Certificate of Competence in Ministry
Certificate of Competence in Ministry (CCM) and Foundation Certificate in Ministry (FCM)
As a provider of distance learning in theological education, SMMS offers the CCM and FCM as in-house programmes intended to train candidates who have offered or intend to offer themselves for lay ministries within the MCSA. The CCM and FCM are pitched at a NQF4 certificate level and are specifically tailored for persons who do not have a Matric (Grade 12) as the educational entry required for the HCCM program. The CCM and FCM will enrol learners who are seeking to participate in lay ministries within the MCSA.
To qualify for admission to either of these programmes, candidates will need to have cognitive skills at a mature age and give proof to be in possession of a Junior Certificate or not. Those who therefore wish to have a recognisable certificate by EMMU-SMMS in order to participate in the lay ministries of the MCSA are encouraged to apply.
(i) The certificates awarded are in recognition from SMMS and EMMU that they have successfully completed training as required for lay ministry by MCSA.
(ii) The certificate awarded is not credit bearing. This means, the courses have no transferable credits to any other institutions of higher learning in the discipline of theology.
(iii) Completion of courses in CCM and the FCM does not allow progression into the Higher Certificate in Christian Ministry at SMMS.