Bachelor of Ministry

Adelaide College of Divinity

The purpose of the Bachelor of Ministry is to equip Christian leaders to be competent in establishing, developing, transforming and growing healthy communities and networks. This course will enable students to engage seriously with contemporary ministry and mission contexts that are developing and evolving. This course provides academic and professional preparation for ordained or lay ministry roles. It also enables people who are interested to study Christian ministry in contemporary society, whether this leads to a Christian ministry role or to personal enrichment and leadership development for other fields of endeavour. The course provides a strong foundation in the full range of theological disciplines that underpin contemporary ministry leadership - biblical studies, Christian education and discipleship, Christian leadership and missiology - with the ability to specialise in 2 of these areas (major studies). Supervised field education, integrative studies and guided study units provide flexibility to students and the opportunity to combine academic and practical development for professional preparation.

Course Fee:

Australian: $38,784

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent


108 credit points comprising 24 units of 4.5 credit points each. Students are required to complete: 8 first year (level 1) core units, 2 majors, and 1 minor selected from the range of majors and minors available.

Subjects you can Study:

Biblical studies; Christian education and discipleship; Innovation; Leadership; Missiology; Pastoral care

Study Pathways:

Students may exit with an Associate Degree of Ministry or Diploma of Ministry

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Brooklyn Park No info Yes Online 6 years
Brooklyn Park No info Yes
Brooklyn Park No info Yes Full time 3 years
Brooklyn Park No info Yes Part time 6 years
Adelaide College of Divinity (ACD)'s students develop the willingness and the ability to examine critically the Christian theological tradition and bring that tradition into dialogue with the issues of contemporary society including: the plurality of Australian life and culture, especially the diversity of its spiritual and religious expressions, and of the opportunities for conversation and dialogue that this offers to Christian theology, ministry and mission; and the ethical and social justice issues engaging Church and society.

ACD offers tertiary theological education, and encourages students from a wide range of religious backgrounds to study at ACD. They provide professional and academic preparation for ministry, with strong integration of practice and theory. The ACD provides Higher Education and VET courses.

The ACD Campus is a place where people meet to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith, to develop skills in ministry or to pursue higher academic study within a lively research community.

FEE-HELP is available for eligible students (Australian citizens).

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