Classes: July-November 2021
The Church and End Times
ST305. This class introduces topics that most people never study. We will spend time learning what the Bible says about the church and the end times. We will consider questions like: What is the church? Can we be saved outside of the church? What does Scripture teach about life after death? What is heaven like? When will Jesus return? We examine these ideas in order to be better equipped to lead and teach with confidence.
New Testament Biblical Theology
BT602: All of scripture speaks of Christ. A redemptive-historical study of God’s unfolding plan of salvation in the New Testament. Biblical Theology shows how all the Bible points to the glory of God in Jesus Christ. This study begins in Matthew and traces the plan of salvation through the life of Christ and the early church, incorporating pertinent introduction and survey material, through to the Book of Revelation. Attention is given to the application of the Bible to ourselves and others.
Dr Peter Reynolds
Christianity in Aotearoa
HT451: Christianity has been in New Zealand for over 200-years now, but most of us are woefully ignorant of our rich and varied history. The course will help you to discover the beginnings of the gospel in Aotearoa, the challenges faced by Maori and Pakeha believers, and the major Christian movements in our country today. This will make us better able to understand our cultural context to be more effective in ministry.
Intermediate Biblical Hebrew
OT152: Continue the journey of learning to read and study the Old Testament in its original language. Students will further develop their understanding of the grammar and vocabulary of the Hebrew Bible and progress in their journey of being able to read God's word in its original. In particular, focus is given to how we can more accurately and faithfully preach and teach the Hebrew scriptures. (OT151 or similar is required)
Marriage and Family Counselling
PT567: Marriages are under pressure and families face a multitude of challenges. Most of us will admit that we need help, not just for ourselves, but also for others in our churches. In this course we will study the principles, approaches and issues required for developing the skill and discernment needed for effectively helping marriages, and enhancing family life within Christian community.
Dr Peter Reynolds