You're here because you are interested in what Bishopdale College has to offer!
Courses can be taken for formal credit to work towards a Diploma or Degree,
or you can take them as a non-formal student - you don't have to do assessments, and don't gain formal recognition for your study.

For Semester 2 2017, Earlybird enrolments close 2 June.
Late enrolments close on 30 June and incur a $50 fee.
Language class enrolments close on 3 November 2017.
Courses cost $730 per paper as a formal student, or $225 as an informal student.
Interested? Contact us – 03 548 8785 or registrar@bishopdale.ac.nz.


All classes are based at Bishop Eaton House, 30 Vanguard Street, and can also be taken through a video-conference link for our geographically removed students.

Semester 2 Courses available at Bishopdale College
(400 is Certificate Level, 500 is Diploma Level - or the first year of a Degree - and 6/700 Levels are more advanced courses for Degree students, or those with a reasonable understanding of the basics of theology.)

400: Faith in Action (Sue Patterson) - Thursdays, 2-4pm
Be equipped to connect faith, life and ministry by partnering action, and reflection.

400: Basics of Christian Belief (Kate Dugdale) - Thursdays, 9am-11am.
Explore introductory ideas and concepts in Christian belief, and how they fit together.

500: Old Testament Introduction (Rebecca Burgess) - Tuesdays, 11am-1pm
This is a 12 week overview. Learn about the history of God’s people, and how the Old Testament helps us to understand the New Testament!

500: Introduction to Theology (Richard Drury) - Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm
Learn what Christians believe, and why! This introduction to systematic theology looks at a range of different doctrines, and how they apply to our lives.

500: Formation (Kelly Morgan and Liz Riley) - Tuesdays, 2pm-4pm)
This course is more reflective in nature, and creates a focused space to learn about God, about yourself, and about the shape of your spiritual life.

500: Mission, Church and Community (Sue Patterson) - Thursdays, 11-1pm
Look at diverse expressions of ministry, and ask what it means for the Church to engage with the world.

6/700: History of Christianity: Reformation to Modern Times (Graham O’Brien) - Wednesdays, 2-4pm
Examine the last 500 years of church history to learn about how key events have resulted in so many different expressions of Christianity.

6/700: Theology: God and Creation (Andrew Burgess and Kate Dugdale) - Mondays 7-9pm
Ever wondered how to understand the Trinity? Have questions about what it means to be made in the image of God? Want to know about the work of the Holy Spirit? This course is for you!

6/700: Majority World Theology (Tony Andrews) - Wednesday 9-11am
This course looks at how different expressions of theology have emerged from different international contexts, and what we can learn from them.

6/700: INTENSIVE: Missional Church Leadership: Aug 21-25 (Andrew Burgess)
This intensive course examines a range of issues to do with the missional church, particularly focusing on the formation of missional leaders and communities.

6/700: INTENSIVE: 8th Century Prophets: Aug 21-25 (Rebecca Burgess)

Listen to the 8th century prophets (Isaiah, Micah, Amos and Hosea) with a thorough examination of the book of Amos.

SUMMER SEMESTER (27 Nov – 8 Dec): 500 level Introduction to Greek or Introduction to Hebrew.
Begin to learn how to read the Old or New Testament in its original language. Assignments continue to be done in your own time through December and January.