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Certificate in Christian Ministry - Internship (Worship) Level 4

This course is available


Level of Study



1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2025


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The Worship Stream is the creative arts stream of Equippers College. Each student chooses a major focus (vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Technical Production) and through specialty lessons, industry disciplines and spiritual discipleship they develop their musicianship and ministry skills. The Worship Stream is designed to equip creative people for leadership and ministry.

You will learn:


  • The importance and dynamics of leadership
  • How to understand and interpret the Bible accurately
  • The fundamentals of the Christian faith


  • Your unique gifts and strengths
  • How to grow your character
  • How to build confidence and a sense of ‘God’s call’


  • How to pray and prophesy
  • The power to lead yourself and others
  • Effective church ministry skills

Papers and Credits: 120 Credits, NZQA Level 4

  • Encountering the Bible (15 Credits)
  • Basics of Christian Belief (15 Credits)
  • Discipleship (15 Credits)
  • Faith in Action (15 Credits)
  • Ministry Internship I (30 Credits)
  • Ministry Internship II (30 Credits)

Vocational Pathways

  • Pastoral and Leadership Roles
  • Assistant to pastors or leaders in a church or workplace
  • Volunteer roles in community or church organisations

Entry criteria

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have been a committed Christian for at least twelve months.
  • Have successfully completed NCEA level 2 or equivalent. This is not always essential, but is preferred.
  • Be presently involved in the life of a local church, and demonstrate levels of mature discipleship.
  • Have the approval of your pastor/minister for your application into College, (a satisfactory Pastor’s reference is required).
  • Have a conviction that there is a call of God upon your life, (a detailed testimony is required as part of application).
  • Be assessed by the College as likely to successfully complete the course.
  • Have evidence of English proficiency if English is your second language, (an IELTS score of at least 5.5).

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