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Course Details for Diploma in Christian Studies

Distance Learning campus

Semester 2, 2019

115.515 Biblical Theology

This course introduces learners to the biblical metanarrative as the structure of biblical theology and with the Christian gospel as the centre of biblical theology.

120.515 Old Testament: Introduction

This course introduces learners to the Old Testament, including its literary nature and themes, its importance in understanding the New Testament, and its contemporary relevance.

201.515 Systematic Theology

An introduction to theology that answers the question: What do Christians believe and why? The course examines the sources of theological authority; theological method based on those sources; the content of Christian belief; and how theology relates to individual, communal and global life.

215.515 Beginning Theology

Ian Waddington

This course introduces students to theological reflection, providing opportunities for students to develop basic skills for working with biblical texts and theological ideas and applying those skills in everyday contexts.

401.515 Formation

David Wells

This course aims to help students’ spiritual formation, through engagement with Scripture and a variety of Christian spiritual traditions, reflection on their own and others’ foundational experiences, and the development of spiritual practices for life and vocation.

475.530 Leadership Internship II

This course builds on Leadership Principles and Practice by seeking to develop skills for team leadership, and by fostering reflection on team dynamics and project management as they are practised within your ministry context.

505.515 Mission, Church and Community

David Wells

This course begins by asking, “Where is God at work in the world?” And asks, “How do we respond to change and the emerging challenges of 21st Century in ways that are intelligent, imaginative, and courageous?” The course examines theological, historical, and cultural aspects of ministry and explores some of the diverse expressions of the gospel in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond. This course invites us to discover what part in the gospel story we are being called to play.

611.515 Intercultural Studies: Introduction

John de Jong

This course introduces students to intercultural and mission studies, examining how culture, context, and understanding of God’s mission in the world influences personal engagement in intercultural ministry and mission.

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.