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Semester One - 2024

Enrolments open: Open Now!                                 

Enrolments Close: Friday, 25th February 2024
Courses start: Monday, 4th March 2024
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ST301: Survey of Confessional Belief

Wednesday 7pm- 9pm (Auckland & Online)

Are confessions relevant to the church of the Twenty-First century? This course seeks to show how creeds and confessions still serve the church by clarifying our faith.  The course surveys the background and theology of the Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) and compares it to the Belgic Confession (1561) and the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion (1563), which were written earlier.   We will look at how these confessions have shaped the teaching and actions of the church. Along the way, we will attempt to answer the question of relevance.

Geoff Macpherson

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​ST302: Theology of Revelation & God

Monday 7pm - 9pm (Auckland & Online)

Who is God and how can we really know him? In this class we look to answer the question of how a person can know God with any certainty (revelation). This will include a study of the Bible as inspired revelation. The course then moves on to consider who God really is. Is it possible to know anything meaningful about an infinite and eternal spiritual Being? This study also takes in the doctrine of the Trinity as confessed by the church.

Geoff Macpherson

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​ST303: Theology of Humanity & Christ

Wednesday 10am - 12 noon (Auckland & Online)

In this class we will use the Bible and other books based on the Bible to gain a clearer answer to questions about the origin and nature of humanity (biblical anthropology) and person and work of Jesus Christ (Christology).  Nowadays there is much confusion about human image and identity. What does the Bible teach about such things? Equally, some either deny that Jesus was truly human or truly God. How do we respond to these ideas biblically?

Geoff Macpherson

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​HT401: Ancient and Mediaeval History

Time: Wednesday 7pm - 9pm (Online)

This course covers the first fifteen centuries of the church, examining its cultural milieu, geographic extension, persecutions, relationship with its political environment, organisation and beliefs.  Special attention will be given to theological controversies and the emergence of different schools of thought.  Key figures in the history of the church, and the human factor involved in its development will also be given careful study.  Throughout the course, the past will be viewed as a guide for the present, with special regard being given to the lessons and help history offers those involved in pastoral ministry today. 

Alex Robinson

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PT501: Spiritual Development and Discipleship

Monday 7pm - 9pm  (Online)

This course aims to deepen relational intimacy with God through a study of common approaches to spiritual life, biblical foundations for life with God, and spiritual disciplines that help us live with God. It also introduces the idea of discipleship as a commitment to learning from Jesus how to live in God’s kingdom.

The main purpose of this course is mainly practical and experiential. One of our greatest needs is to really believe and practise the things we profess to believe and practise

Dr Andrew Young

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PT522:  Introduction to Preaching (Ministry of the Word 1)

Thursday 10am- 12 noon (Auckland & Online)

What makes for a good sermon? In this class students will learn the skills of discovering the message of the biblical text, relating it to our world today, and presenting it in a way that is effective. While concentrating on ministering God’s Word in a worship service (sermons), the disciplines involved are applicable to serving people with the Word of God in a range of contexts (Evangelistic talks, Bible studies, children’s lessons). Students will be given practical opportunities to develop their preaching and teaching skills.

Dr Andrew Young

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BC7501: Introduction to Biblical Counselling (Previously Intro. to Pastoral Counselling)

Tuesday 7pm - 9pm (Online)

Caring for one another is a basic biblical requirement for Christian
community. In this paper we will study the principles, approaches and issues required for developing the skill and discernment needed for effective care within the Body of Christ.

Dr Peter Reynolds

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BT605: Introduction to Biblical Theology

Tuesday 7pm - 9pm (Online)

Introduction to Biblical Theology gives the big picture of how the whole Bible, in all its diverse parts and genres, fits together as a unified whole. We look at how Christ—his life, death, and resurrection— is the centre of God's eternal plan. Understanding the big picture helps us know how to receive God’s word in the Old Testament as Christian believers, and it allows us to locate ourselves in the story of what God is doing from beginning to end.

Dr Mike Beck

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BC7104: Counselling and Life Transitions

Thursday 9am-10am (Online)

This class will examine the major transitions and crises of the human life cycle. The course will cover infancy, childhood, adolescence, singleness, marriage, parenthood, mid-life, retirement, aging and death.

Dr Peter Reynolds

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NT251: Greek Language 1

Time: Wednesday 10am-12noon (Online)

A beginner’s introduction to New Testament (Koine) Greek, aimed at producing competence in reading and exegesis of the New Testament Scriptures; and proficiency in the use of language aids, for the purpose of self-edification, preaching and teaching the New Testament. 

Pastor Logan Hagoort

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OT151: Hebrew Language 1

Wednesday 7pm - 9pm (Online)

In this course, you will study the morphology, vocabulary and syntax of the Biblical Hebrew Language. The goal is to enable you to understand Biblical Hebrew as fast as possible by the use of reading, repetition, memorization and oral review. The focus of this paper is recognition and translation rather than linguistics and composition.

Dr Michael Beck

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BT611: The Pentateuch with a focus on the Book of Genesis

Thursday 7pm - 9pm (Online)

In Judaism, all theological argument flows from the Pentateuch. In Christianity, these books are no less foundational. The class will show how Genesis, and the remaining four books of Moses, provide an essential theological context for our understanding of the person and work of Christ.

Dr Michael Beck

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BC7502: Counselling & The Local Church

Thursday 2.30pm -3.30pm (Online)

Through this course, we consider the ways in which a church-based pastoral counselling ministry can serve the pastoral care needs of a local congregation. We will also look at the relationship of this counselling ministry to the authority structures of the church to ensure safety, accountability, oversight, and community care for both the helper and the seeker.

Dr Peter Reynolds

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Christ College- Sydney, Australia

Start Date: Monday 29th Janurary

NZ Intensive: Mon 8th April- Fri 12th April, 2024

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