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 the Vocational Bachelor qualification. 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 30 and following of the Academic Catalogue.

Minimum Requirements

  • Only courses with passing grades will count.
  • A TOEFL score of 475 for entrance for non-native English speaking students doing course work in English.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 1.5.
  • The student must complete 60 ECTS, distributed as follows:

Cluster

Course

ECTS

1. Bible
5 ECTS
Introduction to Old Testament
Introduction to New Testament
Hermeneutics
5
5
5
2. Theology, Tradition, and Identity
6 ECTS
Introduction to Theology
Holiness & Identity
3
3
3. God’s Mission, The Church, and Vocation
9 ECTS
God’s Mission and the Church
Vocation & Personal Ministry
Spiritual Formation
Mentoring
3
2
3
1
4. Proclaiming the Kingdom of God - -
5. Shepherding the Flock
8 ECTS
Reinventing Evangelism and Church or Christian Worship
Faith Development in the Local Congregation
5
3
6. Ministry Specialties
1 ECTS
Practicum 1
7. Understanding the World - -
8. Understanding People - -
9. Academic Proficiencies
1 ECTS
Introduction to College Studies 1
Electives 20
Total 60