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Certification of Local Church Ministry

Online Certificate of Local Church Ministry by Axx Ministry

Certification of Local Church Ministry Overview

This qualification is for people who are serving or who are preparing to serve in a local church. It is suited for people undertaking a one year Internship program. It gives you an excellent grounding in Bible, theology and local church ministry.

Included Courses

Introduction to the Biblical Narrative: Certified

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

Curriculum Covered

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

About your instructor

Matthew Jarlett
Matthew Jarlett

Following the completion of his Bachelor of Arts (Biblical Studies), Matthew assumed Vocational Education Course Supervisor role with Harvest Bible College. Matthew has continued his studies completing Graduate Diploma in Arts, Classical Studies and Archaeology.

Analyse & Apply the Bible: Certified

This series of lessons are designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to utilise the features of a study Bible, as well as historical and cultural analysis to compose an accurate application of a biblical passage.

Curriculum Covered

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

About your instructor

Pastor Andrew Groza
Pastor Andrew Groza

Andrew is an experienced Online Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the e-learning industry. Skilled in non-profit organizations, E-Learning, coaching, organizational development, and instructional design. Andrew holds a Master of Arts focused in Ministry from Harvest Bible College.

Personal Management & Spiritual Health: Certified

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

Curriculum Covered

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

About your instructor

Amelia Pickering
Amelia Pickering

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

Theology of God: Certified

This course introduces the theology of God, as you explore the relevance of theology, the Trinity in the Old and New Testament, the person and work of Christ and the Holy Spirit, as well as the gifts and fruits of the Spirit

Curriculum Covered

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

About your instructor

Pastor Jeremy Weetman
Pastor Jeremy Weetman

Jeremy has been in pastoral ministry for over twenty years. He and his wife plated the church they lead on the Gold Coast (Australia), Eikon Community, in 2006 and transitioned the congregation into a missional expression of church. He has served on various denominational committees and been teaching in bible colleges since 2011. He is studying towards his Doctor of Ministry and is interested in sacred space and contemporary spiritualityy.

Dr DJ Konz
Dr DJ Konz

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

Group Ministry Practice: Certified

This course is designed to equip students to contextually apply group ministry theory to specific ministry groups, thereby improving the quality of those ministries as well as their own service within those ministries.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Course Introduction
  3. Identifying Purpose
  4. Evaluating Purpose
  5. Evaluating Health
  6. Duty of Care: Volunteer Recruitment & Training
  7. Risk Management
  8. Best Practice (1): Working with Volunteers
  9. Best Practice (2): Connecting People into Groups
  10. Best Practice (3): Event Management
  11. Best Practice (4): Process & Administration

About your instructor

Pastor Scott Wellard
Pastor Scott Wellard

Scott is an experienced minister of religion with a demonstrated history of working in the civic & social organization industry. He is skilled in youth leadership, preaching, church growth, social justice, and youth empowerment. Scott is currently church planting in Liverpool (UK) with a strong emphasis on community.

Work With & Care for Others: Certified

This Course equips students with practical skills to better understand people, teams and to provide care in a variety of situations. Students will discover how God has uniquely created every person & how we can effectively work with others.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Uniquely You
  3. Spiritual Gifts
  4. Self Management
  5. Relational Health
  6. Communication
  7. Conflict
  8. Teams
  9. Followership
  10. Leadership
  11. Pastoral Care
  12. Boundaries & Self Care
  13. Pastoral Care in Church
  14. Pastoral Care Skills & Tools

About your instructor


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

Who this qualification is for

  • This qualification is designed for those who are interning or volunteering in a local church or a Ministry.
  • It is an ideal for those seeking to be more effective as a future leader or a key volunteer in a local church setting.

What you’ll learn

  • Introduction to the Biblical Narrative
    • How to understand & communicate the Bible’s key themes, events, characters and how to apply lessons learnt in my life and ministry.
  • Analyse & Apply the Bible
    • How to master the features of a study Bible, to interpret what a biblical passage meant to its original audience and how to apply learnt principles to my life, family and ministry community.
  • Personal Management and Spiritual Health
    • How to develop your relationship with God through holistic spiritual and practical disciplines to achieve your God given destiny and spiritual goals.
  • Theology of God
    • How to grasp the true nature of God revealed in the Father, Jesus & the Holy Spirit. You will also learn how to assess personal needs and grow in the gifts and fruit of the Spirit.
  • Group Ministry Practice
    • How to serve, lead and develop your ministry team in a local church or other ministry context.  Your role and responsibilities are made more effective and measured against best practice and biblical standards. Ministry practices are recommended to increase ministry health and effectiveness in light of church/ministry focus.
  • Work with and Care for Others
    • How to provide pastoral care for an individual, members of a family or your community. How to effectively work with and serve people whilst developing tools and insights in self-awareness. You will understand how to apply principles and skills to promote effective group harmony and synergy.


  • This qualification only requires a desire to learn about the introductory concepts of the Bible, local church ministry, theology, spiritually caring for yourself and others .
  • A love of God and your local church.
  • Learners are welcome to commence this qualification at any time.
  • A computer, tablet or smartphone is required.
  • No additional software is required.
  • Internet connection is required.
  • Lessons are presented in English.

Enrolment & Payment Options

Option 1
  • One upfront payment
  • (best value)
Option 2
3x $300
  • 3 Monthly Payments
  • (cost effective)
Option 3*
  • Monthly Subscription
  • (flexible choice)
* Monthly subscription gives you ongoing access to this qualification as long as you need it.
Note prices are listed in Australian dollars
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee


  • Included Courses: 6
  • Certified = Yes
  • Assessments included = Yes
  • Academic Level: Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration: 8-12 Months


  • Certification
  • 21 hours on-demand video
  • 75 lessons
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on computer, mobile devices and TV
  • All learning resources, handouts and E library at no extra cost
  • Personalised Certified Certificate of Completion


  • 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

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Online Certificate of Chruch Planning Course by Axx Ministry

Certification of Church Planting

Qualification endorsements

“We required a flexible, contemporary, affordable and spiritual pathway for training emerging leaders and we found in AXX.Global a training platform that provides everything we need.”

Pastor Tim Jack, National Leader Apostolic Church, UK