Frequently asked questions

What is MyFiladelfia’s core mission; The equipping of persons for, as well as the doing of the ministry of Biblical Pastoral Counselling, Coaching, Care, Teaching, and Evangelism as an act of Worship unto God.

Is MyFiladelfia a ministry? Yes, we are interdenominational and focus on what binds the Body of Christ.

Is MyFiladelfia accredited? Yes, “Filadelfia Christelike Berading Kaapprovinsie” CC T/A MyFiladelfia Institute has provisional accreditation as a private provider with Services SETA (Accreditation number:12667). Currently, MyFiladelfia is approved by the Miami International Seminary (MINTS) www.mints.edu, who also issue the qualifications. Our courses are aligned with the NQF and lead to registration with selected professional bodies. Please note; MyFiladelfia is currently not a provider of Private Higher Education in South Africa. MyFiladelfia’s Dept. of Higher Education number is pending.

Is MyFiladelfia registered with SAQA? Yes, under Services SETA provisional accreditation has been granted as a provider, number: 12667.

Who confers qualifications to MyFiladelfia candidates? www.MINTS.edu

Who is MINTS international theological seminary (MINTS?)?  MINTS is a Florida Department of Education registered Presbyterian Seminary with 510 study centres in 68 countries. Please refer to www.mints.edu and www.fldoe.org/cie for more information.

Are the courses flexible enough to fit a busy schedule? Yes. There are two intakes per year. Most students, however, manage to complete training in one year. Standalone courses can be started anytime in the year.

Can MyFiladelfia courses be taken individually? Yes.

Will credits from previous training be accepted? We will gladly evaluate any previous training. We will require an academic CV, transcriptions and we 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.

Membership/Registration is recommended by MyFiladelfia to the following organisations, who carry the best interest of the ministry of Pastoral counselling:

  • Association of Supportive and Holistic Counsellors. (ASCHP.net)
  • Council for Counsellors in South Africa (www.c4csa.org)
    • (who are part of a professional board)
  • Coaches and Mentors South Africa (www.comensa.org.za)
    • (Coaching professional committee)

Can MyFiladelfia ordain a person into ministry? Yes.
Please go to www.filadelfiaministries.co.za

Articulation of further studies can be done through SATS, pending a selection process. Please contact Pastor Jack Martin for details.

“Individuals studying to fulfil educational requirements for ministerial credentials at their denomination should refer to the credentialing information of their Church Denomination or Fellowship.”