Diocesan Diploma of Ministry (DDM)
The Diocesan Diploma of Ministry has been revised to be a one year, modular programme. DDM aims to build on top of the DCM, with courses which help to prepare students for leadership. With the biblical, ministry and theological foundation also in place from DCM, students at this level are required to integrate theological reflection with ministry practice.
- Introduction to Biblical Languages
- Mission Studies
- Church History
- Christian Spiritualities
- Biblical Studies
- Prayer and Counselling Ministry
- Evangelism Methods and Implementation with Alpha and XEE
- Pastoral Leadership
- Practical Ministries
- Contextual Theology
- DCM or equivalent. DDM demands biblical, ministry and theological foundation so applicants with a Certificate in Theology or Certificate in Ministry may apply. The final decision to accept the student lies with the institute.
- 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.
- For mature students, greater weight is placed on references, interviews and other evidence of motivation and intellectual capacity rather than on formal educational qualifications.