Do you want to... equipped for the next major challenge in your ministry? able to mentor others in Christian ministry?

...achieve an accredited higher qualification?

What is the Advanced Diploma of Biblical Ministry?

The Advanced Diploma of Biblical Ministry is further training in Christian ministry that follows the Diploma of Biblical Ministry.

It comprises eight units. The first two units are specifically designed to build you up in ministry.

The remaining six units comprise a major project, which is designed to be appropriate to your particular ministry and giftings. The project requires you to plan a significant advance in your ministry, implement it and evaluate it. It is based on the project methodology that is typical in Master and Doctor of Ministry programs.

What will I learn?

  1. VCISPI601 - Apply spiritual growth in a leadership role
  2. VCIMIN601 - Apply biblical principles in a leadership role
  3. VCIMIN603 - Identify context and needs for a ministry project
  4. VCIMIN602 - Do strategic planning for a ministry project
  5. VCIMIN604 - Mobilise personnel for a ministry project
  6. VCIMIN605 - Manage resources for a ministry project
  7. VCIMIN606 - Implement a ministry project
  8. VCIMIN607 - Evaluate the ministry project

There are no electives and all 8 units of competency are required to complete the qualification.


Limited scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis to persons with demonstrated need who are within the VCI network and currently in Christian ministry. Please contact Veritas College International Inc. for further information.

Duration and time commitment

It usually takes 1 to 2 years to do this qualification.

Your time commitment depends on how much of your ministry time is dedicated to taking on your next major challenge, which is all part of your project. However, time given to other activities, such as routine church work, is not part of your project.

Admission requirements

The competencies of the 52866WA Diploma of Biblical Ministry.

Access to a suitable ministry context. The ministry context must involve leading people to advance or improve, although that may be defined in different ways in different ministries.

At least one suitable local referee.

Further study

The Advanced Diploma of Biblical Ministry is the ideal bridge to graduate studies with Veritas. It leads to the 52870WA Graduate Diploma of Biblical Ministry, and the two programs deliberately have the same structure.

Veritas College International Graduate School now has authorization to issue its own Master and doctoral degrees in the United States. Students advancing from an Advanced Diploma may advance to the Graduate Diploma as a pathway for admission to the MA professional, and gain exemption from overlapping requirements.