Pastoral Leadership

A2A Pastoral Leadership Development Program

You can Minister with Skill & Confidence.

An Online Course for Leaders Wanting to Minister Well.

It’s not fun ministering without understanding.

Ministering within the Australian context is not easy. The complexity of life situations confronting ministers today is difficult. Mobilizing the church requires great wisdom. Handling the Word of God can be complex within the Australian climate.

Ministering is difficult for anyone but even more so for the pastor without any training.

Join the Online Course today and begin to really enjoy ministry.

"Having grown up in the church, I knew about Christianity – I’d heard the Bible stories, listened to sermons, read the physical words on the pages, and tried to follow Jesus’ example, the A2A Pastoral Development Program filled in the gaps. It taught me how to read the Bible, to understand the context, genres, and storylines, suddenly I was reading a book that made sense, and could see the connections between all the different parts. It gave me space to explore the whys behind the church as a whole, bigger than just the building or denomination I was part of. It taught me how to have conversations about my convictions, and be able to verbalise the why.   Even if you don’t want to do this course for yourself, do it for others – after all, we’re called to be a light on the hill, salt on the earth, and to go out and make disciples of the world."
Kelsea Clingeleffer
Currently serving with the UN in Cambodia, Tassie born & bred

A Note From Dr Andrew Corbett

From the moment we become pastors we imagine what it will be like. We imagine all the wonderful things we will teach and implement. We can’t imagine pastoring being anything other than enjoyable.

But what happens when your ministry just doesn’t to look like your dream?

Cue stress and worry, right?

This is where training can help. Through our online course you get to learn & train, learn & train. You get to learn things and then implement them into your ministry.

Ministry can be enjoyable.

Dr Andrew Corbett – Director of Studies

A2A Pastoral Leadership Development Program

Eliminate the Guesswork.

Guesswork games can be fun when they are on purpose. But when it comes to your ministry it is not fun at all. Imagine what it is like to minister from wisdom and knowledge.

Eliminating the Guesswork Helps You:

  • Learn to love pastoring your church.
  • Reduce frustration and stress in you home and in your ministry life.
  • Have a good grasp of theology and prevent some thinking detours.
  • Know your people needs, your church needs and what God needs you to do.
  • Grow in confidence.


By Joining the Course, You Will:

About the Pastoral Leadership Development Program

“Confront your inadequacies and push your personal boundaries: It’s the surest way to grow, improve and expand the scope of your influence.” – John Maxwell


The 4 Modules

The Bible 

Become competent in ministering God’s Word. 

We are separated by thousands of years of history from the events and recording of Scripture, it is necessary for the minister to be trained to understand the historical, cultural and social background to the books for the Bible.


Many of the discouraging challenges faced by pastoral leaders have little to do with Theology or Biblical discussion. Rather, they are most commonly about interactions with people, especially when conflict is involved.


Theology is the study of God and His heart which informs us about His will and ways as it affects what we believe and how we are to live.


Ministry is serving those God has entrusted to our care. Our ministry is to build, guard, strengthen, weed, and console. Ministry is simply another way of saying loving discipleship.

Ministry Is Busy

This is why we designed this course for you. So you can minister and learn at the same time.

Simple Access

Access the course at your own pace and incorporate its wisdom into your every day practice


Simple Results

Your studies will be administered through ICI College Australia, one of only five tertiary education providers in Australia to be awarded the highest international accreditation for Distance Education.


Simple Support

All our students are supported as they study with staff on the ground.

Want to get your qualification? Contact us today and we will help you achieve your goals.


To connect with the A2A team and ICI College please email us at or call us on 6327 4538.