Diocesan Certificate of Ministry (DCM)

DcMDiocesan Certificate of Ministry (DCM)

DCM is designed to provide for its students a solid theological and biblical foundation, while providing training on key ministry skills. It has two components. Namely, the Moore Theological College (MTC), Sydney’s Certificate in Theology (ThC) and the Practical Ministry Modules (PMM), which covers a full range of practical ministries tailored for the context of the diocese.

I was excited to see the content of the training programme of School of Ministry and Mission (now renamed Anglican Training Institute), consisting of the Certificate of Theology (ThC) course of Moore College Sydney and the 20 ‘How To’ Modules developed by me with a team of the best of our clergy in Singapore.  After I completed  the ThC of Moore College some 40 years ago with First Class Honours (20 units of distinctions & high distinctions), I felt that I gained more spiritually from this course than from my prestigious BD Hons (London University) which I did later.  I warmly and strongly recommend all our leaders to be trained at Anglican Training Institute for effective ministry and mission. 

Rt. Revd. Moses Tay, 7th Bishop of Singapore (1982-2000), and 1st Archbishop of the Province of S E Asia (1996-2000).

At DCM level, students are only required to attend residential tutorials twice a year. For each time they gather at the residential tutorials they will spend three weeks, going through two tutorials of MTC subjects and two PMM modules. They will also be sitting for another MTC subject examination in two other instances locally in their own church, invigilated by their own priest/pastor. With this model the students will spend most of their time at their respective churches. This benefits the local churches as they will be able to retain the service of their staff. It will also benefit the student as experience would tell, pastoral ministry, especially in the context of the Sabah diocese requires one to have good discipline – hence an early establishment of working-cum studying habit would be essential for any future church leader, in particular pastors and ordinands.

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Entry Requirements

  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (with 5 credits including either English or Bahasa Malaysia) or a higher qualification.
  • The decision as to whether a particular student meets the requirements of his or her sending church belongs to the local church or the Diocesan Vocation Committee. The final decision to accept the student lies with the institute.
  • Recommendation from the Priest/Pastor-in-charge of the local church.

Applicant must also pass the Entry Examination in order to proceed.

Fee Structure

Entry examination RM350 (Non-refundable)
Retake of Entry Examination RM163 (By recommendation of Priest/Pastor-in-charge)
Diocesan Certificate of Ministry(3-years course) RM3000 (Fulltime worker)RM4000 (Others)

Course Structure

Term 4 – 5 November 2012 (Entry Examination)
Residential study Introduction to the Bible
Year 1
Term 1 – 14 February – 2 March 2013
Residential study New Testament 1

Doctrine 1

B1M02 – How to be baptised with the Holy Spirit

B1M03 – How to exercise the gifts of the Spirit

Term 2 – 25 May 2013
Self-study Ephesians

B1M01 – How to handle the Word of God

B1M04 – How to pray effectively

Term 3 – 29 July – 17 August 2013
Residential study Old Testament 1

Prayer Book

B2M07 – How to lead  a person to Christ

B2M08 – How to follow up a new Christian

Term 4 – 25 November 2013
Self-study Old Testament 2

B2M05 – How to know the will of God

B2M06 – How to live victoriously

Year 2
Term 1 – February 2014
Residential study New Testament 2

Reformation Church History

B3M09 – How to pray for the sick (I)

B3M11 –  How to counsel effectively (I)

Term 2 – May 2014
Self-study Gospel and Epistles of John

B3M09 – How to pray for the sick (II)

B3M11 – How to counsel effectively (II)

Term 3 – August 2014
Residential study Christian Ethics

Old Testament 3

B4M10 – How to pray for deliverance (I)

B4M12 – How to demolish spiritual strongholds (I)

Term 4 – November 2014
Self-study Romans

B4M10 – How to pray for deliverance (II)

B4M12 – How to demolish spiritual strongholds (II)

Year 3
Term 1 – February 2015
Residential study New Testament 3

Doctrine 2

B4M14 – How to build a Christian Family

B4M15 – How to lead the Christian life at work

B5M19 – How to preach

Term 2 – May 2015
Self-study New Testament 4

B4M13 – How to move in faith

B4M16 – How to manage your resources effectively

Term 3 – August 2015
Residential study Apologetics

Doctrine 3B5M17 – How to build a strong team,How to be a leader in the church

B5M18 – How to build a strong Sunday Service

B5M20 – How to lead a Home Cell Group

Term 4 – November 2015
Self-study B5M21 – Basic Anglicanism

Course Content

Moore Theological College Certificate of Theology (Th.C)

Introduction to the Bible

This unit gives an overview of the entire Bible, plus helpful hints on how to understand its main themes.

New Testament 1

This unit explores God’s purposes in sending Christ by studying the Gospel of Mark.

Doctrine 1

This unit explores the Bible’s teaching about God – how we get to know him, what he is like, what he has done for us.


This unit presents a big picture, with cosmic dimensions, of God and his world.

Old Testament 1

This unit explores what the first five books of the Old Testament teach about God and his purposes, and what holds them together theologically.

Prayer Book

This unit is a historical and theological exploration of why and how Anglicans have met together.

Old Testament 2

This unit explores the Former Prophets from Joshua to 2 Kings.

New Testament 2

This unit explores how the risen and ascended Christ continues to achieve his gospel purposes through the events of the book of Acts.

Reformation Church History

This unit explores the time when the gospel was rediscovered and how Christians found the freedom that Christ brings.

Gospel and Epistles of John

This unit explores the importance of John’s witness to the life and work of Jesus Christ through the Gospel of John and 1, 2 and 3 John.

Christian Ethics

This unit explores the place of ethics in the Christian life, includes issues such as motives and moral standards, and considers some contemporary ethical dilemmas.

Old Testament 3

This unit explores the Latter prophets from Isaiah through to the Minor prophets.


This unit explores the central truths of the gospel.

New Testament 3

This unit explores the life and ministry of Paul – the problems he faced, the gospel he preached and the letters he wrote.

Doctrine 2

This unit explores key issues such as – Who is Jesus Christ? What is the nature of sin? How did Christ’s death deal with sin?

New Testament 4

This unit is an overview of the non-Pauline letters, focussing at Hebrews and how to understand Revelation.


This unit is written with the belief that apologetics is more than just intellectual and philosophical debate. It involves people’s whole beings. Modern apologists need to be concerned with how people feel toward Christ and the gospel as well as how they think about Christ and the gospel.

Doctrine 3

This unit explores the doctrine of the Church – What it is and what does it do in the purposes of God? Attention is given to Christian worship, baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

Practical Ministry Modules

Book 1

  • How to Handle the Word of God
  • How to be Baptised in the Holy Spirit
  • How to Exercise the Gifts of the Spirit
  • How to Pray Effectively

Book 2

  • How to Know the Will of God
  • How to Live Victoriously
  • How to Lead a Person to Christ
  • How to Follow Up a New Christian

Book 3

  • How to Pray for the Sick
  • How to Pray for Deliverance
  • How to Counsel Effectively
  • How to Demolish Spiritual Strongholds

Book 4

  • How to Move in Faith
  • How to Build a Christian Family
  • How to Lead the Christian Life at Work
  • How to Manage Your Resources Effectively

Book 5

  • How to Build a Strong Team; How to be a Leader in the Church
  • How to Build a Strong Sunday Service
  • How to Preach
  • How to Lead a Cell Group
  • Basic Anglicanism