Flexible online studies to equip Christians in their local church context.

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Developing Christian Leaders for a Rapidly Changing World.

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Dear ACOM students, alumni, and friends.

ACOM continues to be committed to equipping students and leaders to thrive, as lifelong learners, in ministry contexts that may not exist today.

ACOM's online/distance model of ministry training has been developed over the past 20+ years and ideally equips us to respond to these changing times to ensure that ministry training not only continues but thrives.

ACOM’s strength has always been its commitment to partnering with local churches and like-minded organisations to provide students engaging in ministry formation an environment where they are able to test drive what they are learning within the communities of enquiry in which they are situated. This is where we believe the future of ministry training lies.

Despite recent disruptions our students continue their studies largely without interruption with our Student Engagement Managers, Academic and Ministry Services teams providing ongoing support and encouragement.

In 2021 we have moved to delivering a combination of ‘in-person’ & online facilitations with students gathering in safe ways where possible.

We ask that you continue to pray for our students & the churches they represent, our communities and our world at this time.

On behalf of the ACOM team,

Neale Meredith
Interim Principal and Dean of Students

Are you interested in training for Leadership and Ministry?


Knowing which study pathway to embark on isn’t always the easiest of tasks. That being said, you might have a rough idea of what you are passionate about or where you would like to be down the track.

The following page portals will help you find the right course to get you moving in the right direction. Whether you are studying for the first, second or third time, we have a pathway for you.

Our degrees are highly flexible, with elective units available in a wide variety of fields. You can tailor your learning to focus on areas of interest such as chaplaincy, Bible or pastoral theology.

And remember, every unit has a practical component, so you will be putting your learning into action.

Ready to Start Your Journey?


Preaching 1 Online Facilitation

This facilitation will introduce participants to the foundational skills and principles involved in the preparation and delivery of sermons. Participants will learn how to explain the significance of the elements of an effective sermon and its delivery in a variety

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Preaching 2 Online Facilitation

This facilitation enables participants to apply a coherent hermeneutical approach to developing and delivering effective sermons in their current cultural context. It will help them create a range of sermons utilising the specific hermeneutical and cultural insights acquired and apply

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Introduction to Pastoral Counselling Online Facilitation

This facilitation introduces the field of pastoral counselling by examining its historical development, theoretical foundations, and practice approaches. Pastoral counselling can be considered a specialised form of pastoral care which integrates theology, spirituality, and counselling theory. The context in which

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