2021 Annual Report web - Flipbook - Page 54
INC ANNUAL REPORT | 2021
CMC CERTIFICATE IN
At the start of 2021, INC partnered with
Citipointe Ministry College (CMC) to offer
a newly accredited 4-unit Certificate in
Ministry Leadership! This course allows
churches to run an internship program
in partnership with CMC.
With the introduction of INC's
requirement of completing or
commencing a Diploma of Ministry
prior to ordination, we envisage
that this course will enable many to
begin their journey in completing the
higher education Diploma.
By partnering with CMC, those
with sights set on pastoring could
complete a two-year accredited
leadership pipeline in their church
that leads to ordination.
This course is in addition to the current
partnership CMC have with several
INC churches of a “local learning hub",
where students can do accredited study
with CMC-CHC in their local church and
the church receives a share of the fees.
College Principal, Pastor Andrew Staggs
about the first year of the Certificate in
What was the inspiration for
this partnership, and offering
the course online?
external learning hubs in INC churches in Castle Hill and Nowra.
ministers of the gospel who can reach
Each student has appreciated the
a broad cross-section of people groups.
flexibility of studying either with a group
This course helps realise that dream.
of other students locally in their church
This 4-unit Certificate was written based
on feedback from pastors to provide
even more flexible leadership learning
People were asking for a mini-course
(some doing the Diploma course), via live
stream, or by watching class recordings.
What are some positive
outcomes you have seen so far
for individuals and churches?
that was both practical, and included
The students have appreciated the
some higher education units with
intentional mentoring and coaching in
learning support, to get them mobilised
their local churches without having to
in their church and grow in confidence.
travel to Queensland to study.
How many students have
taken up the course this year?
The learning support has meant they
We had four students take up our 2021
pilot opportunity, with great results. At
the moment, the team is preparing for a
have been able to achieve some great
academic outcomes. Their confidence
and experience in ministry has grown
The students have found the leadership
strong 2022 launch.
Are there any students
currently studying who would
have previously been unable
to study due to distance?
and communication units in particular
have helped grow their ministry and
One student has even signed up for the
Diploma course for 2022!
WHAT DOES THE CERTIFICATE ENTAIL?
• 2 units from the 8 unit Diploma of
Ministry (JC102 Communication and
JC103 Leadership). This includes a 3-day
assessment writing workshop. This
subject coaches new students in how to
write at higher education level; this is
effectively learning support on FEE-HELP!
• 2 practicum units - pass/fail grades
based on completing approximately 100
hours of supervised ministry placement
per unit and a weekly report. These
could be in any area of church,
whether it be worship, media,
graphics, youth, kids, administration,
Global Care, or something else!