Certificate in Ministry Overview


This Certificate in Ministry Overview (CMO) program introduces the students how to serve or improve their service in the various ministries in the Christian life, especially in the local church setting.  We recognize that, to do well in those ministries, both theory and practice are needed as they are like the two sides of a coin.  While Certificate in Biblical Overview (CBO) and Certificate in Theological Overview (CTO) programs focus on the many theories of the biblical and theological studies, CMO is designed to be mainly a tutorial course of practice.  After completing CBO and CTO, the students may take CMO as a logical course to put what they have learned to practice.  However, CMO is also suitable for any student – without CBO or CTO – wishing to try or improve on the many ministries for which the Christian life is enriched and made meaningful.


Theological education is not only for knowledge and information, but also for life development of the students.  In addition to the classroom hours, this program also has group activities as led by the instructors, so that students and teachers may build up relationships of spiritual growth.


Calendar for 2021 – 2022 Program:

Class A:

Sunday afternoon 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

30 weekly 2.5 hour classroom meetings and group activities

Fall Term:10 meetings, October 3 – December 5, 2021

Winter Term:10 meetings, January 9 – March 13, 2022

Spring Term:10 meetings, April 3 – June 19, 2022 (No class: April 17 & May 1)


Class B:

Monday evening 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

30 weekly 2.5 hour classroom meetings and group activities

Fall Term:10 meetings, October 4 – December 13, 2021 (No class: November 8)

Winter Term:10 meetings, January 10 – March 21, 2022 (No class: January 31)

Spring Term:10 meetings, April 4 – June 20, 2022 (No class: April 18 & May 2)


Fall Term:Christian Fellowship Ministry

Philosophy of ministry – What is ministry? Focus, methodology, and style

Discipleship, spiritual formation, and stewardship – Integration of body, soul and spirit

How to worship, pray, and live in Christ – Christian life and fellowship in the faith community

Practice of discernment, encouragement, visitation, mentoring – How to build up one another

Christian caring skill – How to be a people-helper


Winter Term:Christian Education Ministry

Practical Theology of God’s word – What to do with the Bible as God’s word?

Christian education – How to teach and learn in the church?

How to prepare a message – From text to message to sermon

How to lead a Bible study group – For cells, small groups, teaching ministries

How to teach children, youth, and adults – According to every stage of life


Spring Term:Christian Mission Ministry

Christian witness and the Great Commission – Praxis of Matthew 28:19-20 and Acts 1:8

Personal evangelism – How to bring people to Christ as agents of love and grace

Marketplace theology – Doing church away from church

Christian teamwork and leadership – How to function in unity and harmony and efficiency

Community outreach and mission – Praxis of “Here am I, send me, Lord!”


Admission Requirements


Graduation Requirements

                     (Graduation Ceremony will be held on July 10, 2022)




Application Procedure

        (a).Application fee of MOP200 (non-refundable)
        (b).Two photographs of the applicant (1½ inch size)
        (c).One copy each of applicant’s identification card and education transcripts
        (d).Essay – Applicant’s personal testimony of Christian conversion (500 words)
        (e).Essay – Applicant’s reasons of application (500 words)


Instructor: Rev. Dr. Patrick Lau

Application Deadline: September 20, 2021