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Licentiate of Local Church Ministry

"The life function of the local church is to love the God who created it – to care for others out of obedience to Christ, to heal those who hurt, to take away fear, to restore community, to belong to one another, to proclaim the Good News while living it out. The church is the invisible made visible."
— CHARLES COLSON

Local Church Ministry Specialisation

This qualification can only be started once the Certification of Local Church Ministry has been completed.

Academic Level

Degree/Postgraduate

Duration

9-12 Months

Assessment

Yes. Certificate of Completion

Study Method

Online

Local Church Ministry Enrolment

“One of the key needs in developing 21st century, disciples and leaders, is good biblical training. In AXX Global, we found this. It is a flexible, contemporary, affordable, platform which helps us achieve our desired spiritual and practical outcomes.”
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SENIOR PASTOR WINEPRESS CHURCH, MELBOURNE

Licentiate of Local Church Ministry Overview

The Licentiate of Local Church Ministry qualification is specifically designed for people in ministry who are seeking to become advanced in their leadership and people skills. It is also for those wanting to transition into full-time ministry from a volunteer role or secular career.

This qualification allows you to further develop your ministry, leadership skills, biblical and theological knowledge. You will be equipped with the advanced skills required to lead a local church or ministry team.

What is a Licentiate of Local Church Ministry? Licentiate comes from the Latin licentia, “freedom” which is applied in the phrases licentia docendi meaning permission to teach and licentia ad practicandum signifying someone who holds a certificate of competence to practise a profession i.e. ministry, theology or parish life.

Graduates of the Licentiate of Local Church Ministry will be equipped with the skills they need for a wide range of senior leadership and ministry roles. Many graduates go into leadership roles, such as senior pastor, associate pastor or executive pastor, where they are using the leadership, biblical and ministry skills they have developed. Others have gone into key ministry roles, where they are primarily using their highly developed ministry, pastoral, creative and administrative gifts to help their church move forward. 

Who is theLicentiate of Local Church Ministry for

What you will learn

Navigating Team Dynamics - Certified

Church Dynamics and Health - Certified

Person & Work of Christ Part 1: Certified

Person & Work of Christ Part 2: Certified

Spirit-Filled Leadership & Acts: Certified - Part 1

Spirit-Filled Leadership & Acts: Certified - Part 2

Spirit-Filled Leadership & Acts: Certified - Part 3

Theology of the Church: Certified - Part 1

Theology of the Church: Certified - Part 2

Homiletics: Certified - Part 1

Homiletics: Certified - Part 2

Included Courses

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

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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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It's amazing

October 27, 2022

Navigating Team Dynamics is indeed an interesting topic and it’s amazing to hear some wonderful team dynamics which is of great value but yet we don’t value them, I am blessed to be a part of this teaching

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Team Dynamics

October 25, 2022

Two cannot walk together except they agree.

Pastoral Ministry rely heavily on team work.

In this course, different aspects of team work have been discussed. I was personal imparted and I think I can handle my team better now.

Thanks to Dr. Nigel and all the Axx Bible college members.

Pst. Uchechukwu Godson Oko
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Teamwork equals God's work.

October 7, 2022

Team work brings results.

Adrian
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True learning produces real understanding of dynamic leadership.

October 3, 2022

To understand the real leadership dynamics one must truly agree to have time with these kind of lectures. The most interesting part is the interview sections with some experienced and practical leaders in their fields of learning and practice.

To me am blessed in various ways as new ideas are brought to bare eith what I already know enhancing my knowledge and understanding of ministry.

The Rt.Rev.Akologo Dominic Alale Azumah
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Impressive and insightful

October 3, 2022

I enjoyed the insights of ths module and learnt quite a lot of skills in the field of the subject matter. Thank you to the presenters, may God continue to use you so pwerful and may He bless you and your loved ones.

A.E.H. Keith-Bandath
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Navigating Team Dynamics

September 30, 2022

I was greatly impacted by this course. I learned how to be more aware of the principles of teamwork and what can be achieved.

Jennifer Whiteman
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Church Dynamics: Certified

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This course aims to present students with a holistic strategy for dynamic church development and health from a Pentecostal perspective. It is designed for those in Christian ministry to assist them to reflect on their own ministry situations.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Challenges & Trends in the Church
  3. The Global Church
  4. The Local Church
  5. What’s a church to do?
  6. The Corporate Worship Gathering
  7. The Church Growth Movement
  8. Natural Church Development
  9. NCD Quality Characteristics & Biotic Principles
  10. Introducing NCLS Research
  11. Church Health NCLS Australia
  12. Purpose Driven Church
  13. Models of the Church
  14. Leadership
  15. Discipleship
  16. Spirit-Empowered People
  17. Vision & Values

About your instructor

Peter Downes

Dr Peter Downes

Peter describes himself as a teacher and trainer of Christians in a variety of contexts. He is committed to raising up disciples to reach their full potential, find their calling and to be lovers of Jesus and His word. Having served as an Anglican Priest in several parishes, Peter stepped out in 1990 as a Church Planter. He has planted 5 churches and a further 7 from churches he has lead. Peter has served as the National Director, Vineyard Churches Australia for more than 13 years. He holds a Doctor of Ministry (MST) 2012, where his thesis examined what the corporate worship gathering is about and impact of the Emerging Missional Church on the gathering and church life.

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Healthy Church, Growing Church

November 2, 2022

Only healthy people grow and only matured people bear fruits.

Pastoral Ministry is a special ministry that is aimed at diagnosing and balancing our systems so that they can function well. When we have a balanced system __ a healthy system, growth is automatic and only then can we be able to bear fruits __ healthy fruits.

Pst. Uchechukwu Godson Oko
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It's our duty

October 10, 2022

We need to empower the Church.

Adrian
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AWSOME MODULE

October 3, 2022

This odue was yet again, very informative and educational. Keep up the good work, God bless you.

A.E.H. Keith-Bandath
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Church Dynamics & Health

September 30, 2022

This course has helped prepared me for my calling and has given me a better understanding of what Church is.

Jennifer Whiteman
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Church Dynamics & Health

September 26, 2022

Church Dynamics and Health is a very interesting and critical course. I have learned so much about Kingdom Ministry leadership and the importance of the Holy Spirit empowerment in every area.

JW
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Health is life.

September 26, 2022

We are taught in various ways to believe that health they say is wealth, but in this lecture I want to agree with the lecturer that health is rather life. When there is health there will be growth and maturity.

The health of the church is a leadership challenge for christians and must be our prime concerns.

The Rt.Rev.Akologo Dominic Alale Azumah
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Person & Work of Christ: Certified – Part 1​

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This course discusses key theological issues related to the Person and Work of Christ. You will analyse the historical development of the doctrines and issues related to the deity, humanity and atoning work of Christ.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Prolegomena (Introductory Thoughts)
  3. Jesus in History
  4. Search for the Historical Jesus
  5. Jesus in the Old Testament
  6. Jesus in the Gospels
  7. Jesus in the New Testament
  8. Humanity of Jesus
  9. The Virgin Birth
  10. Heresy & the Humanity of Christ
  11. Responses to Heresies Concerning the Humanity of Christ
  12. The Deity of Jesus
  13. Heresy & the Divinity of Christ
  14. Responses to Heresies Concerning the Divinity of Christ
  15. Fully God and Fully Human
  16. Heresy and the Hypostatic Union
  17. Responses to Heresies Concerning the Hypostatic Union of Christ
  18. Jesus & the Trinity (1)
  19. Jesus & the Trinity (2)

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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GOD'S GRACE

October 25, 2022

God’s grace invite every individual to receive Jesus as Lord and source of eternsl life. God is very gracious thus he even choose some before the foundation was set and later he envite every one to be saved.

In this course,I have learnt that God will and is able to accept dinners and redeem them from slavery and set them free.

He justify them,sanctify and will glorify the chosen and saved ones. Love of God and his grace are to be presented well basing on context.

Many scriptures testify how God love human being and planning good for his people.

Adoption for all those choose Jesus is also very important to God as well as to saints.

God’s grace is a central them in most of scriptures.

God bless all lecturers and Axx co workers

Andendekisye Wasenga Mbwile
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HERESY IS LIKE A POISON

October 25, 2022

Heresies in Christian faith are like poison which make someone endanger life!

I have been navigating through the course ” Person& work of Christ” in which I have come accross the so called heresy in early church that parsist to date in some of Christian groups especially in Diety of Jesus Christ.

Really Jesus is both full human and full God at the same time. Not in some occasion ,or some circumstances.

Neither is Jesus a subordinate to God.work and will of Jesus testfy that he is God and not the first born of God since Old testament to New testent

He is a mediator and svior. Scriptures verify these

We are to work hard to understand the true theology ad does in Orthodox do that believers get rid from such toxins of faith

God bless Lectures and all servants of God foraking this course deep enough to equip us.

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ELECTION.

October 13, 2022

It was so inspiring to learn that some people are elected for salvation. A great experience is that God loves all people and wants all to be saved as Jesus Christ died for everybody.

Silungwe.p
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My testimony in studying bible and theology

October 10, 2022

I have been so blessed with this course and Iam fully equiped in many things

Luke Katengeza
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Jesus &the trinity

October 7, 2022

It is a great experience to learn that the term Trinity means three eternal distinctions in one divine essence. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each appears unique but operate in unity. Who they are and what they do cannot be separated which is so powerful.

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Adoption

October 7, 2022

The idea of Adoption has been well explained. I am now well informed and I can now confidently reach. God bless Axx.

Peter Karanja
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Person & Work of Christ: Certified - Part 2

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This course discusses key theological issues related to the Person and Work of Christ, and continues to analyse the historical development of the doctrines and issues related to the deity, humanity and atoning work of Christ.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Intro to the Work of Jesus
  3. Salvation & Atonement
  4. The Cross & Resurrection
  5. Extent of Atonement
  6. Worldview & Theology
  7. Biblical Metaphors 1
  8. Biblical Metaphors 2
  9. Theories 1
  10. Theories 2
  11. Theories 3
  12. Grace
  13. Election
  14. Calvinist-Arminian Debate
  15. Justification 1
  16. Justification 2
  17. Sanctification
  18. Adoption/Participation
  19. Contemporary Issues 1
  20. Contemporary Issues 2

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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CALVINIST- ARMINIAN DEBATE.

October 13, 2022

Am so privileged by the grace of God to experience and learn that the reformed and Calvinism believes it is foreordained and will occur happen while ARMINIANISM believes that God choose us wether we accepts it or not.

Silungwe.p
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Responses to the heresies concerning the humanity of Christ.

October 7, 2022

A wonderful experience to learn that Jesus was accurately revelling God to us and we can reflect His godliness.

Silungwe.p
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person and work of christ

September 14, 2022

He is fully man and fully God, all in one , may he remain blessed

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Person and Work of Christ: Part 2

September 12, 2022

This course has impacted me tremendously I have gained an enormous amount of knowledge about our redemption, Salvation and how to effectively lead and live and a child of God. Thanks AXX

JW
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Person and Work of Christ: Part 2

September 12, 2022

I love this course. It has blessed me tremendously

,and helped me grow in my understanding of Jesus and His finished work on the cross. Thanks AXX

Jennifer Whiteman
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LESSONS LEARNT

August 18, 2022

This training has been an eye opener. For a very long period of time i kept on wondering how Jesus was a himan being and God at the same time. At one point during our Bible study a congregant asked me to explain in details how it was possible for Jesus to be fully Human and at the same time fully God. This was a difficult day! I hàve to confess i struggled to answer the question and finally decided to put it aside for further study. But now o feel fully equiped and ready, at any time, to respond to handle this subject. Thank God for Axx!

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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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Classic!

October 31, 2022

This is a classic study of the book of Acts of the Apostles with it applications to leadership in the Church. The aspect of the Local Church Governance resonates perfectly during these days.

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Satisfying

October 31, 2022

Great analysis and very beneficial.

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Epic Lessons

October 26, 2022

The Jewishness of the Acts of Apostle is a lesson that is thought provoking to me as a student. The leadership lessons applied are very timely.

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Enlightening and information-packed

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

December 8, 2021

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

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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

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

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!

December 9, 2021

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

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Theology of the Church: Certified - Part 1

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Eyes opening

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

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

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

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

April 1, 2021

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

Luke Rokotoro
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good

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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The Church

October 12, 2022

The Church had to be the future for the world.

Adrian
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Living

October 10, 2022

We are everything because of Christ.

Adrian
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A great and blessed learning curve

October 4, 2022

The content of this module is uplifting, though challenging. Thank you very much for a very welll presented module. May God bless you.

A.E.H. Keith-Bandath
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Interesting subject

October 4, 2022

Thank you Pasttor Grant, I learnt a lot through this module. May God continue to use you in ths fashion.

A.E.H. Keith-Bandath
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Theology of the Church: Part 1

September 30, 2022

I enjoyed this course. Learning about Church history was very Interesting and informative. Great course.

Jennifer Whiteman
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Theology of the Church: Part 1

September 26, 2022

This course impacted me on so many areas of the Church, baptisms, communion etc. and the Overall history of the Church. I have learned so much.

JW
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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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Theology of the Church: Part 2

September 30, 2022

I loved every aspect of this course. I gained a lot of knowledge for which I am very grateful. Thanks AXX

Jennifer Whiteman
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Theology of the Church: Part 2

September 27, 2022

I have gained so much knowledge from this course, it has helped me to understand the various denominations, their origins and where they are at presently.

JW
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Theology of the Church: Part 1

September 26, 2022

This course impacted me on so many areas of the Church, baptisms, communion etc. and the Overall history of the Church. I have learned so much.

JW
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Interesting and understandable

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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Homiletics: Certified - Part 1

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This course gives you an introduction to the role, function and theological framework of preaching, as you develop your understanding of the ministry from a biblical perspective.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Learning to Preach
  3. The Danger of Preaching
  4. The Duty of a Preacher
  5. The Development & Devotion of the Preacher
  6. The Historical Development of Preaching (1)
  7. The Historical Development of Preaching (2)
  8. The Theological Foundation of Preaching
  9. The Introduction
  10. The Conclusion
  11. Accurate Interpretation (1)
  12. Accurate Interpretation (2)
  13. Accurate Application
  14. Sermon Preparation
  15. Expository Sermons
  16. Textual, Thematic & Doctrinal Sermons
  17. Topical Sermons
  18. Exegetical Sermons vs Topical Sermons

About your instructor

Markus Richardson

Dr Markus Richardson

Markus was ordained to Anglican Ministry in 1987 and worked for 14 years in outback rural and regional towns in New South Wales. He is a trained counsellor with degrees in psychology and theology. Markus served as a Police Chaplain for ten years. He completed his Doctorate in Leadership in 2010. He is an experienced coach and is an accredited Bar-On EQ Inventory and Leadership Development Profile facilitator.

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Greatly impacted!

October 25, 2022

More hindsight has been attained with the topic of expository preaching. Thank you Axx once again.

Eton Ekanem
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Great Course

October 13, 2022

The analysis of different types of preaching is quite educating.

Eton Ekanem
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Correct and to-the-point

October 11, 2021

As a long-time member of Toastmasters International, I can verify that all of the content, tips and suggestions are absolutely correct and have been proven to be valuable, based on years of personal and professional experience!

John McIntyre
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Interesting and relevant

October 4, 2021

The entire range of subjects relating to Homiletics was thoroughly covered in sufficient depth.

John McIntyre
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Homiletics: Certified - Part 2

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You’ll learn from experienced preachers. This course explores some of the technical components of professional preaching including how to craft illustrations, effective non-verbal communication, weddings, funerals and difficult pastoral matters.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Biblical Preaching
  3. Stories & Illustrations (1)
  4. Stories & Illustrations (2)
  5. Non-Verbal Delivery
  6. Using Notes
  7. Using Audio & Visuals
  8. Verbal Delivery
  9. Pathos & Peculiarities
  10. The 7 Axioms
  11. Preaching at Weddings
  12. Preaching at Funerals & Memorials
  13. Preaching on Difficult Pastoral Matters (1)
  14. Preaching on Difficult Pastoral Matters (2)
  15. Preaching Cross-Culturally
  16. Evaluating Sermons
  17. How I Prepare & Preach (1)
  18. How I Prepare & Preach (2)

About your instructor

Markus Richardson

Dr Markus Richardson

Markus was ordained to Anglican Ministry in 1987 and worked for 14 years in outback rural and regional towns in New South Wales. He is a trained counsellor with degrees in psychology and theology. Markus served as a Police Chaplain for ten years. He completed his Doctorate in Leadership in 2010. He is an experienced coach and is an accredited Bar-On EQ Inventory and Leadership Development Profile facilitator.

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Greatly impacted!

October 25, 2022

More hindsight has been attained with the topic of expository preaching. Thank you Axx once again.

Eton Ekanem
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Great Course

October 13, 2022

The analysis of different types of preaching is quite educating.

Eton Ekanem
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Correct and to-the-point

October 11, 2021

As a long-time member of Toastmasters International, I can verify that all of the content, tips and suggestions are absolutely correct and have been proven to be valuable, based on years of personal and professional experience!

John McIntyre
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Interesting and relevant

October 4, 2021

The entire range of subjects relating to Homiletics was thoroughly covered in sufficient depth.

John McIntyre
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Licentiate of Local Church Ministry Snapshot

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Relevant material, ideas and discussions

January 4, 2022

I feel very blessed as a result of taking this series of courses. The instructors were all engaging, interesting and highly qualified. I got the sensation that they were having a live one-on-one discussion with me personally, or perhaps in a small group. I learned many theories on church ministry based on cutting edge theological research. But more important, I learned a treasure trove of practical ideas, practices and activities that I can apply in my own ministry immediately to be much more effective in the “real world”, so to speak. I highly recommend this program, without qualification, to anyone who wants to improve his or her ministry skills — regardless of one’s experience or academic background. My God bless you in your valuable service to advancing God’s Kingdom!

John McIntyre
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Licentiate of Local Church 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