2018 School of Ministry

5pm_som_slide_1

What is School of Ministry?

School of Ministry aims to grow you in your knowledge and application of the Bible for life and ministry.

It is designed for people who want to grow in their personal knowledge of God’s Word, and want the flexibility of choosing the type of assessment and study mode they take. It is an excellent introduction to theology and gets you into the Word of God helpfully and usefully.

You will be completing a short correspondence course in a given subject area which is run in group settings over a series of weeks or fortnights. Completion of six (core) subjects means you achieve a Preliminary Certificate of Theology from Moore College.

In 2018 there are three terms (enrol for as many or as few as you would like).

Term 1: Promise to Fulfilment – COMPLETED

 

Term 2: Doctrine of the Knowledge of God

Knowledge of God (Doctrine 1) focuses on what we can know about God based on what he has revealed of himself to us in Scripture. An important part of this subject is examining the nature and authority of Scripture itself, in which the concept of covenant is central. In addition to examining God’s sovereignty, power and Trinitarian nature, the subject also looks at the ideas of repentance, salvation and judgement.

10 Monday Evenings from 18th June to the optional Exam on 27th Aug (and dropping out the Mondays that are public holiday weekends). Time 6pm-7.30pm.

Subject Leader: Ken Noakes

Term 3: Former Prophets

In the Former Prophets (Old Testament 2) we examine the experience of Israel from the original conquest of the Land to her eventual exile, as recounted in the books of Joshua, Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel and 1 & 2 Kings. This period provides us with a glimpse of what it means for God’s people to live securely in God’s place, guided by his king and prophets and so informs how we understand the Kingdom of God and the New Testament promise of an eternal inheritance.

10 Sundays from 9th Sept to the optional Exam on 25th Nov (and dropping out the Sunday that are public holiday weekends). Time 2.30pm-4pm.

Subject Leader: Ken Noakes

 

What is required of me?

One of the great things about School of Ministry is that it offers you a fair amount of flexibility.

There are different formats in which the group time is run (e.g. 10 consecutive weeks or fortnights), but attending the group is not a necessary requirement of the course. The sessions are recorded and so if sessions are missed, it is easy to catch-up.

There is guided reading, no essays and an optional exam.

It is the sort of course that gives back what you put in – so for example if you give it 3-5 hours a week in addition to the face to face time (which would be at the top end of the time required), you will benefit greatly, yet less time invested will still be useful.

Generally the cost is $50 per subject.

The cost includes: Notes, Exams, Online access and Tuition.

Enrolment?

Easy; sign up through the form below.

You can start with any subject, no prerequisites exist.

Pay by Credit Card when you get to the first class.

Information you supply here is handled in accordance with the Trinity Network of Churches Privacy Policy. Subjects are open to anyone and not limited to members of Trinity City or the Trinity Network.

For Long-Term Planning!

It may be helpful to see the plan for what is to come in School of Ministry.

Planned School of Ministry Subjects

Year Bible Book Biblical Theology Doctrine/History
2018 Former Prophets PTF Knowledge of God
2019 Ephesians C2NC Early Church History
2020 Latter Prophets

Pauline Letters

PTF
2021 Gospel of Mark C2NC Person of Christ
You can start with any subject, no prerequisites exist. If concerned, the Biblical Theology subjects are a good place to start, and the Doctrine subjects can be more difficult.

PTF = Promise to Fulfilment
C2NC = Creation to New Creation