ARE YOU CREATED TO BE A PASTOR, A LEADER, A MINISTRY WORKER?
At Alphacrucis we believe everyone is created for good. This informs how we equip you in our Ministry courses, preparing you for contemporary ministry in a variety of church, business, not-for-profit and community settings.
Our goal is to help you discover your calling, and integrate your faith with your vocation. We help you to develop a robust theological framework and provide you with the skills to address the complexities of modern ministry with critical and creative thinking, equipping you to be an effective communicator of the message of Christ.
“AC’s Ministry courses provide you with a thorough foundation in biblical studies, shaping a Christian worldview that will directly connect to your vocation. In addition to gaining the practical expertise required for ministry, you will develop creative thinking skills, providing innovative and flexible solutions to social and cultural questions. We equip you to become an effective communicator and leader, who upholds and exhibits integrity and justice.”
Bachelor of Ministry Program Director
From Painter to Biblical Scholar | Meet Dr Adam White
Meet Dr Adam White, the accidental academic, who felt God's calling from spray painter to teaching the Bible. Adam is an expert in the New Testament, specifically Paul's letters and the book of Corinthians.
The Bible roars to life in our Old Testament and New Testament field study units as you experience firsthand the places of the Bible. You can travel to Israel and Jordan and see the promised land. Or to Greece and Turkey and see the 7 churches of Revelation. You get to walk through breathtaking sites where biblical events took place, and learn connections between the geography of the land to the message of biblical stories. These trips will enrich how you read the Bible!
ONLINE, INTENSIVES, BLENDED
We recognise that you lead a complex, busy life and need your study to be flexible. That’s why we offer the freedom to study through our global online campus, with live streamed lectures, state-of-the-art technology, and collaborative online community. This is part of our suite of exciting study modes like intensives, extensives, blended learning, professional development, and cross-cultural mission trips.
Want to complete a Certificate IV in Ministry in just 1 year? Busy with work and life? For just 2 nights per week (Mon, Tue) you can complete a Cert IV. Learn with people from other churches and expert lecturers. You can immediately apply your skills to real-life scenarios and expect to grow spiritually and be transformed in your ministry. This course can even lead to your Ordained Ministry Credentials in ACC churches.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN CHURCHES
Your opportunities are wide open to all kinds of leadership in your local church: from Church or Worship Pastor, Youth or Children’s Worker, Young Adults Leader, Church Administrator, Campus or Creative Pastor, or a Pastoral Educator.
OPPORTUNITIES IN PARA-CHURCH & NOT-FOR-PROFITS
You could work in local or international aid & development, teaching and leadership positions in colleges, and para-church organisations. And if you’re already working, you can enrich your understanding of the gospel while you work.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MINISTRY AND THEOLOGY?
AC’s Ministry and Theology courses have the same core units, giving you a firm foundation in the Scriptures, Pastoral Ministry, Leadership Principles and Christian Spirituality.
You can then choose to focus your study in specialist areas:
Ministry courses involve hands-on subjects such as Church Planting, Worship Ministry, and Preaching.
Theology courses involve in depth subjects such as Biblical Languages, New Testament and Old Testament Studies.
"Studying at AC has provided me with the perfect blend of experience and theory, exposed me to different perspectives and helped me to broaden my worldview."
Bachelor of Ministry Student
"My studies are helping me to see myself in the way that God sees me. Something that I love about the course so far is the relationship that I am growing with God. This course is encouraging me to have a deeper and more intimate relationship with him. I'm excited to see where he takes me. I feel like this course is calling me to areas of leadership that I'm passionate about such as education, business and ministry."
“My studies at Alphacrucis have made an immediate impact on my life and ministry. The quality courses and teaching have empowered me practically and enriched me personally, leaving me more passionate about God and his plans for my life.”
Bachelor of Ministry Graduate, Horizon Church
*16% higher than the national average. UG Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2018. QILT.edu.au.
^Postgraduate Business and Leadership, 2018 QILT Survey. QILT.edu.au.
**Subjects with required face-to-face delivery, such as Social Science and Education practicals, will meet physical distancing measures and required hygiene practices. Based on the latest Government advice, we are planning for a gradual return to face-to-face teaching for students who can attend campus.