MyFiladelfia Theology Courses in Biblical Counselling and Skills Development Training

Frequently asked Questions

Learning with MyFiladelfia

We are an online Biblical Skills Development ministry registered with the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) as a Skills development provider focused on learning a deeper understanding of the Bible relating to Biblical counselling and Skills. At MyFiladelfia Skills Development Provider, we cherish the power of community and support. We don’t just offer courses; we offer a thriving community of Christian counsellors, pastors, and ministry leaders dedicated to helping each other grow and succeed. Whether you’re seeking a place to connect with like-minded believers or advice on assisting a struggling congregation member, our community is here for you. Join us today and start making a difference in the lives of others. We view training as an act of worship to God, equipping individuals for pastoral ministry and doing pastoral counselling, coaching, care, teaching, and evangelism. All course material is in-depth and thorough and will challenge you to think critically about the Bible and caring for those in need. You can explore all our courses by viewing the course brochure.

Is MyFiladelfia a ministry?

Yes, we are interdenominational and focus on what unites the Body of Jesus Christ.

Which Courses do we present?

  1. Theological Courses in Biblical Counselling
    • We present various short courses taken in a specific order to complete modules.
    • These modules make up levels of study.
    • Level one (12 months) is a foundational level leading to a Certificate in Theological Studies focusing on Biblical Counselling, as Issued by MINTS.
    • Level two (12 months) is an Associate of the Arts in Theological Studies focusing on Biblical Counselling, as Issued by MINTS.
    • Level three (24 months) is a Bachelor of the Arts in Theological Studies focusing on Biblical Counselling, as Issued by MINTS.
  2. Theological Courses
    • Certificate in Theological Studies focusing on Biblical Counselling, as Issued by MINTS.
    • This Course focuses on ministry enrichment.
  3. Occupational Certificate: Christian Religious Professional:
    • NQF Level 05, 101571.
    • This carefully designed programme aims to provide in-depth theological knowledge, practical ministry skills, and a deep understanding of Christian values and ethics.
    • It’s crafted for those who seek to enhance their understanding of Christian principles and apply them in various professional and ministerial contexts.
  4. Life-Skills Short courses
    • These courses aim to enrich the life of the believer in a sphere of life
    • All the courses mentioned above can be taken as short courses.

Is MyFiladelfia accredited?

  • Filadelfia Christelike Berading KaapprovinsieCC (2010/055823/23) T/A MyFiladelfia is Accredited with the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations as a Skills Development Provider to present the CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS PROFESSIONAL curriculum (SDP260523133008).
  • Currently, MyFiladelfia is approved by the Miami International Seminary (MINTS), mints.edu, which also issues lawful religious qualifications.
    • However, we are not a study centre of MINTS in South Africa.
  • Please note: MyFiladelfia is not a provider of Private Higher Education in South Africa.
    • MyFiladelfia is not registered with the DHET or the CHE.

Is MyFiladelfia registered with SAQA?

Yes, under The QCTO accreditation number SDP260523133008

Who confers qualifications to MyFiladelfia candidates?

  • MINTS
  • Miami International Seminary is a Florida Department of Education registered Presbyterian Seminary with 510 study centres in 68 countries.
    • Please refer to www.mints.edu and fldoe.org/ciefor more information.
    • In the United States, accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process of review and evaluation that assures that schools, educational institutions, and programs meet or exceed the industry standard.
    • The accrediting bodies are private groups that agree on common standards between them. The accreditation process requires an educational institution or program to meet specific standards or criteria set forth by the accrediting body.
    • MINTS is a unique global theological Education Institution, and the MINTS model fits in with any of the US-based Seminary models. Although MINTS standards meet or exceed most of these non-governmental models, our missionary seminary model does not fit the normal US accreditation requirements, which include the need to invest in buildings and fixed libraries and that all students must spend time in the USA.
    • With over 12,000 students, MINTS is one of the largest seminaries in North America and the world. We aim to train individuals for excellence in church leadership, and the actual test of our training is our graduates and their contributions to the Church of Christ.
  • The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is a Quality Council established under SAQA in 2010 in terms of the Skills Development Act Nr. 97 of 1998.
    • It oversees the design, implementation, assessment and certification of occupational qualifications, including trades, on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF).
    • The QCTO also offers guidance to skills development providers, whom the QCTO must accredit to provide occupational qualifications.
    • Filadelfia Christelike Berading KaapprovinsieCC (2010/055823/23) T/A MyFiladelfia is Accredited with the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations as a Skills Development Provider to present the CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS PROFESSIONAL curriculum (SDP260523133008).

Are the courses flexible enough to fit a busy schedule? 

  • Yes, our courses are designed to be flexible, allowing most students to complete their training in just one year. We understand your busy schedule and want to empower you to pursue your theological education at your own pace.
  • Standalone courses can be started anytime in the year.

Can previous training be accepted? 

  • We value your previous training and experience. We will gladly evaluate it for acceptance if you have undergone any relevant theological education. Your past efforts and knowledge are vital to us, and we want to ensure they are recognised in your learning journey.
  • We will require an academic CV and transcriptions and may request a portfolio of evidence if needed.

How is a course mentor contacted?

  • Together with the study material is an administrative manual with all contact particulars.

If you finish the Course, are you eligible for professional registration?

MyFiladelfia recommends membership/registration to the following organisations that carry the best interest of the Ministry of Pastoral Counselling:

  • Association of Supportive and Holistic Counsellors. (net)
    • Articulation into designation is done via RPL.
  • Council for Counsellors in South Africa (c4csa.org).
  • CPSC as a member.

Can a MyFiladelfia candidate be ordained as a person in ministry?

Articulation into further studies, employment or registration and licencing.

Individuals studying to fulfil educational requirements for ministerial certification with their denomination should refer to the credentialing information of their denomination. MyFiladelfia trains believers for ministry work, so we cannot promise that a local employer will accept the degree. If you seek a MINTS degree for specific licensing, employment, or additional educational purposes, we advise you to check with the association, governmental agency, employer, or academic institution to determine the program’s acceptability. MINTS students desire to use their degrees for better employment, so they must contact potential employers to see if they can assist them. We cannot guarantee the acceptability of transfer credits to any public or private educational institution.