Description

This programme consists of 60 ECTS. Its purpose is to deepen the knowledge of students in the Bible and the Christian faith, and it is designed to help students grow spiritually and to encourage greater involvement in the local church.

The certificate programme is accredited by the EEAA, and is equivalent to the first year of a Vocational Bachelor degree. The qualification programme does not have accreditation.

Programme Outcomes

Students who graduate with the Spiritual Formation Certificate or Qualification will have

  • a foundational knowledge of Scripture (CN1)* and of the Christian faith, especially from a Wesleyan perspective (CN2)*.
  • a clear understanding of and vision for the mission of the Church (CN3)*, and the church’s responsibility to the world and its people (CT3)*.
  • started to apply the knowledge they have learnt to their personal lives (CH1)*.
  • grown in their pursuit of holy living in all its various dimensions of daily life (CT4)* and personhood (CH2)* through acquaintance with different spiritual disciplines (CH4)*.
  • an increased awareness of who they are as persons (CH5)* and as servants involved in God’s mission in the world (CH3)*.

Note: The curriculum is designed with the understanding that no educational programme is complete, but needs to be seen as laying a foundation for life-long learning.

* The abbreviations refer to the intended educational outcomes, as described on page 31 of the Academic Catalogue.

Minimum Requirements

  • Only courses with passing grades will count.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 1.5.
  • The student must complete 60 ECTS, distributed as follows:

Cluster

Course

ECTS

A. Bible Introduction to the Old Testament
Introduction to the New Testament
Foundations for Biblical Studies
5
5
5
B. Theology, Tradition, and Identity Introduction to Theology
Holiness and Identity
3
3
C. God’s Mission, the Church, Vocation God’s Mission and the Church
Vocation and Personal Ministry
Spiritual Formation
Mentoring
Evangelism and the Church or Christian Worship
Faith Development in the Local Congregation
3
2
3
1
3
3
D. Ministerial Skills Elective Courses: Preaching; Foundations of You and Fam. Ministry;
    Pastoral Care and Counselling; Church Leadership
Practicum

3
1
E. Academic Skills and General Studies EuNC Orientation
Introduction to Academic Skills
0
2
Electives 18 ECTS (see Course Descriptions) 18
Total 60