Details for Pentecostal Ministry Foundations

This unit explores the foundations of the Pentecostal movement. The unit begins with a brief overview of Pentecostal History and the Biblical foundations of Pentecostalism. The Theological Distinctives within Pentecostal Movements, Pentecostal Praxis, Pentecostal Leadership, and Evangelism, Church Growth and Community Engagement from a Pentecostal Perspective, will also be examined. Students will also be given ample opportunity to engage creatively with these topics to make connections with their own contexts.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MIN206
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daryl Potts


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Pentecostal Ministry Foundations

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

Unit Content


  1. Analyse different Pentecostal ministry contexts and perspectives;
  2. Examine relationships between the various facets of Pentecostal ministry praxis, such as the Bible, theology, preaching, healing, worship, leadership, structure, community, and global engagement;
  3. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of global Pentecostal church dynamics and practices;
  4. Analyse the relationship between worship, preaching and leadership;
  5. Critically analyse how Pentecostal and Charismatic expressions of social and global engagement can be enhanced by other perspectives and understandings of the broader community.

Subject Content

  1. Introduction – Background and Definitions
  2. Brief Overview of Pentecostal History
  3. Biblical Foundations of Pentecostalism
  4. Theological Distinctives in Pentecostal Movements
  5. The Call to Ministry from a Pentecostal Perspective
  6. Women in Pentecostal Ministry
  7. Pentecostal Praxis – Speaking in Tongues
  8. Pentecostal Praxis – The Gifts of the Spirit
  9. Pentecostal Praxis – Prayer, Worship and Music in Pentecostal ministry practice
  10. Pentecostal Praxis – Healing
  11. Pentecostal Preaching
  12. Leadership and Church Governance examples in Pentecostal Movements
  13. Evangelism, Church Growth and Community Engagement from Pentecostal Perspectives

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/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

  • ePortfolio (30%)
  • Comparative Review (20%)
  • Major Essay (50%)

Prescribed Text

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