About

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. To locate the MTW lecture dates for the upcoming semester, head to our Semester Timetables section of our Calendars & Timetables page. For more information, contact Carmelina Read (Dean of Women and MTW Unit Coordinator).

MTW MTS

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.
  Looking for the upcoming Semester dates? Head to our Calendars & Timetables page.

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Cost

Please see the section on Internal Units section on our Fees page. FEE-HELP is available for eligible domestic students enrolling in MTW as part of a course with the ACT.

Speakers

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.

Testimonials

“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.