About the Course
The Ministry Foundation Certificate (MFC) is a Regents 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.
For more information and an interview with the course leader, click here
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 course is comprised of 6 modules (4 mandatory and 2 optional) which are delivered through focused teaching weeks at our Malvern campus. The flexible approach to the course allows entry at four different points during the year as you can begin with any of the mandatory modules.
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, History and Doctrine of the Church, Pentecostal Theology.
Each mandatory module is assessed with one piece of written work and one practical assignment.
Preparation for Leadership in Ministry, 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. Peter Read, BA, MA
Vice Principal, Church Leadership Track Leader and School of Ministry Leader
Rev. Jenny Kimble BSc, MA, PhD (Cand)
Church Leadership Track Course Assistant
Those who successfully complete the course will receive a Regents 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, and you can start your application process after successfully completing 2 MFC modules.
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
You can also ask to have an application form sent to you.
For more information about applying to the Elim Ministry please click here