School of Philosophy & Theology
The Graduate Certificate (Missionary Leadership) forms students with spiritual formation, theological knowledge, and the practical skills to become missionary leaders. Studies take place in intensives and facilitated sessions across the year. Participants are provided with the theological foundations of mission, theories of ministerial leadership, and the tools of reflection with which to integrate this learning into their practice of ministry.
To be eligible for admission to The University of Notre Dame Australia, all applicants must meet the University's minimum requirements for admission.
To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate (Ministry Leadership), applicants must meet the following additional requirements:
Students need to be endorsed by the Arete Centre first, before applying to enrol into the program.
The Graduate Certificate (Missionary Leadership) is a program offered in partnership with the Arete Centre for Missionary Leadership. Students enrol through the University and gain access to the resources of University life. At the same time, they enter into a community of prayer and enquiry across the year, becoming prepared for leadership in mission.
This Graduate Certificate will call upon both theoretical and practical learning, whereby students will participate in the activities of their local parishes, experiencing what it means to lead while serving.
A Graduate Certificate (Missionary Leadership) can lead to careers in ministry, church leadership and chaplaincy; church-run non-governmental organisations; and missions.
Students begin by learning about the society in which they want to become missionary leaders. They learn the principles of becoming missionary (missiology) and learn to reflect on what this means for them and for those they serve. They are encouraged in their Christian life so that they become formed with a deepening sense of personal spirituality.
The program is taught in intensives and in blended modes across the year.
More information regarding courses can be found at the course descriptions page.
Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Requirements.