About the Course
The Ministry Foundation Certificate (MFC) is a Regents Theological College validated course and is one of the ways you can complete the requirement for theological studies if you are thinking of applying for the Elim Ministry.
The MFC provides you with foundational knowledge as you embark on your ministry journey by offering a range of essential modules crafted and designed to give you an understanding of the key areas necessary at the start of your ministry.
If you are interested in completing the University of Chester validated degree course to fulfil the theological studies requirement please click here.
Mode of Learning
The Regents course is comprised of 6 modules (4 mandatory and 2 optional) which are delivered through focused teaching weeks on our Malvern campus. The flexible approach to the course allows entry at three different points during the year as you can begin in January, April or October.
The course can be completed over 1 or 2 years.
There are written and practical assessments during the course, with the opportunity to tailor them to your specific context.
Mandatory and Optional Modules
Biblical Interpretation, Evangelism and Apologetics, Introduction to Christian Doctrine, Pentecostal Theology.
Each mandatory module is assessed with one piece of written work and one practical assignment.
Preparation for Leadership in Ministry, Church History, Youth Ministry Culture and Context, Pentecostal Worship, Introduction to Practical Theology, Theology in the Public Sphere, The Torah: Theology and Reception, Pastoring and Preaching, Gospel and Acts and Pastoral Care: Theory and Skills.
Rev. Jenny Kimble BSc, MA
Dean of Undergraduate Studies & Ministry Foundation Certificate Course Leader
Validation and Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for the MFC, however please note that students are expected to be computer literate as we send all information electronically, and communicate by e-mail. As a Regents Theological College student you will also be expected to submit all assessments electronically. Suitability for the course is ascertained from the completed application form and will be followed up by a telephone conversation with the Course Leader.
Please be aware that while there is no requirement for completion of a self-declaration form or DBS check for the MFC, those students who go on to apply for the Elim Ministry will be required to complete both a self-declaration form and an enhanced DBS check as part of that process.
Those who successfully complete the course will receive a Regents Theological College certificate.
Whilst successful completion of the course does not guarantee you a place on the Elim Minister in Training Programme (MIT), theological studies are a requirement prior to an application. You can start your application process after successfully completing 2 MFC modules if you have completed the other requirements of the Elim Ministry office including attendance at an “Exploring Elim Ministry” seminar.
The calendar for all Ministry Foundation Certificate modules can be found here.
For course fees, please visit our college fees page here.
Please note that because the MFC is not a university validated course, it is not possible to apply for student loan funding.
How to Apply
The next entry point for the MFC is 21st March 2022 for Evangelism & Apologetics. Applications for March entry will close on 16th February 2022. After this the next entry point will be Autumn 2022 (date TBC).
To apply, please click here.
For more information about applying to become a pastor within the Elim Ministry please click here