This is a personal invitation to you to join with us in a new innovation at ACOM is being launched in 2008
The Australian church in the 21st century desperately needs quality disciples of Jesus who are growing as leaders and willing to embark upon a great faith adventure. Leaders who dare to make a Kingdom difference for Australia.
ACOM invites you to embark upon an learning adventure, an adventure that will transform your life, challenge your ideas, develop your skills and help you to influence the lives of the people God brings into your life and ministry.
We need leaders who are able to challenge the status quo, manage change, engage our community through mission and who love people with compassion. Leaders who are devoted to seeing God transform the lives of others and are able to coach and mentor them along the way as fellow travelers with Jesus.
We also need leaders who have a biblical foundation for their leadership. Leaders with spiritual depth and a commitment to a life long journey of growth and maturity in their Christian faith.
Entering a Diploma in Christian Ministry program with ACOM is a great way of moving forward in your development as disciple and leader. The training program is biblically based and is designed to help you integrate your learning in genuine practical situations.
The training is also designed to prepare you for leadership, where you are. ACOM utilizes key elements of distance and digital learning to provide you with training in your current location and in your current church.
The Diploma is a Vocational Qualification nationally accredited and will give you credit into further awards.
The Diploma in Christian Ministry (30269QLD) builds on the Certificate IV in Christian Ministry (30268QLD) which is a prerequisite to this training program. The Certificate IV in Christian Ministry is taught around Australia through ACOM’s LocalNet program, in many different locations and churches.
For more information on the Cert IV in Christian Ministry please contact our Vocational Education Office.
If you have not completed a Cert IV in Christian Ministry you can still apply to enter the Diploma program. Through Recognised Prior Learning and other alternative options ACOM is able to help you meet the entry requirements dependent on your individual circumstances.
There are a range of subjects offered through the Diploma Program in 2008 both core units and elective options.
CHCORG24B – Identifying and Developing Leaders
This subject is designed to enable you to identify potential leaders and to design ways to support and develop them in their gifting and ministry.
CM 17 – Biblical leadership
To provide you with an adequate Biblical basis for understanding, developing, demonstrating and practicing godly, biblically informed leadership in and through the local church.
CHCCD4C Mission Project Part One
Students will develop a plan and strategy for initiating mission focused relationships with people, connecting with them according to their culture and context.
CM 16 - The Holy Spirit
This subject is designed to immerse students in the understanding of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, explore a range of spiritual traditions, and involve you in a number of specific spiritual disciplines for the duration of the course.
CHCORG29A - Coaching
To equip students with a broad range of coaching skills and insights, to empower the student to implement these coaching skills in leading and managing the missional project, and so to create for the project a supportive context that encourages and provides accountability for all the team.
CM 18 – Who is Jesus (Christology)
Students will develop a clear understanding of the foundations of Christology from scripture. Value the uniqueness of Christ in worship and mission, and integrate new knowledge into their lives and ministry.
CM 13 – The Missionary God (Missiology)
To enable students to develop and articulate a theology of mission based on the very personality and nature of God as expressed in the scriptures and in the person of Jesus. The nature of God being defined by love and His mission as the outworking of His love for people.
CM 14 – The Mission and purpose of the church (Ecclesiology)
To enable students to build on the foundations of Christology and Missiology, and apply that foundation to the mission, purpose and methodology of the church in the 21st Century. A 21st century dominated by digital culture and new ways of viewing the world.
There are a range of elective options available , including Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Community based Ministry and Church Planting. Electives will be negotiated by students with the course coordinator.
If you are interested in more information about this opportunity please contact the ACOM’s Vocational Education Office. We would love to have the opportunity to talk with you further about this exciting new program.
ACOM’s Vocational Education & LocalNet Office
Po Box 758
Queanbeyan NSW 2620
Ph 0262976178 em firstname.lastname@example.org