Post-Graduate Pathway for Ordination

Ordination Pathway 1: Post-Graduate Studies

The completion of a minimum two year (full-time equivalent) post graduate qualification in theological or ministry studies from a Denominational or Partner College of The Wesleyan Methodist Church. The total demand in learning hours is approximately 2400 hours for a two year Masters degree and 3600 hours for a three year Master of Divinity degree.

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


  • Biblical Overview unit
  • Biblical Interpretation/Exegesis
  • Biblical Studies Unit

Church History

  • Church History Survey
  • Wesleyan History


  • Introduction to Theology
  • Wesleyan Theology
  • Advanced Theology Unit
  • Ethics or Apologetics

Practical Ministry

  • Introductory to Preaching
  • Theology and Practice of Worship
  • Church Administration and Management
  • Evangelism or Church Planting or Missions unit
  • Christian Leadership
  • Pastoral Care and Counselling
  • Introduction to Christian Education or Introduction to Pastoral Ministry

Required Denominational Modules

  • Wesleyan Methodist Handbook
  • Chairmanship