OFFERED AT BISHOPDALE COLLEGE
NEW ZEALAND DIPLOMA OF CHRISTIAN STUDIES (NZDIPCS)
Level 5, 120 credits
The Diploma in Christian Studies is a one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) programme. The aim of this programme is to provide Christian churches and their agencies with graduates who have broad understanding of theological principles, biblical foundations, evaluative thinking, and applied ministry leadership skills which enables them to lead in a wide range of Christian and community contexts.
Students can choose from the:
Christian Leadership strand - with a significant internship focus, half of student’s learning hours are practical learning.
Theological Studies strand - offers a wider range of biblical and theological courses.
More information about the NZDipCS, and the two strands is available here: https://www.laidlaw.ac.nz/theology/programmes/dipcs/
Bachelor of ministry (BMIN)
Level 7, 360 credits
The Bachelor of Ministries (BMin) is designed for those who feel a calling to Christian ministry, whether that be in a local church, an intercultural missions context or in the wider community. Drawing together practical ministry experience gained through an internship placement, with deep biblical and theological thinking, students will acquire the skills and knowledge for working out the Gospel in life and ministry. They will be challenged and mentored in their ministry journeys and will be encouraged to develop a heart for people and a vision of the Gospel that embraces the whole person.
More information about the structure of the Bachelor of Ministries is available here: https://www.laidlaw.ac.nz/theology/programmes/bmin/