The Master of Ministry Leadership is a four-year course available on a part time basis only.
The course aims to provide the ministry professional with an advanced understanding of leadership within the ministry context in order to further enhance students’ professional vocation. Concurrent involvement in professional ministry practice is required for the duration of the course.
Ministry leaders at all levels of responsibility, including senior, and executive- and departmental-level leaders, are required to function both within distinctly ministry elements of their divine calling, and as Chief Executive Officers, senior managers and managers of their churches and ministry organisations. Likewise, ministry organisations are divinely appointed and commissioned, but must operate within legislation. As such, ministry leaders are called to ‘co-mission’ together with God in leading, directing and managing their ministry organisations within society.
Although there are numerous models and theories of leadership and organisational management, an integrative approach for ministry leadership is one which should engage and reflect both biblical and theological perspectives. The Master of Ministry Leadership recognises the complementary nature of the various sources of knowledge to inform such an integrative approach. Consequently, the course draws upon the outcomes of social science research into leadership and organisational behaviour, together with biblical and theological perspectives on leadership within the context of ministry.
The maximum time allowed for the completion of the Master of Ministry Leadership is 10 years. Extensions beyond this time may be approved where extenuating circumstances exist.
CHC regards the Bible as the final referent particularly as it applies to defining and shaping Christian Ministry. In the light of this distinctive orientation, the personal, theological, and ministry dimensions of the course are integrated under the authority of Scripture as the revelation of God developed within theological reflection arising from Scripture and applied in ministry and mission.
COURSE ADMISSION CRITERIA
I am an applicant with:
RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION
Applicants with recent secondary education ore not eligible for entry to this course.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) STUDY
Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are not eligible for admission to this course.
HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY
Applicants with a Bachelor of Ministry with at least one year (full-time equivalent) of professional experience, or a Graduate Diploma in Ministry (or equivalent), or a Bachelor degree (other than Ministry) with at least three years (full-time equivalent) of professional experience, are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.
WORK AND LIFE EXPERIENCE
Applicants with relevant work experience of at least five years (full-time equivalent) within the 10 years prior to application are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that their secondary schooling, or tertiary studies of at least one year, was conducted in the English language or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English Language Proficiency examination (see table below). Results are to be no more than two years old as at the commencement of the course of study.
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5 (at least 6.0 in all subtests)|
|PTE (Academic)||59 (at least 51 in all subtests)|
|TOEFL (IBT)||90 (at least 16 in Listening, Reading; 21 in Writing; 18 in Speaking)|
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our expert teaching staff will inspire you to think creatively, be curious and innovate.
Choose a part-time or full-time program to suit your circumstance and lifestyle. Part-time student should note some classes my be scheduled during the day. Some lectures and tutorials may also have evening classes.
The Master of Ministry Leadership consists of 8 core units which students undertake at the rate of 1 unit per semester. Units are delivered via on campus intensive mode to allow students maximum opportunity to implement their learning and to reflect upon it in their professional ministry contexts.
In planning their courses, students must consult the Ministries Courses Guide for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.
Fees & Scholarships
All courses at CHC have study costs associated with them, and these are determined by whether you are a domestic student or an international student, and whether you are in a fee-paying place or a Commonwealth supported place.
Different payment options are available, and eligible students can access the Commonwealth government’s HELP scheme to defer the payment of their study costs.
You can see what you study costs will be by clicking the link below.
CHC has a number of scholarships available in particular course areas to help students who are coming to CHC as school-leavers.
The Government also provides some financial assistance to students to help the transition into study.
Further information about scholarships and government financial assistance is available below.
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