“The Reading & Tutorial Distance Learning Program allowed me the flexibility to begin my academic journey toward ordained ministry while I concluded my business commitments. The College arranged for a highly qualified local tutor and provided excellent feedback as I progressed through the twelve units.”
A student who is looking towards ordination is strongly encouraged to obtain prior written approval of the sponsoring bishop.
The units are as follows
- Introduction to Old Testament Studies
- Introduction to New Testament Studies
- Church History to 1500 A.D.
- History & Theology of Worship
- Introduction to World Religions
- Introduction to Theology
- Church History
- Philosophy of Religion
- Introduction to Christian Ethics
- Principal Theologians
- Old Testament Theology & Exegesis
- New Testament Theology & Exegesis
A limited number of exemptions may be granted for equivalent courses at university or seminary level taken elsewhere; furthermore, the home study units may be combined with equivalent university courses taken under the College’s supervision.
In order to complete the requirements for ordination training, the student must attend the College for one academic year of practical and pastoral training-the In-Ministry Year.
Successful completion of the Reading & Tutorial Program and the In-Ministry Year leads to the award of the College’s Licentiate in Theology (L.Th.) and the Diploma in Ministry (Dip.Min.).
The Reading & Tutorial Program may also be undertaken by lay persons not intending to offer for ordination, but who wish to acquire a good basic knowledge of Christian theology. In this case, a Certificate of Completion is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the twelve Program units.