Bachelor of Ministry and Theology

The BMinTh degree is designed specifically to prepare students for ministry in the Seventh-day Adventist church. It is both theological and vocational in nature. The course provides students with a foundation for theology and ministry and the resources with which to work as an employed minister in the Seventh-day Adventist church. The degree also provides a foundation for further pastoral and theological reflection as well as for advanced study.

At a Glance

Course Code



Four years full-time or equivalent part-time

Mode of Delivery

On campus (Lake Macquarie)


Avondale's Bachelor of Ministry and Theology is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). Avondale's Ministry and Theology courses are recognised by the South Pacific Division (SPD) of Seventh-day Adventist's Board of Ministerial and Theological Education. Avondale is also a member of the Australia/New Zealand Association of Theological Schools.

The CRICOS registration number for the degree is 059851C

Entry Requirements

General Admission Requirements apply to the Bachelor of Ministry and Theology course.
In addition, the following requirements apply to the Bachelor of Ministry and Theology course:

Recommendation from, and telephone interview with, church pastor

Applicants seeking ministry employment need a recommendation from a pastor of the applicant's local church who currently knows the applicant and who can affirm the applicant currently demonstrates in his/her home congregation suitability and potential for ministry. Such suitability must include involvement in leadership roles in congregational life, and time spent with the pastor or senior elder visiting both church members and non-members. The pastor's recommendation must also confirm that the applicant has adequate relational skills. A recommendation form must be completed by the pastor and sent to Avondale. Upon receipt of the recommendation from the pastor, a member of the Faculty of Arts and Theology conducts a telephone interview with the pastor.

Optional telephone interview of applicant by the School

An optional telephone interview of the applicant may be conducted by a member of the School of Ministry and Theology, in order to clarify any matter left unclear by the procedure outlined above. Usually two years must have elapsed since the applicant’s baptism, during which time the applicant must have been active in their local church.

For any further enquiries please contact Avondale Admissions:;
+61 2 4980 2377;
freecall 1800 991 392 (within Australia).

Course Info

Course Information Booklet

For more details on the content of this course please download the following booklet:

Bachelor of Ministry and Theology

Unit Synopsis

The Undergraduate Handbook contains detailed information on each unit.

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"This course has exposed me to a wide range of belief systems and theology, as well as grounding me more firmly in my beliefs. My lecturers and classmates are a constant inspiration. My Avondale experience has left me loving God more and better equipped to serve Him." —Emma Weslake



The BMinTh provides the foundations for a career as a:
  • Church pastor
  • Youth minister
  • Evangelist
  • Church administrator
  • School chaplain
  • Hospital chaplain
  • Pastoral educator


Financial Information

The information provided is a guide but will give you a rough idea as to the costs associated with studying at Avondale. Actual fee amounts vary on the enrolled course and the units that are taken. Please contact us if you have further questions.


The following scholarships are available specifically for this course:

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