Graduate Diploma in Advanced Pastoral Studies

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Graduate Diploma in Advanced Pastoral Studies

The Graduate Diploma in Advanced Pastoral Studies course is designed to improve the qualifications and skills of ministers with prior vocational experience in Christian service. The program is open only to students who hold a Bachelor of Theology degree or its equivalent, and who have at least three years of post-B.Th. experience in vocational Christian ministry.

Courses

Credit Units
PREREQUISITE COURSES
Introduction to the Bible (pass or fail)
Writing Academic Papers (pass or fail)
0
CORE COURSES
Hermeneutics and Theological Reflection (HTR) (Must be taken during student's 1st year of registration)
Theology 1 (Prerequisite: Hermeneutics & Theological Reflection)
6
FOCUS COURSES
Educational Principles and Methods
Homiletics (Prerequisite: HTR)
Marriage and Family Ministries
Pastoral Theology
Preaching Clinic (Prerequisite: Homiletics)
Spiritual Formation and Professional Growth (Must be taken during 1st year of registration)
Strategic Leadership and Management
Focus Elective
24
Total Units
30
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