Bachelor of Ministry

An undergraduate degree that will cover a thorough grounding in Bible, Christian theology, Church History and practical ministry. You will graduate as a mission-ready pastor, cross-cultural missionary, or a professional working in a Church agency.


The Bachelor of Ministry introduces students to the sources and content of the Christian story and message. It provides training which emphasises application and practice of this story and message in the contemporary world. The course will integrate studies in the Bible and Christian tradition with practical experience.

This course concentrates on the disciplines by which knowledge of God is developed and articulated:

  • Biblical Studies (BB)
  • Christian Thought & History (Theology (TH) , Church History (CH) , Philosophy & Ethics (PE)

Students can then choose electives that suit their future pathway from either the above units or;

  • Pastoral & Church Focused Ministry (PC) and/or
  • Developmental Ministry (DM)
  • Evangelism & Missiology (EM)

Through elective units students can develop particular ministry skills in the three fields of Ministry & Practice.


Common Core Units

48cps in New and Old Testament Introduction

60cps in Christian Thought (CH/TH/PE) including at least 24cps CH, 24cps TH, 12cps TH or PE

36cps Old / New testament set books, including at least 12cps OT set books and 12cps NT set books

  • OT020-612 The Psalter
  • OTxxx-612 OT Book (TBC)
  • OTxxx-612 OT Book (TBC)
  • OT010-612/712 Former Prophets
  • NT026-612 Romans
  • NT016-612 The Fourth Gospel
  • NT008-612 The Synoptic Gospels
  • NT020-612 The General Epistles

Please note that some units are offered in alternate years – check timetables or consult with Registrar

Primary Course Discipline & Elective Units

At Least 72cps from PC/EM/DM and at least 72cps elective units from any unit field

Please note that some units are offered in alternate years – check timetables or consult with Registrar


  • ATAR: Completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 65 or above; or
  • Previous Qualifications: Successful completion of a qualification at AQF Level 5 or above; or
  • Demonstrate Academic Suitability for course: Test, Brief Essay, or Interview.
  • Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.5 in each subtest OR 10 years English in country experience.

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.