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Certificate and Diploma Units

Mary Andrews College is offering the following Certificate and Diploma units in 2022.

Certificate: Primary Course Discipline Units (Core Units)

Old Testament

OT • 12 hours class time (50 hours total study time)

Capture ‘God’s big picture’ in the Old Testament. As we explore the Old Testament narrative and its themes, we will witness its deep impact for our ministry and everyday life in today’s ever-changing world.

New Testament

NT • 12 hours class time (50 hours total study time)

Study the New Testament writings in their original context. Discover their meaning for the Christian believer and for the local church today. Be enriched in your relationship with God and inspired to see how relevant God’s word is to your life and witness today.

Christian Belief (CB)

CB • 12 hours class time (50 hours total study time)

Gain an introduction to the doctrines of the Christian faith, such as creation, sin, grace. This unit models the importance of letting our beliefs shape our everyday lives and ministries.

Certificate: Credit Elective Units

Pastoral Care

IPC • 12 hours class time (50 hours total study time)

Investigate the biblical basis of caring, and examine issues and skills that will help you to become a more effective member of your church and community. Your ministry to others will never be the same again.

Practical Pastoral Care

IAPC • 12 hours class time (50 hours total study time)

Learn how to ask helpful questions, listen effectively and reflect theologically and practically on current pastoral care ministry. Learn about sensitive use of the scriptures and prayer. This unit includes a practical component. Pastoral Care (IPC) is a prerequisite for this unit.

Christian Spirituality

ICS • 12 hours class time (50 hours total study time)

Do you yearn to grow in your spiritual life, but are not sure what is a biblical and Christian model for spirituality? We will explore the scriptures and consider the classic spiritual disciplines that have been practiced by Christians throughout the generations, with the opportunity to engage in a day retreat time together.

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Diploma Units By Primary Course Discipline

Diploma: Bible Units

Old Testament Overview

OT003-512 • 36 hours class time (150 hours total study time)

The Old Testament forms the background to the message of Jesus, but often we don’t have a good knowledge of it. This unit introduces you to the Old Testament by looking at the major division of the books (Law, Prophets, Writings). Students will be equipped to read and understand the content of the Old Testament and consider its major themes.

New Testament Overview

NT003-512 • 36 hours class time (150 hours total study time)

In this unit, you will learn about the social, historical and cultural world from which the New Testament arose. Study the contents and themes of the gospels, Acts, Romans, Hebrews and Revelation with a view to the way you can incorporate these into your own life and ministry.

John

NT005-508 • 24 hours class time (100 hours total study time)

This unit will introduce you to key content, images, and themes of John’s gospel paying attention to the unique features of John’s account of Jesus. As we work through the gospel, students will grow in understanding and familiarity with the book, learn skills in exegesis and learn to apply its message to both personal discipleship and Christian ministry. It is recommended students complete the introductory units in OT and NT before commencing an exegesis unit.

Diploma: Christian Thought and History Units

Theology Overview

TH040-512 • 36 hours class time (150 hours total study time)

How do we know God? What does God reveal about Himself to us through His word? In this introductory theology unit, you will study the central doctrines of the Christian faith including the trinity, creation and the fall, and grace, as well as considering the ways you can apply these to your own personal life and ministry contexts.

The Doctrine of God and the Person and Work of Christ

TH008-512 • 36 hours class time (150 hours total study time)

This theology unit gives you the chance to dig deeper into major doctrines of the Christian faith grappling with issues about the nature of God and what God has done for us in the death and resurrection of Jesus. This unit will give you the opportunity to examine the doctrine of the trinity, the attributes of God, as well as the atonement and resurrection. Through this unit, you will gain a better grasp of the nature of God and the work of Christ and how to apply these important truths in everyday life and ministry.

History of Christianity in Australia (AQF level 6)

CH009-612 • 36 hours class time (150 hours total study time)

It’s interesting to observe when browsing through Christian history books that there’s often no mention of Christianity in Australia. Occasionally it merits a line under mission, but rarely even that. In this unit you will have the opportunity to examine convict chaplaincy in the 18th century, through consolidation of the church and its interaction with society and culture, through the World Wars, and right up to Australia today. As we gain understanding of our past, we hope to learn more about the current situation of the Australian church.

Christian Ethics

PE001-512 • 36 hours class time (150 hours total study time)

As Christians, we are constantly faced with complex ethical issues and decisions. This introductory ethics unit will give you the opportunity to engage with Scripture on a range of contemporary ethical issues and equip you to develop a solid framework for making ethical decisions in a complex world. Some of the areas we will address will include gender & sexuality, divorce & remarriage, abortion & euthanasia, identity politics, and ecology.

Diploma: Ministry and Practice Units

Foundations of Pastoral Care

PC013-508 • 24 hours class time (100 hours total study time)

Would you like to improve your skills to care for others pastorally? This unit on pastoral care will introduce you to the biblical basis of caring and how to care for people in different stages of life and in a range of different situations and contexts. This unit will also give you the opportunity to practice and develop your skills in active listening, encouragement and dealing with conflict.

Applied Pastoral Care

PC014-508 • 24 hours class time (100 hours total study time)

In this unit, you will develop your practical skills in pastoral care. You will learn how to ask helpful questions, listen effectively and employ boundaries. You will also learn how to apply the scriptures to important pastoral issues in your own life and as a foundation for ministry work in pastoral care. Foundations of Pastoral Care (PC013-508) is a prerequisite for this unit. (This unit includes a practical component).

Pastoral Evangelism: An Introduction

EM066-508 • 24 hours class time (100 hours total study time)

In this unit, you will be introduced to a biblical perspective on evangelism in pastoral settings. You will have the opportunity to explore holistic pastoral care and sensitively recognise and respond to gospel opportunities in everyday personal and ministry contexts. Foundations of Pastoral Care (PC013-508) and Applied Pastoral Care (PC014-508) are both prerequisites for this unit.

Foundations of Personal Life of those in Ministry

PC010-508 • 24 hours class time (100 hours total study time)

In this unit, you will have the opportunity to examine the ways that we can grow in Christian maturity, exploring the significance of our identity in Christ and the value of spiritual disciplines for personal growth. Throughout the unit, you will reflect upon the way we relate to others within our families and the church, and in the context of ministering to others. This unit will help you build a firm foundation for Christian growth for those already in, or wishing to enter into, Christian ministry.

Disability and God’s People

DE034-508 • 24 hours class time (100 hours total study time)

1 in 5 people in Australia live with some kind of disability. And yet, people with disability are described as the most unreached people group. This unit will introduce you to the issues of disability and inclusion from a biblical and practical perspective and allow you to hear first-hand experiences from people with disability and their families.

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