2018 School of Ministry


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. Each subjects is part of the Preliminary Theology Course 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 COMPLETED

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 (with help from Des Smith and Arthur Ang)


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 ($70 for those who want the Course book).

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


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

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