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MasterClass of Global Ministry

"Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God."
— WILLIAM CAREY
"Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”"
— PSALM 46:10

Local Church Ministry Specialisation

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

Academic Level

Masters/Doctorate

Duration

Flexible

Assessment

Yes. Self Reflections

Study Method

Online

Local Church 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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NATIONAL LEADER OF ACTS GLOBAL CHURCHES

Masterclass of Global Ministry Overview

The Masterclass of Global Ministry is designed and developed for pastors and ministry leaders who are looking for advanced and practical, global ministry development.

The Axx Masterclass of Global Ministry brings together a group of global ministry expansion experts. They understand how to communicate and expand the gospel in a variety of cultures and locations around the world.

You will be equipped with the tools and skills you need to expand your ministry internationally. It does not matter if you are seeking to serve God as a missionary or build a campus of your local Church in an international location, the Axx MasterClass of Global Ministry will give you the skills you need.

If God is calling you to go global then the Axx Masterclass of Global Ministry is perfect for you.

All courses in the Axx Masterclass of Global Ministry are taught at Masters and Doctorate levels.

It is expected that pastors and leaders undertaking the Masterclass of Global Ministry will have a substantial background in ministry, biblical studies and theology.

This qualification builds on the Axx Local Church Ministry Stream.

Who is the Masterclass of Global Ministry for

What you will learn

Building a Christian Worldview: Certified – Part 1

Building a Christian Worldview: Certified – Part 2

Cultural Anthropology in Ministry Perspective: Certified – Part 1

Cultural Anthropology in Ministry Perspective: Certified – Part 2

Developing Leaders in a Cross-Cultural Context: Certified

Theology of Mission: Certified – Part 1

Theology of Mission: Certified – Part 2

Communicating the Gospel in Pluralistic Contexts: Certified – Part 1

Communicating the Gospel in Pluralistic Contexts: Certified – Part 2

Included Courses

Building a Christian Worldview: Certified - Part 1

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Fundamental to any Christian’s effectiveness in the world is the question of how they think. Thinking Christianly is what makes us able to evaluate the things going on around us and make a valuable contribution to our world under the lordship of Christ. Every person is trained to think within certain boundaries and along certain lines imbibed from their culture: this is the worldview everyone begins with. But as Christians we also need to bring a biblical perspective to bear on these assumptions, to critically evaluate them and where necessary replace them with truly Christian views.

This course enables students to analyse differing views and definitions of worldview discussing the shifts in worldview from the 17th century until today. Christian worldview in the light of the current context and construct their Christian worldview.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Introduction & Definition 
  2.  Functions of a Worldview 
  3.  Ancient Mediterranean Worldviews 
  4.  The Medieval Worldview 
  5.  History of Worldview: The Enlightenment 
  6.  History of Worldview: Modernity 
  7.  Problems with Modernity 
  8.  Defining ‘Postmodernism’ 
  9.  Postmodern Thinking 
  10.  Postmodernism & Religion  
  11.  Christianity & Postmodernism 
  12.  Proposals for a Christian Worldview 
  13.  Pentecostal Proposals for Worldview (1) 
  14.  Pentecostal Proposals for Worldview (2) 
  15.  The Bible & Worldview (1) 
  16.  The Bible & Worldview (2) 
  17.  The Biblical Narrative & Worldview 
  18.  Four Biblical Examples & Worldview 
  19.  Modernist Criticism of the Bible 
  20.  Postmodernist Criticism of the Bible 
  21. Rival Worldviews: Eastern Religions 
  22.  Rival Worldviews: Secular Worldviews (1) 
  23.  Rival Worldviews: Secular Worldviews (2) 

About your instructor

Jon Newton 150 X 150 Opt

Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe.

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Building a Christian worldview: part 1

September 26, 2022

I am really enjoying this course. It is engaging and well delivered.

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Building a Christian Worldview: Certified - Part 2

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Fundamental to any Christian’s effectiveness in the world is the question of how they think. Thinking Christianly is what makes us able to evaluate the things going on around us and make a valuable contribution to our world under the lordship of Christ. Every person is trained to think within certain boundaries and along certain lines imbibed from their culture: this is the worldview everyone begins with. But as Christians we also need to bring a biblical perspective to bear on these assumptions, to critically evaluate them and where necessary replace them with truly Christian views.

This course examines how worldview has changed since the medieval days, especially on the European Enlightenment and the development of modernism and more recent postmodernism. Finally forming a Christian worldview based on biblical teaching.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Desription
  2. The Bible & Ontology
  3. Spirit Worlds in the Old & New Testaments
  4. Spirit World in Revelation
  5. The Bible & Epistemology (1)
  6. The Bible & Epistemology (2)
  7. The Bible & Epistemology (3)
  8. The Bible & Epistemology (4)
  9. Revelation as (a/the) Source of Truth
  10. A Christian Anthropology (1)
  11. A Christian Anthropology (2)
  12. A Christian Anthropology (3)
  13. A Christian Cosmology
  14. A Modern View of History
  15. Postmodern Views of History & Narrative
  16. The Biblical Narrative
  17. A Biblical View of History
  18. The Bible, Pluralism & other Worldviews
  19. Christianity & Pluralism: Case Study 1
  20. Christianity & Pluralism: Case Study 2
  21. Constructing & Defending a Christian Worldview

About your instructor

Jon Newton 150 X 150 Opt

Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe.

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Building a Christian worldview: part 1

September 26, 2022

I am really enjoying this course. It is engaging and well delivered.

Debra Bienek
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Building a Christian worldview: part 1

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I am really enjoying this course. It is engaging and well delivered.

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Debra Bienek

Cultural Anthropology in Ministry Perspective: Certified – Part 1

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This course examines the issues involved in developing Christian leaders in a cross-cultural context. The planned development of leadership is examined through the perspectives of Biblical paradigms, missiological theory and strateg

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Adapting to Culture
  3. My Assumptions
  4. What is Anthropology (1)
  5. What is Anthropology (2)
  6. How do I know what I know? (1)            
  7. How do I know what I know? (2)
  8. Critical or ‘Mediated’ Realism
  9. Observation & Perception
  10. Introduction to Culture
  11. The Subsystems of Culture
  12. Introduction to Worldview (1)
  13. Introduction to Worldview (2)
  14. Worldview Universals (1)
  15. Worldview Universals (2)
  16. Is there a Christian Worldview?
  17. Three Mono-cultural Positions
  18. God’s Attitude Toward Culture
  19. Historical Overview of Theology (1)
  20. Historical Overview of Theology (2)
  21. Evolution Theory (1)
  22. Evolution Theory (2)
  23. Evolution Theory (3)
  24. Basic Human Commonality & Diversity
  25. Forms & Meanings (1)
  26. Forms & Meanings (2)
  27. Material Culture & Technology (1)
  28. Material Culture & Technology (2)
  29. Economic Culture & Technology (1)
  30. Economic Culture & Technology (2)
  31. Religious Beliefs & Technology (1)
  32. Religious Beliefs & Technology (2)

About your instructor

Ian Grant 150 X 150 Opt

Dr Ian Grant

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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Cultural Anthropology in Ministry Perspective: Certified – Part 2

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This course examines the issues involved in developing Christian leaders in a cross-cultural context. The planned development of leadership is examined through the perspectives of Biblical paradigms, missiological theory and strateg

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Life Cycles (1)
  3. Life Cycles (2)
  4. Education (1)
  5. Education (2)
  6. Family
  7. Role & Status (1)
  8. Role & Status (2)
  9. Communication: Language (1)
  10. Communication: Language (2)               
  11. Communication: Beyond Language (1)
  12. Communication: Beyond Language (2)
  13. Ministry in Papua New Guinea
  14. Grouping
  15. Social Control (1)
  16. Social Control (2)
  17. Stability & Change (1)
  18. Stability & Change (2)
  19. Change Barriers & Facilitators
  20. Advocates & Implementors (1)
  21. Advocates & Implementors (2)
  22. Ethics of Change (1)
  23. Ethics of Change (2)
  24. Dynamics of Worldview Change (1)
  25. Dynamics of Worldview Change (2)
  26. Theological Implications (1)
  27. Theological Implications (2)
  28. Theological Implications (3)

About your instructor

Ian Grant 150 X 150 Opt

Dr Ian Grant

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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Developing Leaders in a Cross-Cultural Context: Certified

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This course examines the issues involved in developing Christian leaders in a cross-cultural context. The planned development of leadership is examined through the perspectives of Biblical paradigms, missiological theory and strateg

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction: What Is Missiology?
  3. Leadership Development Theory
  4. What Is Leadership?
  5. Influence And Power
  6. Leadership History
  7. Dimensions Of National Culture
  8. The Gospel And Christian Leadership
  9. Christian Leadership Part 1
  10. Christian Leadership Part 2
  11. Christian Leadership Part 3
  12. Cultural Anthropology
  13. Contextualisation Part 1
  14. Contextualisation Part 2
  15. Review And Conclusion
  16. Review This Course

About your instructor

Ian Grant 150 X 150 Opt

Dr Ian Grant

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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Theology of Mission: Certified – Part 1

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This course examines the biblical foundations for developing a coherent theology of mission. It studies some major approaches to mission theology and a discussion of some major issues relating to contemporary intercultural ministry.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Abraham: An Instrument For The Nations
  3. Abraham’s Mission Encounters – Part 1
  4. Abraham’s Mission Encounters – Part 2
  5. Election & The Exodus
  6. Exodus & Implications For The Religions
  7. Power Encounters
  8. Exodus & The Call Of Moses
  9. Redemption & Liberation Of Israel
  10. Israel’s Missionary Calling
  11. Jonah & Israel’s Missionary Calling
  12. Israel’s Judgement And Exile
  13. Review This Course

About your instructor

Ian Grant 150 X 150 Opt

Dr Ian Grant

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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Theology of Mission: Certified – Part 2

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This course examines the biblical foundations for developing a coherent theology of mission. It studies some major approaches to mission theology and a discussion of some major issues relating to contemporary intercultural ministry.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. John The Baptist: More Than A Prophet
  3. Jesus: The Hinge Of History
  4. Jesus: The Kingdom Of God
  5. Jesus: Kingdom & Mission
  6. The Mission Theology Of Acts
  7. Church & Kingdom In Acts
  8. The Day Of Pentecost
  9. Pentecostal Perspectives
  10. Pentecost: The Last Days
  11. Review This Course
  12. Christian Witness To People Of Other Faiths

About your instructor

Ian Grant 150 X 150 Opt

Dr Ian Grant

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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Communicating the Gospel in Pluralistic Contexts: Certified – Part 1

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Cultural anthropology is an important source for informing the theory and practice of intercultural ministry. Hence this course builds on the foundation provided by Introduction to Intercultural Ministry, extending the knowledge and skills developed there to a study of cultural anthropology as it relates to intercultural ministry in particular.

This course is an introduction to the principles of cultural anthropology, their relevance in a multicultural world, and the application of anthropological perspectives to the task of communicating the Gospel.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resource
  2. Understanding Pluralism (Strength & Weaknesses) 
  3. Understanding Pluralism (Shift from Modernity to Post Modernity 1)
  4. Understanding Pluralism (Shift from Modernity to Post Modernity 2)
  5. Understanding Pluralism (Post-Modern Issues) 
  6. Cultural Assumptions (1) 
  7. Cultural Assumptions (2) 
  8. Understanding Culture 
  9. Cultural Models & Culture Types 
  10. Cultural Sub-Systems: Economics, Kin & Structures (1) 
  11. Cultural Sub-Systems: Economics, Kin & Structures (2) 
  12. Cultural Sub-Systems: Political & Religious 
  13. Integration of Culture Types & Sub-Systems 
  14. Cultural Models: Worldview & Cognitive Experience (1) 
  15. Cultural Models: Worldview & Cognitive Experience (2) 
  16. Theological Assumptions & Foundations
  17. Theological Assumptions & Knowing God (1) 
  18. Theological Assumptions & Knowing God (2) 
  19. Theological Models: Hermeneutical Spiral 
  20. Theological Models: Four Horizons 
  21. Theological Models: Four Horizons Steps 1 & 2 
  22. Theological Models: Four Horizons Steps 3 & 4
  23. Theological Models: Four Horizons Step 5

About your instructor

Ian Grant 150 X 150 Opt

Dr Ian Grant

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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Communicating the Gospel in Pluralistic Contexts: Certified – Part 2

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Cultural anthropology is an important source for informing the theory and practice of intercultural ministry. Hence this course builds on the foundation provided by Introduction to Intercultural Ministry, extending the knowledge and skills developed there to a study of cultural anthropology as it relates to intercultural ministry in particular.

This course extends the knowledge of cultural anthropology to build a better understanding of another society’s beliefs, values and behaviour systems, and develop a cross-cultural perspective on ministry both in a multi-cultural environment and globally.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Communicational Assumptions (1) 
  3. Communicational Assumptions (2) 
  4. Communicational Assumptions (3) 
  5. Communicational Models: Code Model 
  6. Communicational Models: Cognitive & Experience Model 
  7. Transculturation: A Relevant Approach(1) 
  8. Transculturation: A Relevant Approach(2) 
  9. Inferential Communications in Pluralist Contexts 
  10. Appropriate Communications in Pluralist Contexts 
  11. Relationships in Pluralist Contexts(1) 
  12. Relationshipsin Pluralist Contexts (2) 
  13. The Church in Pluralist Contexts(1) 
  14. The Church in Pluralist Contexts (2) 
  15. Communicating the Gospel in Pluralist Contexts (1) 
  16. Communicating the Gospel in Pluralist Contexts (2) 
  17. Mission in Pluralist Contexts (1) 
  18. Mission in Pluralist Contexts (2)

About your instructor

Ian Grant 150 X 150 Opt

Dr Ian Grant

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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Masterclass of Global Ministry Requirements

All assessment tasks must be completed to be certified

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