The Catholic Institute


New Zealand Certificate in Christian Studies - Christian Ministry

  NZ2771 | NZQA approved | 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


This qualification will give you the knowledge and skills to confidently work in many areas of 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 120 credits; Level 6.

The New Zealand Christian in Christian Studies - Pastoral Ministry (Christian Leadership) is the pre-requisite for the New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies - Christian Leadership 120 credits; Level 6. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates are employed in either paid or voluntary ministry work. This includes:

  • Youth Ministry
  • Pastoral Leaders
  • Chaplaincy
  • Liturgy groups

 NZCCS-CM  (Catholic Youth Ministry)

All five courses (papers) below:
SC502 Interpreting the New Testament
TH501 What Catholics Believe
PM502 Spirituality for Ministry
PM505 Catholic Youth Ministry
PM506 Youth Ministry Practice
 
And one of the following:
SC501 Understanding the Old Testament
 Th502 What is Theology

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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 (Christian Leadership)

(pre-requisite for the NZ Diploma in Christian Studies -Christian Leadership)

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
TH504a Applied Catholic Social Teaching 

NZCCS-CM (Hospital or 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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