old Diploma in Practical Ministry

Biblical Studies Objective: To provide seminarians with a thorough knowledge of the world in which the biblical texts were composed through introducing them to the history, sociology, and ideas of that world. Seminarians are expected to study both biblical languages as an integral part of this. This provides the basis for the seminarians to develop skills in exegesis or interpretation of the Bible, learning to read the text at many levels. The courses on biblical hermeneutics and social issues seek to enable seminarians to relate the biblical texts to the situations they encounter and to use them with integrity as a source for doing theology.

Biblical Studies I

BIB101 – Introduction to Old Testament

 BIB102 – Introduction to New Testament Biblical Studies II

BIB202 – Old Testament Themes

BIB204 – Pauline Writings Biblical Studies III

BIB301 – Critical Tools for Biblical Studies

BIB 302 – The Bible in Context

Theological Studies

Theology I

I SYS101 – Introduction to Systematic Theology “God and Creation”

SYS102 – Introduction to Doctrines I

 Theology II

SYS201 – Introductions to Doctrines II

SYS203 – Introduction to Christian Ethics

 Theology III

SYS301 –Denominational Theology

SF 300 – The Identity and Purpose of the Church

History of Christianity

Objective: To present seminarians with a survey of the development of the Christian church from the Apostolic period to the present by examining significant events in the development of the Christian church; To equip them to critically evaluate the past through the lens of the present, and the present through the lens of the past; To encourage an awareness of the church as a living community whose past developments have continual relevance for today.

Church History I

CHH101 – Establishing the Church I

CHH102 – Establishing the Church II

 Church History II

CHH201 – Reformation and its Consequences

CHH202 – The Church in Southern Africa

Church History III

CHH301 – Denominational History

Practice of Christian Ministry and Mission Objective: To equip seminarians to understand and respond to the mission imperative; to give theological focus to the history, methodologies, ideologies, and concepts of expansion, outreach, and frontier-crossing that have shaped the church across centuries and continents; to equip seminarians to bear authentic, sensitive, inclusive and holistic witness to the essential faith convictions of Christianity; to prepare seminarians to live out their faith in the secular realm with proper regard to diversity, multi-cultural and inter-faith relations.

PCMM104 – Preaching 1: Theory of Worship and Public Speaking

PCMM202 – Community Development and Theology

PCMM204 – Preaching 2: Liturgy and Preaching

PCMM300 – The Identity and Mission of the Church

PCMM301 – Pastoral Care and Counseling

PCMM303 – Transformational Leadership for Ministry and Mission

PCMM304 – Preaching 3: Sacraments and Preaching

PCMM306 – Introduction to Ecumenism

Fundamental Studies Objective: To provide a framework for fundamental courses and electives that expose seminarians to subjects that equip them for study, instill passion for study, and which relate theological and church studies to the broader social context in which seminarians for the ministry of the church may be appointed to serve.

FAS101 – Fundamental Academic Skills

FDS101 – English Language
Total credits required: 360