About This Programme

Programme Number: 121502

Title: New Zealand Certificate in Christian Ministry (Internship)

Level: 04

Total Credits: 120

Programme Length: 40 weeks

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AIM

If you feel passionate about serving the Lord in your church, a charity, missions, or your community, Faith Bible College’s New Zealand Certificate in Christian Ministry is a great foundation to kick you off. Our Certificate combines theory and practical experience and will benefit you by enabling you to experience real life practical context.

CONTENT

The New Zealand Certificate in Christian Ministry programme in comprised of seven components. These components are structured so as to give learners a logical learning progression and an overall understanding of the qualification outcomes.

Each component is made up of smaller teaching modules linked together by theme. Faith Bible College believes this method helps ensure progression and integration of learning and assessment throughout the programme.

OUTCOME

When you have graduated from Faith Bible College in the Certificate in Christian Ministry programme, you will have the foundational theoretical knowledge and practical skills so as to obtain employment as pastoral leaders and support staff. Graduates will be able to engage with and support their faith communities as guides, mentors, and leaders in a local church or workplace under limited supervision.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

Applicants must be over 18 years (17 year-olds are accepted at the discretion of the College Board of Trustees). This programme is an open-entry course and there are no minimum academic requirements.

WHAT YOU’LL BE STUDYING

Personal Integration and Transformation

15 Credits Purpose: To explore God’s call on your life together with the development of dispositions, knowledge and skills that enable on-going transformation and integration of learning into everyday life. Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Evaluate God’s plan and pro-vision in their own life and effectively communicate that to others.
  2. Analyse and define key themes in individual and community faith journeys paying particular attention to their application to everyday life.
  3. Identify and discuss personal growth and development resulting from course experience and content
  4. Demonstrate competence in a range of study skills.

Modules:

  • Prayer
  • Spiritual Warfare
  • Call of God
  • Understanding Self
  • Gifts
  • Song of Songs
  • Study Methods

Christian Mission in Context

15 Credits Purpose: To give students a foundation for understanding Christian mission and its application to various con-texts and times recognizing opportunities and challenges across cultural and contemporary settings including bicultural Aotearoa New Zealand. Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the biblical foundations of Christian mission
  2. Identify how the Christian Mission was experienced in Aotearoa New Zealand acknowledging opportunities and challenges.
  3. Recognise cultural issues and contemporary challenges in mission work.
  4. Recognise the place of Te Ao Māori and the Treaty of Waitangi in bicultural Aotearoa New Zealand.

Modules:

  • Foundation of Missions
  • Te Ao Maori and Noho Marae
  • Christian History Overview
  • Contemporary Christianity

Biblical Foundations

15 Credits Purpose: To equip students with knowledge of key biblical principles foundational to effective expression of the Gospel in everyday life. Students will learn that God speaks to people through types, symbols and patterns which can provide a foundation to recognise the working of God in their life. An exploration of the challenges Godly women have overcome as they live biblical principles in their community provides a model for working with others. Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Outline key biblical principles for living the Gospel in the books of Isaiah and Romans.
  2. Identify examples of how God speaks to people through types, symbols and patterns.
  3. Explore the challenges Godly women have over-come as they live biblical principles in their community.

Modules:

  • Women in Ministry
  • Apologetics
  • Isaiah
  • Romans
  • Feasts
  • Revivals

Foundations for Biblical Studies

15 Credits Purpose: To provide opportunities to demonstrate the prerequisite organisational skills for communicating the Gospel through a range of means in a specific context. Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the essential nature and structure of the Bible and the basics of how to interpret it.
  2. Describe how key principles laid out in the Tabernacles of Moses and David are understood and interpreted for individual and corporate worship.
  3. Understand the foundational Biblical doctrines of the Christian Church, and apply these doctrinesto everyday life.

Modules:

  • Inductive Bible Study Methods
  • Foundations of Doctrines
  • Bible Survey
  • Tabernacle of Worship

Internship I: Community Outreach

15 Credits Purpose: To provide opportunities to demonstrate the prerequisite organisational skills for communicating the Gospel through a range of means in a specific context Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand foundational principles for communicating the Gospel
  2. Demonstrate organisational skills in a practical ministry setting.
  3. Report their experience in a range of ways to communicate the Gospel (serving, preaching, teaching and so on).

Modules:

  • Outstations (Practical weekend ministry)
  • Evangelism
  • Preaching
  • Devotions

Internship II: Knowledge and Practice

15 Credits Purpose: To provide opportunities to demonstrate the prerequisite organisational skills for communicating the Gospel through a range of means in a specific context Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate effective communication skills in a range of contexts.
  2. Describe foundational principles of effective leadership, set goals and make plans for practical ministry.
  3. Describe a Biblically informed purpose for effective methods of Ministry for specific age groups.

Modules:

  • Youth Ministry
  • Children Ministry
  • Creative Arts
  • Leadership
  • Communication Skills
  • Prayer Cells
  • Hour of Power

Internship III: Practical Ministry

30 Credits Purpose: To apply theoretical knowledge to support individual and community faith journeys in a mentored practical setting. Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify and support the spiritual development of individuals and groups.
  2. Apply biblical, theological and ministry skills in a mentored practical ministry context.
  3. Demonstrate competence with organising and prioritising tasks and setting goals.

Modules:

  • Practical Ministry
The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under section 249 of the Education Act 1989, and Faith Bible College is accredited to provide it under section 250 of the Act. Kua whakamanahia tenei akoranga e Te Mana Tohu Matauranga o Aotearoa i raro i te wahanga 249 o te Ture Matauranga 1989, a, kua whakamanahia a Faith Bible College ki te whakarato i taua akoranga i raro i te wahanga 250 o te Ture