In 2018 we are offering three Christian Studies (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 2: MMF 501 Being Disciples in Aotearoa New Zealand & Polynesia – Spiritual Journeying (15 credits)

Face to face teaching weekend: Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, 10 – 12 August 2018, Christchurch

Aim: This course aims to form disciples of Jesus Christ in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia by teaching and practising Christian spiritual practices, listening contextually, evaluating A New Zealand Prayer Book, He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa as a way of formation and evaluating currently available programmes for ministry/discipleship through the lens of God- Place- People to test the programmes’ ability to form disciples who can disciple others in Christ.

More information regarding seminar dates, hours required, assignments etc, can be found here.

A full course outline (2018 version) can be found here.

Lead tutor: Tony Gerritsen, St John’s College, Auckland.

Registration: by 5 pm Friday 6 July 2018. Register by emailing Claire Bonner, Administrator of Theology House, admin@theologyhouse.ac.nz

Cost: tuition fees are zero (thanks to funding from St John’s College) but there is a $50 administration fee for each course, payable to Theology House.

For more information regarding enrolment and administration of these courses, click here.

 

Semester 1: MMC 505 Listening and Conversation in Pastoral Ministry (5 credits) 

Face to face teaching day: Saturday 17 March 2018 in Timaru (transport from Christchurch to Timaru and back will be coordinated)

Aim: This course introduces students to attentive listening as foundational to ministry. In it students will consider how listening relates to culture and ethical practice. This course is practice-focused.

Full course outline is here (2017 version, this may be updated) 

Lead tutor: Richard Cook, St John’s College, Auckland.

Registration: by 5 pm Thursday 1 February 2018. Register by emailing Claire Bonner, Administrator of Theology House, admin@theologyhouse.ac.nz who will supply you with a formal enrolment form.

Cost: tuition fees are zero (thanks to funding from St John’s College) but there is a $50 administration fee for each course, payable to Theology House. You will be invoiced for this 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: BST 510 Bible Story – Old Testament (15 credits)

NB: Amended date for teaching weekend

Face to face teaching weekend: Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, 9-11 March 2018 in Christchurch.

Aim: This course introduces participants to the literature of the Old Testament through reading representative texts from its major literary categories, discussing linguistic, cultural and historical factors that affect its interpretation, and practicing the art of applying its messages to contemporary contexts.

Full course outline is here (2017 version, this may be updated)

Lead Tutor: Peter Carrell, Theology House, Christchurch.

Registration: by 5 pm Thursday 1 February 2018. Register by emailing Claire Bonner, Administrator of Theology House, admin@theologyhouse.ac.nz

Cost: tuition fees are zero (thanks to funding from St John’s College) but there is a $50 administration fee for each course, payable to Theology House.

 

Further enquiries regarding content of courses, requirements for credit, time commitment re. reading, online tutorials, contact Peter Carrell, director@theologyhouse.ac.nz

 

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 College by:
for Semester 1 courses, Thursday 1 February 2018
for Semester 2 courses, Friday 6 July 2018