Certificate IV is both an “Entry Level” course and is the pre-requisite for the Diploma of Christian Ministry.
This a recommended programme for those who wish to enter into Ministry or Christian Service as lay people or in full or part-time ministry. It is a preferred option for those entering into an Internship or those who wish to enter into a deeper level of study to serve Christ and the church.
Vision International College's program is an ideal and flexible option for ministry interns or trainee pastors.
Upon completion of this qualification learners should have acquired the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to serve effectively as workers and religious instructors in churches, parishes, para-church organisations, missionary organisations, and in religious education. Students will learn to apply biblical principles to their daily life, and learn how to explain and share those principles with others.
The programme can be completed in one year as Distance Education study programme. This time frame is a guide only and is dependent upon the student's own capacity and circumstances. The programme attracts Austudy, AbStudy or Youth Allowance for eligible Australian students.
The student is required to complete a minimum of 9 units, which include the development of practical skills within their local church or with a community based organization. The student will complete the units as indicated below −
6 Units of Biblical Theology, identified as “CMT” units.
3 Practical Ministry Skills units.
VIC has nominated the subjects for the “CMT” units and for the Practical Ministry Skills units; however, students may request alternative subjects if they are appropriate. The decision of the Principal on the substitution request is final.
Biblical Theology Units.
PC200: Practical Ministry Skills Subjects:
The Student will complete three (3) subjects as listed below. Each practical unit is strengthened with a subject from Vision as listed.
To develop practical skills the student will be involved in a local church or community-based programme under qualified leadership and document the work experience as required in each unit.
Practical Ministry Skill Development Required Vision Subject
1. Develop Ministry Priorities, 40 hours...............................Developing a Biblical World View
2. Christian Communications I, 60 hours...........................Pentecostal Pulpit
3. Planning Ministry Activities, 40 hours..............................Group Dynamics A Christian Perspective
The minimal number of practical units to be undertaken for this award is 3 and the minimal nominal hours for the practicum must not be less than 140 hours regardless of the units selected.
Alternative Practical Ministry Skill options may be available on request from Vision International College.
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