What’s the difference between a ministry and a theology course? This is one of the most frequently asked questions from people in considering to study at a Bible college. Whilst there are some similarities between both courses, it is important to understand which one might suit you best.
So what’s the difference between a ministry and a theology course, here is a brief explaination:
Regardless of course level, ministry qualifications require you to do more subjects in practical ministry areas such as Missions, Pastoral and Church, Developmental Ministries. This may suit someone who wants to engage in more practical areas of training and preparation for local or cross-cultural mission, church or para-church ministry.
A theology qualification will require more subjects in text-based areas such as biblical languages, theology, philosophy and ethics, Bible, and church history. This may suit someone who to engage in more academic areas of training and preparation for teaching, academia, and church or para-church ministry,
Foundation subjects are similar across both ministry and theology qualifications. So whether you are a practicianer or aspiring academic, foundational study areas may be similar.
For more information or to discuss whether Ministry or Theology is more benificial to your desired outcome, give us a call to discuss 07 33545656 or contact us.
Malyon Theological College is an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology
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