Fresh Hope Education & Training

Australian College of Ministries (ACOM)

The Australian College of Ministries (ACOM) is the accredited training arm of Fresh Hope ministries. Programs such as Navigate, Discover, and The Tops Internships are all accredited through ACOM. 

Our most popular degrees are:

  • Bachelor of Ministry
  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Theology
  • Master of Leadership

ACOM was birthed over 75 years ago (1941) as the Churches of Christ in NSW Theological College (Woolwich, Sydney). ACOM has produced thousands of graduates serving as ministers, evangelists, lay leaders, welfare workers, teachers, missionaries and church planters.

Originally a campus-based residential college, ACOM now specialises in flexible delivery. It is a hybrid of online learning mixed with targeted face-to-face student support through formation groups and themed  workshops.

The sponsorship of Churches of Christ in NSW & ACT as an institutional member is an empowering gift that enables ACOM to pursue its mission and partner with other fresh hope initiatives such as: The Tops Conference Centre, Fresh Hope Engage, and Fresh Hope Care.

On 1st January 2017 the Christian and Missionary Alliance of Australia joined ACOM as a second institutional member. This partnership adds the strength and experience of the Alliance movement who has a presence in over 81 countries around the world. The sponsorship of the Christian and Missionary Alliance of Australia has established the Alliance Institute of Mission, a centre of excellence within the Australian College of Ministries.

For more information about our degree programs check out our website.

Tops Internship

The Tops Internship is about developing leaders within a unique ministry environment.

Are you a looking for an opportunity to go deeper in your walk with Jesus, be transformed by His word and gain valuable leadership experience at one of Australia’s premier Christian facilities? The Tops Internship might be just what you are looking for! 

Tops Internships combine study, formation and part time work in a 2 year, live in experience on a Christian campus.

  • Two years live-in internship at The Tops conference centre
  • Complete a diploma of Christian Studies with ACOM

“It has been a privilege to be on this journey of formational discipleship with these people and to be experiencing this growth for myself.” – Tops Intern, Andrew Lingley after taking part in Winter School 2014.

Applications for 2021 are now open.



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