Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Korean Language)
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 7
Credits 360
Subject Area
  • Society and Culture » Philosophy and Religious Studies » Religious Studies
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide:
A sound theological undergraduate qualification to meet the increasing demand of the Pentecostal constituency for ministry education;
A qualification used by students who also achieve other professional degrees because they want to construct a robust Christian worldview that will enhance their service in their chosen profession;
A qualification that articulates into higher level ministry and theological qualifications;
Korean NZ Residents with opportunity to obtain theological education in NZ using their primary language. This may be for any of the following purposes:
- to obtain a qualification required for ministry employment in churches, mission organisations or other Christian ministry agencies in NZ or overseas.
- to obtain skills and knowledge required for volunteering in a wide range of Christian agencies in NZ or overseas.
to obtain an undergraduate degree as a basis for carrying on to postgraduate study and research in NZ or overseas
- personal interest and development.
Korean Churches in NZ with the opportunity to professionally develop current and future staff with the capability of working in the churches and to become involved in starting new congregations or churches.
The Korean community in NZ with the opportunity to preserve Korean language through education in a subject area that has significant community, cultural and personal significance.
International students with the opportunity to do theological study in New Zealand. This may be for any of the following purposes:
- to complete all or a part of their studies in an overseas context before returning to Korea for employment or further study
- to do the study with the intention of future migration to NZ.
Additional educational pathways for the network of Korean churches and communities in New Zealand, Australia and Korea as well as other countries.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:
Demonstrate a deep knowledge of Christian history, doctrine and tradition;
Analyse and interpret the biblical text, using sound hermeneutical methods, as a core document of the Christian faith with consideration for the contemporary application of the text;
Explain and communicate a Christian worldview, with particular emphasis on the role of the gospel in providing an ethical framework for personal living;
Demonstrate skills in critical thinking and self-directed research, using a range of sources and methods;
Discuss and analyse contemporaneous topics, issues and challenges impacting on Christian ministry and the Pentecostal community and create solutions to these challenges;
Demonstrate breadth and complexity of professional ministry skills pertinent to engagement with congregational communities, including Maori Christians;
Collaborate with the broader community of Christian ministers and community leaders to provide appropriate collegial support;
Demonstrate self-reflection and evaluation of ministry performance for the purpose of vocational development.
Education pathways
Graduates of this degree will be able to apply for postgraduate study in Korea.
Employment pathways
Graduates of the qualification will be able to seek employment in Korean Christian communities both in New Zealand and abroad which require well qualified staff in leadership, pastoral ministry, management, administration, youth ministry, children's ministry, and counselling.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Candidates must meet requirements for academic capability, Korean language proficiency and age requirements.

5.1.1. Academic Requirements

NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents
Candidates for the BCMin (Korean Language) may have been educated in New Zealand or Korea.
If educated in New Zealand the candidate will meet requirement A (University Entrance) or requirement B (Mature Age).
If educated in Korea the candidate must meet requirement C.
A. NZ University Entrance Requirements

B. Mature Age Entry
A person who does not hold a university entrance qualification but who is a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and is aged 20+ years on or before the first day of semester in which a proposed programme of study is offered is eligible to apply for Special Admission.

C. Korean University Entrance
Evidence of previous tertiary qualifications; or
Candidates need to provide their Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) results. Candidates with a combined result greater than 60% will be accepted. Candidates with a lower result may apply for consideration in which they will present a selection of results from secondary education.

Language Requirements

NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents
Candidates must provide evidence for at least one of the following criteria:

1. Native Korean speaker with education in Korea to secondary level and with University Entrance to a Korean University
2. Completion of a degree programme in Korean Language at a recognized Korean University
3. A certificate in the Test Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) Level 4 or above

Korean International Students:
Candidates must provide evidence for the following criterion:

1. Native Korean speaker with education in Korea to secondary level and with University Entrance to a Korean University
Education Organisation Alphacrucis Limited
Developed By Alphacrucis Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3851
Status Current
Created June 2018
Last Reviewed September 2021
Next Review December 2023
Content
Compulsory Christian Studies (Major)
L100: Understanding the Faith
L100: Introduction to the First Testament
L100: Writings of the New Testament
L200: Personal & Public Ethics
L200: Christian Spirituality & Vocation
L200: Biblical Hermeneutics
L300: Theology Elective
L300: Bible or Theology Elective

Pastoral Ministry Major
L100: Introduction to Ministry
L100: Communicating the Gospel
L100: Leadership Principles
L200: Elective Ministry Paper
L200: Contemporary Preaching
L300: Church in Society
L300: Pastoral Theology or Elective Ministry Paper
L300: Ministry Internship II

Selection of Electives (not all electives are offered every year)
Biblical Hermeneutics
The Pentateuch
Wisdom Literature
Minor Prophets
Johannines
Prison Epistles
Pastoral Epistles
Pentecostal Hermeneutics
Legal and Governance Issues for Christian Leaders
Ministry Internship I
Contemporary Preaching
Lifespan Development and Formation
Healing Ministry in the Church
Women in Christian Ministry
Critical Thinking for Undergraduate Students
Christian Spirituality and Vocation
Theology of Social Engagement
Christ and Salvation
Pentecostal Pneumatology
Personal and Public Ethics
Psalms & Song of Songs
Isaiah
Esther
Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments
Luke-Acts
I & II Corinthians
Romans, Galatians and Paul's Narrative World
Thessalonians
Reading the Synoptic Gospels
1 Peter
Revelation
World Religions
Advanced Leadership and Decision Making
Strategic Thinking and Planning
Ministry Internship II
Church in Society
Discipleship
Church Planting
Triune God and Creation
Theology and Popular Culture
Pastoral Theology
Ecclesiology
Independent Guided Study

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