Bachelor of Ministry

Bachelor of Ministry

Australian College of Theology (ACT) course
Course code: 050813D
CRICOS Provider Code for ACT (WA): 02558A


This degree provides a programme of tertiary study that is intended to prepare men and women for Christian ministry. The degree is based on a solid biblical and theological foundation. A wide range of practical and pastoral units allows specialisation in a specific area of ministry. An important aspect of this degree is Guided Spiritual Formation (GSF) in which students are assisted by faculty and other supervisors to reflect on all aspects of their life, studies and ministry.

Entry requirements

TER of 77.10+ or alternate entry.

Course length

A three-year program (max 9yrs part-time) Each unit is one semester, a normal full-time load being 4 units/semester.

Unit Lists (core/elective)

9 Foundational Units:

  • Old Testament Foundations
  • Old Testament Prophets and Writings
  • The Content and Setting of the Gospel Tradition
  • The Early New Testament Church
  • Introduction to Systematic Theology

At least 1 of:

  • Ministry Formation
  • Foundations for Youth Ministry
  • Ministry Formation for Educational Chaplaincy

At least 2 of:

  • Early Church History (30-451)
  • The Church from 1550 to Modern Times
  • The Continental Reformation (Advanced level)

At least 1 semester of biblical language chosen from:

  • NT Greek A
  • Biblical Hebrew A
  • Intro to NT Greek

5 Electives:

From any of the above and others such as:

  • Intro to Christian Ethics
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Christian Faith in Society

Minimum of 4-core foundation level units must be completed before attempting advanced level. A maximum of 8 foundation level units can be included in the degree.

10 Advanced Units:

At least 3 biblical exegesis subjects (at least 1 from each of OT and NT)

  • The Pentateuch
  • Synoptic Gospels
  • Former Prophets
  • The Fourth Gospel
  • Isaiah
  • Romans
  • Jeremiah
  • Paul and Corinthian Correspondence
  • The Psalter
  • The Epistle to the Hebrews
  • Wisdom Literature
  • General Epistles
  • The Doctrine of God and the Work of Christ

At least 1 of:

  • Doctrinesof Grace & Eschatology
  • Reformation Issues
  • Church, Sacraments and Ministry

At least 4 subjects in Ministry and Practice, such as:

  • Chaplaincy in Education Settings
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Christian Faith in Society
  • Church Dynamics and Growth
  • Evangelism Principles
  • Field Education Unit
  • Foundations of Pastoral Care
  • Foundations for Youth Ministry
  • Introductory Preaching
  • Intro to Christian Ethics
  • Intro to Church based Children's Ministry
  • Issues in Children's Ministry
  • Living Faiths
  • Ministry Formation
  • Ministry Formation for Educational Chaplaincy
  • Mission in an Urban Context
  • Mission Perspectives
  • Pastoral Skills and Methods
  • Principles of Leadership & Management
  • Supervised Experience Based Learning (single unit taken over 6 semesters)