2nd Year Internship

Diploma in Christian Studies (Christian Leadership)(Level 5)

PROGRAMME CONTENT

All courses in this programme are compulsory and students must pass each course with a grade of 60% or more in order to gain the qualification. This programme is made up of the following courses.

Semester 1

  • Leadership in Action                                                         15 credits
  • Studying and Communicating God's Word                  15 credits
  • Practical Ministry 1                                                            30 credits
  • Total Credits Semester 1                                           60 credits

Semester 2

  • Theology in Practice                                                           15 credits
  • Following Jesus: Discipling yourself and Others         15 credits
  • Practical Ministry 2                                                            30 credits
  • Total Credits Semester 2                                           60 credits

COURSE CONTENT

Leadership in Action (15 credits)

This course develops the student’s knowledge and understanding of Christian leadership and how it applies. Core leadership practices and Christian leadership models will be examined, and students will develop their critical and strategic thinking skills throughout the course.

Major topics covered in this course include:

  • Models of Christian leadership
  • Core leadership practices
  • Critical thinking
  • Emotional intelligence

 

Studying and Communicating God’s Word (15 credits)

This course focuses on core principles of exegesis and hermeneutics. Students will also have the opportunity to practically apply what they have learnt through giving short presentations.

Major topics covered in this course include:

  • Exegesis
  • Hermeneutics
  • Preaching

 

Theology in Practice (15 credits)

This course unpacks two core Christian doctrines – ecclesiology and pneumatology, evaluating their application for the church today and within the student’s own ministry context.

Major topics covered in this course include:

  • Theology of the Church (ecclesiology)
  • Theology of the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology)

 

Following Jesus: Discipling Yourself and Others (15 credits)

This course examines the biblical and theological basis for discipleship, evaluates contemporary discipleship models, and enables students to apply their findings to their own lives and that of others in their context.

Major topics covered in this course include:

  • Biblical foundations for discipleship
  • Contemporary discipleship models
  • Personal discipleship
  • Strategies for discipling others

 

Practical Ministry 1 (30 credits)

This course enables students to formulate and implement their own ministry plan and strategies, and review and evaluate their performance under the guidance of an experienced local supervisor and mentor. Students will also have the opportunity to apply and evaluate their own team development strategies.

 

Practical Ministry 2 (30 credits)

This course enables students to reformulate and implement their own ministry plan and strategies based on research completed during semester 1, and review and evaluate their performance under the guidance of an experienced local supervisor and mentor. Students will also apply and evaluation their own model of Christian leadership.