Post-Graduate Pathway for Lay Minister or Licensing

Lay Minister or Licensing Pathway 1: Post-Graduate Studies

The completion of a one year (full-time equivalent) post graduate qualification (such as a Graduate Diploma) in theological or ministry studies from a Denominational or Partner College of The Wesleyan Methodist Church. The total demand in learning hours is approximately 1200 hours for a one year post-graduate degree.

List of Subjects to be completed at Post-Graduate level in Pathway 1


  • Biblical Overview unit

Church History

  • Wesleyan History


  • Introduction to Theology
  • Wesleyan Theology

Practical Ministry

  • Introductory to Preaching
  • Theology and Practice of Worship
  • Church Administration and Management or Christian Leadership
  • Elective Subject

Required Denominational Modules

  • Wesleyan Methodist Handbook
  • Chairmanship