Details for Ministry Essentials

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MIN011
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Dean O'Keefe



Awards offering Ministry Essentials

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

Unit Content


  1. Identify and describe the distinctives of the church/denomination;
  2. Show an understanding of how these distinctives can be applied within a contemporary church context and at a personal ministry level;
  3. Outline current community engagement practices within a local church context and identify effective practices as they relate to the target community;
  4. Show an understanding of learned leadership and ministry practices as they relate to one's context.

Subject Content

  • Evangelism and Discipleship
  • Community Engagement
  • Church/denominational Distinctives
  • Ethics and Pastoral Care
  • Ministry Practices
  • Communication and Preaching
  • Leadership Style
  • Developing Leaders
  • Self-Care
  • Contemporary Church
  • Church Governance
  • Social Issues

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%)
  • Case Study (25%)
  • Essay (50%) 

Prescribed Text

  • Bartlett, Paul, Thank God It’s Monday- Sunday’s not Enough, Bloomington: Thomas Nelson, 2015
  • Chand, Samuel, Leadership Pain- the Classroom for Growth, 2015

Please consult your lecturer before purchasing any textbooks