Diploma Part-time
Diploma Part-time

For the first year, teaching takes place alongside students doing the Certificate. After this, the Diploma goes into greater depth than the Certificate, building on foundational areas, and beginning to shift focus to a more contextual approach. This means that we begin with issues and conflicts that arise in the world and the church, then learn how our theology can both help us address those issues - and at the same time, how our theology might grow deeper as we engage with these issues.

Curriculum

Year 1

  •  Foundations for Theology and Reflective Practice
  • Foundations in Christian Worship
  • Introduction to the Bible
  • Attend Teaching Week 2

Year 2

  •  Introduction to Church History
  • Spirituality and Discipleship (taught across years 1 & 2)
  • Christian Faith and Ethical Living (Ethics)
  • Attend Teaching Week 1

Year 3

  •  Ecclesiology
  • Attend Teaching Week 2

Choose one of the following pathways to be followed across years 1 to 3:

  • Pathway A
    • Evangelism in Practice (Year 1)
    • Independent learning project (long) – leadership (Year 3)
  • Pathway B
    • Evangelism in Practice (Year 1)
    • Biblical Language (Year 1 and 2 or Year 2 and 3)
  • Pathway C
    • Biblical Language (Year 1 and 2 or Year 2 and 3)
  • Pathway D
    • Evangelism in Practice (Year 1)
    • Biblical Language (Year 1 or 2 or 3)
    • Independent Learning Project (Short – leadership year 3)

Year 4

  • Topics in Christian Doctrine
  • Bible in Context
  • Developing Ministry and Mission in Context
  • Attend Teaching Week 1

Written assignments comprise the majority of assessment for the Diploma Theology, Ministry and Mission, and most of these are essays, but they also include other written assessments like reflective journals and book reviews. Students also have some oral presentations.