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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”
Corey Tuner Ministries 01 150
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SENIOR GLOBAL PASTOR NEUMA CHURCH

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.

Course Reviews

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 51 reviews)
Excellent92%
Very good6%
Average2%
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The Impartiality of Counseling

October 27, 2022

Counselling is a critical intervention in the lives of human beings regardless of whether they are Christians or not. Counselling skills are critical as a matter of first contact to evaluate because, if necessary, the Counseller may refer or suggest referral to the client to see the right professionals for help

Tshosa Moraka
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Knowledge is Power

October 25, 2022

This course is just awesome.

Most often as pastors we limit counseling just to the spiritual meanwhile it is more broad than what we think.

I have learned that as a pastor involved in counseling, I am not playing a messianic role or a fixer but rather accompanying those I am counseling and helping them get a solution.

Also, I have learned that I should work with other relevant counsellors in the field of counseling and learn to refer them to competent counsellors when need be.

My counseling skills as a pastor have greatly improved and will keep improving thanks to the course.

MMR
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Counselling Basics Part 1.

October 25, 2022

Great journey with God into this discovery of the

Counceling Basics knowledge.

God has really helped the college to develope a wonderful tool in the Pastoral councelling world of Ministry.

It has opened my understanding and building a better ground in a biblical knowledge.

Thanks to the Admin of the college and the lectures of this topic.

NB.the man in the picture below was healed by the Lord in a prayer session I prayed for him.

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Life changing experience

October 25, 2022

I always wanted to learn about Counselling. Maybe it’s because I know someone close who has been suffering from depression, and I have been dying to know how to deal with it. Thanks to you guys for this privilege.

Shalom

Asanda P Casa
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Great basic counselling course

October 25, 2022

This course has blessed me with an understanding of emotions and mood. In my day to day job i come across work colleagues who have so many emotional issues. After doing this course i am now aware that there are deeper underlying issues .

I am sure after completing my Part 2 counselling course i will be in a better position to reach out to my colleagues who need support.

Glory David
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Uncovering the past traumas by Pastoral counsellors play very important role in humans. Need to be done by those equipped to do so as it is about the lives of the people.

October 13, 2022

Firstly i would like to ask if God speaks with dreams nowadays as He spoke with josef, can we trust and rely on a dream?

Counseling basics course is one of most needed thanks God and be blessed .

M.Patikala
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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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Knowledge is Power

October 25, 2022

This course is just awesome.

Most often as pastors we limit counseling just to the spiritual meanwhile it is more broad than what we think.

I have learned that as a pastor involved in counseling, I am not playing a messianic role or a fixer but rather accompanying those I am counseling and helping them get a solution.

Also, I have learned that I should work with other relevant counsellors in the field of counseling and learn to refer them to competent counsellors when need be.

My counseling skills as a pastor have greatly improved and will keep improving thanks to the course.

MMR
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essential for pastoral care

October 12, 2022

great addition to part 1. really enjoy the scenario lessons, I find the visual impact and explanation of techniques fruitful.

d.o.
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Knowing the problem is part of the solution

October 3, 2022

In this course the moft important thing for me is the exposure.

I am able to respond to effective counselling methods and readiness to patiently listen to clients without jumping to conclusion.

The Rt.Rev.Akologo Dominic Alale Azumah
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Counselling basics

October 3, 2022

I thank God immensely for this course. I have increased in knowledge concerning basic technics of counselling. I now even apply them to my children and family. and it does work

Mega Philip Mega
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This topic is so interesting

September 30, 2022

The presentation on counseling basics is well understood, and if one could put it into practice then the house of God will be a place of hope for the helpless.

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Counselling Basic: Part 2

September 30, 2022

Great course! I have learned quite a lot about listening and bringing comfort to someone in need. It is all about love.

Jennifer Whiteman
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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.

Course Reviews

4.4
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principle of team work

October 31, 2022

I would like to appreciate axx for the wonderful lessons in this course.

This course has taught me to understand what a team is and the importance of team work, highlighting the stages on how to develop a strong team and the challenges that each stages has. It has also given me a clear picture on how we Christ followers often give up in team especially when our emotions take a hold of us we feel misunderstood by those leading us or those we are leading.

This course has also given me a proper understanding of those in my ministry and how to understand and respond to their reactions on certain matters. Especially in the area of emotions, I confess i never always used to understand certain aspects of their emotions and often never gave a one on one approach to their negative motives, so i often ended up telling them my part and not showing, empathy, sympathy etc. This has often been a challenge to raising a strong and courageous team. However, their are they’re are are other which I’ve been encouraged to continue doing and not stop in order for a formation of a strong team and that is to build trust.

Herbert Banda
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I am very blessed

October 12, 2022

All lessons was very blessed for me to grow in Christianity.

Kashif Sardar
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Feedback

October 12, 2022

Thank God immensely for this course. I am now a better communicator as i can now use the skills i have acquired from to offer pastoral care first for my family and then to everyone that God will put at my disposal.

Mega Philip Mega
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Great teaching

October 5, 2022

I am blessed to have received this teaching to the end , it’s an eyes opener and if one follows the principles , teamwork would be interesting.

Victor chibuzor
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Very interesting

October 5, 2022

Principles of teamwork are of great importance if one must grow in the ministry and cooperate in life, most things we undermined are things that could make one a complete Christian.

Victor chibuzor
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TEAM (Together, Everyone Achieve More)

October 4, 2022

The lesson was great as the lecturer unpacked the subject of group behavior especially in working together as a term. Having worked in a term, I simply apply some of the lessons in a more practical terms. I can say for sure that everything that was discussed here is the truth. We need to understand individual behaviors because these are contributors to group behavior. Individuals always will bring their personal behaviors in a group situation and so we need to understand how people will react at a personal level.

Pst. Uchechukwu Godson Oko
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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)

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.

Course Reviews

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Very blessed lessons

November 2, 2022

This was very great topic and I learned many new things about the Holy Spirit. God bless Axx

Kashif Sardar
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Personhood of the Holy Spirit

October 25, 2022

This course has taught me that the Holy Spirit is a person and not a thing. The Holy Spirit has emotions, feelings and can be grieved. Also the Holy Spirit is God so He can be worshiped.

Mega Philip Mega
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Spirit of the Living God

October 25, 2022

The deeper knowledge of the person and work of the Holy Spirit is a testimony of God’s love and desire to reveal himself to us. In revealing Himself to us, God also what us to become path of His divine move on the Earth and to become conduit through which His power is manifested. I thank God for this great love and opportunity to know Him more.

Pst. Uchechukwu Godson Oko
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Knowledge plus holly spirit equals power

October 25, 2022

Ithank God for equiping me through this course.Ihave deep knowledge in scripture.

Luke Katengeza
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Knowledge plus holly spirit equals power

October 25, 2022

Learning through this course Ihave learnt anumber of things and Iam now equiped in aministry.

Luke Katengeza
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I'm blessed

October 25, 2022

I’m blessed my this topic, have learned many new things about the Holy Spirit.

Kashif Sardar
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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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Great teaching

October 25, 2022

I hold to the view that this teaching is another way of impartation the spirit of God in the life of His people, the misconception of the person and work of the Holy Spirit is clearly stated and if one can apply the principles of this teaching then one relationship with God will surely be a unique one. I am for this expository and wonderful teaching.

Victor chibuzor
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The topic is so interesting

October 25, 2022

The quality of the teaching of, the person & and work of the Holy Spirit is of high value and is a blessing to receive such a wonderful teaching.

Victor chibuzor
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Person and work of the Holy Spirit part 2

September 30, 2022

This course has blessed me in many ways. I am thankful for all the knowledge I gained about the Holy Spirit

Jennifer Whiteman
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Person and work of the Holy Spirit part 2

September 20, 2022

This is an awesome course, it teaches so much about the Holy Spirit. I was greatly impacted and will use the knowledge to help other people.

JW
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Helped me understand the Person of the Holy Spirit

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

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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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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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.​

Course Reviews

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Very interesting

November 2, 2022

This topic is what I called, a study to show oneself being approved for the work of the ministry and pastoral calls, indeed I am blessed to have concluded this topic.

Victor chibuzor
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Gratitude

October 31, 2022

This topic is life changing and has shifted my understanding on Kingdom ministry.

It has created a new picture for starting a fresh in ministry.

Many thanks to the Axx family

Obediah N. Darweh
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Well taught

October 31, 2022

Understanding the kingdom and its principles help one to build a strong relationship based on the fact and the acknowledgment of Christ the king and His kingdom,

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Growing to effect

October 28, 2022

It’s when you ask God deep and hard things. He actually reveals Himself in incarnate with revelation to answers. At Axx there is transformation and renewal of the mind spiritually growth

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Understanding Kingdom ministry

October 28, 2022

Being able to understand our Lord’s prayer “Thy kingdom come, thine will be done” is the key instrumentality to being effective and relevant in this ministry. What is the kingdom of God for us? for our people, our generation? They want to see God’s kingdom in our lives __ on how we live and see others around us. We can bring God’s kingdom on our communities, our earth.

This course has truly deepen my conviction on what kingdom ministry is and should be. I thank God for using Axx Bible college to empower me for the kingdom ministry.

Pst. Uchechukwu Godson Oko
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Awakening

October 27, 2022

Adopting to the changes happening in our society and culture and how the scriptures are relevant to our own lives presently

Moses Mandila
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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.

Curriculum Covered

  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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Very interesting

November 2, 2022

The higher one goes the more understanding, this topic has taken me to another level, and the teachings were well packaged,

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Great teaching

October 31, 2022

This teaching has helped me to see the kingdom from a wider perspective,, both physically and spiritually, an highly blessed.

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Set Apart

October 25, 2022

Thank Jesus iam glad that you separated me, and set me apart, its so nice that God wants me to be his imitator. By been Holy

MUBANGA MULENGA
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Culture

October 25, 2022

What a Beautiful lesson about Culture, its worth hearing about different of languages, foods and culture.

MUBANGA MULENGA
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Sonship and fatherhood

October 25, 2022

What God did through Jesus Christ was so powerful.

MUBANGA MULENGA
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Poor among us

October 25, 2022

Wow this was so interesting and have found the real true gospel of Jesus Christ.

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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.

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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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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.

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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

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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!

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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

About your instructor

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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Impactful Study

October 25, 2022

Great lectures. Delivered with clarity and precision. Thank you Axx.

Eton Ekanem
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Educational

October 12, 2022

This was educational has it taught us how to deal with matters we are not prepared for or are taught and the importance of a mentor.

Adrian
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Great module

October 4, 2022

I really enjoyed the insights in this module and can not wait to implement same. Thanks to the presenter. God bless.

A.E.H. Keith-Bandath
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Organisational Management

September 30, 2022

This course has taught me a lot about managing the ministry. How to do it God’s way by serving the people.

Jennifer Whiteman
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Organisational Management

September 30, 2022

This course is very important for all leaders, the knowledge gained can help to open many doors in ministry. A leader is a servant who serves in love.

JW
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Pastoral leadership insides

September 21, 2022

Going through the course lectures it really provides direct pastoral leadership skills and serious roadmap to one’s ministry and vision guidlines.

It is worth studying this course as a leader in pastoral Ministry.

The Rt.Rev.Akologo Dominic Alale Azumah.
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Licentiate of Pastoral Leadership Snapshot

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Blown away

October 12, 2022

Adrian
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This course was a real inspiration to me and I can not wait to implement all the good thing that I hve learnt. I herewith express y hertfelt gratitude to ll the presenters and more specially to the management of the Axx Bible College. I trut that God will bless and inspire you to keep up with thi good work.

October 4, 2022

Anthony Keith-Bandath
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Life that's of Pastoral Leadership has impacted me in numerous ways. I have gained so much knowledge. I loved all of the courses and as I continue my Journey as God's servant, the lessons learned from these lectures will be with me forever. Thanks AXX

September 30, 2022

Jennifer Whiteman
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Eye Opener and full of learning

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