CERTIFICATE OF THEOLOGY
STIMULATING UNDERSTANDING OF CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY AND ITS IMPLICATION FOR CONTEMPORARY LIFE
The course is intended to further the education of adults in relation to Christian faith and life. Its aim is to stimulate the interest of alert and enquiring minds. What is required is not so much academic scholarship as an understanding of Christian theology and its implication for contemporary life. This course is delivered fully online.
Open to persons who have satisfactorily completed Year 10 in an Australian school system (or equivalent); or to such other persons approved by the Board of Directors.
Students are required to provide proof of ID (either Birth Certificate or Passport) when they apply.
Units in this course are completed at certificate level. Students must complete 6 units.
This course can be completed part time (1 unit per semester) or full time (3-4 units per semester).
This course is delivered fully online.
Please see our Calendar for cut-off dates for enrolments each semester.
Fees in the Certificate of Theology are per unit completed. Details can be found on the fees page of our website.
|CERTIFICATE OF THEOLOGY|
|Electives||Any 3 units from the suite of Certificate level units||3|
Units in this course are completed at certificate level.
This is a course of the Australian College of Theology
CERTIFICATE LEVEL UNITS (please see the schedule at the top of this page for what units are available this year)
Introduces students to the literature of the Old Testament, to deepen their understanding of it and to strengthen their faith.
This subject covers the New Testament writings in their original context in order to discover their meaning for the life of the Christian and the Christian community today.
Provides an introductory study of the Christian faith, which will give sound knowledge and strengthen faith and commitment to God. This unit looks at God the Creator; the relationship between God and the world; Jesus Christ as an historical figure, the Christ of the gospels; The Holy Spirit as a gift to those who believe, gifts of the spirit; The doctrine of the Trinity and The church as a community of believers.
Gives an introduction to formative periods of the church’s past which help us to understand the church today. This unit looks at the first five centuries, the Reformation and later.
Gives an introduction to the nature of spirituality and to examine basic spiritual disciplines, their Biblical basis and contemporary practice.
Aims to provide an introduction to the principles and practices involved in the evangelistic task of the Church today, particularly as applies to the life and ministry of the members of the local church.
Aims to give some understanding of the beliefs, organisation and life of the major religions in the world today.
Furthers understanding of pastoral ministry in relation to the personal and corporate needs of individuals and to promote growth in maturity.
Provides an introduction to the principles and dynamics of Christian Leadership applicable in a church or mission setting. This unit looks at: Biblical principles of leadership; Leadership qualities; Leadership styles; Transformational and collaborative leadership and management; Power, authority, responsibility and influence; Principles of organisation.
Aims to give an understanding of the missionary nature of the Church, an outline of the history of Christian missions from the 16th to 21st centuries and studies the contemporary situation. This unit looks at: The mission of the People of God; The Church at Mission; The contemporary mission scene.
A study of contemporary cults and sects and their relation to the Christian faith, helping students to identify characteristics of various cults and sects; Help students bring a Christian response to such movements.
Aims to provide an introduction to the nature of ethical decision, and to examine some contemporary moral issues in terms of Christian faith and understanding.
Develops specialised skills for teaching faith and Christian studies in contemporary secular classrooms. You’ll learn about the cultures and contexts in which the Christian faith is taught in government schools, the different ways students learn, and how to prepare and deliver lessons. This is a core unit for High School SRE teachers, and requires that you teach two Scripture lessons over the course of the semester.
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