| Submitted to NZQA; yet to be approved | Level 6, 120 credits | 1.0 eft
To gain the NZDCS - Pastoral Ministry you will need to successfully complete the following 8 papers/courses
|All FIVE courses below|
|PM601 Leading Prayer|
|PM602 Celebrating Liturgy|
|PM604 Skills for Pastoral Ministry|
|PM605 Role of Pastoral Minister|
|SC602 The Gospel in Aotearoa|
|ONE of the following two courses|
|TH601 Sacraments Today|
|SC603 Biblical Models for Ministry|
|TWO of the following three courses|
|TH609 He Turanga Whakaaro|
|TH623 Ministry and Values|
|TH626 Theology for Ministry: Special Topic|
Gain a New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 6) - Pastoral Ministry
Acquire knowledge and more advanced skills required for ministry roles in parishes and other church settings.
Students need to have completed a level 5 theological qualification, e.g. NZCCS-PM, to be accepted into this programme of study.
8 Courses in Theology, Scripture and Pastoral Ministry
If you wish to take your studies further, The NZDCS-PM carries credit points towards a Bachelor of Theology at:
This Diploma can lead to a range of careers. Graduates will find this useful for leadership roles in parishes and voluntary work with parish groups.
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Students have said: "Opportunity for group discussion – hearing other people’s points of view and debating topics under consideration. It made the course both intellectually stimulating and interesting. I always appreciate the creative ways that all the lectures present the daily prayers."