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Bachelor of Ministry

Abbreviation: BMin CRICOS code: 077753M Accredited through UD
3 years full-timeUp to 9 years part-time
Available to domestic and overseas students

The Bachelor of Ministry prepares students for the practice of ministry. It establishes foundations for ministry through the study of scriptures, theological traditions, historical and contemporary contexts. It requires concentrated study in ministry praxis. The Bachelor of Ministry provides a foundation for graduates to understand and articulate their identity and place in the world.

It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Ministry

  • have a broad, coherent and critical knowledge of Christian theological traditions and methodologies, with focused knowledge in ministry studies
  • can articulate a coherent vision of ministry and communicate that vision through clear reasoned argument and demonstrated ability
  • are able to engage theological traditions and contemporary culture
  • have an informed basis for engagement, ministry and service
  • apply the skills of theological reflection to shape their practice of ministry.

The Bachelor of Ministry consists of 24 standard units (432 points). The structure for this award comprises:

  • 4 units in the field of Biblical Studies (Field B) which must include at least 1 unit in each Testament
  • 2 units in the discipline of Church History (CH)
  • 4 units in the discipline of Systematic Theology (CT)
  • 2 units in the field of Theology: Mission and Ministry (Field D)
  • 4 practicum units in the field of Theology: Mission and Ministry (Field D)
  • a further 8 units

Each course of study for the Bachelor of Ministry:

  • must not include more than 12 units at Bachelor Level 1.
  • must include at least 6 units at Bachelor Level 3 including 2 units in the field of Theology: Mission and Ministry (Field D).

Units available for this award:

Enrolment planning guide

Bachelor of Ministry planner

Students entering the Pastoral Studies Stream normally follow a set program. Consideration is given to eligible previous study. A modified program may be developed, normally on the advice from the LCA or the recommendation of the Director of Formation.

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of Year 12 in an Australian secondary school, or equivalent.

Where the first language is other than English, please see the English language proficiency requirements in the Admissions Policy.

ALC operates with a policy of credit transfer and recognition of prior learning (RPL); see the Credit Policy.

Students enrolling in the pastoral studies stream follow a set sequence of study. Interested students should contact a course advisor at enquiries@alc.edu.au for further information about this stream.

Study modes

  • This course is taught primarily face to face at the Australian Lutheran College campus in North Adelaide.
  • This course includes practicum placement units as part of the vicarage program for pastoral stream students.
  • For further information about life on campus, including student services and accommodation, see the Living at ALC page.

Online availability

  • Some units in this course are available for study online.
  • This course cannot be completed entirely online at this time.

FEE-HELP

  • Yes—this course is registered for FEE-HELP.

Overseas students

  • Yes—this course is available to both domestic and overseas students.
  • CRICOS code: 077753M

Accreditation

  • The Bachelor of Ministry is an accredited AQF level 7 course of the University of Divinity (UD).
  • For further information, see UD course information for Bachelor of Ministry.