Higher Certificate in Christian Ministry



The Higher Certificate in Christian Ministry provides Christians with foundational and practical training to equip and empower them to build God’s Kingdom in their sphere of influence.

Programme Coordinator

Richard Mee, a graduate of Cornerstone Institute and Head of Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Studies Department, completed a BPsych Equivalent (Pastoral Counselling) with UNISA and an MTh (Practical Theology) with Stellenbosch University. As a registered counsellor and a Pastoral Theology graduate, Richard teaches in both the Psychology and Theology disciplines.

Admission Requirements

A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational (with certificate pass).
Matriculation Certificate or equivalent.
Mature age of 45 years be admitted by the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) conditions and the results of the National Benchmark Test (NBT).

Time Commitment

Two years part-time
On campus
January and July intakes

Tuition Cost (click here)


Christian Studies

History of Western and African Christianity
Introduction to Theology
Theology of Mission

Biblical Studies

Biblical Text and Context
Old Testament Foundations A & B
New Testament Foundations

Practical Theology

Leadership Studies
Christian Spirituality
Christian Worship
Pastoral Care and Counselling
Cross-cultural Communication and Education
Reconciliation and Peace-making
Youth Issues

Information Skills

Research and Study Skills
English for Academic Purposes (for those with NSC Certificate/Diploma pass)
Computer Skills


Christian Ministry Fieldwork


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