A three-year full-time courseProvides for specialisation in pastoral ministry,Pastoral counselling or cross-cultural missionsMay be studied part-time for up to eight yearsAccredited with the Queensland Government through the Australian College of TheologyAustudy /Youth Allowance/Fee Help approved.
The Bachelor of Ministry (BMin) degree is an integrated and systematic program of biblical and theological study, giving students a foundational knowledge of the major disciplines of Christian theology including biblical languages. Once those foundations have been laid, it provides advanced level studies in biblical exegesis and major theological doctrines. Students may choose to specialise in biblical studies, pastoral ministry, and pastoral counselling or cross-cultural missions.
This degree prepares people for pastoral or cross-cultural ministry. Some denominations recognise this degree as fulfilling the academic requirements for ordination, but may require additional training to meet their denominational requirements. Mission organizations generally recognise this course as adequate training in biblical studies for missionary service, particularly those preparing for ministry in evangelism and bible teaching with local churches.
Students who graduated with a BMin and have demonstrated a high level of academic potential may do a fourth Honours year of study, which is comprised of coursework and a thesis.
Each student must be qualified for admission to a degree course in an Australian or New Zealand University with a minimum OP score of 12. Students who do not have matriculation and who have attained the age of 21 years and are approved by the College may be provisionally accepted as mature age students. Except for those students who have a tertiary qualification taught in English, international students whose first language is not English, must achieve an average score of 6.5, with no score under 6.00 in an IELTS test. Overseas students on a student visa must study full-time.
The full time course is composed of compulsory and elective units normally taken together over six semesters (three years). A total of 96 credits points, including four credit points for Integrate (Guided Spiritual Formation), are required to complete the degree. Students must also do 4 credit points in Field Education. Full time students normally study four units each semester. Students may study the degree part time but must complete it within eight years.
Students who have completed the first year of the program (8 units) may exit with a Diploma of Theology. Students who have completed two years of the program (16 units) may exit with the Associate Degree in Theology.
Students may choose from a variety of Biblical and practical units covering such areas as:
More detailed information about units offered, cross-accreditation of units and assessment procedures are provided in the ACT Undergraduate Manual which is available in the Library and on the ACT website at http://www.actheology.edu.au/.
Full and part time students may enrol for the BMin by completing an application form available from the office. An interview with a member of the faculty is also required.
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