The aim of this course is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop effective ministry practice for personal and spiritual development. It is comprised of the following components, covering aspects of practical Christian Ministry:
Care Groups & Prayer – 5 credits
The aim of this course component is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop effective ministry practice for personal and spiritual development using prayer in various settings. On completion of this component, students be will also be able to evaluate and document a prayer ministry programme based on strategies that integrate both the personal and community faith journeys. This class will develop skills for maintaining spiritual vitality and growth. The emphasis will be on the student’s personal spirituality including devotional, quiet times.
Spiritual Warfare – 5 credits
This is a study of the nature of the encounter between God and satanic powers in human experience, set against the background of biblical revelation about the spirit world. The class studies Satan’s strategy to counter world evangelization and to cause Christians to be ineffective in ministry and teaches effective prayer strategies to bring God’s power into practical situations faced by those involved in Christian ministry. Attention is given to the ways in which the powers of darkness try to alienate humanity from God through deception and, ultimately, to destroy humanity.
Communication in Ministry – 10 credits
An introduction to the different facets of communication in ministry ranging from preaching and apologetics through to worship and evangelism. The course also includes an introduction to biblical principles for the communication of the gospel of Jesus Christ and how they apply to the student and the world today. Exposure will be given to a variety of evangelism methods and settings.