Christ College’s Ministry Training for Women (MTW) program is designed to prepare all women for all types of ministry. With teaching and mentoring components, and the chance to discuss topics with other women, MTW is the perfect program to be equipped for serving Christ in every sphere of life. MTW is a 2 year program designed for every Christian woman. It includes 10 lectures per year and a mentoring program. For more information, contact Carmelina Read (Dean of Women and MTW Unit Coordinator).


Christ College has partnered with Ministry Training Strategy (MTS) to deliver a ministry apprenticeship that incorporates MTW as part of its curriculum. Click here to view a PDF of the MTW MTS booklet, or visit the MTS website for more details.

Program Outline

Year 1 (Odd Years) A biblical Foundation for ministry

Semester 1 – Five Mondays 10:30am-1pm
Lecture 1 A Biblical Framework Of Ministry
Lecture 2 A Biblical Framework Of Ministry By Women & To Women – Part 1
Lecture 3 A Biblical Framework Of Ministry By Women & To Women – Part 2
Lecture 4 Starting & Building A Women’s Ministry – Lesley Ramsay
Lecture 5 Models Of Ministry By Women, – Panel Interviews With Women
Semester 2 – Five Mondays 10:30am-1pm
Lecture 1 Women In The Church – A Historical & Biblical Perspective: An Overview Of Women In the New Testament, In The Early Church, In The Reformation & In 20th-21st Centuries – Part 1
Lecture 2 Women In The Church – A Historical & Biblical Perspective: An Overview Of Women In the New Testament, In The Early Church, In The Reformation & In 20th-21st Centuries – Part 2
Lecture 3 The Presbyterian Church in Australia & A Biblical Critique Of The Historical Models/Expressions Of Women In Ministry
Lecture 4 Feminism And The Christian Response
Lecture 5 Building And Working In Children’s Ministry

Year 2 (Even Years) Teaching And Applying The Bible To Women

Semester 1 – Five Mondays 10:30am-1pm
Lecture 1 Christian Worldview & Biblical Principles For Pastoral Care
Lecture 2 A Biblical Framework of Marriage & Motherhood
Lecture 3 Biblical Teaching On Singleness, Divorce, Re-marriage and Widowhood
Lecture 4 Evangelism & Women
Lecture 5 Leading Bible Study Groups
Semester 2 – Five Mondays 10:30am-1pm
Lecture 1 Dealing With Conflict
Lecture 2 Self Care & Avoiding Burnout In Ministry
Lecture 3 Sexual & Mental Health In The Seasons Of Life
Lecture 4 One To One Bible Reading & Discipleship
Lecture 5 Hope In Grief & The Ethics Of Fertility
Mentoring: A mentor component with a woman selected by the student.


Quick Tip

This registration form is for students NOT seeking credit towards an ACT award.  If you are seeking credit towards an ACT award, fill in our Application Form (for new Christ College students), or Enrolment Form (for existing Christ College students).
1 Personal details
2 study Details
3 additional details
4 enrolment
Step 1: Personal Details
Given Names
Preferred Name
Home Street Address
Date of Birth
Name of Spouse
Names of Dependent Children
Birth Dates of Dependent Children
Church you Currently Attend
Step 2: Study Details
Purpose of StudyOutline the purpose for which you intend to take this course. Indicate any form of Christian service you may have in mind on completion of the course.
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HSC YearPlease enter the year you completed your HSC
TER/UAI/ATARPlease enter your TER/UAI/ATAR (leave blank if unknown)
Previous Tertiary QualificationsPlease list your previous completed qualifications in the format "Award, College (year)", eg. BTh, Christ College (2016)
Student of the ACTAre you or have you been a student of the ACT?
ACT NumberPlease enter your ACT Number
Step 3: Additional Details
Is English Your First Language?
Primary LanguagePlease enter your primary language spoken at home
Language Proficiency DetailsPlease supply the details of your English language proficiency
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DisabilityDo you consider yourself to have a permanent and significant disability?
Disability DetailsPlease provide details of your disability
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Step 4: Enrolment
EnrolmentPlease select your type of enrolment for MTW


Payment for MTW may be made by Cash/Direct Deposit/Credit Card/Cheque.

Direct deposit details are: Westpac, BSB: 032 062, Account: 756440. Please mark your name clearly and add MTW.

If you wish to pay by credit card, please contact the front office on (02) 9744 1977.



Prices for 2018 per semester are as follows:  
Audit Internal BTh/MDiv
Domestic $110 $275 $520
Overseas $110 $275 $600
  FEE-HELP is available for eligible domestic students.


Lecturers have included:
  • Sandy Galea – Kidswise author and trainer, head of children’s ministry at MBM.
  • Nicole Mannyx – Associate Dean of Women Christ College and pastor’s wife.
  • Carmelina Read – Dean of Women Christ College, Chair of EQUIPministry women, pastor’s wife and speaker at women’s conferences.
  • Dr Claire Smith – Author and speaker at women’s conferences.
  • Kathy Thurston – Lawyer, Trained Consultant for the resolution of conflict in churches and pastor’s wife.

About Carmelina Read (Unit Coordinator)

Carmelina has served as Dean of Women since 2005. She is a member of the Christ College faculty, co-ordinates and lectures in the Ministry Training For Women (MTW) course and helps co-teach in other courses with a focus on complementarian studies. Carmelina has been married to Jeff for 21 years and God has blessed them with four children.


“Now that I’ve finished Ministry Training for Women I’m still a stay-at-home mum who aims to use the opportunities around raising my kids to train women and be a light for Jesus in our local school community. MTW has helped me see how I can invest wisely and deeply in the lives of a few women to equip them to follow Jesus.”
heather hayes

Where is Christ College?

1 Clarence St Burwood NSW. Parking and transport: Limited 2 hour ticketed parking is available in the surrounding streets. Free unlimited parking can be found a few blocks from the college. Please do not park at Burwood RSL Club as Club parking is for Club patrons only. Burwood Train Station is about a 7 minute walk from the college.