About This Course
Tabor’s Diploma in Ministry and Theology is designed to shape graduates holistically for Christian ministry through engagement in four interdependent formation domains: theology, spirituality and personhood, contextual studies and ministry, and reflective disposition and practice. Its flexibility allows various options for specialisation, such as: Christian Studies; Ministry Practice; Spiritual Direction; Children, Youth and Families; Creative Arts; and Contextual Studies.
Students may choose to complete a Diploma in Ministry and Theology for their own personal growth and development, or for employment (paid or voluntary) in local churches or parachurch organisations in various ministry roles, based on their area of specialisation.
Upon completion of the Diploma in Ministry and Theology, graduates will be able to:
- Interpret theological and biblical texts faithfully and analyse, synthesise, and communicate the approaches of others.
- Employ cognitive and creative theological reflection skills to analyse, plan, design and evaluate approaches to unpredictable issues and problems within ministry and/or vocational settings.
- Communicate specialised biblical and theological and/or ministry concepts, perspectives and skills to others.
- With depth in Christian studies or ministry praxis, in various Christian traditions and/or ministry contexts
- To adapt biblical and theological and/or ministry concepts, perspectives and methodologies in various contexts
- With personal responsibility, autonomy and accountability in theological reflection on life, vocation and/or ministry praxis, based on Christian traditions and methodologies.
- With initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others to plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of teams within specific Christian traditions and/or ministry contexts
Tabor’s Diploma of Ministry and Theology will help you to discern your direction in life and will equip you with biblical, theological, and professional knowledge and skills that allow you to pivot towards a range of meaningful career opportunities and/or further study.
- Learn to read and interpret scripture and deepen your understanding of faith for personal growth and for public communication.
- Deepen your self-awareness and grow in your capacity for self-management.
- Choose elective units in areas of interest including counselling, pastoral care, and youth work.
- Expand your understanding of the helping sectors and discern your place and role as an intelligent Christian practitioner.
Bachelor of Ministry
The Bachelor of Ministry program at Tabor holistically prepares students for vocational and professional roles which bring glory to God through Christian work, in both word and deed.
Bachelor of Theology
The primary goal of Tabor’s Bachelor of Theology course is to develop graduates who are creative theological thinkers, and nurture in them an ability to draw critically on the biblical witness and traditions of the church.
Electives, select from:
- MTG120.5 Story of the Church
- MTG200.7 Interpreting the Old Testament
- MTG201.7 Interpreting the New Testament
- MTG210.7 Engaging the Biblical Languages
- MTO142.5 Internship A
- MTO240.5 Internship B
- MTR190.5 Developing Cultural Intelligence
- MTR290.7 Theological Reflection
- MTW160.5 Intercultural Life and Work
- MTW161.5 Global Trends
- MTW162.5 Intercultural Communication
- MTW250.5 Pastoral Health and Care
- MTW251.7 Pastoral Care in Context
- MTW256.7 Worship
- MTW258.7 Ministry with Children, Youth and Families
- MTW259.7 Denominational History and Polity
- MTW280.5 Exploring Spiritual Direction
- MTW281.5 Deepening Spiritual Direction
- HSM232.7 Music Theatre Skills
- HSM131.7 Music Education
- HSM112.5 World Music and Early European Music Genres
- HSM101.5 Foundations of Performance
- HSS100.5 Professional Communication Skills
- HSS103.5 Introduction to Sociology
- HSC200.5 Counselling Skills
- EDU211.7 Ethical Understandings
- HSS102.5 Decolonising Practice
- Theory and Practice of Youth Work
- HSY200.7 Theories of Youth
- EDU141.5 Pedagogy A Professional Concepts
- EDU241.7 Pedagogy B Reflective Teacher Practices
- HSW100.5 Storytelling and Communication Foundations
- HSW121.5 Real Life Writing and Publications
- HSW110.5 Media Culture and Meaning
- Creative Writing A: Powerful Poetry
- HSW124.5 Creative Writing B: Working Fictions
- HSW114.5 Communication for Online and Digital Media
Options vary and are subject to availability.
How long does it take?
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
When can I start?
Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July