Bachelor of Ministry
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.
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:
- AL1001L Hebrew 1 (Offered alternate years)
- AL1003L New Testament Greek A (Offered alternate years)
- AL2002L Hebrew 2 (Offered alternate years)
- AL2004L New Testament Greek B (Offered alternate years)
- BA1001L Old Testament Introduction
- BA2006L The Pentateuch
- BA3008L Prophets
- BN2002L New Testament Introduction
- BN2001L Gospel Studies 1: Matthew and Mark
- BN3003L Gospel Studies 2: Luke and John
- BN3011L Pauline Letters
- BS3020L Biblical Theology
- CH1002L Early and Medieval Church History
- CH2003L Reform of the Church
- CH2006L Lutheranism and Australian Christianity
- CT1001L Prolegomena and the Triune God
- CT2005L Lutheran Confessions
- CT3006L Formula of Concord
- CT3007L Apologetics and World Religions
- CT3009L Sanctification
- CT3010L Creation and Redemption
- CT3011L Moral Theology
- DM3007L Missiology and Evangelism
- DP1013L Introduction to Teaching for Ministry
- DP1036L Foundations of Christian Worship and Spiritual Formation
- DP2001L Church in Mission in Australian Society
- DP2002L Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counselling
- DP2004L Foundations for Pastoral and Congregational Formation
- DP2015L Preparing the Sermon
- DP3003L Parish Ministry
- DP3005L Parish Administration
- DP3006L Pastoral Care and Counselling
- DP3013L Liturgics
- DP3016L Preaching the Sermon
- CT3021L Christian Spirituality: A Lutheran Perspective
- DP3021L Writing and Preaching a Sermon in Ministry Context
- DP3022L Leading Worship and Pastoral Acts in Ministry Context
- DP3023L Teaching the Christian Faith in Ministry Context
- DP3024L Pastoral Care and Visitation in Ministry Context
- DP3025L Administration and Leadership in Ministry Context
Enrolment planning guide
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about this stream.
- 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.
- Some units in this course are available for study online.
- This course cannot be completed entirely online at this time.
- Yes—this course is registered for FEE-HELP.
- Yes—this course is available to both domestic and overseas students.
- CRICOS code: 077753M