Ministry MasterClass

"Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God."
— WILLIAM CAREY
"I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help Him to do His work through me."
— HUDSON TAYLOR
From AUD$95.00/mo
Flexible Choice (Monthly Subscriptions)

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

Ministry MasterClass Overview

The Ministry MasterClass subscription is designed for pastors and leaders in ministry who are looking for self-paced personal and ministry development in a reflective atmosphere. In the Ministry MasterClass, there are no exams or essays. MasterClasses utilise a Reflective Learning methodology. This allows experienced ministers and leaders to reflect on their own practice and determine actions for personal ministry development. The courses are selected from Graduate programs i.e. Masters degree and D. Min. level programs.

Who is the Ministry MasterClass for

  • Those pastors and leaders in ministry looking for high-level professional development.
  • Those pastors and leaders seeking to take time to reflect on their ministry practice.
  • Those pastors and leaders seeking to deepen their theological and biblical knowledge.
  • Bring your ministry experience and combine it with expertise from other ministry professionals.
  • Intersect your real-life ministry with best practice ministry, leadership, theological and biblical concepts.
  • Make your own decisions about what and when you want to learn.
  • Achieve your ministry development goals in real-time.

What you will learn

Bible, Leadership & Women: Ministry MasterClass

  • You’ll learn about the key theological concepts that underpin the issue, allowing you to view women in leadership from a biblical perspective.

Coaching & Mentoring: Ministry MasterClass

  • How to coach and mentor as a philosophy of training and developing people in a local church or mission organisation.

Minister’s Personal Development: Ministry MasterClass

  • You'll learn in a unique learning environment that deals with the spiritual, mental and emotional health and growth of ministers

Quality Framework for Churches (Governance and Administration)

  • How to build and strengthen your church operations and assist in meeting your risk and governance obligations

Strategies for Church Dynamics & Health: Ministry MasterClass

  • Learn the process of implementing cultural change and development in a church, and evangelism and discipleship in the context of the local church.

Theological Reflections for Ministry: Ministry MasterClass

  • Help pastors and leaders build their capacity to reflect upon the ministry and to critique and shape their own ministry to be more effective in response to these reflections

Included Courses

Preview Bible, Leadership & Women

This course provides an advanced framework for understanding the role of women in ministry leadership. You’ll learn about the key theological concepts that underpin the issue, allowing you to view women in leadership from a biblical perspective.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Foundations of Ministry in the Apostolic Age
  3. Important Concepts of Ministry from the Apostolic Age
  4. Historical Development of Ministry
  5. Women’s Subordination in History
  6. Various Views on Women in Scripture and the Importance of Beginnings
  7. Jesus & Women
  8. The Thinking of Paul Concerning Women and Leadership
  9. Key Issues

About your instructor

Rev Dr Kevin Giles

Dr Kevin Giles, an Australian, has served as an Anglican parish minister for over forty years. He has been publishing on the substantial equality of the sexes since 1975. He holds a doctorate in New Testament studies and has published books on the church, church health, ministry in the apostolic age, the book of Acts, gender equality, and the Trinity, and numerous scholarly and popular articles.

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Set free to be a Women Pastor

Rated 4 out of 5
19 May 2022

I am a senior pastor of a pentecostal church l,I pastored with my husband before he passed away then
I took on the senior pastors role but struggle as I was bought up Baptist and at that time women did not take any leadership role.
This course has broken many wrong mind set and I now have complete confidence in my calling and this has changed the way I lead our church . Thank you so much .Big God bless you
Beth

Beth White
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It was a very enjoyable topic and well structure.

Rated 5 out of 5
29 September 2021

I found this topic to be very refreshing, the argument of women in ministry hasn’t started today and surely won’t stop today as well. However, we that understands the important of such issues will go on talking about it when ever the opportunity is presented. It was a very enjoyable topic and well structure.

Boaz Smith
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Preview Coaching and Mentoring

This course examines the key theoretical concepts of coaching and mentoring in the light of Christian leadership. It examines coaching and mentoring as a philosophy of training and developing people in a local church or mission organisation.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to Coaching
  3. Coaching Continued
  4. Using Numbers, Leadership & Your Personality
  5. Cognitive Process & Personal Constraint
  6. Empowerment

About your instructor

Scott Wilson

Dr Scott Wilson

Based in Denmark for over 20 years, Scott has been a leadership trainer and coach to church leaders. He is the President of Eurolead.net, a network of churches in Europe. He is also the founder and Director of the Institute for Creativity, Leadership and Management (ICLM). Scott travels extensively, teaching and training leaders on building a great church. He holds two masters degrees, one in theology and the other in organisational development. He also holds a doctorate through an adjunct college of Liverpool University, England. He has authored eight books, is married to Linda who pastors churches in Denmark.

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Preview Coaching and Mentoring

This course examines the key theoretical concepts of coaching and mentoring in the light of Christian leadership. It examines coaching and mentoring as a philosophy of training and developing people in a local church or mission organisation.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Clarity, Growth & Predestination
  3. Coaching Programs
  4. Coaching Sessions
  5. Goals
  6. Coaching Models

About your instructor

Scott Wilson

Dr Scott Wilson

Based in Denmark for over 20 years, Scott has been a leadership trainer and coach to church leaders. He is the President of Eurolead.net, a network of churches in Europe. He is also the founder and Director of the Institute for Creativity, Leadership and Management (ICLM). Scott travels extensively, teaching and training leaders on building a great church. He holds two masters degrees, one in theology and the other in organisational development. He also holds a doctorate through an adjunct college of Liverpool University, England. He has authored eight books, is married to Linda who pastors churches in Denmark.

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Preview Minister’s Personal Development: Ministry MasterClass

The course aims to provide pastors and ministry leaders with a unique learning environment that deals with the spiritual, mental and emotional health and growth of ministers. Ministry health will be considered from a holistic perspective.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction
  3. Wisdom & the 7 Q’s
  4. MLS Journal
  5. IQ
  6. Life-Long Learning
  7. Emotional Intelligence
  8. Depression
  9. Guilt & Shame
  10. The Self
  11. Stress
  12. Burnout
  13. Appraisals
  14. Coping

About your instructor

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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4.8
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4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 4 reviews)
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Reflection is so valuable!

Rated 4 out of 5
22 September 2021

We don’t grow from experience, we grow from reflecting on our experience. This course has been a great opportunity to reflect on some of the things I’ve learned in ministry the hard way! So good to look back and see growth.

Joella
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Jesus continues to restore my life!

Rated 5 out of 5
26 July 2021

Through Part 1, Holy Spirit has continued to lead me, to help me by the renewing of the mind, and helping me to develop strategies toward clean thinking, living, supporting and loving on others. Thank you Nigel. Thank you Axx ministry.

Annette A Posimani
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Living triumphantly

Rated 5 out of 5
26 July 2021

Romans 16:19 says, ‘to be excellent at what is good. Be innocent of evil’. That is my daily task. MPD has helped me develop strategies for self awareness, other awareness and loving on God’s people and His creation. I pray God’s hand over Axx ministry, the teachers, guest speakers and volunteers. It is with faith, I pray that God’s word will not return void but by the Holy Spirit will complete it’s intended work. Amene.

Annette A Posimani
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Preview Minister’s Personal Development: Ministry MasterClass

The course aims to provide pastors and ministry leaders with a unique learning environment that deals with the spiritual, mental and emotional relationship practices including; boundaries, success, failure and assertiveness.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Passion
  2. Relationships
  3. Boundaries
  4. Sexuality
  5. Singleness
  6. Failure &Sin
  7. Interview with Graham Cann (1)
  8. Interview with Graham Cann (2)
  9. Interview with Graham Cann (3)
  10. Interview with Dr Steve Chao (1)
  11. Interview with Dr Steve Chao (2)
  12. Interview with Dr Steve Chao (3)
  13. Theology of Success & Failure
  14. Aggression & Assertiveness
  15. Leaving & Finishing Well
  16. AQ Adaptability
  17. A Model of Change
  18. Life Changes & Retirement
  19. Triangulation & Dysfunction

About your instructor

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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4.8
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Reflection is so valuable!

Rated 4 out of 5
22 September 2021

We don’t grow from experience, we grow from reflecting on our experience. This course has been a great opportunity to reflect on some of the things I’ve learned in ministry the hard way! So good to look back and see growth.

Joella
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Jesus continues to restore my life!

Rated 5 out of 5
26 July 2021

Through Part 1, Holy Spirit has continued to lead me, to help me by the renewing of the mind, and helping me to develop strategies toward clean thinking, living, supporting and loving on others. Thank you Nigel. Thank you Axx ministry.

Annette A Posimani
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Living triumphantly

Rated 5 out of 5
26 July 2021

Romans 16:19 says, ‘to be excellent at what is good. Be innocent of evil’. That is my daily task. MPD has helped me develop strategies for self awareness, other awareness and loving on God’s people and His creation. I pray God’s hand over Axx ministry, the teachers, guest speakers and volunteers. It is with faith, I pray that God’s word will not return void but by the Holy Spirit will complete it’s intended work. Amene.

Annette A Posimani
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Preview Quality Framework for Churches

This course is designed to help you build and strengthen your church operations and assist in meeting your risk and governance obligations. Bastion Systems provides no-fuss admin solutions for churches so that you can focus on what matters most.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Introduction to Quality Framework for Churches
  2. The Role of the Governing Body
  3. Mission & Guidance
  4. Legal Entity Structure & Compliance
  5. Governing Document: Purpose & Accountability to Members for Charities
  6. Church Leadership: Senior Pastor Role
  7. Governing Body: Responsible Persons & their Role
  8. Specialist Committees

About your instructor

Steven Meredith

Steve has significant banking, operations and risk management experience in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. He has held a number of Senior Executive roles. He currently is chairman of the Leprosy Mission of Australia, CEO of the William Wilberforce Foundation and is a qualified director in governance.

David Purnell

David’s background is in corporate consulting and leadership training. David has worked with a number of Australia’s largest companies. He is currently chairman of the Christian Football Federation of Australia and Secretary of the Dalgarno Institute.

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4.9
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Framework for churches

Rated 5 out of 5
6 June 2022

Thanks so much for Axx ministry for giving me such a wonderful lesssons of how to run a church with responsible individuals and the roles.I appreciate you all and God bless you.

Teresia Wanjiku Njoroge
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Knowledge increased

Rated 5 out of 5
19 April 2022

I am being blessing by the teachings of axx. My know knowledge has increased over the charities and governing bodies, the pastor’s role. Even legal involvement of these charities.

J.C
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In depth knowledge

Rated 5 out of 5
19 April 2022

Thoroughly enjoyed the deep aspects of this course. Scaffolded levels on the foundational concepts on framework for churches layout was easy to follow and understand. So helpful to understand the legalities involved.

Elizabeth
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Preview Strategies for Church Dynamics & Health: Ministry MasterClass

This course addresses important issues in the development of a church, as well as the process of implementing cultural change and development in a church, and evangelism and discipleship in the context of the local church.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Strategic Thinking & Goals (Ian Kruithoff)
  3. Biblical Mandate & Methodology (Ian Kruithoff)
  4. The Emerging missional church (Kim Hammond)
  5. Church Planting Models (Ian Kruithoff)
  6. Evangelism & the Church (Tina Waldrom)
  7. Who’s in & Social Set Theory (Angelo Cettolin)
  8. Returning a Church to Health (Nigel Pegram)
  9. Empirical Research (Philip Hughes)
  10. Case Study – Leadership (Melinda Dwight)
  11. Case Study – Urban Church Planting (Phil & Tracey Shand)
  12. Transitioning a Local Church (Megan Jung)
  13. Kingdom & Church (Peter McHugh)
  14. Additional Resources

About your instructor

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.

Pastor Melinda Dwight

Melinda is the National Director of Alpha Australia and previously served as the Senior Pastor of the Imagine network of churches for 15 years. Under Melinda’s leadership, Alpha Australia has been working towards the goal of serving all 13,000 churches in Australia and seeing 1,000,000 Alpha stories, as Australians are given the opportunity to explore Life, Faith & God.

Ian Kruithoff

Ian Kruithoff

Church Growth Director. Ian is the full‐time Church Growth Director, coordinating Church Planting & Church Health in Victoria, for Australian Christian Churches. He has been a pastor in the ACC for almost forty years, including 25 years as a senior minister. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in starting, growing, and bringing health to churches.

Pastor Tina Waldrum

Tina has been involved in the work of evangelism and mission for almost 3 decades. Her recognized work has been with churches, bible colleges and Christian organisations to strengthen and bring strategic focus to the area of evangelism. She is a gifted educator and communicator who sees the shifts needed for effective evangelism. Tina is currently speaking, training and consulting in various settings with the goal to help every believer become more evangelistic: to encourage all things ‘outward’ in Australia.

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Preview Theological Reflections for Ministry: Ministry MasterClass

This course will help pastors and leaders build their capacity to reflect upon the ministry and to critique and shape their own ministry to be more effective in response to these reflections.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Models and Barriers
  2. Interview with Ps Andrew Groza
  3. Interview with Dr Nigel Pegram
  4. Paul as a Model (1)
  5. Paul as Model (2)
  6. Kinast’s Model of Theological Reflection (1)
  7. Kinast’s Model of Theological Reflection(2)
  8. Anderson on Theological Reflection
  9. Osmer’s Model of Theological Reflection
  10. Empirical Task & Priestly Learning
  11. The Interpretive Task
  12. Asking the Right Questions
  13. Using Social Scientific Methods
  14. The Normative Task
  15. The Contemplative Pastor
  16. Interview with Dr Ian Grant
  17. Interview with Dr Jeremy Weetman
  18. How to Think Theologically
  19. Theological Issues & Questions in Ministry
  20. Two Case Studies
  21. Graham Buxton Reflections
  22. Pentecostal Perspectives on Ministry
  23. Case Study in Pentecostal Ministry: Demons & Sickness
  24. The Pragmatic Task
  25. The Mandate of a Pastoral Leader
  26. What Counts as Success in Ministry?
  27. Learning from Experience

About your instructor

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.

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The reflective aspect of ministry is something that builds up the ministry, it serve as a compass.

Rated 5 out of 5
10 August 2021

I defiantly gave this teaching five stars, not only because I have enjoyed it but the structuring is fantastic. The reflective aspect of ministry is something that builds up the ministry, it serve as a compass. The training focused on the main values of reflection, and draw from different experiences. Fantastic I really love it and recommend it, best way to further your knowledge in God’s word. Well done. 👏👏

Ps. Boaz
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Being transformed by the renewing of my mind.

Rated 5 out of 5
21 June 2021

Jon’s leading and the content is both transforming and enlightening. I have been challenged to look at my understanding of theology in ministering to self and others. The practice of this is ongoing. Thank you. Praise God.

Annette A Posimani
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This topic has open my mind to few things I may have over looked.

Rated 4 out of 5
28 April 2020

Very interesting Theological Reflections by Kinast and Anderson. They both have very different Theological ideas and views.

Evangelist Patience Denutsui-Afuye
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Ministry MasterClass Options

Monthly Subscription

$AUD 30 / mo
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  • Access with an active subscription
  • Certified Training
  • 203 Lessons
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Annual Subscription

$AUD 250 / yr
  • 8 Specifically Designed Courses
  • Lifetime access to all resources
  • Certified Training
  • 203 Lessons

Ministry MasterClass Snapshot

  • 8 specifically designed courses
  • 203 lessons
  • 51 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

Ministry MasterClass Reviews

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 4 reviews)
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Reflection is so valuable!

Rated 4 out of 5
22 September 2021

We don’t grow from experience, we grow from reflecting on our experience. This course has been a great opportunity to reflect on some of the things I’ve learned in ministry the hard way! So good to look back and see growth.

Joella
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Jesus continues to restore my life!

Rated 5 out of 5
26 July 2021

Through Part 1, Holy Spirit has continued to lead me, to help me by the renewing of the mind, and helping me to develop strategies toward clean thinking, living, supporting and loving on others. Thank you Nigel. Thank you Axx ministry.

Annette A Posimani
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Living triumphantly

Rated 5 out of 5
26 July 2021

Romans 16:19 says, ‘to be excellent at what is good. Be innocent of evil’. That is my daily task. MPD has helped me develop strategies for self awareness, other awareness and loving on God’s people and His creation. I pray God’s hand over Axx ministry, the teachers, guest speakers and volunteers. It is with faith, I pray that God’s word will not return void but by the Holy Spirit will complete it’s intended work. Amene.

Annette A Posimani
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Ministry MasterClass Requirements

  • Pastors and ministry leaders are expected to have ministry experience.
  • Pastors and ministry leaders should have the ability to self direct their learning, reflect on current ministry practice and apply new learning to their own ministry setting.
  • Students should have a solid understanding of the concepts of the Bible, theology, spiritual formation and pastoral ministry.
  • A love of God, people and the 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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