Ministry Electives

Ministry Electives

Both full time and part time students can choose from one of our 3 ministry specific electives to engage with. These are Pastoral & Community Care, Kids, Youth & Young Adults Ministry and Worship & Production Ministry. Within each of these electives will you receive a unique balance of theology and practical application.

Worship & Production Ministry

The Worship and Production elective is designed to equip, resource and broaden your knowledge of contemporary worship and creative ministry. The aim is to give the relevant skills needed to connect people with the message of Jesus Christ and the modern day church. We believe in worship and believe it is vital in our walk and relationship with Jesus.

This elective will help you understand the power of worship as a way of life personally and helping you understand its place within a church context. This elective will help students identify and develop their worship and creative arts gifts, to grow in leading others in worship and connecting them with God in a local church context. Overall, the elective will be a mix of theory and practical. You will learn about the theology and history of worship and also have very practical sessions about leading worship, song-writing and leading and being part of a team.

Pastoral & Community Care

The Pastoral & Community Care elective is designed to equip you to build the local church through learning how to love, lead and develop people. By identifying and investing in your unique talents and abilities you will grow in leading others and learn how to connect them with God and His purpose for their lives. We will teach you how to live to your God-given potential and how to teach others to do the same.

Through a unique balance of theology and practical application, you will grow in personal confidence and understanding of God’s love for His world, and gain a deeper understanding of how to help people from all walks of life grow in their relationship with God.

Kids, Youth & Young Adults Ministry

The Kids, Youth & Young Adults (0-30’s) elective is designed to provide both practical and pastoral training, resources and knowledge of building a Kids, Youth and Young Adults ministry. We want to radically change a generation of young people for God and believe that this elective can equip you to get on board with this mission. We see the younger generation as our future church leaders and builders, so what better time to plant seeds and grow them in their faith than now. What a privilege to be gifted with this opportunity!

The 0-30’s elective will help students discover their gifting within the ministry in order to lead others effectively. You will learn a balance of theology and pastoral training, as well as being given the opportunity to practically get involved with one of the 0- 30’s areas of your choice, whether that’s Kids, Youth or Young Adults. We know that nothing compares to experiencing first hand ministry building.

We want to make sure we are offering everything that is relevant to each area, therefore from time to time the elective will also include breaking down into your specific area of serving to delve into the finer details of leading that given area. Through theory and practical teaching, this elective looks at leading young people, leading teams, being a part of the team, the basics of 0-30’s ministries and pastoral training.