The way the five clusters in the curriculum framework are related reflects what European Nazarene College sees as its primary mission; the education of ministers. In the description of the clusters below, the required number of ECTS for each of the programmes is also listed. These are the minimum requirements for each programme at every location.
Cluster A. Bible
(All course numbers starting with BIB)
The foundational source that informs our view on God, the Church, the world and ministry is Scripture. Therefore students need to become well-grounded in Scripture for receiving direction and inspiration.
Cluster B. Theology, Tradition, and Identity
(All course numbers starting with THE)
Flowing out of Scripture comes our theology, which compliments Scripture with information from tradition, reason and experience (Wesleyan quadrilateral). It is our distinctive Wesleyan theology that provides identity, and describes who we are as a church.
Cluster C. God’s Mission, the Church, Vocation
(All course numbers starting with MIS, PAS, and some PRC)
The core of the curriculum is a biblical understanding of the heart of God and His mission in the world. Our understanding of the church and of our lives as vocation needs to be informed by this missiological understanding, and believers need to find their place in the missionary activity of God through the Church as the body of Christ.
Cluster D. Ministerial Skills
(All course numbers starting with MIN and a few SOC)
Along with studying the essential ministries of the church and receiving the appropriate knowledge, the students will be exploring specific ministries or the roles of a minister and developing the needed competencies. The music courses EuNC offers are seen as supporting the ministry of the Church and have their place in this cluster.
Certificate or Qualification in Spiritual Formation: 4 ECTS (3 of which are elective within the cluster options)
Diploma or Qualification in Christian Ministry: 21 ECTS (10 of which are elective within the cluster options)
Cluster E. Academic Skills and General Studies
(All course numbers starting with ACP, some GEN, and a few SOC)
Students need to master competencies that will make them successful in their studies. They also need to show that they are able to integrate what they learn into an overall comprehensive view.
Using electives, the learning centres may strengthen certain clusters by offering certain courses for more ECTS or adding courses beyond the required minimum. In a very limited way, it also gives individual students options from which to choose. All electives need to fall in one of the nine clusters described above.