Formation and Training

Licensing of Lay Ministry

Certificate IV Ministry (Leadership)

This Certificate program is conducted in association with Alpha Crucis and provides either an accreditation in Ministry or Units may be undertaken as Audit units.   This program will become a basis for Licensing as a Lay Minister throughout the diocese.   If you would like to participate in this program, please contact your Parish Priest or apply directly on-line

FAQ's

How much time is needed per subject of study?
Each unit of study has about 40 mins of content to watch and some reading material and assessments.   Meeting with your church leader to discuss your learning and how it can be applied in your church context is encouraged.   It is recommended to allow 6-8 hours per week per unit.

What kind of assessments will I need to complete?
For many subjects there are open book quizzes based on course content and readings as well as 2 to 3 assessments to complete in the form of essays, reflections, devotional tasks and small projects.

What is involved in the placement units?
Placement units require you to have a mentor and a specific area of ministry to serve in at your church.   Reading a textbook is a requirement, along with engagement in practical experiences.   A portfolio of work will be required at the end of the placement unit.

How much does it cost?
Special Cert 1V pricing is available at $350.00. per unit.

How do I apply?
Go to the AC website https://www.ac.edu.au/apply-now and scroll to Local Church College and click APPLY NOW

Handling the Bible

An eight-week program has been developed to assist you in reading and understanding scriptures. This program will become a basis for Licensing as a Lay Minister throughout the diocese. If you would like to participate in this program, please contact your Parish Priest. The program is free and conducted in-house through your Parish.

Pastoral Care

An eight-week program has been developed to assist you in reading and understanding scriptures. This program will become a basis for Licensing as a Lay Minister throughout the diocese. If you would like to participate in this program, please contact your Parish Priest. The program is free and conducted in-house through your Parish.

Pathways to Ordination & Discernment

Welcome to the exciting journey of discernment in the Diocese of The Murray.

This handbook is provided as a guide for you to begin to discern your sense of calling to a ministry within the Anglican Church of Australia and the Diocese of the Murray.