Program

PROGRAM

Enrolments open for 2023

We’re excited that you’re thinking about applying for the CrossConnect course and the 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology.

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

How Do I Participate?

Exciting news! For 2023 the CrossConnect course with the 10742NAT Cert IV in Christian Ministry and Theology qualification will be delivered as a blended course. This means you can attend the course in one of two ways;

You can join in the classroom, face-to-face here at GLO Ministries Australia.

You can join the training in live virtual online sessions via Zoom from wherever you live. 

Throughout your training you will undertake nine accredited units in a range of competency based theoretical and practical training and complete formal assesments.

Students also experience ministry and discipleship training as they interact and serve in a church and its community.

QUALIFICATION TITLE

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

Registered training organisation

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

WHEN DOES IT RUN?

January 30 to October 21, 2023.

This includes 24 weeks of accredited training, orientation week, graduation week, ministry experiences, optional non-accredited training, and holidays.

Easter Holidays: April 7 – 23

Mid-Year Holidays: July 1 – 16

See page 18 for the weekly delivery schedule.

Where is the College and Training Done?

For those who choose to attend in person we are located at 15 Hamilton St, Riverstone, NSW, Australia. But if you are accessing the training virtually online, then the course is trainer-led online via Zoom.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE TRAINING?

Simple; we desire to see you develop into a fruitful disciple maker with sound theology and practical ministry skills. CrossConnect 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.

Are you ready? We would love to help you on your journey with God in his purposes for you, wherever you go.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

The cost of the CrossConnect discipleship training, including the 10742NAT Certificate IV in Ministry and Theology comprises of the following details.

Face-to-face training: $2,850 AUD*

Virtual online training: $2,850 AUD*

These costs exclude your Ministry Experience expenses which could include a local or overseas short term mission trip, youth camp or a holiday club. Ministry Experience costs are subject to change depending on local conditions, travel cost, event type and duration.

NOTE: * $1,000 payment is due before course commencement. GLO Ministries Australia offers a course fee payment plan to successful applicants.

GLO Ministries Australia does not accept payments of more than $1,500 at any one time and offers course fee payment plans to all successful applicants. Additionally all applicants have a 10-day cooling off period after submitting their application without loss. For further information please review the policy at crossconnect.glo.org.au/policies.

Accommodation

GLO Ministries Australia can provide some accommodation to CrossConnect students within walking distance of GLO Ministries Australia. Spaces are limited. See page 18 for more details.

WHAT IS THE STUDENT ENTRY LEVEL?

Minimum age 18

Completed Year 12 or equivalent

Be able to read, write comprehend and speak at a minimum IELTS level of 5.5

Have a Christian faith

Be responsible for personal travel to and from GLO

Have a personal laptop with word processing programs, a camera and microphone. 

If you are studying from home you will need an internet connection that is strong and consistant for connection to the virtual class vis Zoom.

Have a current valid email account

Hold a valid passport and student visa upon starting the course

WHAT ARE THE COURSE PREREQUISITES?

None.

WHAT SKILLS WILL I LEARN?

Through the use of adult learning and competency-based assessment in a range of ministry settings, the qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge used commonly church ministries, sound theological understanding and contemporary discipleship practices so that 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 personal spiritual discipline and growth, making presentations, communication in ministry, studying the Bible deeply and accurately for yourself and being able to teach the Bible to others, discovering biblical themes, developing sound relationships, confidence in using apologetics, evangelism, serving in children’s and youth ministry, developing and implementing multiplying discipleship practices, understanding world missions, leadership principles for use in ministry and the church.

What Units are in the Course?

The qualification 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology contains six units relating to theology and ministry and three units relating to serving with others in ministry, Biblical leadership, and presentation technology and techniques. 

 

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 workplac

Practical on the ground training activities contribute to the 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology qualification and are key to developing your overall discipleship training so it is expected that you attend them when required. These include;

  • Four weeks of in the areas of Homiletics (preaching), World Missions, the book of Romans and Discipleship Pathways. 
  • There are weekly discipleship training that consist of small DNA groups and Discipleship Training Sessions (DTS) designed to keep us focused on becoming better disciples who can make disciples.
  • Going out on a Short Term Missions for your Ministry Experience.

SAMPLE WEEKLY TIMETABLE

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
10:00 DEVOTIONS
10:30 Blended Session 1 Blended Session 5 Blended Session 9 Blended Session 13
11:30 Blended Session 2 Blended Session 6 Blended Session 10 Blended Session 14
12:30 BREAK 1
1:00 Blended Session 3 Blended Session 7 Blended Session 11 Blended Session 15
1:45 Blended Session 4 Blended Session 8 Blended Session 12 Blended Session 16
2:30 BREAK 2
3:00 – 4:00 Workshop
Session 1
Workshop Session 2 (Academic Support) Workshop Session 3 (LLNT & Tech Support) Workshop
Session 4

Delivery Modes

This course is designed for instructor-led blended training that is delivered face-to-face in the classroom and via virtual live online video conference software like Zoom. All self-directed learning is structured, compulsory self-paced learning activities, examples include reading through workbooks and completing associated tasks for assessment and reviewing PowerPoints. Content like training resources and assessments that are required for study are always accessible though the Student Portal.

How Will I Be Assessed?

​This qualification is competency based and is gained by providing evidence of skills and knowledge. The course has been designed to be practically based where you demonstrate your skills and knowledge through a variety assessment procedures including, journals, short questions and answers, role play/scenarios, presentations, demonstrations and portfolios.

QUALIFICATION

Our RTO, Australian College of Christian Studies, is responsible for compliance of all training and assessment practices as well as the issuing of qualifications. Upon satisfactory completion of your studies, you will be issued with 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology. 

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 CrossConnect using the Recognition of Prior Learning Application Kit, which will be made available upon request from ACCS or CrossConnect. 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.

2023 DELIVERY SCHEDULE

TRAINING PROGRAM

TITLE

DATES

LOCATION

ORIENTATION WEEK

Jan 30
 
Feb 2

Face-to-face and virtual live online via Zoom

BSBCMM411 Make presentations

COMMUNICATION IN MINISTRY

Feb 6
 
Feb 16

Face-to-face and virtual live online via Zoom

CMTTHE403 Compare and present information on a theological theme or issue

BIBLICAL THEOLOGY

Feb 20
 
Mar 9

Face-to-face and virtual live online via Zoom

CMTTHE404 Compare and apply new theological insights

THE LIFE OF THE DISCIPLE 

Mar 13
 
Mar 16

Face-to-face and virtual live online via Zoom

CENSUS DATE

Mar 17

CMTTHE402 Interpret theological data 

BIBLE STUDY METHODS 

Mar 20
 
Apr 6

Face-to-face and virtual live online via Zoom

EASTER HOLIDAYS

Apr 7
 
Apr 23 

CMTMIN402 Communicate theological information

COMMUNICATING THEOLOGY

Apr 24
 
May 11

Face-to-face and virtual live online via Zoom

DISCIPLESHIP PATHWAYS 

May 15
 
18

Face-to-face and virtual live online via Zoom

SISXCAI006 Facilitate groups

TEAMS IN MINISTRY

May 22

Jun 1

Face-to-face and virtual live online via Zoom

CMTTHE401 Interpret and discuss Christian Scripture and Theology

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY

Jun 5
 
Jun 22

Face-to-face and virtual live online via Zoom

HOMILETICS 

Jun 26
 
Jun 29

Face-to-face and virtual live online via Zoom

MID SEMESTER HOLIDAYS

Jul 1
 
Jul 16

TBA

CMTTHE404 Compare and apply new theological insights

THE LIFE OF THE DISCIPLE

Jul 17
 
Jul 27

Face-to-face and virtual live online via Zoom

ROMANS

Jul 31
 
Aug 3

Face-to-face and virtual live online via Zoom

BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace

LEADERSHIP IN MINISTRY

Aug 7
 
Aug 17

Face-to-face and virtual live online via Zoom

CMTMIN401 Explain the application of Christian ethics to contemporary life issues

THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH

Aug 21
 
Sep 7

Face-to-face and virtual live online via Zoom

WORLD MISSIONS 

Sep 11
 
Sep 14

Face-to-face and virtual live online via Zoom

MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

Sep 25
 
Oct 13

TBA

GRADUATION 

Nov 5

TBA

2024 International Student APPLICATION DEADLINE

Nov 30, 2023

2024 Domestic Student APPLICATION DEADLINE

Jan 14,
2023

ATTENDING A CHURCH

We are church connected, without this connection we really don’t have all the ingredients for discipleship. Therefore, throughout the year you will need to attend a local or host church and serve in various ways and participate in their ministries. You will have opportunities to attend Bible study groups and gradually become involved in the life of their home church so that they can serve and develop their abilities and gifts. Consideration is taken as to where God wants students to serve, to suit your personal gifts, circumstances and journey that you are on.

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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