Details for Advanced Studies in Ministry

This subject is designed to equip students to identify, investigate and address pastroal theology and ministry issues and models as they relate to individuals and organisations. Students will develop a thesis on a contemporary ministry issue. The goal of this thesis is not only to benefit the student but to also make a contribution to the mission of the Church through its contribution of learning and/or new practice.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MIN802
  • Credit points: 20
  • Subject coordinator: Nigel Pegram


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Advanced Studies in Ministry

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

Unit Content


  1. Demonstrate a systemic and critical understanding of complex and advanced ministry issues.
  2. Demonstrate an expert ability to autonomously and analytically engage in critical reflection, synthesis and evaluation of specific ministry contexts.
  3. Critically assess and apply effective pastoral theology and ministry models as they relate to individuals, groups and/or situations.
  4. Propose a topic of research on a contemporary ministry issue and develop an articulate research approach.
  5. Display an advanced level of integrative reflection which will inform and enhance ministry practice.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-Learning (online)
  • Intensive: Two weeks (not necessarily consecutive): 7 hours per day for 10 days = 70 class hours + 170 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks.
  • Extensive: 10 days spread over the semester. This allows for students to complete readings, reflection and assessment and prepare for in-class activities between classes.

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

Assessment Methods

  • Forum Postings/Seminar Discussions (20%)
  • Group Project (40%)
  • Major Essay (40%)

Representative References

  • Specific readings will be selected according to the Ministry field of expertise.