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Course Details for Diploma in Christian Studies, Theological Studies Strand

Distance Learning campus

Semester 2, 2021

120.515 Old Testament: Introduction

This course aims to develop and apply a broad understanding of Old Testament foundations, and their interpretation and application within church, mission, and community contexts.

201.515 Introduction to Systematic Theology

Myk Habets, Taryn Dryfhout

This course aims to introduce systematic theology and teach learners to think theologically. It examines God’s self-revelation, how we can understand that revelation, and why it is foundational for our faith. It then explores the arrangement of this revelation into a set of core beliefs and their application to everyday living.

401.515 Formation

Ryan Lang

This course aims to help learners reflect on personal and communal spiritual formation, through engagement with Scripture, theological understandings and a variety of Christian spiritual traditions. This reflection will include (1) evaluation of key aspects of their own formation, (2) evaluation of their experiences of personal and communal strategies intended to facilitate spiritual growth, and (3) the development of spiritual practices which will strengthen their contribution to enhancing human wellbeing within their own social and cultural contexts.

505.515 Mission, Church and Community

Jethro George

This course aims to explore and evaluate a range of mission, church, and community-based programmes and applies faith-based principles in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond. Learners will reflect on how personal and communal expressions of faith can enhance the wellbeing of others in a range of social and cultural contexts.

611.515 Intercultural Studies: Introduction

Rebecca de Jong

This course aims to examine how culture, context and theological understanding influences engagement in intercultural ministry and mission. This prepares learners for church, mission or community leadership and direction in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond.

This timetable is correct at the time of publication; however the College reserves the right to cancel courses, or alter lecture times should circumstances arise. Up to date information is available at any time by contacting the College.