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Advanced Certification of Ministry Leadership

"So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock his church, purchased with his own blood over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as leaders."
— ACTS 20:28

Biblical Leadership Specialisation

This qualification can only be started once the Certification of Personal and Teams Leadership has been completed.

Academic Level

Diploma/Degree

Duration

9-12 Months

Assessment

Yes. Certificate of Completion

Study Method

Online

Biblical Leadership Enrolment

“Axx ministry training & online Bible College courses has already proved to have been of great benefit to our students studying all over Australia. The learning, the method of delivery and the interaction combine for an outstanding educational experience for men and women in ministry”
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NATIONAL LEADER OF ACTS GLOBAL CHURCHES

Advanced Certification of Ministry Leadership Overview

The Axx Advanced Certification of Ministry Leadership qualification strongly develops leadership skills in a ministry context. It is the Axx qualification that is designed to equip you to take on a great level of leadership.

Advanced Certification of Ministry Leadership will empower you to lead teams, understand your role in an executive team, build your emotional intelligence and learn life long skills of continual leadership development.

The Advanced Certification of Ministry Leadership starts by answering the important question: who am I as a leader? Then we focus on your past, present and future leadership formation. Finishing with Organisation Management to bring all those skills together.

This qualification builds on the Certification of Personal & Teams Leadership.

Who the Advanced Certification of Ministry Leadership is for

What you will learn

Principles of Teamwork: Certified

Navigating Team Dynamics: Certified

Emotional Intelligence & Productive Teams: Certified

Spirit-Filled Leadership & Acts Part 1: Certified

Spirit-Filled Leadership & Acts Part 2: Certified

Spirit-Filled Leadership & Acts Part 3: Certified

Organisational Management: Certified

Lifelong Leadership Development – Part 1: Certified

Lifelong Leadership Development – Part 2: Certified

Included Courses

Principles of Teamwork: Certifed

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In this course, you’ll learn about the importance of working well in a team within a ministry setting. Our experts cover the developing teams, team culture, emotional intelligence theory and how to deliver and receive effective feedback.

Curriculum Covered

  1. What is a Team?
  2. Types of Teams
  3. Stages of Team Development
  4. Developing Teams
  5. Johari Window
  6. DISC & Teams
  7. Team Culture
  8. Team & Leader Relationships (1)
  9. Team & Leader Relationships (2)
  10. Diverse Teams
  11. Team Emotional Life
  12. Emotional Intelligence Theory
  13. Emotional Intelligence Practical
  14. Team Emotional Life: Belonging
  15. Team Social Dimensions
  16. Three Levels of Communication
  17. Communication Questions
  18. Feedback (1)
  19. Feedback (2)

About your instructor

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Dr Nigel Pegram

Nigel completed his Master of Theology, focusing on Old Testament Prophets. He has continued his study and completed his Doctor of Ministry, writing a dissertation on emotional intelligence and prevention of ministry burnout.

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Navigating Team Dynamics: Certified

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In this course you’ll learn how to navigate some of the challenges associated with team dynamics. Topics covered in this course include conflict styles and resolutions, narcissism, success, status, ego, team reflexivity, virtual teams and more!

Curriculum Covered

  1. Conflict Introduction
  2. Recent Research in Conflict
  3. Conflict & Personality
  4. Conflict Styles
  5. Conflict Resolution
  6. Roles & Boundaries
  7. Dealing with Difficult People
  8. Virtual Teams
  9. Group Pressure to Conform
  10. Ethics in Teams
  11. Team Creativity & Innovation
  12. Introduction to Reflexivity
  13. Team Quality Management
  14. Narcissism
  15. Success, Status & Ego
  16. Encouragement
  17. What Really Matters

About your instructor

Nigel Pegram 150 x 150 opt

Dr Nigel Pegram

Nigel completed his Master of Theology, focusing on Old Testament Prophets. He has continued his study and completed his Doctor of Ministry, writing a dissertation on emotional intelligence and prevention of ministry burnout.

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Practical

Rated 5 out of 5
August 20, 2020

Was really encouraged by this course. I have taken away lots of practical principles that I can implement immediately that have been answers to some of my challenges in leading a team. Thank you

Jenny Phillips
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Emotional Intelligence & Productive Teams: Certified

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This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to integrate concepts of self awareness and understanding with the skills required to work effectively with others in a workplace or ministry context.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Introduction to Course 
  2. Theory of Emotional Intelligence 
  3. Application of Emotional Intelligence 
  4. Biblical & Theological Foundations of E.I. 
  5. Biblical & Theological Foundations of Teams 
  6. Understanding Yourself & Understanding Others 
  7. Temperaments & DISC 
  8. DISC & Temperaments – Weaknesses 
  9. DISC & Temperaments – Strengths 
  10. Dysfunction & what it looks like 
  11. Maintaining Relational Health 
  12. You as the Team Player 
  13. Introduction to Productive Teams 
  14. Qualities for an Effective Team 
  15. Values & Care within a Team 
  16. Unity & Goals within a Team 
  17. Communication & Teams 
  18. Collaboration 
  19. Chemistry 
  20. Celebrations 
  21. Why Teams Fail 
  22. When things go wrong 
  23. Review of Course 
  24. Driving Forward 

About your instructor

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Pastor Andrew Groza

Andrew is an experienced Pastor with a demonstrated history of working in the e-learning industry. Skilled in non-profit organizations, E-Learning, coaching, organizational development, and instructional design. Andrew holds a Master of Arts in Ministry from Harvest Bible College.

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This was a good and great teaching of the word of God

Rated 5 out of 5
May 26, 2022

Praise God l thank God for everything you have help me with the Lord bless you my testimony is that my life will never be the same again

Samuel Wango
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Educating and Revealing

Rated 5 out of 5
January 24, 2022

This was another great unit in the whole of this course. I am indeed grateful for the knowledge and skills I have developed through the benevolence and good works of Acc

Eton Ekanem
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Emotional intelligence and productive teams

Rated 5 out of 5
December 3, 2021

The course is very interesting as , as a team leader I know have an idea of my personality profile. I have acquired enough knowledge required work with any team; in particular on how to respond to emotions and manage anger. Thanks to Andrew Groza and his colleagues. To God be the glory.

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The teachers and contents of the program

Rated 4 out of 5
October 7, 2021

I found this course very comprehensive and helpful. In particular the emotional intelligence part was very knew to me. I feel I got too much helpful teachings through this course. I have taken alot of notes that I will get back to. I found the teachers very clear and systematic in the ways they were delivering the content.
One little thing I struggled was sometimes the amount of information was abit too much in each clip.
I do thank the team who provided these wonderful teachings.

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2 words...DO IT!

Rated 5 out of 5
July 29, 2021

This is another awesome course, filled to the brim with things that everyone needs to know and put in place not just in your ministry but in every day life.

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This course was well done

Rated 5 out of 5
February 12, 2021

This course was well done

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Spirit Filled Leadership & Acts: Certified - Part 1

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Part 1 of this course leads students through a self-critical analysis and reflection of Spirit-filled leadership issues, including pentecostal history, theological issues, and the history and background of Acts.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Introduction
  3. Australian Pentecostal History (1)
  4. Australian Pentecostal History (2)
  5. Insights: Melinda Dwight Interview
  6. Leadership Models & Issues
  7. Ecclesiological Issues
  8. Theological Issues
  9. Pneumatological Issues
  10. Ethical & Missional Issues
  11. Introduction to Acts
  12. Critical Questions about Acts
  13. Structure of Acts
  14. Historical Context of Acts
  15. Jewishness of Acts (1)
  16. Jewishness of Acts (2)
  17. Jewishness of Acts (3)

About your instructor

Jon Newton 150 x 150 opt

Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe. Dr Jon’s Ph D was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently, I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.

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Pastor Jeremy Weetman

Jeremy has been in pastoral ministry for over twenty years. He and his wife plated the church they lead on the Gold Coast (Australia), Eikon Community, in 2006 and transitioned the congregation into a missional expression of church. He has served on various denominational committees and has been teaching in bible colleges since 2011. He is studying towards his Doctor of Ministry and is interested in sacred space and contemporary spirituality.

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Enlightening and information-packed

Rated 5 out of 5
January 4, 2022

I now am aware of many more aspects of the Book of Acts now.

John McIntyre
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awesome just purely awesome

Rated 5 out of 5
December 8, 2021

really enjoyed learning the new things and more in depth. Cannot wait to put it into practice

Casey fredericks
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Spirit Filled Leadership: Certified - Part 2

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Part 2 of this course focuses on the leadership and development of the earliest church and how pentecostal have shaped their leadership in contemporary church based on the book of Acts.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Insights: Barry Chant Interview (1)
  3. Acts & the First Pentecostals
  4. Pentecostal Use of Acts
  5. Criticisms & Response to Pentecostal Theology
  6. Insights: Barry Chant Interview (2)
  7. Leadership in the Infant Church
  8. Leadership in the Developing Church
  9. Leadership Application from Acts
  10. Insights: Craig Keener Interview (1)
  11. Leadership Issues & Crises
  12. Local Church Governance
  13. Servant Leadership
  14. Women in Leadership
  15. Insights: Craig Keener Interview (2)
  16. Financial Issues
  17. Prayer

About your instructor

Jon Newton 150 x 150 opt

Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe. Dr Jon’s Ph D was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently, I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.

Jeremy Weetman 150 x 150 opt

Pastor Jeremy Weetman

Jeremy has been in pastoral ministry for over twenty years. He and his wife plated the church they lead on the Gold Coast (Australia), Eikon Community, in 2006 and transitioned the congregation into a missional expression of church. He has served on various denominational committees and has been teaching in bible colleges since 2011. He is studying towards his Doctor of Ministry and is interested in sacred space and contemporary spirituality.

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Very interesting

Rated 5 out of 5
January 4, 2022

Again, there is plenty to learn and discover in this section.

John McIntyre
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Spirit Filled Leadership & Acts: Certified - Part 3

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Part 3 of this course will lead students through a self-critical analysis and reflection of Spirit-filled leadership issues including Pentecost, spiritual warfare, healing and miracles.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Liturgy
  3. Insights: Tex Houston Interview
  4. Pentecost (1)
  5. Pentecost (2)
  6. Insights: Jon Newton Interview
  7. Spiritual Warfare & Deliverance
  8. Healing in Acts
  9. Miracles in Acts
  10. Insights: Craig Keener Interview (3)
  11. Missiological Perspectives (1)
  12. Missiological Perspectives (2)
  13. Missiological Perspectives (3)
  14. Insights: Cin Do Kham Interview
  15. Preaching in Acts
  16. Teaching in Acts
  17. Synthesizing & Applying Acts

About your instructor

Jon Newton 150 x 150 opt

Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe. Dr Jon’s Ph D was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently, I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.

Jeremy Weetman 150 x 150 opt

Pastor Jeremy Weetman

Jeremy has been in pastoral ministry for over twenty years. He and his wife plated the church they lead on the Gold Coast (Australia), Eikon Community, in 2006 and transitioned the congregation into a missional expression of church. He has served on various denominational committees and has been teaching in bible colleges since 2011. He is studying towards his Doctor of Ministry and is interested in sacred space and contemporary spirituality.

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Very worthwhile

Rated 5 out of 5
January 4, 2022

A very worthwhile session! I will apply what I have learned into my day to day activities.

John McIntyre
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Love talking about Acts!

Rated 5 out of 5
December 9, 2021

This is hugely motivational and must be listened to and learned from. Totally recommend!

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Organisational Management: Certified

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This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to create a management strategy and help you manage a ministry team within a Christian organisation. It will also formulate specific steps to further develop the current management processes of a Christian organisation.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction
  3. Biblical Foundations
  4. The BIG Picture
  5. How do you know you’re winning?
  6. Achieving VISION
  7. Organisational Structure
  8. Managing People
  9. Managing Finances
  10. Managing Resources
  11. Asking Good Questions
  12. Being Solution Focused
  13. Brainstorming
  14. Setting Goals
  15. Understanding How Change Affects Others
  16. Dealing with Barriers
  17. Clearly Define Expectations
  18. Creating a Culture of Communication
  19. Thinking Things Through
  20. Vision Alignment
  21. What is measurable & what is not?
  22. Value of Reporting
  23. An Evaluation Process
  24. Monitor Progress through Informal Reviews
  25. Dealing with the Unexpected
  26. Keep Talking about the Wins
  27. Transitioning
  28. A Culture of Gratitude

About your instructor

Andrew Drummond

Andrew Drummond

Andrew has held various pastoral roles for over fifteen years. He now works with Springboard Consulting where is all about empowering people for a purpose whether that be for pastors, leaders, denominational leaders, business leaders, NGO or mission leaders. Drawing from extensive experience training, strategic coaching and personal mentoring will be provided to empower you and your leaders for their purpose

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Lifelong Leadership Development: Certified - Part 1

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This course is a thorough study of a student’s own spiritual journey using biblical reflection, and the comparative study of the life stories of biblical, historical, and contemporary leaders.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Spiritual Formation 1 – The Ultimate Testimony
  3. Patterns of Leadership Emergence 1
  4. LDS Theory: Narrative & Timeline
  5. Case Study 1
  6. Spiritual Formation 2 – Calling/Destiny
  7. Process Items
  8. Process Items & Principles
  9. Development Phases, Sub Phases & Boundary Phases 1
  10. Development Phases, Sub Phases & Boundary Phases 2
  11. Development Phases, Sub Phases & Boundary Phases 3
  12. Spiritual Formation 3 – Knowledge/Learning
  13. Spiritual Formation 4 – Guidance
  14. Ministry Maturing Processes 1
  15. Ministry Maturing Processes 2

About your instructor

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Dr Ian Grant

Ian is an experienced Vice-President Emeritus with a demonstrated history of executive leadership, curriculum development, postgraduate teaching and accreditation, in theological education and ministry training in Australian and international contexts, including in the e-learning industry. He is skilled in Lecturing, Coaching, Managing Teams, Conflict Resolution. Ian holds a PhD focused on cultural intelligence, anthropology, contextualised leadership, cultural and religious change, intercultural communication and Majority World Christianity from Monash University.

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Rated 3 out of 5
November 4, 2021

I found the content of the program very rich and helpful. However I felt Dr Ian was talking so fast and going so fast through some points. I feel for some parts we need more time to digest the content specially that there is too much content in each section.

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Lifelong Leadership Development: Certified - Part 2

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This course is a thorough study of a student’s own spiritual journey using biblical reflection, and the comparative study of the life stories of biblical, historical, and contemporary leaders.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Spiritual Formation 5: Criticism
  3. Spiritual Formation 6: Intimacy 1
  4. Spiritual Formation 6: Intimacy 2
  5. Spiritual Formation 7: Little/Big Picture
  6. Growth Ministry Processing 1
  7. Growth Ministry Processing 2
  8. The ‘Time’ Variable
  9. Five Types of Leaders
  10. Spiritual Formation 9
  11. Constructing an Overview Chart
  12. Leadership Challenge 1
  13. Leadership Challenge 2

About your instructor

Ian Grant 150 x 150 opt

Dr Ian Grant

Ian is an experienced Vice-President Emeritus with a demonstrated history of executive leadership, curriculum development, postgraduate teaching and accreditation, in theological education and ministry training in Australian and international contexts, including in the e-learning industry. He is skilled in Lecturing, Coaching, Managing Teams, Conflict Resolution. Ian holds a PhD focused on cultural intelligence, anthropology, contextualised leadership, cultural and religious change, intercultural communication and Majority World Christianity from Monash University.

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Rated 4 out of 5
November 4, 2021

I found this section very motivating in particular the last two sessions were very encouraging and challenging.

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Advanced Certification of Ministry Leadership Requirements

All assessment tasks must be completed to be certified

  • Learners are required to complete all video lessons
  • Each lesson has a short multiple choice quiz
  • There are no essays to be written in this qualification