COURSES BEING TUTORED IN 2017
All courses are 15 credits each, unless specified.
Level 4 COURSES
ENCOUNTERING THE BIBLE – 154.415
This course introduces students to the Bible. It demonstrates how the Bible can be read so that it speaks into our lives, ministries and vocations.
*Basics of Christian Belief – 200.415 - S.2
This course introduces students to key ideas and concepts that form the heart of Christian belief. Students will examine how these ideas fit together and shape Christian life and faith in the everyday world.
Christian Discipleship – 400.415
This course introduces students to key aspects of Christian discipleship. Drawing on the Bible and key ideas in Christian belief students engage in personal reflection and directed exercises connecting faith, life and ministry.
*Faith in Action – 506.415 - s.2.
In this course students will engage with a praxis- based process of action-reflection to assist them connecting faith, life and ministry in the everyday world.
Internship I – 470.430 (30 credits)
The Internship 1 course offers an students a supervised ministry experience. Students mix practical ministry activity with personal reflection and additional reading and appropriate assessment tasks.
Internship II - 471.430 (30 credits) - s.2
The Internship II course extends students in their supervised ministry experience though personal reflection on their own journey into ministry in relation to a sense of call and personal strengths.
LEVEL 5 COURSES
*New Testament Greek: Introduction – 104.515 - nov/dec 17
An introductory study of the grammar and vocabulary of New Testament Greek and its application in translation and exegesis.
*BIBLICAL HEBREW: INTRODUCTION – 101.515 - nov/dec 17
The course is an introductory study of the grammar and vocabulary of Biblical Hebrew, and its application in translation and exegesis.
Biblical Theology – 115.515
There are many ways to practise theology, that is, to deliberately formulate thoughts and words about God. Biblical theology is an approach that seeks to work closely with the contents and forms of the biblical texts in their relationship with one another. This course is an introduction to biblical theology. It explores the unity, diversity and central themes of God’s written word, the Bible. In doing so, it introduces students to critical discussions concerning the relationship of theology to the Bible. It also looks at the relationship between biblical theology and other theological methods such as systematic theology. Finally, it assists students to begin making sense of the relationship between the Bible, theology and all of life.
*Old Testament: Introduction – 120.515 - s.2.
A survey of the Old Testament including its Ancient Near Eastern context, its literary nature, its major themes, its importance for understanding the New Testament and its relevance for today.
New Testament: Introduction – 140.515
An introduction to the historical background to the New Testament including a study of the main features of the life and ministry of Jesus; a summary of the beginnings and expansion of the church in Acts, a general background to the NT epistles; the main teaching of a selection of the epistles and an introduction to Revelation.
*Theology: Introduction – 201.515 - s.2.
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.
History of Christianity: Early Church to Reformation – 301.515
A survey of major developments in the history of Christianity, from the early church through to the early phases of the Reformation.
*Formation – 401.515 - s.2.
John Calvin wrote that the true knowledge of God and a true knowledge of oneself depend on one another. This course aims to help students deepen both kinds of knowledge, through engagement with Scripture and a variety of Christian spiritual traditions, reflection on their own and others’ spiritual journeys, and the development of spiritual practices for life and vocation.
Youth Ministry Introduction – 500.515
This course introduces students to key aspects of effective and sustainable youth ministry. Through engagement with theory and practical examples students will be introduced to different approaches to youth ministry, as well as to biblical and theological foundations for youth ministry. Students will also engage with appropriate responses to the pastoral needs of young people by those in youth ministry.
*mission, church and community – 505.515 - s.2.
This course immerses us in the story of the Church and the world. There will be rigorous engagement with the questions: what is the gospel; what is the Church: and how does the Church interact with the world. This course examines the theological, historical and cultural contexts of ministry and explores some of the diverse expressions of ministries locally and globally.
Internship – Journeying into Ministry - 460.515
Internship courses are designed to equip men and women for effective leadership and ministry in the church and in the world. This internship course offers an introduction to understanding your own journey into ministry in relation to your sense of call, personal strengths, and to the management of ministry within your ministry context. It seeks to foster long-term effectiveness in ministry by exploring practices which build a strong foundation for faithful sustainable service. Internship students will have the opportunity for leadership development through hands-on involvement in ministry, supportive mentoring, reflective practice, coaching, assignments and weekly integrative tutorials.
Internship I – 470.530 (30 credits)
This course offers an introduction to understanding your own journey into ministry in relation to your sense of call, personal strengths, and to the management of ministry within your ministry context. Internship students will have the opportunity for leadership development through hands-oninvolvement in ministry, supportive mentoring, reflective practice, coaching, and assignments.
Internship II – 471.530 (30 credits)
This course extends students by seeking to foster long-term effectiveness in ministry by exploring practices which build a strong foundation for faithful sustainable service. Internship students will have the opportunity for leadership development through hands-on involvement in ministry, supportive mentoring, reflective practice, coaching, and assignments.
Level 6 and 7 courses
New Testament Greek: Intermediate – 105.615
This course is a continuation of 104.515, a study of the grammar and vocabulary of the grammar and vocabulary of New Testament Greek, and its application in translation and exegesis.
Biblical Hebrew: Intermediate – 102.615
A continuation of the grammar and vocabulary of 102.515 and its application in translation and exegesis.
Biblical Interpretation – 111.615
An introduction to biblical interpretation, grammatico-historical exegesis, biblical genres, historical developments, historical-critical and literary-critical methods, and hermeneutical considerations, including hands-on experience in exegeting biblical texts.
New Testament: Gospel of John – 143.615/715(English or Greek exegesis)
Pre-requisite: New Testament: Introduction 104.515
Pre-requisites for the Greek exegesis options: 104 & 105
Co-requisite: Biblical Interpretation: 111.615
An introduction to modern study of the fourth Gospel, including key critical issues and approaches, as well as important literary and theological themes in the Gospel. Exegesis of selected English texts, or translation and exegesis of selected Greek texts.
*Old Testament: Eighth Century Prophets – 123.615/715 (English or Hebrew exegesis) - s.2. intensive, 21-25 August
Pre-requisite: Old Testament: Introduction 120.515
Pre/Co-requisite: Biblical Interpretation 111.615
Pre-requisites for the Hebrew exegesis options: 101 & 102
The nature of Old Testament prophecy and the language of prophecy. The eighth century prophets with special reference to the book of Amos. Course involves either a) exegesis of selections of the English text of Amos, or b) translation and exegesis of selections of the Hebrew text of Amos.
Theology: Christ and revelation– 202.615/715
Pre-requisite: Theology Introduction: 201.515
Traditional and contemporary theologies of the person and work of Christ. Theology of revelation and Scripture.
*Theology: God and Creation – 203.615/715 - s.2.
Pre-requisite: Theology Introduction: 201.515
The existence and nature of the triune God; biblical overview of the person and ministry of the Holy Spirit; God in creation and providence; the problem of evil; humans made in the image of God; the nature and origins of sin; dialogue with contemporary and scientific reflections on creation and humanity; angels and powers and principalities
Theology: Salvation in History and Beyond – 204.615/715
Pre-requisite: Theology Introduction: 201.515
Salvation in history: a biblical overview of the doctrines of sin, grace, justification, regeneration and conversion. Salvation at the fulfilment of history: biblical and historical models of eschatology; contemporary issues in eschatology.
*History of Christianity: Reformation to Current Times - 302.615/715 - s.2.
Selected topics in the history of Christianity are studied, from the latter part of the Reformation through to the twenty first century.
Internship – Leadership Dynamics - 464.615
Pre-requisite: 460 and 75 non-internship credits (this may include cross credits).
This Level 6 Ministry Internship course explores interpersonal dynamics in leadership. Leadership theory meets practice through the experience of ministry, mentoring, specific models of reflective practice, an examination of the students’ own leadership style and integrative tutorials with a specific focus on communication, group dynamics and leadership styles.
*Missional Church Leadership – 576.615/715 - s.2. intensive: 21-25 AUGUST
This course will investigate the life and theology of the missional church and its practices, with specific attention to formative processes that occur for leaders and communities in the midst of cultural engagement.
*Majority World Theology – 612.615/715 - s.2.
This course offers an introductory look at ‘local ‘theologies. It considers how cultures bring differences of emphasis and insight into their reading of Scripture and ways in which evaluation is still required and possible as the Gospel is related to worldviews of particular contexts.
Clinical Pastoral Education – 580.630 (30 credits)
Co-requisite: 580.715 - Clinical Pastoral Education II
An action-reflection approach to formation for the work of pastoral care. This course entails the actual provision of pastoral care within a pastoral setting together with the exploration of the ministry experience, the dynamics present, and the theological dimensions.
Clinical Pastoral Education – 581.715 (15 credits)
Co-requisite: 580.630 - Clinical Pastoral Education I
An advanced reflection on the practice and principles of pastoral care. The course explores the integration of personhood and presence with pastoral ministry.