MasterClass of Global Ministry

"Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God."
— WILLIAM CAREY
"Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”"
— PSALM 46:10
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Academic Level

Masters/Doctorate

Duration

Flexible

Assessment

Yes. Self Reflections

Study Method

Online

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“Axx ministry training & online Bible College courses has already proved to have been of great benefit to our students studying all over Australia. The learning, the method of delivery and the interaction combine for an outstanding educational experience for men and women in ministry”
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NATIONAL LEADER OF ACTS GLOBAL CHURCHES

Masterclass of Global Ministry Overview

The Masterclass of Global Ministry is designed and developed for pastors and ministry leaders who are looking for advanced and practical, global ministry development.

The Axx Masterclass of Global Ministry brings together a group of global ministry expansion experts. They understand how to communicate and expand the gospel in a variety of cultures and locations around the world.

You will be equipped with the tools and skills you need to expand your ministry internationally. It does not matter if you are seeking to serve God as a missionary or build a campus of your local Church in an international location, the Axx MasterClass of Global Ministry will give you the skills you need.

If God is calling you to go global then the Axx Masterclass of Global Ministry is perfect for you.

All courses in the Axx Masterclass of Global Ministry are taught at Masters and Doctorate levels.

It is expected that pastors and leaders undertaking the Masterclass of Global Ministry will have a substantial background in ministry, biblical studies and theology.

This qualification builds on the Axx Local Church Ministry Stream.

Who is the Masterclass of Global Ministry for

  • This Masterclass of Global Ministry is designed for pastors and leaders who are very experienced in ministry who are wanting to build their ministry in international locations.
  • It is ideal for those who looking to upskill leaders and pastors to work in International settings.
  • It enables pastors and leaders to minister cross culturally in a domestic setting and grow their Church and ministry.
  • Those pastors and leaders seeking to take time to reflect on their ministry practice.
  • It enables the leader to refresh a ministry and in a positive and empowering manner.
  • It enables the leader to refresh their knowledge of the Leadership and Strategy at a graduate level without the hassle of attending classes and writing long research papers.

What you will learn

Building a Christian Worldview: Certified – Part 1

  • How worldview has changed since the medieval days, especially on the European Enlightenment and development of modernism and more recent postmodernism.

Building a Christian Worldview: Certified – Part 2

  • To bring a biblical perspective to critically evaluate worldviews and where necessary replace them with truly Christian worldviews.

Cultural Anthropology in Ministry Perspective: Certified – Part 1

  • You will learn how to apply the principles of cultural anthropology, their relevance in a multicultural world, and the application of anthropological perspectives to the task of communicating the Gospel.

Cultural Anthropology in Ministry Perspective: Certified – Part 2

  • You will extend your knowledge of cultural anthropology to build a better understanding of another society’s belief, value and behaviour systems, and develop a cross-cultural perspective on ministry both in a multi-cultural environment and globally.

Developing Leaders in a Cross-Cultural Context: Certified

  • How to understand the issues involved in developing Christian leaders in a cross-cultural context. The planned development of leadership is examined through the perspectives of Biblical paradigms, missiological theory and strategy.

Theology of Mission: Certified – Part 1

  • You will learn the biblical basis for mission, including both Old and New Testament perspectives.

Theology of Mission: Certified – Part 2

  • You will learn the theological bases for Christian involvement in social issues and culture change and an examination of various contemporary theologies of mission, such as Evangelical, Pentecostal and Non-Western, presently existing and/or emerging.

Communicating the Gospel in Pluralistic Contexts: Certified – Part 1

  • Cultural anthropology is an important source for informing the theory and practice of intercultural ministry. Hence this course builds on the foundation provided by Introduction to Intercultural Ministry.

Communicating the Gospel in Pluralistic Contexts: Certified – Part 2

  • Cultural anthropology is an important source for informing the theory and practice of intercultural ministry. Extending the knowledge and skills developed there to a study of cultural anthropology as it relates to intercultural ministry in particular.

Included Courses

Play Course Preview Building a Christian Worldview

Fundamental to any Christian’s effectiveness in the world is the question of how they think. Thinking Christianly is what makes us able to evaluate the things going on around us and make a valuable contribution to our world under the lordship of Christ. Every person is trained to think within certain boundaries and along certain lines imbibed from their culture: this is the worldview everyone begins with. But as Christians we also need to bring a biblical perspective to bear on these assumptions, to critically evaluate them and where necessary replace them with truly Christian views.

This course enables students to analyse differing views and definitions of worldview discussing the shifts in worldview from the 17th century until today. Christian worldview in the light of the current context and construct their Christian worldview.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Introduction & Definition 
  2.  Functions of a Worldview 
  3.  Ancient Mediterranean Worldviews 
  4.  The Medieval Worldview 
  5.  History of Worldview: The Enlightenment 
  6.  History of Worldview: Modernity 
  7.  Problems with Modernity 
  8.  Defining ‘Postmodernism’ 
  9.  Postmodern Thinking 
  10.  Postmodernism & Religion  
  11.  Christianity & Postmodernism 
  12.  Proposals for a Christian Worldview 
  13.  Pentecostal Proposals for Worldview (1) 
  14.  Pentecostal Proposals for Worldview (2) 
  15.  The Bible & Worldview (1) 
  16.  The Bible & Worldview (2) 
  17.  The Biblical Narrative & Worldview 
  18.  Four Biblical Examples & Worldview 
  19.  Modernist Criticism of the Bible 
  20.  Postmodernist Criticism of the Bible 
  21. Rival Worldviews: Eastern Religions 
  22.  Rival Worldviews: Secular Worldviews (1) 
  23.  Rival Worldviews: Secular Worldviews (2) 

About your instructor

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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.

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Play Course Preview Building a Christian Worldview

Fundamental to any Christian’s effectiveness in the world is the question of how they think. Thinking Christianly is what makes us able to evaluate the things going on around us and make a valuable contribution to our world under the lordship of Christ. Every person is trained to think within certain boundaries and along certain lines imbibed from their culture: this is the worldview everyone begins with. But as Christians we also need to bring a biblical perspective to bear on these assumptions, to critically evaluate them and where necessary replace them with truly Christian views.

This course examines how worldview has changed since the medieval days, especially on the European Enlightenment and the development of modernism and more recent postmodernism. Finally forming a Christian worldview based on biblical teaching.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Desription
  2. The Bible & Ontology
  3. Spirit Worlds in the Old & New Testaments
  4. Spirit World in Revelation
  5. The Bible & Epistemology (1)
  6. The Bible & Epistemology (2)
  7. The Bible & Epistemology (3)
  8. The Bible & Epistemology (4)
  9. Revelation as (a/the) Source of Truth
  10. A Christian Anthropology (1)
  11. A Christian Anthropology (2)
  12. A Christian Anthropology (3)
  13. A Christian Cosmology
  14. A Modern View of History
  15. Postmodern Views of History & Narrative
  16. The Biblical Narrative
  17. A Biblical View of History
  18. The Bible, Pluralism & other Worldviews
  19. Christianity & Pluralism: Case Study 1
  20. Christianity & Pluralism: Case Study 2
  21. Constructing & Defending a Christian Worldview

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.

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Preview Cultural Anthropology in Ministry Perspective

This course examines the issues involved in developing Christian leaders in a cross-cultural context. The planned development of leadership is examined through the perspectives of Biblical paradigms, missiological theory and strateg

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Adapting to Culture
  3. My Assumptions
  4. What is Anthropology (1)
  5. What is Anthropology (2)
  6. How do I know what I know? (1)            
  7. How do I know what I know? (2)
  8. Critical or ‘Mediated’ Realism
  9. Observation & Perception
  10. Introduction to Culture
  11. The Subsystems of Culture
  12. Introduction to Worldview (1)
  13. Introduction to Worldview (2)
  14. Worldview Universals (1)
  15. Worldview Universals (2)
  16. Is there a Christian Worldview?
  17. Three Mono-cultural Positions
  18. God’s Attitude Toward Culture
  19. Historical Overview of Theology (1)
  20. Historical Overview of Theology (2)
  21. Evolution Theory (1)
  22. Evolution Theory (2)
  23. Evolution Theory (3)
  24. Basic Human Commonality & Diversity
  25. Forms & Meanings (1)
  26. Forms & Meanings (2)
  27. Material Culture & Technology (1)
  28. Material Culture & Technology (2)
  29. Economic Culture & Technology (1)
  30. Economic Culture & Technology (2)
  31. Religious Beliefs & Technology (1)
  32. Religious Beliefs & Technology (2)

About your instructor

Ian Grant 150 x 150 opt

Dr Ian Grant

Ian is an experienced Vice-President Emeritus with a demonstrated history of executive leadership, curriculum development, postgraduate teaching and accreditation, in theological education and ministry training in Australian and international contexts, including in the e-learning industry. He is skilled in Lecturing, Coaching, Managing Teams, Conflict Resolution. Ian holds a PhD focused on cultural intelligence, anthropology, contextualised leadership, cultural and religious change, intercultural communication and Majority World Christianity from Monash University.

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This course examines the issues involved in developing Christian leaders in a cross-cultural context. The planned development of leadership is examined through the perspectives of Biblical paradigms, missiological theory and strateg

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Life Cycles (1)
  3. Life Cycles (2)
  4. Education (1)
  5. Education (2)
  6. Family
  7. Role & Status (1)
  8. Role & Status (2)
  9. Communication: Language (1)
  10. Communication: Language (2)               
  11. Communication: Beyond Language (1)
  12. Communication: Beyond Language (2)
  13. Ministry in Papua New Guinea
  14. Grouping
  15. Social Control (1)
  16. Social Control (2)
  17. Stability & Change (1)
  18. Stability & Change (2)
  19. Change Barriers & Facilitators
  20. Advocates & Implementors (1)
  21. Advocates & Implementors (2)
  22. Ethics of Change (1)
  23. Ethics of Change (2)
  24. Dynamics of Worldview Change (1)
  25. Dynamics of Worldview Change (2)
  26. Theological Implications (1)
  27. Theological Implications (2)
  28. Theological Implications (3)

About your instructor

Ian Grant 150 x 150 opt

Dr Ian Grant

Ian is an experienced Vice-President Emeritus with a demonstrated history of executive leadership, curriculum development, postgraduate teaching and accreditation, in theological education and ministry training in Australian and international contexts, including in the e-learning industry. He is skilled in Lecturing, Coaching, Managing Teams, Conflict Resolution. Ian holds a PhD focused on cultural intelligence, anthropology, contextualised leadership, cultural and religious change, intercultural communication and Majority World Christianity from Monash University.

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Preview Developing Leaders in a Cross-Cultural Context

This course examines the issues involved in developing Christian leaders in a cross-cultural context. The planned development of leadership is examined through the perspectives of Biblical paradigms, missiological theory and strateg

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction: What Is Missiology?
  3. Leadership Development Theory
  4. What Is Leadership?
  5. Influence And Power
  6. Leadership History
  7. Dimensions Of National Culture
  8. The Gospel And Christian Leadership
  9. Christian Leadership Part 1
  10. Christian Leadership Part 2
  11. Christian Leadership Part 3
  12. Cultural Anthropology
  13. Contextualisation Part 1
  14. Contextualisation Part 2
  15. Review And Conclusion
  16. Review This Course

About your instructor

Ian Grant 150 x 150 opt

Dr Ian Grant

Ian is an experienced Vice-President Emeritus with a demonstrated history of executive leadership, curriculum development, postgraduate teaching and accreditation, in theological education and ministry training in Australian and international contexts, including in the e-learning industry. He is skilled in Lecturing, Coaching, Managing Teams, Conflict Resolution. Ian holds a PhD focused on cultural intelligence, anthropology, contextualised leadership, cultural and religious change, intercultural communication and Majority World Christianity from Monash University.

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Preview Theology of Mission

This course examines the biblical foundations for developing a coherent theology of mission. It studies some major approaches to mission theology and a discussion of some major issues relating to contemporary intercultural ministry.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Abraham: An Instrument For The Nations
  3. Abraham’s Mission Encounters – Part 1
  4. Abraham’s Mission Encounters – Part 2
  5. Election & The Exodus
  6. Exodus & Implications For The Religions
  7. Power Encounters
  8. Exodus & The Call Of Moses
  9. Redemption & Liberation Of Israel
  10. Israel’s Missionary Calling
  11. Jonah & Israel’s Missionary Calling
  12. Israel’s Judgement And Exile
  13. Review This Course

About your instructor

Ian Grant 150 x 150 opt

Dr Ian Grant

Ian is an experienced Vice-President Emeritus with a demonstrated history of executive leadership, curriculum development, postgraduate teaching and accreditation, in theological education and ministry training in Australian and international contexts, including in the e-learning industry. He is skilled in Lecturing, Coaching, Managing Teams, Conflict Resolution. Ian holds a PhD focused on cultural intelligence, anthropology, contextualised leadership, cultural and religious change, intercultural communication and Majority World Christianity from Monash University.

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This course examines the biblical foundations for developing a coherent theology of mission. It studies some major approaches to mission theology and a discussion of some major issues relating to contemporary intercultural ministry.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. John The Baptist: More Than A Prophet
  3. Jesus: The Hinge Of History
  4. Jesus: The Kingdom Of God
  5. Jesus: Kingdom & Mission
  6. The Mission Theology Of Acts
  7. Church & Kingdom In Acts
  8. The Day Of Pentecost
  9. Pentecostal Perspectives
  10. Pentecost: The Last Days
  11. Review This Course
  12. Christian Witness To People Of Other Faiths

About your instructor

Ian Grant 150 x 150 opt

Dr Ian Grant

Ian is an experienced Vice-President Emeritus with a demonstrated history of executive leadership, curriculum development, postgraduate teaching and accreditation, in theological education and ministry training in Australian and international contexts, including in the e-learning industry. He is skilled in Lecturing, Coaching, Managing Teams, Conflict Resolution. Ian holds a PhD focused on cultural intelligence, anthropology, contextualised leadership, cultural and religious change, intercultural communication and Majority World Christianity from Monash University.

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Preview Communicating the Gospel in Pluralistic Contexts

Cultural anthropology is an important source for informing the theory and practice of intercultural ministry. Hence this course builds on the foundation provided by Introduction to Intercultural Ministry, extending the knowledge and skills developed there to a study of cultural anthropology as it relates to intercultural ministry in particular.

This course is an introduction to the principles of cultural anthropology, their relevance in a multicultural world, and the application of anthropological perspectives to the task of communicating the Gospel.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resource
  2. Understanding Pluralism (Strength & Weaknesses)
  3. Understanding Pluralism (Shift from Modernity to Post Modernity 1)
  4. Understanding Pluralism (Shift from Modernity to Post Modernity 2)
  5. Understanding Pluralism (Post-Modern Issues)
  6. Cultural Assumptions (1)
  7. Cultural Assumptions (2)
  8. Understanding Culture
  9. Cultural Models & Culture Types
  10. Cultural Sub-Systems: Economics, Kin & Structures (1)
  11. Cultural Sub-Systems: Economics, Kin & Structures (2)
  12. Cultural Sub-Systems: Political & Religious
  13. Integration of Culture Types & Sub-Systems
  14. Cultural Models: Worldview & Cognitive Experience (1)
  15. Cultural Models: Worldview & Cognitive Experience (2)
  16. Theological Assumptions & Foundations
  17. Theological Assumptions & Knowing God (1)
  18. Theological Assumptions & Knowing God (2)
  19. Theological Models: Hermeneutical Spiral
  20. Theological Models: Four Horizons
  21. Theological Models: Four Horizons Steps 1 & 2
  22. Theological Models: Four Horizons Steps 3 & 4
  23. Theological Models: Four Horizons Step 5

About your instructor

Ian Grant 150 x 150 opt

Dr Ian Grant

Ian is an experienced Vice-President Emeritus with a demonstrated history of executive leadership, curriculum development, postgraduate teaching and accreditation, in theological education and ministry training in Australian and international contexts, including in the e-learning industry. He is skilled in Lecturing, Coaching, Managing Teams, Conflict Resolution. Ian holds a PhD focused on cultural intelligence, anthropology, contextualised leadership, cultural and religious change, intercultural communication and Majority World Christianity from Monash University.

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Cultural anthropology is an important source for informing the theory and practice of intercultural ministry. Hence this course builds on the foundation provided by Introduction to Intercultural Ministry, extending the knowledge and skills developed there to a study of cultural anthropology as it relates to intercultural ministry in particular.

This course extends the knowledge of cultural anthropology to build a better understanding of another society’s beliefs, values and behaviour systems, and develop a cross-cultural perspective on ministry both in a multi-cultural environment and globally.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Communicational Assumptions (1) 
  3. Communicational Assumptions (2) 
  4. Communicational Assumptions (3) 
  5. Communicational Models: Code Model 
  6. Communicational Models: Cognitive & Experience Model  
  7. Transculturation: A Relevant Approach (1) 
  8. Transculturation: A Relevant Approach (2) 
  9. Inferential Communications in Pluralist Contexts 
  10. Appropriate Communications in Pluralist Contexts 
  11. Relationships in Pluralist Contexts (1) 
  12. Relationships in Pluralist Contexts (2) 
  13. The Church in Pluralist Contexts (1) 
  14. The Church in Pluralist Contexts (2) 
  15. Communicating the Gospel in Pluralist Contexts (1)  
  16. Communicating the Gospel in Pluralist Contexts (2) 
  17. Mission in Pluralist Contexts (1) 
  18. Mission in Pluralist Contexts (2)

About your instructor

Ian Grant 150 x 150 opt

Dr Ian Grant

Ian is an experienced Vice-President Emeritus with a demonstrated history of executive leadership, curriculum development, postgraduate teaching and accreditation, in theological education and ministry training in Australian and international contexts, including in the e-learning industry. He is skilled in Lecturing, Coaching, Managing Teams, Conflict Resolution. Ian holds a PhD focused on cultural intelligence, anthropology, contextualised leadership, cultural and religious change, intercultural communication and Majority World Christianity from Monash University.

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Masterclass of Global Ministry Snapshot

  • 9 specifically designed courses
  • 186 lessons
  • 62 hours on-demand video
  • Dozens of articles and resources preloaded and sorted by topic.
  • 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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Masterclass of Global Ministry Requirements

  • This Masterclass of Global Ministry is best done after the completion of one of the lower-level ministry certifications to ensure adequate preparation for these Master’s and Doctorate level courses.
  • 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
  • This Masterclass of Global Ministry requires a desire to learn the high-level biblical and theological principles and a desire to apply them to ministry inside and outside of the Church.
  • Have a desire to be a lifelong ministry leader.
  • 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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