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Certification of Pastoral Ministry

“My job is not to solve people’s problems or make them happy, but to help them see the grace operating in their lives.”
— EUGENE H. PETERSON
FREE - No Credit Card Required

Academic Level

Diploma/Degree

Duration

9-12 Months

Assessment

Yes. Certificate of Completion

Study Method

Online

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“For these last few years, (yes it took me a little longer to get through it,) I have been blessed with amazing teaching from very competent and engaging lecturers that brought the truth of what it means to be a minister of the gospel and unpacking of what that gospel is. Through the years I have studied at different colleges and always found it heavy going, but this has been an utter delight. I also have a passion to continue to study and Axx has given me the quality yet affordability to get further qualifications in my lifes work to be a blessing to others. So blessed and appreciative of all that I have had the privilege to learn from. I thoroughly recommend this course to those wishing to know our incredible God more and how to express that knowledge to others in clear and understandable terms..”
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Wow what an awesome, incredibly enriching and educational course.

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Certification of Pastoral Ministry Overview

Build your ministry leadership. Our Certification of Pastoral Ministry course qualification enlarges your knowledge of biblical teaching and theology while starting to develop your team and people leadership skills.

Getting the right pastoral ministry training is important to build a life long foundation of ministry.

Who is the Certification of Pastoral Ministry for

What you will learn

Introduction to the Biblical Narrative

Analyse & Apply the Bible

Personal Management & Spiritual Health

God’s Call Your Response

Authentic Leadership

Theology of God

Crossing Cultures

Sermon Design & Delivery

Included Courses

Introduction to the Biblical Narrative: Certified

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This course presents a ‘bird’s eye view’ of the Bible as one story. Each teaching is aimed at equipping learners with the skills and knowledge required to evaluate, communicate and apply the biblical narrative to a specific contemporary ministry context.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Seeing the Bible as One Story
  3. Orientation/Creation
  4. The Plot: Solution: The Patriarchal Narratives
  5. YHWH is crowned Israel’s King
  6. The Former Prophets: from Conquest to Exile
  7. The Ups & Downs of Samuel
  8. The Latter Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel & Twelve
  9. Jeremiah: The Weeping Prophet
  10. The Writings
  11. Lamentations: the Shedding of Righteous Blood
  12. Who is Jesus?
  13. The Crescendo of Jesus
  14. The New Covenant
  15. Epistles: New Covenant Prophets
  16. Good Deeds are Essential
  17. The Hope of Resurrection

About your instructor

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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.

Course Reviews

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 376 reviews)
Excellent86%
Very good13%
Average1%
Poor0%
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New student at AXx Bible School

Rated 4 out of 5
July 14, 2022

I am so happy to have come across AXx. I started with the first course and have learnt so much already. My understanding of God’s Word have grown. It is just amazing how the Bible is one story from Genesis to Revelation. The lectures are fun and interesting and just long enough for me to retain the information shared. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity to learn and grow in the knowledge of God’s Word.

Christo Frantz
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A BLESSING TO STUDY THE WORD OF GOD

Rated 5 out of 5
July 14, 2022

Knowing God’s wonderful plan from the beginning has helped me teach God’s word better in ministry. It was important for me to observe the unity of the word and understand that in Christ we have the fulfillment of God’s promises. Thank you for the opportunity. I hope to continue growing in the knowledge of the scriptures

A. Slater
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Pure joy.

Rated 5 out of 5
July 14, 2022

Accepting jesus as my personal saviour is a pure joy and a wonderful decision. Thank you Axx for your thoughtful idea about this course being free and teaching with clarity

Suseela Livingston
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introduction to Biblical Narratives

Rated 4 out of 5
July 13, 2022

The course material is of good quality and gives a wide spectrum of knowledge.
my knowledge of the old and new covenant has broadened.

Ryno Kuhn
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Introduction to the narrative(Biblical Narrative)

Rated 5 out of 5
July 13, 2022

Am blessed

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Awesome experience

Rated 5 out of 5
July 13, 2022

It was very exciting I have learned so much I can’t wait for my next lectures I am enjoying it to the fullest thanks so much God bless

Joseph Brummage
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Analyse & Apply the Bible: Certified

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This series of lessons is designed to equip students, through study Bibles and other aids, with the skills and knowledge required to analyse historical and cultural detail with the aim to compose an accurate application of a biblical passage.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to Interpretation
  3. Introduction to Study Bibles
  4. A Pattern for Application
  5. Look for Clues
  6. Original Audience & Historical Context
  7. Researching Historical Context
  8. Genre Pitfalls (Part 1)
  9. Genre Pitfalls (Part 2)
  10. Literary Context
  11. Observation
  12. From Analysis to Meaning
  13. But we are different… aren’t we?
  14. Meaning to Application
  15. Summary & Example

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.

Course Reviews

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 419 reviews)
Excellent88%
Very good11%
Average1%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

Analyse & Apply the Bible:

Rated 4 out of 5
July 14, 2022

This lesson is very good and facilitator explain content very well

Ryno Kuhn
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The ability to study the word

Rated 4 out of 5
July 14, 2022

In my life I had found it so difficult to study the bible because I did not know how. My whole life I have capitalized on bible reading and meditation of any verse that ‘jumps’ to my mind in the course of reading but from this course I am now confident to do studies of scriptures. Thank you for this resources and teachings

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FROM CHILDHOOD TO ADULTHOOD

Rated 5 out of 5
July 13, 2022

SHALOM!
I have much i can testify for this course, despite the fact that i have been provided with some knowledge about how to interpret the scriptures in the bible, but “The Analye and Apply the bible course widening up my understanding far than i ever, May Almighty God bless you my Instructor GRONZA, and AXX members as whole. Amen.

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Analysing the Bible

Rated 5 out of 5
July 13, 2022

I have learnt that it’s important to anayse, understand the context and principle of a verse and know how it applies to us or me in today’s world.

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Better understanding of the Bible

Rated 5 out of 5
July 13, 2022

It has helped me understand and apply to lessons I have taught in church.
It has improved my ability to connect with my audience.

KOECH
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ANALYSE AND ABIBLEPPLY THE

Rated 4 out of 5
July 13, 2022

I have learned how to analyze the Bible and tools used to analyze and how to apply them

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Personal Management & Spiritual Health: Certified - Part 1

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This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to apply holistic Christian practices and personal management skills.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Course Introduction
  3. Make the main thing the main thing
  4. Spiritual Disciplines – Growth
  5. Spiritual Disciplines – Practicalities
  6. Introduction to Identity
  7. Building a Healthy Self
  8. Values
  9. Christian Values
  10. Personal Mission Statement
  11. Goals
  12. Prioritising & Time Management – priorities and the 4 quadrants
  13. Prioritising & Time Management – organising & executing
  14. Health & Wholeness
  15. Goals – review and evaluation
  16. Our life together. Authority, Leadership & Governance

About your instructor

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Amelia Pickering

Amelia has had a diverse career thus far, one dedicated to working towards building a better world and empowering others to do the same. Over the past 25 years, her passion for leadership, academia and social justice has led her to pioneer an adult literacy and numeracy school for the disadvantaged, assume the role of university VP and run a social enterprise focused on increasing EQ within corporations and NFPs. This, along with her interest and acumen for social impact and investment strategy, has afforded her the opportunity to work with various NPFs in creating holistic frameworks for change and mobilise capital for impact.

Course Reviews

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 223 reviews)
Excellent87%
Very good12%
Average1%
Poor0%
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Prioritizing

Rated 5 out of 5
July 14, 2022

This unit taught me about goals setting,Prioritizing and how important it is to take care of God’s vessel.

Ricardo Lawrence
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You can't build anything if you are not built

Rated 5 out of 5
July 13, 2022

There are so many things that have challenged me perhaps that has made me a better person not taking anything away from other modules.The issue of personal management,I believe everything starts from you so if I struggle on managing time as I used to how can I manage other people.Thanks for the practical tips on how to deal successfully with.Im practicing them and they are giving me good results.The spiritual disciplines have actually taken me to another level because I learnt from this course that one will never see change as long as you don’t practice what you are learning

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Good courses

Rated 5 out of 5
July 13, 2022

Perfect lessons

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AXX COURSES ARE EONDERFUL

Rated 3 out of 5
July 11, 2022

I have been navigating through Personal Management& Spiritual Health course two weeks now!
I have really very blessed and learn so many skills that can help me in the Ministry. These includes Personal physical and spiritual health,values,Identity,time management and prioritizing in use of time especially in 4 quadrants.
After studying all these though mentioned few, I have assessed myself before the course and after it,I have discovered that I have attained alot! My God bless the course Lecturer and the previous lecturers too!

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Personal development

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

I need to develop myself spiritually to grow in my influence

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Self management

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

Personally I have learned how to manage myself and to look after my health

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God’s Call Your Response: Certified

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This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to investigate and integrate biblical principles of the call of God for ministry into a personal ministry development strategy.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to the Course
  3. What is a Call?
  4. Defining Ministry
  5. Understanding Mission
  6. General & Specific Call
  7. Obedience
  8. Unique Aspects of Ministry (Interview)
  9. Reclaiming the Discipleship Call
  10. Allowing Scripture to Define & Direct
  11. Historical Look at Ministry
  12. Church-Based Ministry
  13. Marketplace Ministry
  14. Community-Based Ministry
  15. Platforms for the Call
  16. OT Example: Nehemiah
  17. NT Example: Peter
  18. Unusual Callings
  19. The Ministry Zone (Part 1)
  20. The Ministry Zone (Part 2)
  21. The Ministry Zone (Part 3)
  22. The Ministry Zone (Part 4)
  23. Hearing the Voice of God
  24. Recognising the Voice of God
  25. How to Hear the Voice of God
  26. Processing Moments of Call
  27. Gifts & Calling
  28. Involving & Aligning
  29. A Kingdom Perspective
  30. Called to Go

About your instructor

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Dr Brendan Roach

Founder and CEO of Axx. Dr Brendan Roach has been involved in the professional development and training of pastors and leaders globally for over 25 years. His Biblical expertise is Biblical Archaeology, Leadership Development, First Century History and the Call to Ministry.

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Regan Perry

Regan firmly believes that you never stop learning and enjoys creating pathways for others to discover their full potential. He has lead & served on church staff, coordinating teams & interns, and overseen ministry programs and campus facilities.

Course Reviews

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 195 reviews)
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Very good9%
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Awesome course

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

That was a powerful and enlightening course.

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Call of God

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

I now know, what is it to be called by God

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The great agenda of God

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

I dearly thank God for such opportunity as this, to learn and be inspired. Am greatful for all my teachers who God have used to be a blessing to me. May God continue to bless the Axx fraternity in all aspects.

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The great agenda of God

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

I dearly thank God for such opportunity as this, to learn and be inspired. Am greatful to all my teachers who God used to be a blessing to me. May God bless the Axx fraternity in all aspects.

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CALL AND RESPOND

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

I HAVE GOT MUCH UNDERSTANDING ABOUT MY CALL OF GOD AND HOW TO RESPOND TO THAT CALL.

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Disconnecting from God

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

Through this session i have realised that i disconnected from God. I have been doing everything without aligning and involving God. From now onwards i go back to the old times when I use to involve God in everything. Thank you so much

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Authentic Leadership: Certified

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This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to lead others effectively in a manner that is shaped by a Christian understanding of leadership.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to Authentic Leadership
  3. Introduction to Leadership
  4. Christian Leadership
  5. Mission & Vision
  6. Values
  7. Organisational Behaviour
  8. Preparing a Vision Document
  9. Motivation & Inspiring Others
  10. Credibility & Earning Trust
  11. Communication & Obtaining Favour
  12. Recruitment
  13. Building a Team
  14. Evaluation of Performance
  15. Morale
  16. Making Decisions
  17. Leading Change
  18. Dealing with Conflict
  19. Dealing with Criticism
  20. The Leader’s Character
  21. Inner Challenges of a Leader
  22. Flexible Leadership
  23. Critical Thinking & Learning from Experience
  24. Critical Thinking & Evaluating Yourself
  25. Sustainable Leadership

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.

Course Reviews

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 40 reviews)
Excellent85%
Very good13%
Average2%
Poor0%
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Leadership

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

I have learned about leadership

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Authentic leadership

Rated 5 out of 5
July 4, 2022

I have really learned alot from this program

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Enlighten

Rated 5 out of 5
June 14, 2022

This section has given me much light, on practical leadership. Am so grateful

ISAAC KUMWENDA
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From Leadership comes direction

Rated 5 out of 5
June 6, 2022

One can be a pastor or an elder but he might not be a leader.
A leader brings direction and they are strong in their leadership. If you have to be a leader, you have to learn. Leadership has principles. And if its principle is violated or abused, problem will arise in the Church. When we talk about leadership, there are three essential leadership qualities we all must have.
A leader must carry:
-Responsibility
-Authority
-Accountability.
If you live out these qualities, it is going to create a weakness in your leadership or weakness in the Church.
The leader is responsible for whatever happens in the Church.
-Many Churches never grow simply because the leader does not have authority to actually lead the church forward. So we need to have authority to make decisions, choices to move the Church forward. We should not delegate that to someone else, it shoild be the leader that should have that authority.
-As a leader, you are accountable for everything. Accountable when things go right and wrong. You are accountable when it is time to celebrate because God has done some good things but if things are not going so well you are accountable, we have to look at where are we going next?
-As a leader, what are you going to be doing?
-What changes needed to be made for the Church to progress forward?
*How do you govern your Church?
-Is it Autocracy,or Beaucracy or Democracy or Theocracy?
We must know that God is in Charge and he is the Leader of our Churches. Let’s allow the Leasder to lead us (That is Theocracy).
-“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice..” (Proverbs 29:2).

Sama Mansaray
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Leadership

Rated 5 out of 5
June 6, 2022

This has changed my personality and understanding who am in ministry

Josiah Njoroge
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Authentic Leadership

Rated 5 out of 5
June 3, 2022

It’s been floating around since the 1960s but jumped into the limelight in 2003 when Bill George published his book Authentic Leadership.
Despite its stately age, authentic leadership as a leadership style is still in its theological adolescence. Researchers are beginning to converge on points of agreement. But there are still different definitions floating around. So, if you are a bit confused, you are in good company — even the scientists aren’t in agreement!
A widely quoted authentic leadership definition describes it as follows:
“Authentic leadership is a style of leadership that focuses on transparent and ethical leader behavior and encourages open sharing of information needed to make decisions while accepting followers’ inputs.”
The experts seem to agree that authentic leadership is about being you and making room for others, too. It includes a healthy dose of common sense and some ethics thrown in for good measure.
So, unfortunately for some, the arrogant bulldozer approach doesn’t quite cut the authentic-leadership mustard.
It’s been floating around since the 1960s but jumped into the limelight in 2003 when Bill George published his book Authentic Leadership.
Despite its stately age, authentic leadership as a leadership style is still in its theological adolescence. Researchers are beginning to converge on points of agreement. But there are still different definitions floating around. So, if you are a bit confused, you are in good company — even the scientists aren’t in agreement!
A widely quoted authentic leadership definition describes it as follows:
“Authentic leadership is a style of leadership that focuses on transparent and ethical leader behavior and encourages open sharing of information needed to make decisions while accepting followers’ inputs.”
The experts seem to agree that authentic leadership is about being you and making room for others, too. It includes a healthy dose of common sense and some ethics thrown in for good measure.
So, unfortunately for some, the arrogant bulldozer approach doesn’t quite cut the authentic-leadership mustard.

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Theology of God: Certified

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This course introduces the theology of God. You will explore the relevance of theology, the Trinity, as revealed in the Old and New Testaments, the Person and Work of Christ and the nature, gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction & Relevance
  3. Talking Theology
  4. Introducing the Trinity
  5. Trinity in the Old Testament
  6. Trinity in the New Testament
  7. God as Trinity
  8. Trinity as Community
  9. Historical Misconceptions
  10. God the Father
  11. God the Son
  12. God the Holy Spirit
  13. Trinity Together
  14. The Work of Christ
  15. The Work of the Holy Spirit
  16. Gifts & Fruit of the Spirit

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Dr DJ Konz

DJ is Associate Dean of the Faculty of Theology, and Head of the Theology Department, at Alphacrucis College. DJ comes from a background in the Christian Non-Profit sector, most recently as the Executive Director of Advocacy at Compassion Australia. He wrote his doctoral dissertation at the University of Aberdeen on the child in the thought of Karl Barth, and his wider teaching and research areas include systematic and historical theology (especially Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer), as well as mission theology, public and political theology, and child theology. He is the co-editor of Theology, Mission and Child: Global Perspectives (Oxford: Regnum, 2014) and has published various book chapters and journal articles.

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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.

Course Reviews

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 265 reviews)
Excellent93%
Very good6%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible1%

MY TESTIMONY

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

I am very pleased to have known Axx and enrolled with, I have learned so much on the Theology of God, lot of things has been brought to light and been explained better. I now can give other the biblical perceptive on the Godhead. This lesson has changed and challenged me to be careful while dividing the word of God.

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Theology

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

I now understand what is a theology

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My Review of theology

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

I am truly blessed as I study this course and look at the awesome God I serve..If we as believers really think on our God we will certainly worship Him as we ought,

Glasme Cladius
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Theology of God

Rated 5 out of 5
July 7, 2022

The Theology of God was so edifying, I thoroughly enjoyed studying about the Trinity which consists of The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Getting a better understanding of the nature of God, means everything to me. I have given my life to God and I love studying the Bible because I want to learn as much as I can about Him, our Great and Mighty Creator and Awesome Saviour of this world.

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Great

Rated 4 out of 5
July 7, 2022

Has enlarged my understanding of who God is

Robert Ndori
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Thank you.

Rated 5 out of 5
July 6, 2022

Thank you for the time and effort to share the Trinity and explaining in detail the functions within the Trinity clearly. I grew up with a dad and step-dad that failed me. I accepted God as my true Father in my early twenties and know that God will never leave me nor forsake me.

Terence Kleynhans
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Crossing Cultures: Certified

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In this course, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and frameworks in how to effectively take the gospel around the world and communicate it to cultures that are different to your own.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Biblical Basis for Mission
  3. Why Mission?
  4. How do we do Mission?
  5. Understanding Culture
  6. God & World Cultures
  7. Contextualisation
  8. Global Trends in Mission
  9. Mission Trends (1)
  10. Mission Trends (2)
  11. Models of Mission Work (1)
  12. Models of Mission Work (2)
  13. Models of Mission Work (3)
  14. Models of Mission Work (4)
  15. Case Study: Urban Missions (1)
  16. Case Study: Urban Missions (2)
  17. Case Study: Urban Missions (3)
  18. Case Study: Urban Missions (4)
  19. The Practicalities of Going Cross-Cultural
  20. Dealing with Spiritual Props
  21. Character
  22. Cross-Cultural Stress
  23. The Missionary Call
  24. Paul’s Methods (Case Study)
  25. Keys for Effective Cross-Cultural Work (1)
  26. Keys for Effective Cross-Cultural Work (2)
  27. Short-Term Mission Trips (1)
  28. Short-Term Mission Trips (2)
  29. Short-Term Mission Trips (3)
  30. Crossing Cultures Course Review

About your instructor

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Pastor Kay Dohle

Kay has dedicated her life to ministry. After pioneering a Young Adult Ministry training program at her local church, she then relocated to Asia as Mobilisations & Placement Officer with Assemblies of God World Missions. Since returning to Australia she has held senior leadership roles with Alpha Crucis and continued to work with churches across the country to help them equip Christian leaders to change their world.

Course Reviews

4.9
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4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 153 reviews)
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How to handle different people

Rated 5 out of 5
July 14, 2022

I learn how to share the gospel to different cultures

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KNOWING AND IDENTIFY THE CALLING OF GOD AND RESPOND

Rated 5 out of 5
July 13, 2022

I am phiri isaac aged 35 from zambia,it started way back when I heard the voice of GOD and I could ignoring,but I came across axx advert for free ministry program, that’s how I started and my life has changed,I am able to preach in public at a funeral gathering in my communities everywhere I go I procraim the name of GOD our LORD JESUS,at axx I have learned how to preach in different couture’s in different countries and adupt there value system and announce the name of the LORD JESUS Christ and how is doing wonders in our lives, thankyou axx for opportunitie for a free study I could have not afford,may GOD bless the entire management

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Well Informed

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

I’ve been wondering in my travels especially concerning that of preaching and disciple making,I wondered why people are distancing from me and not attending to my tent crusades as well as the open airs that I conducted,but after studying this course,my eyes was opened and I then started to realise that it was about an approach and this is concerning cultures.Im therefore going to impact this generation about the gospel,I now knows that crossing the cultures and approach was an issue,but now i am enlightened.Thanks to Brendan Roach and the entire staff of lectures.

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Culture

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

I didn’t know about cultures, but because of this program I now know and understand what cultures are

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Axx is a wonderful blessing for to be a blessing to the unreached and to all humanity.

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

Axx is raising the kingdom of God army in this century and by the grace of God I’m blessed to be one of them.
This is too good not to be shared i encourage church leaders,pastors to enroll to the kingdom centred axx global.

M.Patikala
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Crossing Cultures has truly blessed me

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

I am very thankful to AXX for giving me this opportunity to study Crossing cultures. This course has truly impacted me in many ways. I do mission work in my country and what I have learned well help me to become a better missionary. This is an excellent training course. Blessings.

JW
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Sermon Delivery & Design: Certified

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This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to understand the basics of communication theory and to use those, along with solid biblical exegesis to develop and deliver a sermon within a ministry context.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to Preaching
  3. What is Preaching?
  4. Preaching Foundations
  5. Understanding the Text: Exegesis
  6. Hermeneutics: Understanding the World
  7. Ethics of Communication
  8. Types of Sermons
  9. Story, Illustration & Metaphor
  10. Preparation
  11. Structure & Flow
  12. ‘Grabbing People by the Ears’
  13. Sermon Application
  14. Sermon Conclusion
  15. From Design to Delivery
  16. Verbal & Non-Verbal Communication
  17. Taking Your Audience Seriously
  18. Establishing Rapport
  19. Sermon Notes
  20. Story & Imagination
  21. Using Our Voice Well
  22. Body Language
  23. Audience Engagement
  24. Creative Presentations
  25. Personality & Style
  26. Dealing with Anxiety
  27. Sermon Evaluation
  28. Wisdom from our Mistakes
  29. Difficult Topics
  30. Preaching & the Future

About your instructor

Pastor Andrew Groza with Axx

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.

Course Reviews

4.9
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Sermon Design and Delivery

Rated 5 out of 5
July 14, 2022

Sermon Design and Delivery takes you through the journey of learning to understand and apply the necessary skills for writing and preaching a great sermon. I have learned so much and will put this knowledge into practice. This course has been very enlightening and it will help me to write and preach better sermons. I am so thankful.

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Sermon Design and Delivery

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

Shalom, thank you very much for the good work you doing not only to us but for the Glory of God, because I believe it’s one way you are spreading the word of God to the world as your share it to us through the learning.
This is always a blessing to me, each topic we do I really enjoy and get eyes open in many things some of which I thought I knew. I was touched by the part where we talked about gestures and body language, because in most cases we as preachers we tend to forget that when we preach, we are not only communicating with the voice but the gestures, movements we are saying…and if we are not careful, we find that we talking about to different things and leading the church to sometimes misunderstand the message of the day. Also, the importance of establishing a rapport with the church, which makes the church want to listen to what you are saying. Sermon preparation needs preparation and continuous prayer it is not just a wake up and preach thing because it is not about us but about God speaking to His people.
Thank you so much Ministry of Axx (ACTS), we are really blessed

Apostle Simphiwe Garth Mahlalela
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MY LOVE FOR PREACHING

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

First I thank my lectures John Bergmann and Andrew Groza for taking me through this unit, I have enjoyed the training and I have highly grown spiritually and learnt alot and as a pastor and a preacher I have realised why sometimes I fail on what I do. Thanks Axx bible college and the entire team, I find myself loving preaching more now from what I have learnt , the preaching foundation, challenges of preaching, understanding the text, applying the text, the types of sermons, Sermons preparation, structure and flow of the sermon, I never new there is importance in introduction, creating a solid introduction, the Application here I have learnt how to create a solid Application, the Sermon conclusion, I have learnt how my sermon can end well, I have learnt how to Craft a solid conclusion, I have learnt more on verbal communication, how I can take my audience seriously, I have known the power is a story, even though I have been preaching I haven’t known how I can use my Voice well, through this unit I have learnt and I have started practicing my voice, I have learnt the importance of Body language and engaging my audience, Finally I have learnt Wisdom from my mistakes, hear I have learnt the preaching logistics, the technology, I have learnt more on keeping time, whaaaaaau it was amazing, this unit has helped me and now I know how to carry myself, what I need to do and the questions I need to ask when am going to preach outside my congregation, not forgetting what I have learnt on Difficult topics and how I can deal with fallout that is likely to occur after tackling such topics, God bless Axx Bible college God bless the entire management and the whole team who made this possible in Jesus name

DANIEL OWINO OTIENO
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Review / Testimonies

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

The Axx Ministry,
I have always enjoyed taking Select Learning online courses. I find that the courses are always properly paced for the a Ministering learner (who has other responsibilities in our race, life other than being a student!). Challenging enough without being overwhelming. And always stimulating. I have also appreciated the variety of courses offered.
You haven’t seen the end of me yet! I would like to continue to use Select Learning courses for future Ministry, School Sermons classes. I will keep checking for relevant courses as the years progress.
Thank you for being there for us. God bless you all.
Perspectfully Yours,
– Abraham Deniyi ANIMASAUN

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Sermon

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

I have learned how to deliver a sermon

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Sermon design and delivery

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022

This course really upon my eyes in how to go about when preparing a sermon to deliver effectively.

Mbonu Dickson
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Certification of Pastoral Ministry Snapshot

Certification of Pastoral Ministry Reviews

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Review / Testimonies

Rated 5 out of 5
July 13, 2022
Abraham Deniyi ANIMASAUN
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My journey with the Ministry of Axx

Rated 5 out of 5
July 13, 2022
Apostle Simphiwe Garth Mahlalela
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Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2022
Abraham Deniyi ANIMASAUN
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Certification of Pastoral Ministry 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