Earn an Associate Degree, which will open the way for you to step into the ministry God has called you to. The program is divided into two phases and is designed to be completed in two years. However, the duration of these studies is dependent on you the student. How much time you can put into studying will determine how long it takes.
The Associate Degree in Pastoral Counselling is awarded to students who have successfully completed the Certificate in Ministry and the Certificate in Pastoral Counselling courses.
Certificate in Ministry
The Certificate in Ministry is the first year of the two year Associate Degree Program and the first year of the three year Bachelor Degree Program . The Doctrines and Theology taught in this course are designed to strengthen believers, so that they can step into and fulfil their callings through correct understanding and implementation of the scriptures. Our teachings follow the same route as Systematic Theology, without using all the technical jargon.
This course consists of six short courses, of which five are certified. The courses are:
- 1. Christian Foundations Course
- 2. The Bible Course
- 3. Spiritual Beings Course
- 4. Prayer Course
- 5. Inner Victory (essential reading as part of Prayer but not certified)
- 6. Spiritual Gifts Course
Certificate in Pastoral Counselling
This course is the second phase of the Associate Degree and is designed to equip pastors with counselling skills. On successful completion of Certificate in Ministry and Pastoral Counselling, the Associate Degree in Pastoral Counselling is awarded. As a stand-alone course, and upon successful completion of such, a Certificate in Pastoral Counselling is awarded.
Pastoral Counselling is 100% founded on the Word of God. Having a strong theological foundation does not mean we are equipped to counsel. There are other skills we need to acquire to be effective counsellors, which are found in the Bible. This correct application and understanding of scripture is what makes Pastoral Counselling so effective.