Introduction to Biblical Languages
No previous experience required! A very simple one term introduction to the alphabet and grammar of both Hebrew and Greek, with the aim of being able to use dictionaries and concordances as well as modern commentaries to make better sense of the underlying text.
Old Testament Survey
This is an introductory course in which the primary focus is the survey of the Old Testament books. It will introduce students to the content of the OT and the methods that scholars use to understand it. It will cover the history of the periods in which various biblical books were written. By exploring the messages, the form and background of the books the course will discover what the biblical writers were trying to accomplish through their writings.
New Testament Survey
This module explores in detail the historical background of the New Testament to encompass the cultural, political and religious setting in which the writing of the New Testament emerged. It provides the major doctrines and passages, key events and significant characters mentioned in the New Testament.
1 & 2 Corinthians
This course will give an introductory survey of the first and second letters of Paul to the Corinthian Church. Major issues in the letters including disunity, immorality, marriage, idolatry issues, gender issues, the Lord’s Supper, spiritual gifts, suffering and resurrection will be discussed. Students will develop skills to effectively evaluate and deal with various theological and practical issues faced by the churches today.
Introduction to Christian Counselling
This module provides the course participant with a basic introduction to Christian Counselling within the broader framework of Counselling and Pastoral care. Biblical theology and practical counselling are combined to help the student understand how to help people to overcome emotional and psychological difficulties and to function in the way they were originally designed by God to be and to behave.
Introduction to Church Planting
This module is designed to equip students with tools to the ministry of church planting, growth and renewal. The emphasis of the course is on giving students strategies needed for starting and developing gospel-centred missional churches that result in the spiritual, social and cultural transformation of entire cities and regions.
Introduction to Christian Theology
This module offers a comprehensive survey of Christian doctrines including that of God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, Human Beings, Salvation, the Church, and Eschatology. An introduction to Christian theology will be given to define theology, its various streams and sources.
Introduction to Pneumatology
This module aims to introduce students to the person, nature and work of the Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments. It examines the various descriptions and roles of the Holy Spirit in the Bible and explores the continuity of the Spirit’s role from the Old Testament to the New Testament. It looks at the 3 key eras of the manifestation of the Spirit, the Spirit in Jesus’ life, Pentecost and the church.
Introduction to Hermeneutics & Homiletics
This is a combined modular course made up of Hermeneutics (Principles of Biblical interpretation) and Homiletics (Principles of Biblical preaching). The focus of the Hermeneutics section of the course introduces the student to the basic principles of biblical interpretation to cover the basic rules of Bible interpretation by stressing a pattern of explaining the rule, illustrating the principle, and allowing the student to practice interpretation. The Homiletics section emphasises the steps involved in building different types of sermons and the use of various types of sermon patterns and applying context for proper exposition.
Introduction to Church History
The focus is a concentrated study of key events in the history of the church, giving special emphasis to the patristic era through to Christianity in Rome and the new World. It also covers the events of the reformation and post-reformation eras, to include highlights on the history of Global Pentecostalism with reference to the Azusa Street Revival, and African Pentecostalism in Britain.It partly focuses on practical and parallel examples of occurrences, and its implications in the church today.
Leadership and Spirituality
This course helps to develop an understanding and appreciation of the spirituality of leadership – Christian/congregational leadership and the spiritual disciplines/ habits/practices that undergird it – in a world where God’s mission is central to the congregation’s existence.
Introduction to Missions
This is an introductory course that intends to develop an understanding and appreciation of the mission of God – missio Dei – in the world and how the mission informs and shapes our understanding of the church, theology, leadership, and life in general.
Pastoral Studies 1
This is an exploration of the biblical and theological basis for pastoral ministry and a reflection on various approaches skills and qualities necessary for the pastor. It offers an understanding of the basic principles and practices of Christian pastoral care from a biblical and theological basis, using biblical texts, examples and contemporary case studies.
Christian Faith in Contemporary Contexts
This course in Apologetics will help Christians better understand and defend their faith in today’s contemporary society. It introduces students to the principles and varieties of Christian apologetics. The course discusses contemporary objections to the Christian faith and critically evaluates the different approaches to doing effective apologetics in the contemporary culture.
Galatians and Romans
This module involves an examination of the historical background of the Epistles to Galatians and Romans, particularly the occasion and circumstances of the writing of each letter and information pertaining to their recipients. It highlights the timeless practical teachings in these letters and their relevance to Christian living.
Introduction to Christian Ethics
This is an introductory course to Christian Ethics designed to help students understand the principles undergirding good conduct and be able to build a biblical worldview of life. Its integration with Biblical, theological and philosophical studies is intended to help the student respond to the current moral, intellectual and social issues in our world.
Christian Spirituality is explored in terms of private devotion, corporate experience within the church, public lifestyle without and as “mission”. Differing models and practices of core disciplines including Bible study, prayer and meditation across the various Christian traditions will be studied The fostering of deepened devotional life through spiritual direction and other ministries within the church will be evaluated, both in relation to church life, and as critical and missional engagement with surrounding culture.
Old Testament Theology
This module aims to introduce the student to the principle of Biblical Theology as opposed to Systematic Theology. In doing so, it will focus on the Old Testament, drawing theological understanding from the Old Testament genres, primarily narrative. The focus of the course will be on looking at difficult passages and drawing theological principles from them, before looking at application into a modern day context.
A more in depth examination of the different theologies of the Holy Spirit through the Bible and the church. The module is divided into three parts. The first part looks at the Holy Spirit and character formation and some of the key doctrines such as Trinity. The second part deals with the charismatic activities of the Holy Spirit. The third and final part examines the works of the Holy Spirit through the church age and into the future.
Introduction to Pentecostal Theology
This is a comprehensive outline of the history and theology of the global Pentecostal Movement. Particular attention is given to examining key issues relating to the history and theology of Pentecostalism.
This module is designed to introduce students into principles of doing thorough historical-cultural and contextual analysis. The interpretation component of this module will cover in depth Theological analysis, Lexical syntax and analysing special literary forms. Whiles the application component will introduce students to applying the Bible in a contemporary multi-cultural environment.
Christian Mission in Contemporary Europe
The course equips students to understand the intricacies and dynamics of cross-cultural ministry in Europe, especially that of Africans and other non-Westerners serving in Western contexts and Westerners desiring to serve in non-Western cultures. It includes topics such as understanding the situation of the West, reading the cultural context and exploring the issues of multicultural ministry, how we respond to this new context for mission, church growth thinking and evangelistic strategies, leadership for the mission field of the west.
Christian Ministry in Practice
The module provides a theological understanding of and practical skills for three key areas of church ministry namely Youth, Children and Women. Other areas including, Men and Worship are also examined.
Pastoral Studies 2
A look at how the basic concepts, principles and practices of Christian pastoral care from a biblical and theological basis play out in practical ministry. It will involve revision of the understanding of the nature and approaches of pastoral ministry in the church and demonstrations of the pastor’s role as leader, administrator, shepherd, counsellor, and trainer. Practices such as celebration of marriage, pastoral visitation, prayer for baptism of the Holy Spirit, public worship, celebration of Holy Communion, water baptism, preaching and teaching of God’s word etc. will be reflected upon
Skills & Strategies in Communication
With 24-hour news and social media, corporate mistakes are easily and quickly highlighted to the extent that any little shortfall of customer service or internal problem can go viral and damage the reputation of a company, organisation, or church. This is the reason why everyone occupying a leadership position in a company, organisation, or a church needs to have at least, some basic training and skills in communication, public speaking, and public relations to enable them deal appropriately and effectively with their publics.