NZ Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 5)
Flexi-Study Option

Want to deepen your Biblical knowledge and understanding?

Feel God is calling you into church leadership or pastoral ministry, or just want to develop a greater understanding of God in your everyday life as a Christian?

 

Complete the diploma without changing your work life using the flexi study option.

Stay in your current role and study the Diploma of Christian Studies part time through block courses and online support and interaction. Work with other students and well known pastors to help you grow in both knowledge and your personal relationship with God.
The programme consists of 8 papers delivered at 8 block courses over three years (2-3 per year). You will receive quality teaching from our amazing lecturers, giving you in-depth biblical and theological understanding, without having to learn everything out of textbooks.

 

Once completed, this diploma is also designed to meet the requirements for the first year of a proposed Leadership degree (currently under development).

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Work and Study Hours

The course is part-time and requires attendance at 2-3 block courses a year plus self-directed study and assignment work, which requires approximately 5 extra hours per week

 

Studylink Approved

This course is government accredited and approved. You may apply through Studylink for course fees and course related costs. www.studylink.govt.nz

 

*Course approval from NZQA is pending

 

 

Course at a Glance

Qualification
NZ Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 5)


Location

Hamilton, Christchurch


Next Intake

4th September 2017
19th February 2018


Course Length

Part-time: 3 Years


Course Info

Level: Level 5
Credits: 120
Domestic fees: $5,890.00
UE: Not Required


Main Employment Outcomes:

Church leaders
Youth pastors

CREDITS

Level: 5

Credits: 120

 

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

The diploma is designed within a church internship.

The programme consists of 8 papers delivered at 8 block courses over three years.

At the block courses, you will receive quality teaching from our amazing lecturers, giving you in-depth biblical and theological understanding, without having to learn everything out of textbooks. You will also be developed in ministry skills such as preaching and leadership.

 

This diploma is designed to meet the requirements for the first year of a proposed Leadership degree.*

 

 

COURSE CONTENT

DCS 511 Theology 1 – God and Creation
This course will systematically analyse, examine and explain the main doctrines of the Christian faith in light of the Scriptures.

 

DCS 512 Theology 2 – Christ and Salvation
This course is a historical and systematic investigation of the Christian understanding of Jesus Christ and his significance as proclaimed by the Christian Church.

 

DCS 502 Communication
Develop knowledge and skills for researching and communicating information, particular attention will be given to the role of preaching.

 

DCS 551 Leadership
Develop knowledge and skills to lead others to implement activities within the entity’s plans, including change, for an efficient and effective performance of the entity.

 

DCS 504 The Ministry Environment
Develop knowledge and skills to understand and adapt to the organisations current and emerging environment, including New Zealand's unique bi-cultural society.

 

DCS 503 Innovation
Develop knowledge and skills to contribute in operational contexts to innovation and organisational change within a Church or Christian organisation.

 

DCS 513 Spiritual Formation
This course provides the opportunity to explore issues of spirituality and spiritual development as they impact their personal spiritual growth.

 

DCS 514 Biblical Overview
This course discusses the content, message and theology of an Old Testament and the relevance of the story of faith from the Old Testament text for society today.

 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All applicants must:
 - Be at least 17 years of age
 - Have sufficient levels of English and computer literacy skills to study at this level as well as the ability to use the communication and collaboration technologies incorporated in the programme.

Short-listed applicants may be required to attend an individual interview as part of the application process.

 

Provisional Entry
Provisional Entry may be granted to domestic applicants who do not meet the criteria above, but present evidence of ability to succeed and are able to show they are well prepared to study the programme.

 

 

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

The Diploma in Christian Studies Level 5 will prepare you for:

 

FURTHER STUDY

Level 6 Diploma in Christian Leadership

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

Church Leader | Youth Pastor | Youth Worker | Small group Leader

 

STUDY OPTIONS

Part-time (Completed over 3 years)

 

 

FEES

$736.20 per paper

Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you enquire or apply.

Accommodation at the block course is currently $240.00 (This is for the full weekend, including some meals).  Ask for more information.

 

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

Downloadable documents are available here for further information or application forms:

Info booklet: CLICK HERE (Downloadable PDF)

Application booklet: CLICK HERE (Downloadable PDF)

Course related costs: CLICK HERE (Downloadable PDF)

Police Vetting Forms: CLICK HERE (Downloadable PDF)

Police Vetting Guide: CLICK HERE (Downloadable PDF)