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Certificate of Justice Poverty and Development

"Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, and please the widow’s cause."
— Isaiah 1:17
"Give justice to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute."
— Pslam 82:3
"Two of the greatest hungers in our world today are the hunger for spirituality and the hunger for social change. The connection between the two is the one the world is waiting for, especially the new generation. And the first hunger will empower the second.."
— Jim Wallace
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Academic Level

Certificate/Diploma

Duration

4-6 Months

Assessment

Yes. Certificate of Completion

Study Method

Online

“Outstanding! I have been a manager in 3 different NGO’s spanning over 20 years. Two were church based, and a privately owned NGO which lasted 6 months only. The ethos and spirit of the church based organisations fit with my own values and I considered it as my ministry. NGO Practice helped me realise the intricate nature of how to thrive as an effective agency while spreading Jesus through ministry. I appreciated the course review lectures at the end as they helped to reinforce the learning. Praise God.”
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Annette A Posimani

Certificate of Justice Poverty and Development Overview

The Certificate of Justice Poverty and Development focuses on the fullness of biblical justice. Formulating a biblical response to some of the most important issues in the world today.

Justice is not only good works, it is also essential to our knowledge of God and our understanding of what it means to be fully human.

The Certificate of Justice Poverty and Development prepares you to make a real difference in the world we live in. It engages issues such as justice, poverty, aid & development.

The Certificate of Justice Poverty and Development is biblical training on issues of social importance.

Who the Certificate of Justice Poverty and Development is for

What you will learn

Social & Environmental Justice

Poverty, Aid & Development

NGO Practice​

Certificate of Justice Poverty and Development Enrolment Options

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  • 55 Lessons
  • 3 Specifically Designed Courses
  • Life-changing Bible and Theology
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$ 30
  • 55 Lessons
  • 3 Specifically Designed Courses
  • Life-changing Bible and Theology
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Included Courses

Social & Environmental Justice: Certified

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This course describes the skills and knowledge necessary to develop an appropriate response to contemporary justice issues inherent to Christian ministry.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Introduction to Course 
  2. Jesus, the Bible & Justice 
  3. What is Social Justice? 
  4. Why Justice? 
  5. A Crippling Theology 
  6. Politics & the Church 
  7. Consumerism: Christian’s Relationship with Desire 
  8. History of Pentecostalism & Justice 
  9. The Biblical Narrative 
  10. God’s Love & Us (Human Trafficking) 
  11. Misogyny & the Church 
  12. Social & Environmental Justice in History 
  13. Xenophobia & Philoxenia: “Who is my Neighbour?” 
  14. Environmental Stewardship 
  15. Environmental Stewardship: Nature of the Problem (1) 
  16. Environmental Stewardship: Nature of the Problem (2) 
  17. Environmental Stewardship: Nature of the Problem (3) 
  18. Theology of Creation Care (1): Earth 
  19. Theology of Creation Care (2): Creation Care in Scripture 
  20. Theology of Creation Care (3): Place & Purpose of Humanity 
  21. Theology of Creation Care (4): Place & Purpose of Humanity 
  22. Practical & Personal Response (1) 
  23. Practical & Personal Response (2)
  24. Practical & Personal Response (3)
  25. Practical & Personal Response (4) 
  26. The Heart of the Problem 
  27. Responding to the Problem 
  28. Interview with Geoff Atkinson
  29. Jarrod McKenna: Testimony 

About your instructor

Tim Healy

Pastor Tim Healy

Tim has a particular interest in the environmental challenges of the twenty-first century and how Christian faith informs a response to these. His specific area of passion is African wildlife conservation but my concern extends to the entire planet and all the delicate ecosystems on which we depend for our existence. Tim recently led Riverview Church (Western Australia).

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Getting to think differently

Rated 3 out of 5
January 24, 2022

It was interesting to get a better perspective of the cultural difference between the Western World and the Eastern World. It gave me a better understanding of how to read some parts of the Bible. The way to see myself and refugees as both “forefingers” to Australia was very thought provoking. I would have loved more in depth lessons, it felt like just scratching the surface.

IA
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Walking in Proverbs 31 v8-9

Rated 5 out of 5
December 6, 2021

This course to me has endorsed my calling on many levels , I have been working in social justice and environmental issues for a few years . Through this course I have learned the biblical facts about how I am working . Firstly when I was ordained , I was given Proverbs 31 v8-9 which really resonated with my heart , God spoke to me about the many people in Zimbabwe , who had no voices , I have learnt to use social media to get their stories out into the world , while its made little change so far to their lives . I say that but know God is bringing changes through the prayer and people stepping out in faith . I have found the best way to encourage people is to give tools to help them provide for themselves , so we have chicken projects , where we donate 6 chickens and one cockerel, the people care for them and breed them , they get eggs to sell or meat depending on what they want to do , at the end of 4 months they give us back what we gave them ( not the same ones ) and we give them to other people . we have seed banks where people can grow food for themselves , sadly when we have drought this robs us of that growth , where possible we buy bales to set people up in business , so they can provide and buy the next bale themselves , this supports education .
however since we are mid the pandemic this largely has killed off some of our projects , we don’t want to create dependency. For me personally its been a great time of seeing Gods provision both for others and myself .
I never saw myself as a protester but I have stood with tree protesters in the Sheffield tree protests in the Uk again this course has helped me personally rectify some of my thoughts on what God would think , also gained more knowledge from scriptural back up. I don’t believe violent conflict is ok but NDVA is appropriate , also speaking out when security guards or police behave badly is important . Many of the things I have learnt through the course have brought me peace in the knowledge to know we as Christians are privileged to speak out about injustice and stand against poverty .

Tina Sampson-Smith
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Poverty, Aid & Development: Certified

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This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to evaluate efforts to deal with poverty, participate in aid and development and advocate for the aid and development cause from biblical and experiential perspectives. 

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to Course
  3. What is Poverty? 
  4. Structural Causes of Poverty (Rebecca Nhep - ACCI) 
  5. Welfare in the Old Testament 
  6. The Prophets & Poverty 
  7. Jesus Continues the Plan of Shalom 
  8. Interview with Ps Danny Major (1) 
  9. Interview with Ps Danny Major (2) 
  10. Contemporary Contributions to Poverty: Education (Nathan Flannery)  
  11. Asset-based Community Development ABCD (Rebecca Nhep – ACCI)  
  12. Methodology for Preventing Child Trafficking (David Cross – ZOE) 
  13. Working Against Extreme Poverty (Tim Johnson – TEAR) 
  14. Working with Local Poverty (Rachel Jones – Restore)   
  15. Due Diligence (Rebecca Nhep – ACCI) 
  16. Justice & Christians (1) Tim Johnson – TEAR 
  17. Justice & Christians (Part 2) Tim Johnson – TEAR 
  18. How to Advocate the Aid & Development Cause in Secular Contexts (Nathan Flannery) 
  19. How ZOE Works in AID & Development in a Secular Context (David Cross) 
  20. AID & Development in Church History 
  21. Spiritual Causes of Poverty 
  22. Contemporary Contribution to Poverty: Family & Socio-cultural 
  23. How the Church should engage in development (Rebecca N) 
  24. Global Governance in the 21st Century (Tim J) 
  25. Fair Trade – Does fair-trade coffee help? 
  26. How do we get involved? Christian NFP & NGOs 
  27. Getting involved in AID & Development (Tim J) 
  28. Short-term ways to engage in the prevention of Human Trafficking (David Cross ZOE) 
  29. Relationship Between Health Care & Poverty 
  30. War & Poverty

About your instructors

Rebecca Nhep

Rebecca Nhep

Senior Technical Advisor for Better Care Network Rebecca has 18 years of experience in international development and child protection. Her work has included a strong focus on advocacy, deinstitutionalisation, family-based care and community-led development. Rebecca also co-founded and co-chairs ReThink Orphanages Network in Australia. Prior to her role with BCN, Rebecca was the Joint CEO of ACC International (ACCI) where she founded ACCI’s child rights and deinstitutionalisation program, Kinnected. Under Rebecca’s leadership, the Kinnected program supported the transition of over 65 residential care centres and the development of family-based care and community-based child and family welfare services in 12 countries. Rebecca also spent 11 years in Cambodia where she supported the development of the country’s first formal family-based care program. She also established an extensive network of family strengthening projects in rural communities to prevent family separation and child institutionalisation. Rebecca holds a Master’s Degree in International Development, and a Graduate Certificate in Missiology and Anthropology.

David Cross

David Cross

CEO of ZOE Foundation David is passionate about the rescue and long-term well being of children, he and his wife Andrea along with their children, moved to Thailand in 2010 to become field workers with ZOE Thailand on a volunteer basis. Managing Child Protection, David works to ensure that all the children at ZOE are continually looked after and protected in the best possible way. He trains staff, volunteers, visitors and the children, on an ongoing basis, about relevant safety and protection issues. David also oversees the implementation of projects and programs funded by ZOE Foundation Australia to assist in the task of combating human trafficking. Prior to joining ZOE, David owned and managed a business in Melbourne, Australia. For 16 years, he used his position in business to practically and financially support Australian children, through specialised children’s camps and foster care. He was also a volunteer foster care parent for children in need of respite, emergency care, and short-term placements. David graduated with a Commerce degree with majors in Management and Marketing at Deakin University. David functions in dual roles as CEO of ZFA and a field worker in Thailand. David currently earns a salary from ZFA that is drawn from both designated donations and other funds from ZFA.

Nathan Flannery

Nathan Flannery

Nathan is currently serving as the National Fundraising Manager, Prison Fellowship Australia.

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Matthew Jarlett

Following the completion of his Bachelor of Arts (Biblical Studies), Matthew assumed the Vocational Education Course Supervisor role with Harvest Bible College

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walking in truth

Rated 5 out of 5
December 6, 2021

poverty , aid and development are a specific area in which is my calling , I am already working in the areas of projects for orphans and families , keeping a child within his or her family is paramount , going through each key subject has taught me how to work differently , its also given me several challenges which , we need to implement in our charity to keep us working positively . from a personal perspective this course has brought solutions to issues in delivery of what we do . my calling is based around Proverbs 31 v8-9 not just in where I am on mission but even where I am now when not on mission . Its amazing to see Gods hand in how this course has evolved my thinking to a positive move forward .

Tina Sampson-Smith
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Content is challenging, pierces even.

Rated 5 out of 5
May 24, 2021

Caused me to reflect and ponder my response to poverty in relationships, how to be a part of the solution to aid and development. I can help educate, fundraise and expose information right now!

Annette A Posimani
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NGO Practice: Certified

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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.

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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

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This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to analyse and engage Christian justice networks in order to appropriately align with them and with a community’s needs. 

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to NGOs
  3. Introduction to Charities & Foundations
  4. Introduction to Networking
  5. Philosophy & Values
  6. Is the NGO operating legally?
  7. Management & Promotion
  8. Choosing an NGO
  9. Employment of Christians
  10. Christian Charities in a Secular Society
  11. Fundraising
  12. Christian Identity
  13. Sustaining Christian Mission
  14. Christian or Christ-like?
  15. The difference that faith makes
  16. Technical & organisational capacity
  17. Technical Capacity
  18. Marketing & Communications
  19. World Vision leader – Case Study
  20. Risk Management & Reputation (1)
  21. Risk Management & Reputation (2)
  22. Comparisons
  23. Networking
  24. Overview of Comparisons & Networking
  25. Course Review (1)
  26. Course Review (2)
  27. Course Review (3)

About your instructor

Nils Von Kalm

Nils von Kalm

Nils is a freelance writer from Melbourne, Australia. He has a conviction that Jesus is relevant to all of life: our politics, economics, personal lives, everything. In his little spare time he loves reading, theology, politics, sports, and spending time with friends.

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NGO practice

Rated 5 out of 5
December 10, 2021

For me seeing this course has helped me have a better understanding of how to run a charity even though the charity , I work for is in the uk and serving the people of Zimbabwe, we can improve how we operate and as a trustee , I can encourage good practice . We are now 2 years old and serving the poorest of the poor .

Tina Sampson-Smith
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Outstanding

Rated 5 out of 5
June 2, 2021

I have been a manager in 3 different NGO’s spanning over 20 years. Two were church based, and a privately owned NGO which lasted 6 months only. The ethos and spirit of the church based organisations fit with my own values and I considered it as my ministry.
NGO Practice helped me realise the intricate nature of how to thrive as an effective agency while spreading Jesus through ministry.
I appreciated the course review lectures at the end as they helped to reinforce the learning. Praise God.

Annette A Posimani
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Certificate of Justice Poverty and Development Snapshot

Certificate of Justice Poverty and Development Reviews

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After hearing the call for God last year i have decided to follow

Rated 5 out of 5
April 9, 2021
Casey Fredericks
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Certificate of Justice Poverty and Development 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