Diploma in Ministry (DIM) – Module 8

Course Prerequisite(s)

Diploma in Ministry (DIM) – Module 8

Course Prerequisite(s)


The Fgi DIM programme was created as an additional course to CIM for those who desire to dig a little deeper into God’s Word and be ignited with His fire on a new level, for the full time minister and those who are simply hungry for more of God’s Word. Persons enrolled in this programme who successfully complete all 4 Required Modules, will receive a Diploma in Ministry.

This course can take 6 -12 months to complete, depending on the amount of time spent studying daily, on average 1-3 hours of dedicated study time/day is required to complete this course in under 12 months. This DIM program is measured in academic credit hours. Academic credit hours are transferable from one post-secondary institution to another and are subject to the guidelines and restrictions of the post-secondary institution that receives the credits.

In order to complete the DIM,  an additional 42 credits added to the CIM course for a total of 72 credits towards the degree. These next 42 credits are made up of Modules 5-8, each consisting of 5-6 subjects.

What Will I Learn?

  • 10 credits

Topics for this course


DIM/UYP: Understanding your Potential?

In this course you will receive the tools on how to understand the tremendous potential you possess and how to commit yourself to maximizing it in your short lifetime.

ADM/AMF: A Ministers Family?

This course is designed to give the students a practical and spiritual overview on the Pastoral Ministry. It will help equip the students with sound, biblical wisdom on how to handle pastoral matters, run an effective family and church life, and understand Paul’s writings where he lays out criteria’s to be in full-time ministry.

DIM/NOJ: The Name of Jesus?

This course will give you an understanding of God’s authority made available to you through the name of Jesus, and enable you to live victoriously in Christ.

DIM/H1: Homiletics 1?

Aclass designed to help each student to gain confidence in his/her own ability and in the ability of the Holy Spirit to help him/her in pulpit ministry and to be aware of ways of improving his/her presentation.

DIM/ED: Effective Discipleship?

When Jesus said “Follow Me”, He never intended that some would be mere believers, whilst others continue to become disciples, ready to disciple. In this course, students will not only learn what it means to be a follower of Jesus but also how to make disciples and fulfill the Great Commission.

About the instructors

Carlé Bezuidenhout

Ron Videler


Ron had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home and by the age of 7 gave his life to Jesus Christ. He was Holy Spirit filled, and water baptized by the age of 8. His parents, Bert and Linda went into full time ministry while he was still a teenager, and it was actually in one of their church services where he knew he would go into full-time ministry one day.

Ron matriculated in 1989.  He studied Electrical Engineering (light current) at the University of Technology Cape Town. After completing his degree he worked in the medical field installing, training & repairing HIV, pregnancy and decease-testing equipment all over South Africa. During this time he also completed 2 years of Bible School, which eventually propelled him to get his Masters of Christian Education in 2013.

In March 1998, Ron got married to Natasha whom he met through Bible school. 2 years later they answered the call of God to join the River Group in East London, South Africa, incorporating River Ministries and Faith Broadcasting Network as pastors. They served as pastors with many different responsibilities, including the developing of an evening Bible school and later the three year full-time degreed Bible School.

Ron’s passion to equip people has led him to become director of education.

Ron and Natasha have three boys, Reuel, Ronan and the youngest Raphael. He is a family man and loves playing squash with his boys.  Reuel has represented South Africa in squash and the other two boys their province at some point.

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