Tailored to equip you make an impact
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14. Children are precious in Jesus’ sight. He loves them! He wants children to be brought to Him. Ministering to children was a priority for Jesus. The disciples didn’t think it should be, but Jesus did. He made time to minister to children. He invites and commissions us to do so as well. God has commanded us to teach and train children in the way they should go so even when they are old they will not depart from it. The time we spend ministering with children at a young age impacts the rest of their lives because the things that are instilled as a child won't be forgotten when they are older. Children’s ministry allows us to pour godly values into children while they are still growing so that when they grow older, they will live godly lives and lifestyles. Starting with the basics this course takes us through several practical ways to equip us how to effectively minister and teach children His Word.
In addition, these classes will be beneficial to you if you have the desire to:
a. Begin children’s ministry in your church.
b. Or, if you plan to Pastor a church, it will equip you with essential information needed to oversee - or - improve the present children's Ministry already in place.
As you attend these classes, God may even stir your heart to take on this ministry as your life assignment. You never know where God will use you or send you... so, have an open mind and heart and be ready!
Students will receive a vision for youth ministry in an urban and rural environment. This course provides very important and practical learning on how you organize, lead, develop and pastor the youth ministry in a local church. Drawing from APC's own journey, as well as from numerous churches globally, we share best-practices for urban churches on developing youth ministry. This course will focus on some of the “nuts-and-bolts” areas of everyday youth ministry in the Church and Topics examined will range from organizing and administering a youth program to counselling teenagers, the dynamics of team ministry and working with volunteers. This course will also cover: a brief history of the growth of contemporary youth ministry, orientation to various ministry strategies, theology of youth ministry, Biblical principles for successful ministry programming, methodology, and relationship building with youth.
No prerequisites for this course.
Some of the main topics we cover in this course include:
Students will be given graded assessments during the Semester. Each of these assessments will be in reference to all content covered till that point in the course.
Course will be graded as follows:
91% - 100% Grade A+
76% - 90% Grade A
51% - 75% Grade B
35% - 50% Grade C
Below 35% Grade F (Fail)
You can do this course on-campus, online or via the E-learning portal.
In addition to course materials provided by instructors, students are encouraged to make use of APC’s free learning resources: free APC books , free teaching sermons series , and other material available in the Resources section of our church website. Video recordings of course lectures are also available at APC Bible College YouTube channel.
Regardless of the learning option you choose (ON-CAMPUS, ONLINE or E-LEARNING) once you enrol, you are considered a student at APC Bible College and receive the same certificate/degree on completion of the program requirements. We also offer you the flexibility of completing some courses ON-CAMPUS, some courses ONLINE and others via the E-LEARNING platform. Your student Id remains the same. Please enrol in a course only in one learning option at a time (Example: Please do BC-101 either in Online classes or in E-learning during a particular semester. If you fail to complete BC-101 while doing it in Online Classes, in a future semester you can repeat BC-101 in E-learning).
We strongly recommend that you follow the sequence of courses outlined by the college, semester by semester, year by year. However, at your discretion you are welcome to take courses in any order and sequence. Kindly ensure you successfully complete all courses required for a particular program (C.Th., Dip.Th., or B.Th.) in order to receive that certificate.
Not exactly. The course content remains the same in all three learning options (ON-CAMPUS, ONLINE or E-LEARNING). To successfully complete a course for ON-CAMPUS and ONLINE classes you must have both (A)minimum 85% attendance and (B)obtain a passing grade 35% marks or higher (grade C or better). For the E-LEARNING option, you must (A)watch all the lecture videos and (B)obtain a passing grade 35% marks or higher (grade C or better). The course assignments for ON-CAMPUS, ONLINE and E-LEARNING students may differ, and is left to the discretion of the Course Instructor.
We offer a certificate, diploma or bachelors degree from APC Bible College. We do not offer transfer credit for completing a course(s) or certificate program. Recognition of APC Bible College can vary based on the church/ Christian ministry/ institution/ organization/ agency that is reviewing your credentials and the country/region of their location and is the sole determination of the receiving church/ Christian ministry/ institution/ organization/ agency. Governmental agencies can also vary in their recognition of APC Bible College. At their discretion, the receiving organization may choose to give you transfer credit for the course(s) and certificate you have received from APC Bible College.
This is the sole determination of the receiving church/ Christian ministry/ institution/ organization/ agency. Many APC Bible College graduates are successfully and fruitfully engaged in Christian ministry, some working independently and some working with Christian and other organizations.
APC Bible College is a ministry of All Peoples Church and World Outreach.