The course provides a thorough grounding in Bible-teaching for ministry apprentices, as well as for those who already have a regular ministry in their own churches.
Each student will be given the opportunity to focus on developing practical skills in a particular area of ministry. For many, the course will be an important part of testing their suitability for this calling.
Some evidence of experience in teaching the Bible will be expected. This may have been gained in preaching, or (more often) in small group contexts such as youth and children's work.
Students should have already gained a reputation for being doers, as well as hearers, of the word.
The course meets on Monday to Thursday, for three terms, totalling 30 weeks in each year. You will be expected to attend in excess of 90% of your classes.
The course is currently suspended until further noticeFull-time students take the course four days a week over one year. For part-time students, the course runs Mondays and Tuesdays for the first year, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the second.
There are contextualized courses on Pastoral Issues and Engaging with God's World