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Diploma of Ministry

Newlife College is offering a Gap Year program in 2018 for new and recent school leavers. The Diploma of Ministry is one year of full-time study or part-time equivalent. This is an accredited course so that students who complete the Diploma of Ministry will gain one year of credit towards a Bachelor of Ministry. Newlife College offers a combination of face-to- face lectures, tutorials and intensives that enable students to complete eight units within one calendar year.

The course provides an entry qualification for employment in lay ministry roles, and professional development for Church members preparing for leadership roles. Vocational outcomes (paid or unpaid) include: youth leader, church worker, professional development for teachers in church schools, church councillors or elders, and chaplains in schools, aged care and hospitals.
For a detailed description of this course, download our free Student Handbook.

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Spirituality for 21st Century Disciples

Designed to provide students with the ability to articulate the biblical, spiritual and ethical bases for Christian discipleship.
Reflection on the appropriation of these in their own lives as developing leaders, and to gaining an understanding of such issues for church members.

The Christian
Story A

An introduction to the study of the history of the Christian Church with particular focus on Christian mission to 1500CE, including consideration of the impact of that mission on Australia, both in history and as it relates to contemporary issues.

Introduction to Christian Thought

Designed to introduce students to the study of the Christian faith and its key doctrines by outlining the content and method of Christian theology and exploring the roles of history, Scripture and other resources in theological discourse.

the Scriptures

An introduction and overview of the writings of the Old & New Testaments, focusing on interpreting them in light of their historical settings, genres, and leading theological themes. This course introduces students to the challenges of reading and interpreting ancient texts.

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Bible and Culture

with Liz Boase

This course is designed to explore the ways in which the Bible and culture intersect and interpret each other. Drawing on theories of culture and biblical themes and motifs, a range of topics will be considered in order to explore the Bible as a source of critique and liberation, ethical teaching and a framework within which questions of life & death, good & evil are considered. Students will engage with a variety of cultural forms, such as art, film, theatre, popular music, literature and more, in order to explore how the Bible is understood and portrayed.

Leadership and Organisational Culture

with Daniel Pampuch, Ralph Mayhew,
Mark Peters & Ruth Knight

This course introduces students to an understanding of how to lead a volunteer intensive, non-profit organisation. Students will explore issues related to recognising and developing a missional culture, the role of relationships in setting culture and proactive ways of engaging and managing volunteers within the missional culture. The course will explain effective methods of bringing about cultural change in a Christian or non-profit organisation.

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