Diploma of Leadership (Higher Education)
Empowered to Lead.
We are all called to lead in all spheres of life. Leaders of our destinies, leaders of our communities, leaders in our areas of influence.
Our 1st Year Diploma Programme is designed specifically to do this. Your learning is split equally between formal classes and practical hands on learning. All of this is done in an environment that has a strong emphasis on discipleship, personal leadership and empowerment.
By the end of first year you can expect to have;
- A good foundational knowledge in Biblical Studies and Christian Theology
- A dynamic and intimate personal relationship with God
- Mastery in self leadership and general leadership principles
- Experience in leading small groups of people within your chosen stream
- Practical expertise in your chosen ministry area
Upon completion, you will receive two certificates, a Certificate of Completion from Planetshakers College for the training and discipleship experience, and your Diploma of Leadership from Alphacrucis acknowledging your academic studies.
From the first moment I stepped into the College chapel service, God began to touch my spirit in a way I never experienced before. It was here He began to speak so clearly into my life for the next six months. I really believe there was such significance in stepping out into something new and trusting that God would reveal His plan for my life. And it was through this faith and obedience that I can truly say that my life was changed.
— CHELSI NIKKERUD —
Students will be introduced to the books, authors, general themes, concepts and historical context of the Old Testament. Students will also learn to interpret scripture and communicate this to an audience. Students will apply the message of the Old Testament to contemporary Christian living.
This is an introduction to Theology. Students will explore key foundational doctrines within the Christian faith and study their application to our Christian life.
Focusing on self leadership and personal discipleship, students are taught spiritual disciplines, character integrity and basic self and small group leadership principles.
Weaved into the our weekly lectures is also some content from a subject called Knowing God Better which complements the learning material for Personal and Organisational Leadership.
This is based on the Stream Area in which you choose to serve over the course of your time with us. Click here to see our stream options.
Below is some of the Stream learning outcomes that we cover
Pastoral Leadership 101: Pastoral Care
Students will learn the skills required to provide introductory pastoral care within the church. Via practical and lecture based instruction, students will be immersed in a variety of pastoral techniques, learning to care for all ministries within a congregation. Students will also be involved in small group leadership as part of their practical training in this subject.
Music and Performance (Audition Required)
Students will learn how to write an original song, digitally record and produce it using Protools. Students will also learn basic band dynamics, communication and leading. Basic music directing fundamentals will also be taught. Students are required to perform at an end of semester showcase to a live audience.
Creative 101: Media and Film, Production and Lighting
Students will be put through a rotation learning the basic fundamentals of all creative departments. Examples are, how to mix in a live setting, how to program a basic lighting rig, basic knowledge in adobe suite of products (protools, premier, illustrator), basic camera operation and live video switching.
Students will be introduced to the books, authors, general themes, concepts and historical context of the New Testament. Students will also learn to interpret scripture and communicate this to an audience. Students apply the message of the New Testament to contemporary Christian living.
Is a unit which equips students with the tools to develop their speaking skills. Not only do students learn about the art of preaching and are given the tools to differentiate between skill and operating under the anointing. Students learn to tailor messages to the broken hearted in their congregation and operate with the Holy Spirit in delivering the gospel. This subject is assessed by delivering a testimony, a sermon and a speech.
After focusing on self leadership and personal discipleship, students will now be taught the skills required to interact with and lead others in the areas of spiritual disciplines, character development and personal growth.
Weaved into the our weekly lectures is also some content from a subject called Prophetic Life which complements the learning material for Introduction to Leadership.
Planetshakers has embarked successfully on a revolutionary method of 21st century missions. Having seen great success in the nation of Papua New Guinea where we saw over 100,000 people make commitments to Christ in 2017, we are believing that whole Pacific region will be saved. Students will learn to minister in a cross cultural environment. Students will also have the opportunity to sit in classes run by Pastor Martin Steel, a global missions expert and Pastor Tim Hall, a leading international evangelist and director of multiple hundreds of crusades.
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If you choose to stay at home, there is a subject called Introduction to Intercultural Ministry that students can take to qualify for the Diploma.