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Certificate of Church History and Theology

“Therefore let us repent and pass from ignorance to knowledge, from foolishness to wisdom, from licentiousness to self-control, from injustice to righteousness, from godlessness to God.”
— CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA
“There is no justification without sanctification, no forgiveness without renewal of life, no real faith from which the fruits of new obedience do not grow.”
— MARTIN LUTHER
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Academic Level

Diploma

Duration

8-10 Months

Assessment

Yes. Certificate of Completion

Study Method

Online

“Elouise has really learned how to analyse God’s word through interacting with the biblical context and this has led to her gaining a better understanding of the history of the Christian church.”
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Elouise Harris
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Certificate of Church History and Theology Overview

The Certificate of Church History and Theology focuses on the fullness of the history of the Church and its great leaders.

The study of the history of the church provides an important framework for thinking through ideas of contemporary society and practice in churches today.

The Certificate of Church History and Theology builds on the foundation provided by the Certificate of Theology, by extending developed knowledge and skills into the study of the history of the Christian church.

The Certificate of Church History and Theology contributes to the students learning as it enables them to acquire foundational historical and biblical knowledge through historical and theological studies.

The Certificate of Church History and Theology prepares you to respond and minister out of our inherited Creeds. It will enable students and leaders to identify some of their own traditions, challenge presuppositions, and develop a more comprehensive and grounded theological practice in their personal life and ministry context.

The Certificate of Church History and Theology is understanding, exploring what church history is and how it impacts our life and ministry today.

Who the Certificate of Church History and Theology is for

What you will learn

Introduction to Church History: Part 1 Certified​

Introduction to Church History: Part 2 Certified​

Theology of the Church: Part 1 Certified​

Theology of the Church: Part 2 Certified​

Pentecostal History: Part 1 Certified

Pentecostal History: Part 2 Certified

Certificate of Church History and Theology Enrolment Options

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Included Courses

Introduction to Church History: Certified - Part 1

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The study of the history of the church provides an important and necessary context for thinking through the issues of theology and practice that believers and leaders face today.

This course builds on the foundation provided by Introduction to Theology, through extending the knowledge and skills developed into the study of the history of the Christian church.

Curriculum Covered

1. Learning from History (1)
2. Learning from History (2)
3. What Does History Teach Us?
4. What is meaning anyway?
5. From Jesus to the Apostles
6. The Early Church
7. The Fall of the Temple in Jerusalem
8. Implications of the Fall of the Temple
9. Applying Lessons from the Early Church
10. Apostolic Succession
11. Issues of the 2nd & 4th Centuries (1)
12. Issues of the 2nd & 4th Centuries (2)
13. Ecumenical Councils
14. The Christian Emperors
15. Laity & Clergy
16. The Church & the Monastics
17. The Monastics: Rule & Life (1)
18. The Monastics: Rule & Life (2)
19. The Rise of Christendom: Augustine
20. Christendom: Papacy & the Rise of Islam
21. The Rise of Charlemagne
22. The Crowning of Charlemagne
23. The Church Divided (1)
24. The Church Divided (2)
25. The Crusades (1)
26. The Crusades (2)
27. Preludes to the Reformation
28. Jon Wyclif & Jan Hus
29. Reformation: The Problems (1)
30. Reformation: The Problems (2)
31. Reformation: Martin Luther (1)
32. Reformation: Martin Luther (2)

About your instructor

David Morgan

Dr David Morgan

David holds a Doctorate in Theology from the University of Durham. He was a Lecturer at Harvest Bible College.

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Introduction to Church History: Certified - Part 2

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The study of the history of the church provides an important, necessary context for thinking through issues of theology and practices that believers and leaders face today.

Part Two of this course looks in depth at the development of the Christian Church throughout the last five hundred years – covering the Reformation, the Enlightenment and the more recent developments and movements that have affected the Church we minister in today.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Reformers in Europe (1)
  3. Reformers in Europe (2)
  4. Reformation in England: Beginnings
  5. Reformation in England: Henry VIII
  6. Reformation in England: Henry’s Solution (1)
  7. Reformation in England: Henry’s Solution (2)
  8. Reform in England: Edward & Mary
  9. Reform in England: Elizabeth & James
  10. Reformation in the Catholic Church (1)
  11. Reformation in the Catholic Church (2)
  12. Radical Reforms (1)
  13. Radical Reforms (2)
  14. Catholic Church Expansion (1)
  15. Catholic Church Expansion (2)
  16. The Church in Revival: Beginnings (1)
  17. The Church in Revival: Beginnings (2)
  18. The Church in Revival: The Revivalists
  19. The Great Awakening
  20. John & Charles Wesley (1)
  21. John & Charles Wesley (2)
  22. Modern Philosophers & Philosophies (1)
  23. Modern Philosophers & Philosophies (2)
  24. The Glorious (UK) & American Revolution
  25. The French Revolution
  26. The Colonies: Companies & Discoveries
  27. The Settlement of Australia
  28. The Colonies & Slavery
  29. Beginnings of Modern Missions
  30. Modern Missions: William Carey
  31. Modern Missions: Judson & Taylor
  32. Modern Missions: David Livingstone

About your instructor

David Morgan

Dr David Morgan

David holds a Doctorate in Theology from the University of Durham. He was a Lecturer at Harvest Bible College.

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Theology of the Church: Certified - Part 1

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Eyes opening

Rated 4 out of 5
October 12, 2021

I have enjoyed Acts Part 1. It has given me knowledge of what is not so obvious in the Bible. It does not give full accounts of culture, background history, political climate, prejudices, social injustices…etc etc, and nor should it. This has started to open my eyes that there so much more happening behind the scenes and behind the words we read. I have a fuller appreciation of why people act the way they do and what sort of world Jesus and the disciples were living in.

Pelite
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New understanding

Rated 4 out of 5
October 4, 2021

The course has opened my eyes to the world Jesus and his disciples were living in and what the disciples were faced with after Jesus ascended. What I have learned has given me new understanding so that when I read the bible I see beyond the words. I also see the cultures, different belief systems, different historical backgrounds, prejudices and so on. I did not know there were different Jewish groups (so different from each other). I have a greater understanding and appreciation of what the early church experienced. I am still blown away by how pure and merciful God’s heart is in choosing the undeserved to change the world and spread the gospel to the Gentiles. This learning gives me greater encouragement that as undeserved as I am, there is a greater purpose for my life and that I am redeemed through Him for Him.

Jean Pelite
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Very Detail

Rated 5 out of 5
June 21, 2021

Awsome study on the book of acts showing theological emphases and also Holy spirit revelations. Just awesome seeing how the apostles moved in the power of the Holy Spirit and just being Holy Sprit Led and not led by their own feelings, in some cases. Also for us to carry it on today and getting a brief understanding of sharing the Gospel in a package which is the message Gospel of Grace, Faith, Jesus, and the Kingdom of God.

Vilikesa
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introduction to the Biblical Narrative Acts part 1

Rated 5 out of 5
June 15, 2021

Studing Acts has given me3 a greater understanding of what life was like in the aftermath of Jesus death and resurrection. putting myself into the time and culture had me question how I would have served Jesus. leading me to question how I serve Him now in my time and culture.
Thanks to Jesus over 2 thousands of years I am blessed to be a Christian, to know and really understand that I am part of the Church, that I am a daughter of the King, a daughter of God.

Loraine
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Awesome and in depth run through

Rated 5 out of 5
April 1, 2021

Thank you so much for this excellent course. God bless!

Luke Rokotoro
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good

Rated 4 out of 5
March 4, 2021

good

Barnabas Edohasim
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Grant Buchanan walks us through the development of the church and the theology that has undergirded movements and trends of the global & local church. He also takes a look at new and emerging philosophies that are developing in the church today.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Course Introduction
  3. Definitions
  4. The Church in the New Testament
  5. What the Church is…
  6. The Origin of the Church
  7. The Purpose of the Church (1)
  8. The Purpose of the Church (2)
  9. The Marks & Nature of the Church
  10. Church Universal & Local
  11. The Church & the Kingdom
  12. The Sacraments (1) Introduction
  13. The Sacraments (2) Baptism
  14. The Sacraments (3) The Lord’s Supper
  15. Worship

About your instructor

Grant Buchanan

Pastor Grant Buchanan

Prior to Bible teaching, Grant served as a full-time pastor and school chaplain. Although a lecturer in theology and biblical studies with a focus on Pauline theology and the Gospels, Grant also operates as a professional counsellor and is working towards the completion of this Doctor of Philosophy by exploring a pneumatological reading of Galatians in light of 6:15 and the impact this has on Christian identify.

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Very important theological points made

Rated 5 out of 5
January 4, 2022

This lesson provides information that is critical to understanding the theology of the church.

John McIntyre
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Theology of the Church: Certified - Part 2

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Grant Buchanan walks us through the development of the church and the theology that has undergirded movements and trends of the global & local church. In part two of the course he discusses major contemporary factors such as leadership, church health, evangelism and mission.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Leadership & Ministry
  3. Leadership Ascension Gifts
  4. Leadership Administration Gifts
  5. Leadership Governance
  6. Leadership & Authority
  7. Church Health & Growth Indicators
  8. Natural Church Development (NCD)
  9. Church Health: REVEAL
  10. Church Health: Tony Morgan
  11. Profile of a Healthy Church
  12. Evangelism & Mission
  13. The Missiological Church
  14. What is Mission?
  15. Emerging Ecclesiology
  16. Missional Ecclesiology
  17. Contemporary Examples (1) Local
  18. Contemporary Examples (2) Global
  19. Pentecostal Ecclesiology
  20. The Destiny of the Church

About your instructor

Grant Buchanan

Pastor Grant Buchanan

Prior to Bible teaching, Grant served as a full-time pastor and school chaplain. Although a lecturer in theology and biblical studies with a focus on Pauline theology and the Gospels, Grant also operates as a professional counsellor and is working towards the completion of this Doctor of Philosophy by exploring a pneumatological reading of Galatians in light of 6:15 and the impact this has on Christian identify.

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Interesting and understandable

Rated 5 out of 5
January 4, 2022

The information was presented in an easy to understand yet challenging way. I learned a lot from this lesson!

John McIntyre
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Pentecostal History: Certified - Part 1

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Dr Barry Chant evokes consideration to the gravity of the Holy Spirit at work throughout our history, both old and new, near and far and how the Holy Spirit is in the smallest details of the ministry in the past century.

Well known Statesman of the Australian Pentecostal Church, Dr Barry Chant, takes us through the various movements and ministries that form the foundation of the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the past century.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Introduction and Course Documents
  2. Why Study History?
  3. Attributes of New Movements
  4. Charismata in the First Five Centuries
  5. Social & Historical Background
  6. The Age of Wesley
  7. Wesleyanism
  8. The Nineteenth Century
  9. 18th & 19th Century Missions
  10. 19th Century Healing Ministries
  11. J.A. Dowie
  12. Methodist Holiness Teaching
  13. Beginnings of Pentecostalism
  14. Parham & Seymour
  15. Assemblies of God & Oneness
  16. The Revival of Pentecostalism
  17. India
  18. The United States of America
  19. Healing Revivals & Oral Roberts
  20. T.L. Osborn

About your instructor

Barry Chant

Dr Barry Chant

Barry was the founding president of Tabor College (Australia), a multi-denominational charismatic ministry training institution with campuses in Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Hobart and Sydney, teaching to doctoral level and training men and women for ministry, missionary endeavour and counselling. Today he specialises in: writing children’s stories, motivational and devotional books, historical research of the Australian Pentecostal movement, preaching and teaching, prophetic ministry, and playing an average game of tennis.

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Very Detail

Rated 5 out of 5
October 12, 2021

It was really interesting to see the move of the Holy Spirit in the past years and the church History of each denomination, really looking forward to learning more.

Vilikesa
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Cool

Rated 5 out of 5
October 6, 2021

It was cool and awesome to see the History of Pentecostalism and the move of the Holy Spirit in the past years, different churches from mega-churches and to the small ministry’s. The power of healing and man of God that were moved by the power of the Holy Spirit in their callings, I’ve witnessed the move of the Holy Spirit growing up in a Christian Family, just recently I’ve really been moving through the power of the Holy Spirit with the God-given gifts to be used for His Glory. To see the Holy Spirit moving even till this day.
All Glory to God Amen!

Vilikesa
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pentecostal history

Rated 5 out of 5
July 9, 2021

WOW, this subject was packed with information. I found it interesting to see how the churches split from mainstream churches, and how Pentecostalism swept the world. I found on Youtube documentaries on the Azusa and Welsh movements, giving me, images of the culture, housing and clothing worn at that time. Seeing buildings that are still standing today. It bought history alive to me. I have copious notes, books to read, ducos to watch, a wealth of knowledge awaits me. This has led me in another direction in my walk with God. so exciting
On a personal note, I have been using the 10x 7 of praying in tongues. I have purchased books on the Holy Spirit and early churches. There is information on websites and Youtube.
I was recently visiting a friend in hospital and the woman in the bed opposite was crying. I went to her and asked her if I could pray for her? She said yes please.
Just a few short months ago before I started this course with AXX, I would have prayed where I was sitting, but going to a stranger and asking her if she wanted me to pray for her, I would not have done that. I felt a stirring in my heart and I knew I needed to go over to her and pray openly.
After we prayed I asked her if she wanted water, and her dinner. She answered yes to both questions. I was then able to help her with both tasks. She then opened up to me about the situation she was in.
I know God put me in that room at that time, and I was able to reach out to a woman, who was frightened and worried about her children she was also in a lot of pain from her surgery. I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit. I also prayed with my friend and as I was leaving that ward, I saw another lady with a Bible on her lap. Again I was able to pray with a stranger. To be Gods instrument and showing the love of God, and how these people can draw on the strength of the Holy Spirit. was an awesome experience.
I have grown immensely since starting this course. I am repeating myself here, but I am so thirsty for God, and hunger is burning within me. I thank you at AXX and I especially thank Dr Barry Chant, you hit me with heaps of information that has freed me in ways I never thought possible, I am so alive and drunk in the Spirit. my spirit is alive with the Holy Spirit, I praise God for leading me to the AXX scripture, and how God has me on this wonderful journey to WHAT’S NEXT? for me. An exciting time for me. God bless you. Love, Peace and prays for you all
Loraine Fox

Loraine Fox
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Pentecostal History: Certified - Part 2

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Dr Barry Chant evokes consideration to the gravity of the Holy Spirit at work throughout our history, both old and new, near and far and how the Holy Spirit is in the smallest details of the ministry in the past century.

Well known Statesman of the Australian Pentecostal Church, Dr Barry Chant, takes us through the various movements and ministries that form the foundation of the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the past century.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Africa
  3. Korea
  4. Brazil & China
  5. Questions about Pentecostalism
  6. Pentecost in Europe
  7. European Revivalists
  8. Renewal Movements
  9. Third Wave & Spirit Baptism (1)
  10. Third Wave & Spirit Baptism (2)
  11. Pentecostalism in Australia
  12. Sarah Jane Lancaster & the Good News Hall
  13. F.B. Van Eyk (1)
  14. F.B. Van Eyk (2)
  15. The Sunshine Revival
  16. The Apostolic Church
  17. The CRC Churches
  18. Missionaries & Mega-Churches
  19. Australian Pentecostal Churches
  20. So What (Now)?

About your instructor

Barry Chant

Dr Barry Chant

Barry was the founding president of Tabor College (Australia), a multi-denominational charismatic ministry training institution with campuses in Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Hobart and Sydney, teaching to doctoral level and training men and women for ministry, missionary endeavour and counselling. Today he specialises in: writing children’s stories, motivational and devotional books, historical research of the Australian Pentecostal movement, preaching and teaching, prophetic ministry, and playing an average game of tennis.

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Very Detail

Rated 5 out of 5
October 12, 2021

It was really interesting to see the move of the Holy Spirit in the past years and the church History of each denomination, really looking forward to learning more.

Vilikesa
Avatar for Vilikesa

Cool

Rated 5 out of 5
October 6, 2021

It was cool and awesome to see the History of Pentecostalism and the move of the Holy Spirit in the past years, different churches from mega-churches and to the small ministry’s. The power of healing and man of God that were moved by the power of the Holy Spirit in their callings, I’ve witnessed the move of the Holy Spirit growing up in a Christian Family, just recently I’ve really been moving through the power of the Holy Spirit with the God-given gifts to be used for His Glory. To see the Holy Spirit moving even till this day.
All Glory to God Amen!

Vilikesa
Avatar for Vilikesa

pentecostal history

Rated 5 out of 5
July 9, 2021

WOW, this subject was packed with information. I found it interesting to see how the churches split from mainstream churches, and how Pentecostalism swept the world. I found on Youtube documentaries on the Azusa and Welsh movements, giving me, images of the culture, housing and clothing worn at that time. Seeing buildings that are still standing today. It bought history alive to me. I have copious notes, books to read, ducos to watch, a wealth of knowledge awaits me. This has led me in another direction in my walk with God. so exciting
On a personal note, I have been using the 10x 7 of praying in tongues. I have purchased books on the Holy Spirit and early churches. There is information on websites and Youtube.
I was recently visiting a friend in hospital and the woman in the bed opposite was crying. I went to her and asked her if I could pray for her? She said yes please.
Just a few short months ago before I started this course with AXX, I would have prayed where I was sitting, but going to a stranger and asking her if she wanted me to pray for her, I would not have done that. I felt a stirring in my heart and I knew I needed to go over to her and pray openly.
After we prayed I asked her if she wanted water, and her dinner. She answered yes to both questions. I was then able to help her with both tasks. She then opened up to me about the situation she was in.
I know God put me in that room at that time, and I was able to reach out to a woman, who was frightened and worried about her children she was also in a lot of pain from her surgery. I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit. I also prayed with my friend and as I was leaving that ward, I saw another lady with a Bible on her lap. Again I was able to pray with a stranger. To be Gods instrument and showing the love of God, and how these people can draw on the strength of the Holy Spirit. was an awesome experience.
I have grown immensely since starting this course. I am repeating myself here, but I am so thirsty for God, and hunger is burning within me. I thank you at AXX and I especially thank Dr Barry Chant, you hit me with heaps of information that has freed me in ways I never thought possible, I am so alive and drunk in the Spirit. my spirit is alive with the Holy Spirit, I praise God for leading me to the AXX scripture, and how God has me on this wonderful journey to WHAT’S NEXT? for me. An exciting time for me. God bless you. Love, Peace and prays for you all
Loraine Fox

Loraine Fox
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Certificate of Church History and Theology 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

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Theology of the Church: Certified - Part 2

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Grant Buchanan walks us through the development of the church and the theology that has undergirded movements and trends of the global & local church. In part two of the course he discusses major contemporary factors such as leadership, church health, evangelism and mission.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Leadership & Ministry
  3. Leadership Ascension Gifts
  4. Leadership Administration Gifts
  5. Leadership Governance
  6. Leadership & Authority
  7. Church Health & Growth Indicators
  8. Natural Church Development (NCD)
  9. Church Health: REVEAL
  10. Church Health: Tony Morgan
  11. Profile of a Healthy Church
  12. Evangelism & Mission
  13. The Missiological Church
  14. What is Mission?
  15. Emerging Ecclesiology
  16. Missional Ecclesiology
  17. Contemporary Examples (1) Local
  18. Contemporary Examples (2) Global
  19. Pentecostal Ecclesiology
  20. The Destiny of the Church

About your instructor

Grant Buchanan

Pastor Grant Buchanan

Prior to Bible teaching, Grant served as a full-time pastor and school chaplain. Although a lecturer in theology and biblical studies with a focus on Pauline theology and the Gospels, Grant also operates as a professional counsellor and is working towards the completion of this Doctor of Philosophy by exploring a pneumatological reading of Galatians in light of 6:15 and the impact this has on Christian identify.

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Interesting and understandable

Rated 5 out of 5
January 4, 2022

The information was presented in an easy to understand yet challenging way. I learned a lot from this lesson!

John McIntyre
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