Certificate IV in Catholic Ministry Timetable and Subjects Outline

Day Classes – CERTIFICATE IV in Catholic Ministry

Trimester AM/PM Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
1* AM CM002 Youth Ministry 1 CM405 Catechism 1 CM003 Personal and Professional Leadership  CM200 Communications in Ministry 1
PM CM401 Intro to OT1 LSoP  

 

2 AM CM003 Youth Ministry 2 CM405 Catechism 2 CM406 Evangelisation Skills

 

 CM408 Church History
PM CM401 Intro to OT2 LSoP

 

CM201  Communications in Ministry II
3 AM CM402 Acts CM405 Catechism 3 CM407 Liturgy CM415 Events Management
PM CM401 Intro to New Testament LSoP

* WHS001 is taught during the one-week Orientation week immediately preceding Trimester 1 and assessments completed throughout the year.

Evening Classes

Subject outlines – Certificate IV in Catholic Ministry

Trimester 1

CM401: Introduction to the Old Testament 1  (Genesis to Judges)(CCMABR401)

Uses the narrative books of the Old Testament to explore the first part of the chronological story of salvation history.  Explains how God’s plan unfolded through the forging of a series of covenants with his chosen people—from Adam to the People of Israel. Introduces some practical approaches to reading the Old Testament.

CM405: Catechism 1: Doctrine(CCMPCF405)

Examines core Catholic beliefs including the existence of God, the Holy Trinity, Jesus Christ as True God and True Man, Salvation, Scripture and Tradition, the Pope and the Magisterium, and the last things (heaven, purgatory and hell). Delves into Biblical basis for these beliefs, supported by the writings from the heart of the Church – Magisterium, Church Fathers, Saints.

CM003: Personal and Professional Leadership (DSL301, CHCPRP003)

Looks at personal and spiritual gifting and necessary life skills. Encourages students to examine strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies to grow and improve.  Provides critical skills for both young adults and those working with them. Also examines these skills in a professional context – self-examination, receiving and giving feedback, mentoring. Students will participate in a life in the Spirit seminar within the first weeks of this unit.

CM200: Communicating in Ministry 1 (CHCCOM002, CHCGRP001)

Provides students with good communication skills, conflict management skills and handling of grievances. Consideration is also given to ministering with and in groups of differing cultures. We will also cover meeting skills

CM002: Introduction to Youth Ministry 1 (CHCLEG001,CHCYTH001, CHCYTH002)

Covers the five key aspects in ministering to young people today. Students discover strategies that help to evangelise youth, how to provide opportunities for fellowship & discipleship as well as how to lead young people into worship. We will also investigate how to engage young people in active ministry to their peers.

Trimester 2

CM401: Introduction to the Old Testament 2 (Joshua – Maccabbees) (CCMABR401)

Continuation of OT from Trimester 1

CM402: Acts of the Apostles(CCMASL402)

Scripture study of Acts of the Apostles. Explains how the excitement of Pentecost enlivened the early Christian believers in their struggles to establish communities of faith—struggles surprisingly like those in the Church today. Introduces the work of the early Church’s most significant leaders in the persons of the great apostles Peter and Paul.

CM405: Catechism 2: Sacrament & Prayer(CCMPCF405)

Examines the Catechism’s teachings on Sacrament and prayer. Looks at the Biblical basis for, and the liturgical aspects of, the seven Sacraments and examines the various types of prayer used within the Church.

CM201: Communicating in Ministry 2 (CHCDIV001, ICTWEB201)

Provides students with good communication skills, conflict management skills and handling of grievances to diverse people. We will also cover how social media can be used for ministry.

CM405: Conducting a Bible study (CCMPCF405)

This subject will allow students to develop skills in studying the Bible themselves and in running Bible Studies for others. It will also explore the different resources available.

CM003: Introduction to Youth Ministry 2 (CHCLEG001,CHCYTH001, CHCYTH002)

Covers the five key aspects in ministering to young people today. Students discover strategies that help to evangelise youth, how to provide opportunities for fellowship & discipleship as well as how to lead young people into worship. We will also investigate how to engage young people in active ministry to their peers.

Trimester 3

CM401: Introduction to the New Testament (CCMABR401)

Uses the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles to explore the chronological development of the New Testament from John the Baptist through to the preaching of Saint Paul in Rome. Explains how God’s plan unfolds through His New Covenant in Jesus Christ with the Church, with concrete linking of the Old and New Testaments.  Briefly examines New Testament letters to gain insight for discipleship in today’s world. Introduces practical approaches to reading the New Testament.

CM407: Liturgy (CCMPLC407)

Examines various types of liturgy within the Catholic Church, giving attention to the Eucharist. It looks into the Biblical basis and historical development for liturgical practices. Practical activities will enable students to prepare and facilitate various liturgical celebrations they may encounter in ministry settings.

CM403: Gospel of Matthew (CCMCLM403)

Introduces the Gospel of Matthew as one of the four gospels in which the reader can encounter the person of Jesus Christ, his life and mission. Explores how the Gospel of Matthew was written to demonstrate to the Jewish people that Jesus fulfills the Old Testament typology as the new Moses, David, Solomon, Temple, Israel and Jonah.

CM405: Catechism 3: The Moral Life (CCMPCF405)

Introduces the moral life and the need for virtues in the Christian life, looks at person and social sin, and the grace of salvation. Briefly examines Saint Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Works through the Ten Commandments as core to our moral life.

CM415: Events Management (AHCCCF415)

Examines the logistics of presenting the Christian message in different ministry settings. Covers all aspects from planning, implementation through to review; including publicity, music, environment, drama, and liturgy. Also looks at requirements of copyright and Occupational Health & Safety legislation as applied in ministry situations.

CM408: Movements of the Spirit throughout Church History (CCMPRH408)

Examines key actions of the Spirit or renewal movements in the history of the Church as a means of understanding how the Holy Spirit is also at work in our times renewing the Church. It also explores the call of each Christian to a life of holiness through the example of the Saints (men and women from every way of life and time) who lived heroic and holy lives.

CM406: Evangelisation (CCMPIE406)

Examines the basic principles of evangelisation, including how to effectively present a summary of the Christian message (four point Gospel message) and how to share one’s personal experience of Christ. Explores a range of approaches to evangelising in a variety of contexts. Also explores and allows practice of techniques to convey the message of Jesus Christ to a variety of audiences in a variety of methods.