ARE YOU CALLED TO BE A PASTOR, LEADER OR THEOLOGIAN?
We prepare you for ministry in church, business, academic and community settings. Our goal is to help you discover your calling, and how to integrate your faith with your vocation. We'll help you develop a robust theological framework, while cultivating your critical and creative thinking skills to address the complexities of modern ministry, so you can effectively communicate the message of Christ.
“We provide a strong foundation in the Bible and theology so students have a confidence in their faith. Building on this, we equip students to ask good questions, think creatively and communicate effectively. This is so they can be successful in their chosen vocations, integrate their faith and work, but also be life-long learners.”
Dean of Theology
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.
THE RIGHT BALANCE
Our theology courses integrate a well-developed foundation in Christian
Studies with a broad and coherent theoretical and practical knowledge in
theology and biblical studies. This includes exploration of the Christian
tradition as developed historically and within faith traditions. It also
includes studying the primary texts of the Christian faith
(Old and New Testaments) with reflection on how those texts have been
interpreted both historically and in contemporary readings.
Step into leadership, pastoral ministry, local
and international social justice work, aid and development, chaplaincy
and teaching positions in colleges and churches. Or if you’re already
working, you can enrich your understanding of the gospel while you
continue in your professional career.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MINISTRY AND THEOLOGY?
AC’s Bachelor of Ministry and Bachelor of Theology 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.
"There is such wisdom and insight coming from the experienced teachers. Everything lines up with the gospels and everything comes back to scripture. You are able to put everything you study into practice in your ministry wherever you are, whether you are in the community or in a church environment.”
Master of Theology Graduate
“Studying the Bachelor of Theology at AC has enriched my understanding of God, his kingdom and love for people. The classroom is a place of empowerment and empathy where open communication and thought is welcomed by fellow students and world class lecturers. This wonderful sanctuary has helped me transform my Christian worldview, deepen my understanding of who we are as God's people and renewed my hunger for his influence through us as world changers.”
Bachelor of Theology Graduate
“My time at AC really helped me see and understand the Word through a lens I had never seen before, helped me to become a better communicator practically, but most importantly, it has deepened my love for God personally."
*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.