The Catholic Institute


New Zealand Certificate in Christian Studies - Christian Ministry

  091703 | Awaiting NZQA approval | Level 5, 60 credits


When I was sick you took care of me, in prison and you visited me...


The New Zealand Certificate in Christian Studies - Christian Ministry (NZCCS-CM) is for those interested in or are already:

working in parishes, visiting the sick, prison visitors, or youth ministers


Acquire knowledge and skills which will allow you to confidently work in Christian ministry


Main Features

6 Courses in Theology, Scripture and Pastoral /Youth /Prison or Hospital Ministry


Higher Study

This Certificate fulfils the entry criteria for the New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies - Pastoral Ministry which is a 120 credit Level 6 qualification.

For those who study the New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies - Pastoral Ministry for pastoral leaders, the next step is the New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies - Christian Leadership. This is a 120 credit Level 6 qualification. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates are employed in either paid or voluntary ministry work


 NZCCS-CM for Catholic Youth Ministry 

All six courses (papers) 
SC501 Understanding the Old Testament
SC502 Interpreting the New Testament
TH501 What Catholics Believe
PM502 Spirituality for Ministry
PM505 Catholic Youth Ministry
PM506 Youth Ministry Practice

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Programme Structure

For the general NZCCS-CM

All four courses (papers) below
SC501 Understanding the Old Testament
SC502 Interpreting the New Testament
TH501 What Catholics Believe
TH502 What is Theology?
And two of the following three courses (papers)
PM501 Prayer and Liturgy
PM502 Mission and Ministry
PM504 Pastoral Ministry Praxis

NZCCS-CM as pre-requisite for the NZ Diploma in Christian Studies -Christian Leadership (Launch Out)

All six courses (papers) below
SC501 Understanding the Old Testament
SC502 Interpreting the New Testament
TH501 What Catholics Believe
TH502 What is Theology?
TH505a Introduction to Christian Ethics - applied
TH504 Applied Catholic Social Teaching 

NZCCS-CM for Hospital of Prison Ministry

All four courses (papers) below
SC501 Understanding the Old Testament
SC502 Interpreting the New Testament
TH501 What Catholics Believe
TH502 What is Theology?*
And two of the following three courses (papers)
PM502 Spirituality for Ministry
PM504 Pastoral Ministry Praxis
PM507 Pastoral Theology for Ministries


 

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