Diploma in Theology

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The Diploma in Theology program is designed to meet the needs of those intending to enter the full-time ministry as pastor and church workers. This program provides the tools and skills needed to study both the Old and New Testaments. Students will be able to interpret the Scriptures and communicate the truth. It is especially designed as the basic training and equipping of Christians for full-time ministry in the local church.

The objective of the Diploma of Theology program is that student will:

Cognitive:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the Bible and Theology
  • Develop a firm basis for the critical use of study aids and tools
  • Know the fundamental aspects of communicating biblical truth

Affective:

  • Develop a conscience more sensitive to the teaching of God’s Word and the leading of the Holy Spirit
  • Sustain convictions of the relevance of Scripture
  • Reinforce motivation to accomplish the will of God through gifts and calling
  • Commit to furthering spiritual maturity in themselves and others for the growth and development of the church
  • Develop love and compassion for others and the ability to express them through effective service
  • Grow in their passion of sharing the good news with others.

Life and Ministry Skills:

  • Develop a servant-leadership approach to ministry
  • Strengthen communication skills
  • Develop spiritual disciplines in themselves and others
  • Enhance counselling skills
  • Develop their ability to clearly state and explain their Christian beliefs and doctrines
  • Grow in confidence to communicate biblical truth to a contemporary audience through preaching and teaching

Curriculum–Total of 96 Credits

Division of Bible

OT100 Old Testament Survey
NT100 New Testament Survey
NT210 Acts
BI210 Hermeneutics
Electives (12 credits / 4 courses)

Division of Theology

 TH100 Introduction to Theology
 TH112 Pentecostal Foundations
 TH201 Anthropology / Hamartiology
 TH202 Soteriology / Christology
 TH303 Ecclesiology / Eschatology
 TH304 Pneumatology
Electives (9 credits / 3 courses)

Pastoral Ministries – Gen. Ed, Missions, CE, etc

 CE110 Introduction to Christian Education OR Equivalent
 CE212 Principles of Teaching
 GE110 Research & Report Writing
 MI110 Principles of Mission
 PM111 Evangelism
 PM116 Homiletics
 PM214 Discipling & Mentoring
 PS302 Pastoral Ministries
 PS314 Church Administration OR
 PM320 Developing Spiritual Gfitedness
 SL340 Spiritual Formation
Electives (9 credits / 3 courses)
Field Education * (6 credits)

(*Exception is only for those in vocational/full time Christian ministry and substitute with additional TWO (2) courses)

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