One Year Certificate in Christian Ministry Course Information
Net Bible Academy has a clear vision – to equip you for service! (Ephesians 4:12) It offers three streams of teaching, which form part of a wider Christian ministry and leadership focus. The three streams are: Theology, Application, and Bible.
This one year course offers a Certificate in Christian Ministry, and is divided into three terms. Each term is over an 8 week period on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. A 1,000‐word assessment is set for each of the three modules.
Course modules and dates
(2016 – 2017)
Term One (8 weeks)
Theology stream: Foundational Doctrine (SYS01)
Lecturer: Dr Glenn Balfour
Dates: 2016 – September 14th, 21st, 28th; October: 5th, 12th, 19th; November: 2nd, 9th.
This module begins by looking at the importance of foundational doctrine (also known as systematic theology), and from where and how Christians should build it. It then looks at thirteen particular foundational elements of Christian doctrine. These are: The Bible; God (the Trinity); Jesus Christ; Humanity; Atonement; Salvation; Baptism in Water; Baptism in the Holy Spirit; Spiritual Gifts and Ministry Gifts; A Holy Life; Divine Healing; Breaking of Bread; Resurrection and the After-Life.
We also look at how these areas of theology are important to the life and the understanding of both the individual believer and the local church.
Introduction to Christian Ministry
Term Two (8 weeks)
Application stream: Introduction to Christian Ministry (MIN01)
Lecturer: Pastor Roy Morley and Dr Glenn Balfour
Dates: 2017 – January: 18th, 25th; February: 1st, 8th, 22nd; March: 1st, 8th, 15th.
This module begins by examining the biblical basis for ministry and servant-leadership. It also looks at different styles of recognised ministry roles, and how these operate at local church context. Various other topics will also be covered, including: self-leadership; ministry within a team context; spiritual formation; character development; developing and releasing ministries (reflecting the whole church); conflict management; organisational management.
During this module the student will learn what authentic Christian ministry look like, and how it may operate within a range of contemporary contexts (including the local church context). They will also develop an understanding of themselves as a servant of Christ, and they will consider a range of practical issues relates to Christian ministry.
Term Three (8 weeks)
Bible stream: Mark's Gospel (BIB01)
Lecturer: Dr Glenn Balfour
Dates: 2017 – April: 26th; May: 3rd, 24th; June: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th; July: 5th.
This module begins by looking at the New Testament itself, and how the four Gospels fit into the canon. It also examines the structure of Mark’s Gospel, and looks at two theological emphases in it. It then works through the Gospel, chapter by chapter, paying particular attention to a number of selected passages. In the process of this, the student will build up an understanding and appreciation of the writer’s purpose and theology. You will also examine how the message and theology of the Gospel can be applied to both the local church and the individual believer today.
At the end of this module, you should be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of the content of Mark’s Gospel. This will include an understanding of the message and theological emphases in the Gospel. You should also be able to apply the Gospel meaningfully to the contemporary context. You should also be able to understand how a number of scholars handle the Gospel.
All courses must be paid for in advance and upon booking. The cost of the one year Certificate course is £300. Extra modules are available (including biblical language modules, taught on Sunday afternoons), at an individual cost of £120 each.
Additional courses that may be of interest:
- Two year Diploma in Christian Ministry
- John's Gospel
- Church Growth
- Trinity, Incarnation and Atonement
- Biblical Language courses in Hebrew and Greek.
For more details on these courses go to our website www.thenetchurch.co.uk.
Possible optional trip to Israel: Monday 8th May to Thursday 18th May 2017
(Or Monday 7th May to Thursday 17th May 2018)
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This course is recommended for 17 years and above. If you believe you have a strong case for us to make an exception please email firstname.lastname@example.org outlining your request and it will be considered.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Please check out our website www.thenetchurch.co.uk and click Dartford for the full venue address and car parking information. This page also contains bus links and lists the nearest train station.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
We will provide a full set of notes but it is not permissible to record lectures via mobile phones or other devices.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can either call the office 01322 272649 and ask to speak to a member of staff regarding the Bible Academy or email email@example.com.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes please but only for the initial registration night which will be the first night of the course.
What is the refund policy?
This course is non-refundable but in extreme circumstances we will postpone your start date until the following year or transfer your place into the name of a person of your choice.
When & Where
Net Church Dartford
Where people matter and lives are changed.