truth about homiletics as it takes care of every aspect of the church, and the preacher, his or her dressing, life and family. I thank God that I am here.

Amire Vincent
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Amazing truth

2024-01-15

Discovered here that homiletics is just more than sermon preparation and delivery as it seems to appear on the surface, there are more indepth truth about homiletics as it takes care of every aspect of the church, and the preacher, his or her dressing, life and family. I thank God that I am here.

Amire Vincent
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Being a successful preacher

2023-12-24

I have benefited from expertise and experiences of the various facilitators in this course. But all is geared towards making me a better preacher that causes where my preaching leads to change in the lives of my audience. I am blessed to to learn what and how to preach in a wedding and in a funeral, and also crossed culturally.

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Homiletics: Certified – Part 2

Preview Homiletics

You’ll learn from experienced preachers. This course explores some of the technical components of professional preaching including how to craft illustrations, effective non-verbal communication, weddings, funerals and difficult pastoral matters.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Biblical Preaching
  3. Stories & Illustrations (1)
  4. Stories & Illustrations (2)
  5. Non-Verbal Delivery
  6. Using Notes
  7. Using Audio & Visuals
  8. Verbal Delivery
  9. Pathos & Peculiarities
  10. The 7 Axioms
  11. Preaching at Weddings
  12. Preaching at Funerals & Memorials
  13. Preaching on Difficult Pastoral Matters (1)
  14. Preaching on Difficult Pastoral Matters (2)
  15. Preaching Cross-Culturally
  16. Evaluating Sermons
  17. How I Prepare & Preach (1)
  18. How I Prepare & Preach (2)

About your instructor

Markus Richardson

Dr Markus Richardson

Markus was ordained to Anglican Ministry in 1987 and worked for 14 years in outback rural and regional towns in New South Wales. He is a trained counsellor with degrees in psychology and theology. Markus served as a Police Chaplain for ten years. He completed his Doctorate in Leadership in 2010. He is an experienced coach and is an accredited Bar-On EQ Inventory and Leadership Development Profile facilitator.

Course Reviews

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Amazing truth

2024-01-15

Discovered here that homiletics is just more than sermon preparation and delivery as it seems to appear on the surface, there are more indepth truth about homiletics as it takes care of every aspect of the church, and the preacher, his or her dressing, life and family. I thank God that I am here.

Amire Vincent
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Amazing truth

2024-01-15

Discovered here that homiletics is just more than sermon preparation and delivery as it seems to appear on the surface, there are more indepth truth about homiletics as it takes care of every aspect of the church, and the preacher, his or her dressing, life and family. I thank God that I am here.

Amire Vincent
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Being a successful preacher

2023-12-24

I have benefited from expertise and experiences of the various facilitators in this course. But all is geared towards making me a better preacher that causes where my preaching leads to change in the lives of my audience. I am blessed to to learn what and how to preach in a wedding and in a funeral, and also crossed culturally.

Opio Joel Vincent
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Licentiate of Local Church Ministry Enrolment Options

Monthly Subscription

$AUD 95 / mo
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  • Access with an active subscription
  • Certified Training
  • 195 Lessons

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$AUD 300
  • 11 Specifically Designed Courses
  • Lifetime access to all resources
  • Certified Training
  • 195 Lessons
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$AUD 745
  • 11 Specifically Designed Courses
  • Lifetime access to all resources
  • Certified Training
  • 195 Lessons

Licentiate of Local Church Ministry Snapshot

  • 11 specifically designed courses
  • 195 lessons
  • 65 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

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Relevant material, ideas and discussions

2022-01-04

I feel very blessed as a result of taking this series of courses. The instructors were all engaging, interesting and highly qualified. I got the sensation that they were having a live one-on-one discussion with me personally, or perhaps in a small group. I learned many theories on church ministry based on cutting edge theological research. But more important, I learned a treasure trove of practical ideas, practices and activities that I can apply in my own ministry immediately to be much more effective in the “real world”, so to speak. I highly recommend this program, without qualification, to anyone who wants to improve his or her ministry skills — regardless of one’s experience or academic background. My God bless you in your valuable service to advancing God’s Kingdom!

John McIntyre
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Licentiate of Local Church Ministry Requirements

  • Students should have completed the Advanced Certification of Local Church Ministry
  • If you have relevant ministry experience or previous training then you can commence this qualification immediately. If you would like to course advice on this qualification please contact us on courseadvice@axx.global or book a phone call
  • The Licentiate of Local Church Ministry requires a desire to be active in full-time ministry and or learning how to prepare for it.
  • Students should have a solid understanding of the concepts of the Bible, theology, spiritual formation and pastoral ministry.
  • A love of God and people.
  • A love of the 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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