Vocational Education & Training Courses
Our courses in Christian Life and Ministry will help you deepen your relationship with God and better understand your faith.
Many people study Christian Life and Ministry to learn to read the Bible more effectively and explore the foundations of Christian teachings. In doing so, they discover their unique gifts while developing skills to help them serve in ministry and mission and participate more fully in their local church and community.
People interested in being a Lay Preacher or a Pastor also study Christian Life and Ministry. Our courses help people gain the academic qualifications required by the Uniting Church when being considered for approval or appointment to these roles.
Whether you study for personal interest or professional development, I hope you enjoy your journey with us.
Rev Tim Hein
Want to enrol for 2017?
You will receive your First Subject Free when you enrol for a Certificate IV in Christian Life & Ministry with us in 2017, thanks to the RH White Trust Scholarship. To enrol, simply call us on (08) 8416 8420 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cert IV Christian Life and Ministry
The Certificate IV Christian Life and Ministry is ideal for people wanting to deepen their learning and grow as a Christian leader. It is required study for people wishing to become Lay Preachers in the Uniting Church. This is an Adelaide College of Divinity accredited course (RTO 4863) and runs for 18 months, with an option to study part-time. It is delivered via distance learning.
Electives are offered in many areas of ministry to enable you to tailor your studies to suit your interests. Please refer to the Adelaide College of Divinity Handbook for details.
Becoming a Lay Preacher
Lay Preachers read the Scriptures, lead prayers, share faith stories and conduct other aspects of congregational worship in the Uniting Church. Lay Preacher candidates undertake prescribed studies and gain supervised practical experience before being appointed by the Uniting Church.
The following units must be successfully completed to meet the Uniting Church’s academic requirements for preparation for the Ministry of Lay Preacher:
*Please check with your Presbytery for specific requirements.