Introduction re enrolment/administration of Christians Studies (Anglican Studies) courses

  1. Note the critical, authoritative document for 2017 courses is the Anglican Studies Handbook 2017.
  2. Note that all students must be generally enrolled for the Diploma of Christian Studies via St John’s College and that this process, governed by NZ Qualifications Authority requirements, is rigorous re identification and citizenship requirements. However …
  3. Once generally accepted via this enrolment process, registration for individual courses from one semester to another is straightforward.
  4. All courses have no tuition fees (because tutors/lecturers costs are paid for by funding from the St John’s College Trust Board) but each course has an administration fee of $50, to cover Theology House’s costs in administering the course, with this fee including morning and afternoon tea refreshments.

Notes re academic requirements for Christian Studies (Anglican Studies) courses

    1. These courses are NZQA Level 5 (that is, first year university level studies)
    2. There are achievable but demanding levels of reading and essay writing required. Please contact Peter Carrell, Director of Theology House, director@theologyhouse.ac.nz or 03 3413399 if you have any concerns about meeting these levels of achievement.
    3. Importantly, 80% attendance in face-to-face class sessions is a strict requirement of the course if credit is to be achieved. (Most people meet these requirements easily, but care needs to be taken not to have diary clashes between class times on a Friday night/Saturday daytime timetable.
    4. each 5 credits requires 12 hours of “contact” which generally will mean 10 hours of classroom time at Theology House and 2 hours of online interaction via an online learning tool/framework called “Moodle.”
    5. The 10 hours of classroom time will generally be: 6 pm to 9.15 pm Friday evening (3 hours plus break) and 9 am to 5 pm Saturday ( 7 hours plus breaks).

In 2017 we are offering four Anglican Studies courses, in association with the accredited provider of these courses, the College of St John the Evangelist, Auckland (also known as St John’s College or SJC).

Semester 1: THE 511  Understanding Theology: Being Church
(credit points 5, contact hours 12)

10-11 March 2017

Aim: to give students an understanding of Ecclesiology and provide a context for the Anglican Church within Christianity. Full course outline (2016 version, this may be updated) and lecture schedule here.

Main Adjunct lecturer: Peter Carrell, plus other local contributors.

Registration: by 5 pm Wednesday 1 February 2017. Register by emailing Jill Short, Administrator, Theology House, admin@theologyhouse.ac.nz who will supply you with a formal enrolment form.

Cost: $50 to cover administration only. You will be invoiced for the fee when St John’s College has informed us of your successful Application for Admission, and acceptance of your Enrolment form (see documents below).

Semester 1: FHC 515  Being Anglican in Aotearoa New Zealand and Pasefika
(credit points 5, contact hours 12)

26-27 May 2017

Course overview: to be provided.

Main Adjunct lecturer: Peter Carrell plus other local contributors.

Registration: by 5 pm Wednesday 1 February or, at very latest, Friday 28 April 2017. Register by emailing Jill Short, Administrator, Theology House, admin@theologyhouse.ac.nz

Cost: $50 to cover administration only. You will be invoiced for the fee when St John’s College has informed us of your successful Application for Admission, and acceptance of your Enrolment form (see documents below).

Semester 2: MMF 508 Building Intergenerational Community
(credit points 5, contact hours 12)

This course considers the role of the rest of the church (besides the youth or children’s ministry leaders) in supporting Youth and Children’s Ministry. A key component is how we develop parishes that integrate all the ages well. The course is especially suitable for clergy, parish lay leaders such as churchwardens and vestry members, other members of parishes involved and wanting to be involved in supporting youth and/or children’s ministry.

Course outline here.

Lecturers: Phil Trotter and Diana Langdon (National Anglican Youth and Children’s Staff)

Dates: 28-29 July 2017 (7pm-9:30 Friday; 9am-4:30pm Saturday)

Registration: by 5 pm Friday 7 July 2017. Register by emailing Jill Short, Administrator, Theology House, admin@theologyhouse.ac.nz

Cost: $50 to cover administration only. You will be invoiced for the fee when St John’s College has informed us of your successful Application for Admission, and acceptance of your Enrolment form (see documents below).

Semester 2: BST 512 Introduction to the Gospel of Luke
(credit points 10, contact hours 24)

This course introduces the student to the breadth and depth of Luke’s Gospel.

Course outline to be supplied

Lecturer: Rev Dr Tom Innes

Dates: 4-5 and 18-19 August 2017

Registration: by 5 pm Friday 7 July 2017. Register by emailing Jill Short, Administrator, Theology House, admin@theologyhouse.ac.nz

Cost: $50 to cover administration only. You will be invoiced for the fee when St John’s College has informed us of your successful Application for Admission, and acceptance of your Enrolment form (see documents below).

Important documents

General HandbookSt John’s College Anglican Studies Handbook 2017

Application for Admission as a distance learner with St John’s College form (to be filled out and returned directly to St John’s): Application for Admission Form

Enrolment for Individual Course(s) form (also to be returned to SJC): Enrolment for Course(s) form

Important: if you have never enrolled for the Diploma of Christian Studies (Anglican Studies) then your enrolment application forms need to be with St John’s by:
for Semester 1 courses, Wednesday 1 February 2017
for Semester 2 courses, Friday 7 July 2017