Graduate Certificate Of Christian Ministry and Theology

The Graduate Certificate of Christian Ministry and Theology is for those students of Vision International College who are continuing from Advanced Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology, or who enter into the course with advanced standing.
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The Graduate Certificate program offered by Vision International College presents a remarkable opportunity for individuals who seek to enhance their skills and deepen their understanding of God’s word. This advanced program is meticulously designed to prepare individuals for senior roles in Christian ministry, catering to a range of aspirations such as becoming an ordained minister, pastor, Bible College lecturer, or manager/director of parachurch organizations. By enrolling in this course, you will acquire the knowledge and abilities needed to excel in your chosen path.
One of the program’s exceptional features is its inclusivity. It warmly welcomes individuals transitioning from other industries, who are seeking training in Christian ministry and theology. This open-minded approach ensures that students from diverse backgrounds can thrive and excel in their ministry endeavors. Regardless of your professional background, this program provides a solid foundation in Christian ministry and theology, enabling you to confidently pursue your calling.
Flexibility is a key advantage of the program, making it accessible to a wide range of individuals. Through Distance Education, you have the freedom to complete the program in one year, accommodating various study circumstances. This flexible approach recognizes the importance of balancing your personal commitments with your educational journey.
The Graduate Certificate program builds upon the skills acquired from the Advanced Diploma, taking a deeper dive into topics and enriching your learning experience with intriguing insights. It serves as a prerequisite for the Graduate Diploma, providing a seamless progression for those seeking further specialization in the field.
To be eligible for this program, individuals must hold either an Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology or possess a higher education qualification with relevant vocational experience in Christian ministry and theology. Additionally, proficiency in language, literacy, and numeracy at an appropriate level is necessary to interpret complex documents, prepare well-written reports, and effectively communicate complex issues orally. These requirements ensure that you are equipped with the necessary skills and aptitude to succeed in this program.
By enrolling in the Graduate Certificate program, you will embark on a transformative journey that not only deepens your understanding of God’s word but also equips you with the skills and knowledge necessary for senior leadership roles in Christian ministry. Join us in embracing a prosperous and impactful ministry. Let this opportunity be the catalyst for your spiritual and professional growth!

Graduate Certificate Of Christian Ministry and Theology


Generally speaking, this award is designed to cater to the ongoing educational needs of individuals functioning at a senior pastoral level or aspiring to reach that level. It builds upon the skills and knowledge acquired through the Advanced Diploma program. In this award, units are studied in greater depth, with an emphasis on ministry skills development and research. Students will engage in more detailed written work as they progress through the program. This award aims to meet the specific needs of individuals seeking to enhance their ministry capabilities.

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Need to meet denominational requirements? Our degrees and Biblical education are tailored to meet your denominational requirements. Pursue your goals in a supportive and engaging online learning environment.


Personal Growth In Christ

The graduate certificate offers a distinctive opportunity for individuals seeking a closer relationship with God, a deeper understanding of the Bible, and a strengthened faith and relationship with the church.



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Study Choice

The Graduate Certificate is a prerequisite to  the Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology, serving a stepping stone to delve deeper into Christian faith, qualifying individuals to serve communities the church.

The Word

And truly He gave some to be apostles, and some to be prophets, and some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. 

Ephesians 4:11-12 NKJV

Graduate Certificate Subjects

Upon completing this award, learners should have acquired the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to serve effectively as the Senior Minister/Pastor, CEO of Mission Organisations Management positions in churches, parishes, para-church groups, missionary organisations, and in religious education.
Students will learn to apply biblical principles to their daily lives and explain and share those principles with others.
This level of study is best suited to

  • To qualify individuals for autonomous leadership in church groups and other ministry contexts
  • to develop the ministry values, procedures and practise of their church groups and Christian ministry contexts
  • or to provide a pathway to higher levels of qualifications
  • qualify individuals for autonomous and senior leadership in church groups

The recommended subjects for this course are listed below. In keeping with our policy of allowing students to tailor the course to suit their training needs, students can use the recommended list or request a substitute from the Principal of the college. The decision of the Principal on the substitution request is final.
To achieve the qualification of a Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry and Theology, the candidate must complete four units of competency.
The student will complete the following units
2  Biblical Theology
2  Ministry Skills.

List of Graduate Certificate Subject Options

Biblical Theology

The recommended subjects for this course are listed below as “Biblical Theology Subjects” and “Elective Practical Theology Skills”.


In keeping with our policy of allowing students to tailor the course to suit their training needs, we are providing a link to the full list of subject options available.


Students can use the recommended list or request a substitute from the link below.


Note: Students will be required to purchase study material to complete the subjects.

Christian Ethics A Biblical Theology of Morality

The Christian & Old Testament Theology

Ministry Skills

There are two options to complete the practical theology units.
1.   Through our “Online Training Portal”. The portal provides students with a comprehensive and interactive learning and training program. Various assignments are presented to teach and determine competency in the units required. Detailed instructions and access are provided to students by VIC as they enter into the subject. A preview of the Vision Colleges Online Training Portal is available to students and prospective students at the Online Portal Student Guide.
2.   If a unit is not available online, or if a student cannot access the internet or is uncomfortable with online learning, the unit is available in hard copy as a workbook with written assignments.
Students may request alternative Ministry Skills units. For a list of alternative options, contact the Principal at Vision Colleges.
It is helpful, but not required, for a student to be involved in a local church or community-based program under qualified leadership and document their work experience completed for each unit to assist in establishing competencies.

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