Higher Certificate in Christian Ministry
(Minimum one year, maximum 3 years, 124 credits)
- A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational (with certificate pass)
- A Matriculation Certificate or equivalent
- Mature age of 45 years can be admitted, determined by the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) portfolio of evidence provided
- The National Benchmark Test (NBT) results.
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.
Students who have completed the qualification should be able to:
- Deepen their relationship with the Triune God and their trust in Jesus Christ as saviour and friend
- Develop creative and critical thinkers who are catalysts for growth and renewal
- Develop basic skills in reading the Bible and showing its relevance to meeting pastoral needs in churches and communities, especially in an African context
- Understand how people’s worldview influences their concept of God and practice of spirituality
- Gain a greater critical appreciation of their own theological view
- Understand the basic principles of Christian leadership
- Minister to people in different cultural contexts
- Develop basic communication skills with groups and individuals
- Have the possibility of further studies (modules can be credited towards our BTh programme).
Module descriptions and credits
For a description of each module, see ‘Module descriptions’ herewith above. Otherwise, get in touch with us via helpdesk for further inquiries.