The Certificate in Children’s Ministry is a course designed specifically with children’s ministry, and children’s ministry workers, in the local church in mind.
We believe one of the most vital ministries in the life of the church is teaching our children to live gospel-shaped lives. Establishing strong theology in our children will set them up well to navigate the increasingly complex society they live in.
The course is specifically designed for church volunteers and staff, at any level, who are passionate about helping kids in local churches engage with the bible, and know and love God more.
A focus of the course is giving kids ministry leaders the confidence, understanding, and skills to engage children with the bible, and faith.
Over the 2 years, coursework will be delivered by area experts in topics such as teaching kids the Old and New Testaments; spiritual formation in children; discipleship at different ages and stages; teaching theology to children; identity, culture & truth for children; and evangelism & world mission.
There are individuals units which would also be helpful for those who teach Religious Instruction in schools, as they help kids navigate ethics, identity, and culture in society.
For details of the first unit, Church-based Children’s Ministry, please visit the ACT website (graduate level or undergraduate level). Subsequent units will address the specific challenges of teaching the whole Bible to children, introducing children to theology, spiritual formation and development in children, writing curriculum, ethics and children’s ministry, and other key practical issues in building and maintaining a healthy children’s ministry.
Students who complete all units in the QTC Certificate in Children’s Ministry will receive either an ACT Graduate Certificate of Divinity or Undergraduate Certificate of Ministry, depending on the level of study.
Ready to take your next step?
Please contact the QTC Registrar to discuss possibilities for further study, and to be put in touch with the relevant supervisor.