Details for Orientation to Ministry Practice

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MIN010
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Dean O'Keefe



Awards offering Orientation to Ministry Practice

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Outline the history and beliefs of the church/denomination;
  2. Outline the structure of the church/denomination, and the relationship of the Key Leadership within it;
  3. Identify and define the expectations of the pastoral role as it applies within the church/denomination;
  4. Show an understanding of the foundations for ministry and leadership;
  5. Reflect and provide feedback on work integrated learning, showing a personal and technical understanding of the ministry context.

Subject Content

  • Welcome to Church Ministry
  • Church Governance
  • The Role of Key Leaders
  • Ministry Life
  • Leadership Skills

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (on site)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks).

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Tests (25%)
  • Project (25%)
  • Professional Portfolio (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Stanley, Andy, Visioneering- God’s Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision,  2005.
  • Gary L. McIntosh & Arn, Charles., What Every Pastor Should Know: 101 Indispensable Rules of Thumb for Leading Your Church, 2013.

Please consult your lecturer before purchasing any textbooks