Program

PROGRAM

Enrolments open for 2022 at our new location!

Thank you for thinking about applying for the CrossConnect course and the 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology.

The course is operating from Riverstone, Sydney, NSW in 2022.

If you would like more information, please download the prospectus or email crossconnect@glo.org.au.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE TRAINING?

GLO College of Ministries’ uses a laser sharp, highly intentional, relational and spiritual Discipleship Training Community that is committed to developing intentional disciple makers.

We do this through relational discipleship, practical theology, and real-world experiences. Our desire is to see the world challenged and changed by disciples of Jesus through the impacting of their communities with the multiplication of disciples.

Through the use adult learning, face to face training and competency-based assessment in a range of settings, this qualification will provide you with skills and knowledge in ministry, theology, and discipleship practices so you can develop a sound personal faith in God and be able to serve in a variety of church and discipleship related activities.

Examples of applications for these skills can include spiritual discipline and growth, communication in ministry, studying and teaching the Bible, discovering biblical themes, relationships, apologetics, evangelism, children’s and youth ministry, world missions, leading in ministry and in discipleship practices and programs.

Will you join our community? We would love to help you on your journey with God in his purposes for you, wherever you go.

QUALIFICATION TITLE

10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology (CRICOS #99945K)

Registered training organisation

Australian College of Christian Studies RTO #91402 | CRICOS #03375M

Registered training organisation

Australian College of Christian Studies RTO #91402 | CRICOS #03375M

WHEN DOES IT RUN?

January 31 to October 22, 2022.

37 weeks including formal training, orientation and graduation weeks, ministry experiences, optional non accredited training, and holidays.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

The cost of the CrossConnect training, including the Certificate IV in Ministry and Theology comprises of three parts, you’re Training and Ministry Experience* expenses, and optional accommodation if you want to be a residential student. Go to the Fees Policy if you want all the details.

NOTE:

  1. *Which can include a Short-Term Mission Trip and youth camp or a holiday club. Variations in the cost of the Short-Term Mission Trip have an impact on the price.
  2. GLO College of Ministries offers a course fee payment plan to applicants.
  3. Prospective Australians maybe interested in the CrossConnect Australian Scholarship Program.
  4. GLO College of Ministries does not accept payments of more than $1,500 at any one time.
  5. Applicants have a 10-day cooling off period after applying to withdraw without loss.
  6. For further information see crossconnect.glo.org.au/policies/.

WHAT IS THE STUDENT ENTRY LEVEL?

  • Minimum age 18
  • Completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • Have a Christian faith
  • Have a current valid email account
  • International students need an IELTS level of 5.5
  • International students need to be on a Student Visa

WHAT ARE THE COURSE PREREQUISITES?

None.

ACCREDITED TRAINING

The qualification 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology contains six units relating to theology and ministry and three units relating to practical ministry, leadership, and communication.

 

CMTTHE401 Discuss the nature of the Bible and present day Christian life and practice

CMTTHE402 Interpret theological data

CMTTHE403 Investigate information within a theological theme or issue

CMTTHE404 Compare and apply new theological insights

CMTMIN401 Explore ideas about God in relation to the way we live as Christians

CMTMIN402 Communicate theological information

BSBCMM411 Make presentations

SISXCAI006 Facilitate groups

BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace

NON-ACCREDITED TRAINING

These training activities do not contribute to the 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology qualification, but they are vital to your overall discipleship training while at the college and it is expected that the students attend when required.

  • Three weeks of non-academic training in the areas of Homiletics (preaching), World Missions, and Discipleship Pathways.
  • Weekly discipleship training designed to keep us focused on becoming better disciples who can make disciples.
  • News and updates about weekly events, and time for planning for programs like; Short Term Missions, Young Adults Camp and Holiday Club.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

RPL is a process available, upon application through ACCS, to students who consider that they have the requisite skills and knowledge in church-based ministries. Students are required to inform the GLO College of Ministries using the Recognition of Prior Learning Application Kit, which will be made available upon request from ACCS or GLO College of Ministries. All students must satisfy the competencies of the specific accreditation in which RPL is being sought. Where a student’s application for RPL does not meet the required level of competence, they will be required to participate in activities and associated training.

TRAINING PROGRAM

RPL is a process available, upon application through ACCS, to students who consider that they have the requisite skills and knowledge in church-based ministries. Students are required to inform the GLO College of Ministries using the Recognition of Prior Learning Application Kit, which will be made available upon request from ACCS or GLO College of Ministries. All students must satisfy the competencies of the specific accreditation in which RPL is being sought. Where a student’s application for RPL does not meet the required level of competence, they will be required to participate in activities and associated training.

2022 TRAINING SCHEDULE

UNIT

DATES

Orientation Week

 

31 January – 4 February

Communication In Ministry

BSBCMM411 Make presentations

7 -18 February

Bible Study Methods

CMTTHE402 Interpret theological data

21 February – 11 March

Non-Accredited Week #1

HOMILETICS

14 – 18 March

Biblical Theology

CMTTHE403 Compare and present information on a theological theme or issue

21 March – 8 April

Easter Holidays

 

9 -24 April

Communicating Theology

CMTMIN402 Communicate theological information

25 April – 13 May

Non-Accredited Week #2

DISCIPLESHIP PATHWAYS

16 – 20 May

Teams In Ministry

SISXCAI006 Facilitate groups

23 May – 3 June

Non-Accredited Week #3

WORLD MISSIONS

6 – 10 June

Ministry Experience I

SHORT TERM MISSION TRIP

13 June – 1 July

Mid Semester Holidays

 

2 – 17 July

The Life of The Disciple

CMTTHE404 Compare and apply new theological insights

18 July – 12 August

Leadership In Ministry

BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace

15 – 26 August

Systematic Theology

CMTTHE401 Interpret and discuss Christian Scripture and Theology

29 August – 16 September

The Life of The Church

CMTMIN401 Explain the application of Christian ethics to contemporary life issues

19 -23 September &

3 – 14 October

Ministry Experience II

Holiday Club or Youth Camp

26 – 30 September

Graduation Week

 

17 – 21 October

Graduation

 

23 October

SAMPLE WEEKLY TIMETABLE

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
8:30 -8:55 COLLEGE DEVOTIONS DNA GROUPS
9:00 – 9:40 Session1 Session 7 Session 13 Session 19
9:45 – 10:25 Session 2 Session 8 Session 14 Session 20
10:30 MORNING TEA
11:00 – 11:25 Session 3 Session 9 Session 15 Session 21
11:30 – 12:10 Session 4 Session 10 Session 16 Session 22
12:15 – 1:00 Session 5 Session 11 Session 17 Session 23
1:00 LUNCH COLLEGE LUNCH
2:00 – 3:00 Session 6 Session 12 Session 18 Session 24
Training includes a Bible study, Youth or Sunday school ministry and Church on Sundays.

LIVING AND STUDYING AT CROSSCONNECT

GLO College of Ministries continues to deliver the CrossConnect course and the 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology, at its new location in Grantham Farm in Sydney, New South Wales. Here we develop students who stay near the campus as residential students, and we now also accept students who would like to study face to face during the day but stay off-site at their own accommodation. Both have many benefits, however we encourage people to consider staying as residential students, as we always see greater personal growth in these students as we do Life-on-Life and Life-in-Community together over the nine-month period.

For those who can only participate in the training by travelling from home during the day this is a positive option as well, keeping in mind that there are further optional opportunities to train and serve with associated, church-linked ministries throughout the course.

TRANSPORT

The College will provide transport to all College based or church-based activities. If you have a vehicle, you can bring it, but you will need to take full responsibility for it. Spaces for day students’ cars are also available on site.

THE LOCATION

Grantham Farm is situated in northwest of the beautiful international city of Sydney and is right next to one of the oldest Australian towns, Riverstone. Riverstone has Primary and secondary schools, a train station with access to the greater area of Sydney and the domestic and international airports. The Riverstone train station and shops are with a 15-minute (1.3 km) walking distance of the college, as are a grocery store, specialty shops and various food outlets. From Grantham Farm you are a short bike ride away from Sydney’s vast network of cycling pathways. For a greater range of shopping experiences, cinemas, gyms, and light rail are only a 15 min (8 km) drive away at Rouse Hill or Marsden Park.

Grantham Farm and the sounding suburbs provide opportunities for shopping, entertainment and education and are a gateway to many great tourist attractions like the Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, the Sydney Harbour with the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, the Blue Mountains, Taronga Zoo, and the amazing Sydney beaches. Sydney is a hub for destinations all over Australia like Melbourne, Brisbane, Alice Springs, and Australia’s capitol Canberra.

ATTENDING A CHURCH

We are Church connected. Without this connection we really don’t have all the ingredients for discipleship. Therefore, throughout the year students attend their local or a host church and there they can serve in various ways and participate in their ministries. Consideration is taken as to where God wants students to serve, to suit their personal gifts, circumstances, and journey that they are on.

ACCOMMODATION & FOOD

For those who choose to be residential students, accommodation can be provided at a cost (See Fees Policy). Most student accommodation will be a share house consisting of 3 to 4 bedrooms and students will have a common bathroom and kitchen facilities.

At the College we have recently upgraded the training facilities with a training room that includes library, student Wi-Fi, printing facilities and a practical ministry tools and supplies for all theoretical and practical ministry applications throughout the course. The college also has a great communal kitchen and dining area for students and staff so that students can prepare their own meals and at times shared meals. Additionally, the college will provide morning tea on training days. It is good to know that students prepare their own lunch on Monday through Wednesday. On Thursday the College provides an opportunity to gather at a college lunch.

Partnership statement

Currently the 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology course is delivered by GLO College of Ministries, which operates as Third Party Provider (TPP) for the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Australian College of Christian Studies (ACCS RTO#910402 CRICOS 03375M).

This partnership has been developed and agreed upon by both parties in the Memorandum of Agreement and adheres to the Nationally Recognised Training standards.

SAY HELLO!

Phone
Australia:
(02) 9838 1595
International:+612 9838 1595

Email:  crossconnect@glo.org.au

Street Address:
Cnr Garfeld Rd & Hamilton St,
Riverstone, NSW, 2765, Australia

Postal Address:
Postal Address:  PO Box 171
Riverstone, NSW, 2765, Australia

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