Pathway to 3 Year Bachelor Of Ministry
Students who complete the two year Associate Degree of Ministry at Worldview may continue to the third year of the Bachelor of Ministry through the Melbourne School of Theology Wantirna campus. Fees at the Wantirna campus (domestic and international) differ to those at Worldview.
The English language entry requirement is an IELTS overall band score of 6.5 in every band of the academic test.
The Bachelor of Ministry is a three year undergraduate program which offers excellent preparation for ministry in Australia or overseas.
The Bachelor of Ministry introduces you to the sources and content of the Christian story and message, and provides training which emphasises application and practice of this story and message in the contemporary world.
The course will require specialisation in disciplines by which knowledge of God is applied to guide Christian practice in the field of Ministry and Practice. At Worldview, this specialisation is in the area of Evangelism and Missiology (EM). The course will integrate studies in the Bible and Christian tradition with practical experience and include supervised practice based learning where appropriate.
Through elective units you can develop particular ministry skills and foundational understanding in the Bible and Christian Thought.
If you have an interest in picking up a unit which is not offered at Worldview, any non-core units may be substituted for other units offered through any of the Australian College of Theology (ACT) affiliated colleges. A number of colleges offer these by distance or intensive mode. Likewise, if you want to credit these units towards a different ACT award, for example, a Bachelor of Theology, this option may be available. Contact Denise for more details.
Example of First and Second Year Units Offered at Worldview
Jesus and the Gospels
Old Testament Foundations
Early New Testament Churches
Old Testament Prophets and Writings
History of Missions
Doctrine of God and Person & Work of Christ
Principles and Practice of Hermeneutics
Old Testament Exegesis
New Testament Exegesis
Church Sacraments and Ministry or Doctrines of Grace and Eschatology
2 electives – for example, Aid and Development, Leadership and Management, Patterns of Spiritual Formation, Evangelism and Missiology Seminar, Christian Ministry in Islamic Contexts, Cross-cultural Field Education