Description

The Ministry Major within the Bachelor of Theology is designed to prepare students for Christian ministry in a broad range of contexts in contemporary society both within and beyond existing denominations. The structure of this major necessitates that it builds upon the foundational subjects that make up the compulsory Christian Foundations Core. The Ministry Major requires students to acquire a proficiency in a broad range of theoretical and practical topics foundational to ministry in contemporary and multicultural Australia. The compulsory Field Education subject and other electives in addition to the major allow the student to expand, deepen and broaden their knowledge and understanding of Ministry and gain valuable practical experience in the later stages of their study program.

The practical subjects of this major provide the student with the theoretical and practical background experiences required to function effectively in a variety of church, para‐church and community‐based settings. These practical subjects relate to and integrate with the theoretical subjects in this course. This enables the transition of the person from being a student to being a professional capable of taking a formal role involving a particular aspect of ministry. The inclusion of electives in the course provides the student with the opportunity to pursue the study of subjects or areas that have a personal appeal to the student from the subjects contained within the other streams in the Bachelor of Theology program and the Tabor College Victoria Bachelor of Arts program. This element of the course design not only allows for areas of personal interest but also can provide skills required for future vocation such as pastoral ministry, preaching and teaching ministry, church administration, chaplaincy and youth ministry.

Students undertaking this major are required to complete six (6) required units

AND one (1) of the following

AND one (1) of the following:

Linked to courses

Units

Unit Required? Upcoming offerings
MN621.306 Leadership 1 [ show ] Required Face to face
Face to face Summer, 2019
Online Semester 1, 2019
MN623.306 Church Health and Development [ show ] Elective Face to face Semester 2, 2020
MN631.306 Pastoral Care [ show ] Required Face to face Semester 2, 2019 and Semester 2, 2020
Online Semester 1, 2019 and Semester 1, 2020
MN633.306 Chaplaincy in Educational Settings [ show ] Elective Face to face Semester 2, 2019
MN646.306 Youth Ministry [ show ] Elective Face to face Semester 1, 2020
MN651.306 Strategic Communication [ show ] Required Face to face Semester 1, 2020
Online Semester 1, 2020
MN710.306 Theology of Ministry [ show ] Required Face to face Semester 2, 2019
Online Semester 2, 2020
MN721.306 Leadership 2 [ show ] Elective Face to face
Online Semester 1, 2019
MN638.306 Congregational Worship and Spirituality [ show ] Required Face to face Semester 1, 2019
MN793.306 Research Project in Ministry [ show ] Elective Independent/Flexible Semester 1, 2019; Semester 2, 2019; Summer, 2019; Semester 1, 2020; Semester 2, 2020, and Summer, 2020
PR752.306 Ministry Field Education 1 [ show ] Required Independent/Flexible Semester 1, 2019; Semester 2, 2019; Semester 1, 2020, and Semester 2, 2020
PR753.306 Ministry Field Education 2 [ show ] Elective Independent/Flexible Semester 1, 2019; Semester 2, 2019; Semester 1, 2020, and Semester 2, 2020
MS611.306 Cultural Anthropology [ show ] Elective Online Semester 1, 2019 and Semester 1, 2020
MN632.306 Children's Ministry [ show ] Elective Face to face
MN624.306 Developing Women Leaders [ show ] Elective Face to face Semester 1, 2019
MN691.306 Issues in Ministry [ show ] Elective Face to face

For the specific requirements of this specialisation, please refer to the course check for this course.

Eastern College Australia is committed to ensuring as much as possible that its classes will run. If enrolments for a class are less than expected a unit may be offered in a different form such as less face to face classes or online so that it is still available to students.

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