WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE TRAINING?
Simple! To develop disciple makers with sound theological and ministry training. GLO College of Ministries uses a highly intentional, relational and spiritual discipleship training community that is committed to developing intentional disciple makers.
In this community, students are discipled and inspired to serve the Lord as disciple makers. Learning is then put into practice through ministry experience opportunities, during which students receive feedback and advice.
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.
How Do I Participate?
Students join trainer led online learning sessions via Zoom from wherever they live. Students undertake nine accredited units in a highly interactive adult training environment, and a range of competency based theoretical and practical tasks are used to assess students.
Students also experience ministry and discipleship training as they interact and serve in their local church and community.
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 31 to October 22, 2022.
37 weeks including formal training, orientation and graduation weeks, ministry experiences, optional non accredited training, and holidays.
Where is the College and Training Done?
The course is trainer led online via Zoom. The college is located at 15 Hamilton St, Grantham Farm, NSW, 2765, Australia.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
The cost of the CrossConnect training, including the Certificate IV in Ministry and Theology comprises of three parts;
Training: $2,850 AUD*
Excludes: Ministry Experience Expenses**Which could include a local short term mission trip, youth camp or a holiday club.
* $1,000 payment is due before course commencement. GLO College of Ministries offers a course fee payment plan to successful applicants.
** Ministry experience costs are subject to change depending on local conditions, travel cost, event type and duration.
- GLO College of Ministries does not accept payments of more than $1,500 at any one time.
- GLO College of Ministries offers a course fee payment plans to all successful applicants.
- All applicants have a 10 day cooling off period after submitting their application and deposit of $100 to withdraw without loss.
- For further information please review the policy at crossconnect.glo.org.au/policies/.
WHAT IS THE STUDENT ENTRY LEVEL?
- Have a Christian faith
- Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the commencement of the course
- Be able to read, write, comprehend and speak at a minimum of year 12 English level or equivalent. International applicants, need to have a General IELTS level of 5.5 or equivalent
- Have computer literacy skills adequate to undertake an online course
- Have access to a computer with a digital camera, microphone and word processing and presentation programs
- Have access to the internet with the ability to stream online meetings / classes
- Have a current, valid email account
WHAT ARE THE COURSE PREREQUISITES?
WHAT SKILLS WILL I LEARN?
Through the use of adult learning, and competency-based assessment in a range of settings, this qualification will provide students with skills and knowledge in ministry, theology and discipleship practices so they 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, communication in ministry, studying and teaching the Bible, discovering biblical themes, relationships, apologetics, evangelism, children’s and youth ministry, discipleship practices, world missions, leading in ministry and in discipleship programs, and serving in the church.
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
These training activities do not contribute to the 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology qualification, but are vital to your overall discipleship training and it is expected that the students attend when required.
- Four weeks of non-academic training in the areas of Homiletics (preaching), World Missions, and Discipleship Pathways.
- Weekly discipleship training that consists of small groups (DNA) and Discipleship Training Sessions (DTS) designed focus on becoming better disciples who can make disciples.
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 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.
SAMPLE WEEKLY TIMETABLE
|11:00–11:45||DNA GROUPS Session 13|
|12:00–12:45||Session 1||Session 5||Session 9||Discipleship Training Session
|12:50–1:30||Session 2||Session 6||Session 10||Session 15|
|2:00–2:30||Session 3||Session 7||Session 11||Session 16|
|2:40–3:00||Session 4||Session 8||Session 12||Session 17|
|3:30–4:30||Workshop 1||Workshop 2
Language Literacy and Numeracy Support Session
|Workshop 3||Workshop 4
Academic Support Session
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 as you demonstrate your skills and knowledge through a variety assessment procedures including journals, short questions and answers, role play / scenarios, presentations, demonstrations and short essays.
All theoretical and practical training is delivered as trainer led online learning, via Zoom, by qualified and experienced trainers and assessors through tutorials, lectures, and simulated workplace experiences.
Our RTO, Australian College of Christian Studies (ACCS), is responsible for compliance of all training and assessment practices as well as the issuance of qualifications. Upon satisfactory completion of your studies, you will be issued with 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology.
2022 DELIVERY SCHEDULE
|2022 DELIVERY SCHEDULE||DATES||LOCATION|
|ORIENTATION WEEK||January 31 – Feb 4||Trainer led online learning, Zoom|
|BSBCMM411 Make presentations||February 7 –18||Trainer led online learning, Zoom|
|COMMUNICATION IN MINISTRY|
|CMTTHE402 Interpret theological data||February 21 – March 11||Trainer led online learning, Zoom|
|BIBLE STUDY METHODS|
|NON-ACCREDITED WEEK #1||March 14 – 18||Trainer led online learning, Zoom|
|CMTTHE403 Compare and present information on a theological theme or issue||March 21– April 8||Trainer led online learning, Zoom|
|EASTER HOLIDAYS||April 9 – 24|
|CMTMIN402 Communicate theological information||April 25 – May 13||Trainer led online learning, Zoom|
|NON-ACCREDITED WEEK #2||May 16 – 20||Trainer led online learning, Zoom|
|SISXCAI006 Facilitate groups||May 23 – June 3||Trainer led online learning, Zoom|
|TEAMS IN MINISTRY|
|NON-ACCREDITED WEEK #3||June 6 – 10||Trainer led online learning, Zoom|
|MINISTRY EXPERIENCE # 1||June 13 – July 1||TBA|
|MID SEMESTER HOLIDAYS||July 2 – 17|
|CMTTHE404 Compare and apply new theological insights||July 18 – Aug 12||Trainer led online learning, Zoom|
|THE LIFE OF THE DISCIPLE|
|BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace||15 – 26 August||Trainer led online learning, Zoom|
|LEADERSHIP IN MINISTRY|
|CMTTHE401 Interpret and discuss Christian Scripture and Theology||August 29 – September 16||Trainer led online learning, Zoom|
|CMTMIN401 Explain the application of Christian ethics to contemporary life issues||September 19 – 23||Trainer led online learning, Zoom|
|THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH||& October 3 – 14|
|MINISTRY EXPERIENCE #2||September 26 – 30||TBA|
|2023 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT APPLICATION DEADLINE||November 30, 2022|
|2023 DOMESTIC STUDENT APPLICATION DEADLINE||January 18, 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 students attend their local church and serve in various ways and participate in their ministries. Students also attend Bible Study groups and gradually become involved in the life of their home church so that they can serve in a ministry and develop their abilities and gifts.
We want students to experience their local church or faith community in a way that helps them to develop as a disciple of Christ; in their character, their disciple making skills and their ministy skills. With this in mind, the CrossConnect team will establish a relationship with other mature Christians in your church community in order to ensure that you receive feedback and mentoring to serve this goal.
It is our intention at all times to help you develop as a disciple of Christ and as a disciple maker, at any time, no matter where the Lord takes you. It is our prayer and hope that you discover your part in God’s great plan for us all.
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.
Australia: (02) 9838 1595
International:+612 9838 1595
Cnr Garfeld Rd & Hamilton St,
Riverstone, NSW, 2765, Australia
Postal Address: PO Box 171
Riverstone, NSW, 2765, Australia