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Licentiate of Pastoral Leadership

"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

Pastoral Ministry Specialisation​

This qualification can only be started once the Certification of Pastoral Minstry has been completed.

Academic Level

Degree/Postgraduate

Duration

9-12 Months

Assessment

Yes. Certificate of Completion

Study Method

Online

Pastoral Ministry Enrolment

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

The Licentiate of Pastoral Leadership qualification is specifically designed for people in ministry who are seeking to become advanced in their skills to care for people in a godly manner. It is for those who are taking on a leadership role and more responsibility to care for people inside the Church or in a community workplace.

This qualification further develops your God-given pastoral care focus, leadership skills, biblical and theological knowledge. You will be equipped with the advanced skills required to lead a pastoral care team, local church or ministry department.

What is a Licentiate of Pastoral Leadership? 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 Pastoral Leadership 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 pastoral care pastor, where they are using the leadership, biblical and caring giving skills they have developed.

Who is the Licentiate of Pastoral Leadership for

What you will learn

Counselling Basics: Certified – Part 1

Counselling Basics: Certified – Part 2

Principles of Teamwork: Certified

Person & Work of the Holy Spirit: Certified – Part 1

Person & Work of the Holy Spirit: Certified – Part 2

Navigating Team Dynamics: Certified

Understanding Kingdom Ministry: Certified – Part 1

Understanding Kingdom Ministry: Certified – Part 2

Church Dynamics & Health: Certified

Theology of the Church: Certified – Part 1

Theology of the Church: Certified – Part 2

Organisational Management: Certified

Included Courses

Counselling Basics: Certified - Part 1

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Counselling Basics: Part 1 is an introduction to the skills and knowledge required to establish and apply a biblical Christian counselling approach. We also discuss mental illness and depression in relation to understanding and renewing the mind.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to Counselling Basics
  3. Goals of Pastoral Counselling
  4. Theology of the Human Person
  5. Role Play #1 – Building Rapport
  6. Counselling Theories
  7. All Counselling Techniques
  8. Skills Overview
  9. Assessing the Severity
  10. Role Play #2 – Active Listening
  11. Understanding & Renewing the Mind
  12. Emotions
  13. How we View & Respond to the World
  14. Mental Illness& Depression
  15. Role Play #3 – Building Micro skills

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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COUNSELLING BASICS – PART 1

Rated 5 out of 5
May 9, 2022

I am really enjoying the course, I find it refreshing and eye opening, I am truly learning a lot. I have learnt that counselling is about facilitating changing people, as their attitudes their decisions their behaviour feelings and values. Mentoring and developing skills, strength building, spiritual growth. I have learnt that we are not there to fix people, preach or convert people, delegate. We must always be aware of the immense responsibility and privilege we have to journey with another and not use this to our or others advantage, and in doing so abuse or position our clients. Counselling comes under the mandate of the church, which falls under discipleship and spiritual transformation as Christian counsellors we should always incarnate Christ. Our priorities should always be to care and connect. As counsellors we must resist the desire to offer advise to early if at all, the real heart behind the need often takes a while to surface, so the journey of counselling requires time. I found this quiet interesting that recent studies have concluded that relationships make up for 75% of a persons emotional healing and the counselling relationship only accounts for a small amount of the therapeutic success. I think as counsellors the below statement sums up what counselling is about “The church as a healing community, a place of connection, a place of grace and forgiveness, a place of acceptance, a place of encouragement and support, a place where the Trinity is present in all aspects of life, a place of continued accountability and love.” As Christian counsellors we are not there purely for the change of mind and action, we are part of the disciplining process. I found it interesting learning about the God’s purpose in salvation, the counselling theories: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic Approaches; Existential – Humanistic Approaches; Strength Based Approaches and the different Christian Approaches. I enjoyed learning about the emotional aspects of counselling, the ABC sequence as we as the ABCDE approach, mental illness and depression, the causes of depression. This course has taught me pastoral counselling we should love and respect the person, ask questions about what and how sever the problem/feelings are, listening is extremely important, we should not make assumptions about the person or their circumstances, we should never stigmatize the issue, we should seek information about their support network, we should refer to other people if we feel we cannot help and we should pray for them.

Jean-Pierre Fotinidis
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Counselling Part 2

Rated 5 out of 5
May 9, 2022

I enjoyed this second part of the course, learning the theology of emotions. Learning more in depth about the Christian mis-beliefs about emotions – falsie of Christians not getting sad, anxious or depressed. I loved the quote in the course from Thomas Oden “Christian teaching is not primarily focused upon an analysis of human feelings.”
I found the teaching of “The formation of Christian character could determine which emotion is aroused in certain circumstances” the best way to summarize this course and its teachings. Learning about the different aspects of anger, aggression, passive aggression, its causes and triggers, anxiety especially learning that many struggle because they cannot understand what is going on or what to do about it. Learning that the word anxiety is one word in the English language, but that one word has many different meanings. What are the different triggers and symptoms of anxiety. By doing this course I loved learning about the behavioral strategies on how to best support people and their emotions. It was really refreshing and interesting in learning about the six different role plays – really enjoyed the grief and loss lecturers as I have studied that before in my current church, but to get a different perspective on it and more in a pastoral manner was enlightening – the causes of grief, complicated grief, chronic grief, delayed grief, masked grief, exaggerated grief, how to go about client care in grief and how to apply biblical scripture into it as well. Learning about guilt and shame – personal guilt, false guilt, legal guilt, subjective guilt, learning how to show understanding through the guilt not shaming them or being judgmental loving the person and helping them analyse the problem and the situation. Identifying the shame and the shame process through all of this. Learning about conflict, causes of conflict, data conflict, interest conflicts, value conflicts, structural conflicts, dance of conflicts, conflict management, conflict resolutions.
Learning about solution focused therapy. Group dynamics within the counselling environment. Learning about the inner healing process and what are the important things to consider.
I loved this course and found it to be refreshing and so informative which I believe everyone who wants to do any form of counselling would need to understand, so much so that I am looking at further studies into counselling to get a better understanding of it all.

Jean-Pierre Fotinidis
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Counselling Part 1

Rated 5 out of 5
May 3, 2022

I am really enjoying the course, I find it refreshing and eye opening, I am truly learning a lot. I have learnt that counselling is about facilitating changing people, as their attitudes their decisions their behavior feelings and values. Mentoring and developing skills, strength building, spiritual growth. I have learnt that we are not there to fix people, preach or convert people, delegate. We must always be aware of the immense responsibility and privilege we have to journey with another and not use this to our or others advantage, and in doing so abuse or position our clients. Counselling comes under the mandate of the church, which falls under discipleship and spiritual transformation as Christian counselors we should always incarnate Christ. Our priorities should always be to care and connect. As counselors we must resist the desire to offer advise to early if at all, the real heart behind the need often takes a while to surface, so the journey of counselling requires time. I found this quiet interesting that recent studies have concluded that relationships make up for 75% of a persons emotional healing and the counselling relationship only accounts for a small amount of the therapeutic success. I think as counselors the below statement sums up what counselling is about “The church as a healing community, a place of connection, a place of grace and forgiveness, a place of acceptance, a place of encouragement and support, a place where the Trinity is present in all aspects of life, a place of continued accountability and love.” As Christian counselors we are not there purely for the change of mind and action, we are part of the disciplining process. I found it interesting learning about the God’s purpose in salvation, the counselling theories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Approaches; Existential – Humanistic Approaches; Strength Based Approaches and the different Christian Approaches. I enjoyed learning about the emotional aspects of counselling, the ABC sequence as we as the ABCDE approach, mental illness and depression, the causes of depression. This course has taught me pastoral counselling we should love and respect the person, ask questions about what and how sever the problem/feelings are, listening is extremely important, we should not make assumptions about the person or their circumstances, we should never stigmatize the issue, we should seek information about their support network, we should refer to other people if we feel we cannot help and we should pray for them.

Jean-Pierre Fotinidis
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Counselling Basics Part 2

Rated 5 out of 5
April 18, 2022

This has been an exceptional course and I enjoyed it. It is packed with well organised content which is focesd on practical life situations

S. M.
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Amazing module

Rated 5 out of 5
April 8, 2022

this module is really amazing and insightful. it helps to pastorally care for people holistically using psychological theories, skills and techniques to achieve change

S.M.
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basic counselling part 1

Rated 5 out of 5
January 4, 2022

Really solid teaching and good techniques taught . I feel very positive as I viewed this , As a pastor i am already using much of what has been taught for me personally this is renewing training from a few years back , its refreshing to see and evaluate skills and to see growth points on the course as we journey through .

Tina Sampson-Smith
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Counselling Basics: Certified - Part 2

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Counselling Basics: Part 2 discusses the theology of emotions & the emotions that are encountered, including; anger, anxiety, grief & loss, guilt & shame and conflict. Then we evaluate the Christian responses of forgiveness, inner healing and prayer and pastoral counselling.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. A Theology of Emotion
  3. Anger
  4. Anxiety
  5. Supporting People & their Emotions
  6. Role Play #4 Reflecting & Paraphrasing
  7. Grief & Loss (Part 1)
  8. Grief & Loss (Part 2)
  9. Grief & Loss (Part 3)
  10. Role Play #5 – Empathy Statements
  11. Guilt & Shame
  12. Forgiveness
  13. Conflict
  14. Solution Focused Therapy
  15. Role Play #6 ‘Solution Focused Counselling’
  16. Ethics
  17. Group Dynamics
  18. Referral
  19. The Holy Spirit
  20. Prayer & Pastoral Counselling
  21. Inner Healing
  22. Course Summary

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.

Course Reviews

5
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5 out of 5 stars (based on 16 reviews)
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COUNSELLING BASICS – PART 2

Rated 5 out of 5
May 9, 2022

I enjoyed this second part of the course, learning the theology of emotions. Learning more in depth about the Christian mis-beliefs about emotions – falsie of Christians not getting sad, anxious or depressed. I loved the quote in the course from Thomas Oden “Christian teaching is not primarily focused upon an analysis of human feelings.”
I found the teaching of “The formation of Christian character could determine which emotion is aroused in certain circumstances” the best way to summarize this course and its teachings. Learning about the different aspects of anger, aggression, passive aggression, its causes and triggers, anxiety especially learning that many struggle because they cannot understand what is going on or what to do about it. Learning that the word anxiety is one word in the English language, but that one word has many different meanings. What are the different triggers and symptoms of anxiety. By doing this course I loved learning about the behavioural strategies on how to best support people and their emotions. It was really refreshing and interesting in learning about the six different role plays – really enjoyed the grief and loss lecturers as I have studied that before in my current church, but to get a different perspective on it and more in a pastoral manner was enlightening – the causes of grief, complicated grief, chronic grief, delayed grief, masked grief, exaggerated grief, how to go about client care in grief and how to apply biblical scripture into it as well. Learning about guilt and shame – personal guilt, false guilt, legal guilt, subjective guilt, learning how to show understanding through the guilt not shaming them or being judgmental loving the person and helping them analyse the problem and the situation. Identifying the shame and the shame process through all of this. Learning about conflict, causes of conflict, data conflict, interest conflicts, value conflicts, structural conflicts, dance of conflicts, conflict management, conflict resolutions.
Learning about solution focused therapy. Group dynamics within the counselling environment. Learning about the inner healing process and what are the important things to consider.
I loved this course and found it to be refreshing and so informative which I believe everyone who wants to do any form of counselling would need to understand, so much so that I am looking at further studies into counselling to get a better understanding of it all.

Jean-Pierre Fotinidis
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Counselling Part 2

Rated 5 out of 5
May 9, 2022

I enjoyed this second part of the course, learning the theology of emotions. Learning more in depth about the Christian mis-beliefs about emotions – falsie of Christians not getting sad, anxious or depressed. I loved the quote in the course from Thomas Oden “Christian teaching is not primarily focused upon an analysis of human feelings.”
I found the teaching of “The formation of Christian character could determine which emotion is aroused in certain circumstances” the best way to summarize this course and its teachings. Learning about the different aspects of anger, aggression, passive aggression, its causes and triggers, anxiety especially learning that many struggle because they cannot understand what is going on or what to do about it. Learning that the word anxiety is one word in the English language, but that one word has many different meanings. What are the different triggers and symptoms of anxiety. By doing this course I loved learning about the behavioral strategies on how to best support people and their emotions. It was really refreshing and interesting in learning about the six different role plays – really enjoyed the grief and loss lecturers as I have studied that before in my current church, but to get a different perspective on it and more in a pastoral manner was enlightening – the causes of grief, complicated grief, chronic grief, delayed grief, masked grief, exaggerated grief, how to go about client care in grief and how to apply biblical scripture into it as well. Learning about guilt and shame – personal guilt, false guilt, legal guilt, subjective guilt, learning how to show understanding through the guilt not shaming them or being judgmental loving the person and helping them analyse the problem and the situation. Identifying the shame and the shame process through all of this. Learning about conflict, causes of conflict, data conflict, interest conflicts, value conflicts, structural conflicts, dance of conflicts, conflict management, conflict resolutions.
Learning about solution focused therapy. Group dynamics within the counselling environment. Learning about the inner healing process and what are the important things to consider.
I loved this course and found it to be refreshing and so informative which I believe everyone who wants to do any form of counselling would need to understand, so much so that I am looking at further studies into counselling to get a better understanding of it all.

Jean-Pierre Fotinidis
Avatar for Jean-Pierre Fotinidis

Counselling Part 1

Rated 5 out of 5
May 3, 2022

I am really enjoying the course, I find it refreshing and eye opening, I am truly learning a lot. I have learnt that counselling is about facilitating changing people, as their attitudes their decisions their behavior feelings and values. Mentoring and developing skills, strength building, spiritual growth. I have learnt that we are not there to fix people, preach or convert people, delegate. We must always be aware of the immense responsibility and privilege we have to journey with another and not use this to our or others advantage, and in doing so abuse or position our clients. Counselling comes under the mandate of the church, which falls under discipleship and spiritual transformation as Christian counselors we should always incarnate Christ. Our priorities should always be to care and connect. As counselors we must resist the desire to offer advise to early if at all, the real heart behind the need often takes a while to surface, so the journey of counselling requires time. I found this quiet interesting that recent studies have concluded that relationships make up for 75% of a persons emotional healing and the counselling relationship only accounts for a small amount of the therapeutic success. I think as counselors the below statement sums up what counselling is about “The church as a healing community, a place of connection, a place of grace and forgiveness, a place of acceptance, a place of encouragement and support, a place where the Trinity is present in all aspects of life, a place of continued accountability and love.” As Christian counselors we are not there purely for the change of mind and action, we are part of the disciplining process. I found it interesting learning about the God’s purpose in salvation, the counselling theories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Approaches; Existential – Humanistic Approaches; Strength Based Approaches and the different Christian Approaches. I enjoyed learning about the emotional aspects of counselling, the ABC sequence as we as the ABCDE approach, mental illness and depression, the causes of depression. This course has taught me pastoral counselling we should love and respect the person, ask questions about what and how sever the problem/feelings are, listening is extremely important, we should not make assumptions about the person or their circumstances, we should never stigmatize the issue, we should seek information about their support network, we should refer to other people if we feel we cannot help and we should pray for them.

Jean-Pierre Fotinidis
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Counselling Basics Part 2

Rated 5 out of 5
April 18, 2022

This has been an exceptional course and I enjoyed it. It is packed with well organised content which is focesd on practical life situations

S. M.
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Amazing module

Rated 5 out of 5
April 8, 2022

this module is really amazing and insightful. it helps to pastorally care for people holistically using psychological theories, skills and techniques to achieve change

S.M.
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Growing in understanding

Rated 5 out of 5
January 4, 2022

When I originally trained not much of this was covered , many people don’t think that counselling is relevant but more and more I have found in this Covid season , that we are in deep need of this . If we as pastors can bring someone into full knowledge and are able to help , but it’s also so important you can refer . For me personally this has been important that I can refer to which service someone needs . I have grown in how I am able to help a person through new knowledge. I am so thankful to God that doing this course has equipped me for more service to his people in his church .

Tina Sampson-Smith
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Principles of Teamwork: Certifed

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

Curriculum Covered

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

About your instructor

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Dr Nigel Pegram

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

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Person & Work of the Holy Spirit: Certified - Part 1

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This course introduces us to pneumatology by examining a number of major issues expressed in biblical, theological and historic material. Understanding the key aspects of the person and work of the Holy Spirit is vital to everyone engaged in ministry.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Course Introduction How to Journal (Interview)
  3. Insights: Ian Grant (Interview)
  4. Holy Spirit Words & Symbols
  5. The Holy Spirit in History
  6. Developing Understanding of the Spirit in Church History
  7. Insights: Fiona Sear (Interview)
  8. The Personhood of the Spirit: Problems
  9. Biblical Basis for the Personhood of the Spirit
  10. Implications of the Personhood of the Spirit
  11. Insights: Andrew Groza (Interview)
  12. The deity of the Holy Spirit: Divine Names & Attributes
  13. The Spirit in the Trinity
  14. Implications of the Deity of the Spirit
  15. Insights: Albert Haddad (Interview)
  16. The Work of the Holy Spirit in the World
  17. The Work of the Holy Spirit in the OT
  18. Work of the Holy Spirit in Jesus and the Believer
  19. Insights: Brendan Roach (Interview)
  20. Concepts & Views on Spirit Baptism
  21. Conversion-Initiation & Spirit Baptism in NT
  22. The Distinctive Nature & Purpose of Spirit Baptism
  23. Insights: Diane Manusama (Interview)

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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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Helped me understand the Person of the Holy Spirit

Rated 5 out of 5
March 15, 2022

I took my time to reflect on the lessons and Bible verses and to involve the person of the Holy Spirit in to my daily life. Thank you Holy Spirit.

Annette Posimani
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Helped me to see how practical the Holy Spirit is too

Rated 5 out of 5
March 15, 2022

Inviting Holy Spirit in my life. Helped me to repent as part of my walk, ridding of activities that are harmful in my spiritual walk. Listening to testimonies and observing how Holy spirit transforms lives and bears fruit. Praise God.

Annette Posimani
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Person & Work of the Holy Spirit: Part 1

Rated 5 out of 5
July 28, 2021

I would like to thanks Dr. John Newton and all people who shared their testimonies, God bless you so much. I am blessed and fully equipped about the the person and the work of the Holy Spirit.

Bakulikira Byakweli
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Person & Work of the Holy Spirit: Certified - Part 2

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This course continues to examine pneumatology by understanding key aspects of the person and work of the Holy Spirit, including the various Pentecostal, Evangelical and Charismatic views. Leading pastors and teachers share their insight and experiences.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Evidence of Spirit Baptism: Background & Pentecost
  3. Evidence of Spirit Baptism in Acts
  4. The Rise of Pentecostalism
  5. Insights: Michael Adelana (Interview)
  6. Gifts in the NT
  7. More on Gifts of the Spirit in the NT
  8. Worship in the Spirit
  9. Insights: Tex Houston (Interview)
  10. Living in the Spirit in Community
  11. Hearing the Spirit’s Voice
  12. Praying in the Spirit & Tongues
  13. Insights: Tanya Harris (Interview)
  14. The Concept of Sanctification
  15. The Process of Sanctification
  16. The Spirit & Sanctification; the Fruit of the Spirit
  17. Insights: Matt Jarlett (Interview)
  18. Laying on of Hands & Impartation
  19. The Gift of Prophecy
  20. Guidelines for Prophecy
  21. Insights: Richard Warner (Interview)
  22. The Spirit in the Church
  23. Moves of the Spirit
  24. Revivals & Spiritual Moves
  25. Insights: Melinda Dwight (Interview)

About your instructor

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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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Helped me understand the Person of the Holy Spirit

Rated 5 out of 5
March 15, 2022

I took my time to reflect on the lessons and Bible verses and to involve the person of the Holy Spirit in to my daily life. Thank you Holy Spirit.

Annette Posimani
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Helped me to see how practical the Holy Spirit is too

Rated 5 out of 5
March 15, 2022

Inviting Holy Spirit in my life. Helped me to repent as part of my walk, ridding of activities that are harmful in my spiritual walk. Listening to testimonies and observing how Holy spirit transforms lives and bears fruit. Praise God.

Annette Posimani
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Person & Work of the Holy Spirit: Part 2

Rated 5 out of 5
July 29, 2021

First, I give thanks to God who gave me this precious time to finish this course.
Next ,I thanks all my teachers and all those who gave testimonies, God bless you so much. As a Pentecostal I am blessed and fully equipped.

Bakulikira Byakweli
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Navigating Team Dynamics: Certified

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

Curriculum Covered

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

About your instructor

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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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Practical

Rated 5 out of 5
August 20, 2020

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

Jenny Phillips
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Understanding Kingdom Ministry: Certified - Part 1

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This course introduces students to the descriptions of the Kingdom of God in the Bible with special focus on the gospels and the rest of the New Testament as well as some historical understandings and expressions of the Kingdom of God and its relationship to the Church.

Curriculum Covered

  1. God’s Dream
  2. What is Kingdom Ministry?
  3. The Kingdom in the Old Testament (1)
  4. The Kingdom in the Old Testament (2)
  5. The Kingdom in the Gospels
  6. The Kingdom in the New Testament
  7. The Kingdom in Paul
  8. The Kingdom in History (1)
  9. The Kingdom in History (2)
  10. Today’s Church & the Kingdom
  11. What is Culture?
  12. How can I analyse culture?
  13. How can I contextualise the Gospel?
  14. All of Life
  15. What a Kingdom Individual Looks Like

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Pastor Andrew Groza

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

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Understanding Kingdom Ministry: Certified - Part 2

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This course introduces students to the descriptions of the Kingdom of God in the Bible. Part two of this course explores servant leadership in relation to the Kingdom of God and its outworking in ministry.

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  1. Leviticus
  2. Matthew
  3. Sonship & Agape
  4. Towards a Theological Approach to Leadership
  5. Servant Leadership
  6. Leading from within a Familial Paradigm
  7. The Place of the Local Church
  8. Establishing Kingdom Ministry
  9. Listening to Community Narrative
  10. What is that we are proclaiming?
  11. Kingdom Proclamation & Evangelism
  12. Living it out
  13. The Poor Among Us
  14. Interview with Leanne Rhodes
  15. Leading in Discontinuous Change
  16. Looking back, looking around, moving forward

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Pastor Andrew Groza

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

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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

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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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Thought-provoking

Rated 5 out of 5
January 4, 2022

After this lesson, I have a much better understanding as to why churches do what they do.

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Theology of the Church: Certified - Part 1

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Eyes opening

Rated 4 out of 5
October 12, 2021

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

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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

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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

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Grant Buchanan

Pastor Grant Buchanan

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

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Very important theological points made

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January 4, 2022

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

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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.

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  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

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Grant Buchanan

Pastor Grant Buchanan

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

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Interesting and understandable

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January 4, 2022

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

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Organisational Management: Certified

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

Curriculum Covered

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

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Andrew Drummond

Andrew Drummond

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

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Licentiate of Pastoral Leadership Snapshot

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Eye Opener and full of learning

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June 29, 2021

Absolutely loved this course as it was just awakened the soul to experience Gods love even more! Definately recommend

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Licentiate of Pastoral Leadership Requirements

All assessment tasks must be completed to be certified

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