Journey of formation and discovery
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Enrol now in our new Bachelor of Theology
The purpose of this qualification is to empower and equip people to critically engage in theological enquiry in the context of Aotearoa and Oceania. It seeks to assist the Church in its search to become contextually relevant and prophetic in its public witness. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of justice in the outworking of such enquiry with special reference to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the bi-cultural partnership.
This qualification is theologically and biblically grounded, ministry oriented, ecumenically and pluralistically sensitive, integrated with practical experience, and informed by Māori and Oceanic cultural and knowledge traditions.
This qualification is structured in order to recognise the advanced knowledge and skills required in a variety of professions and contexts.
Graduates will benefit by having a qualification that recognises advanced critical theological knowledge to enhance employment opportunities in church and society and/or to prepare for postgraduate studies.
Churches will benefit by having individuals with advanced theological knowledge and skills to transform the church by leading areas of responsibility in a wide range of vocations.
Society will benefit by having qualified individuals who are committed to justice, biculturalism and diversity to successfully contribute to radical social transformation.
Upcoming Important Dates:
18 January 2021: College Year Begins
18 – 20 January: Staff Retreat and Planning
21-22 January: Enrolment & Registration
22-23 January: 2021 Orientation
2-6 February: Waitangi Trip
Block 1 (Summer): BMS520 Mana Tiriti - Treaty and Church | 2-6 February (Te Aroha Rountree)
Block 2: BS510 Worlds and Cultures of the Bible | 1-5 March (Dr Emily Colgan)
Block 3: BBS710 Torah | 15-19 March (Dr Nāsili Vaka'uta)
Block 4: BRS610 Engaging Community | 22-26 March (Abhishek Solomon)
Block 5: BTS512 Methodist Theology | 29 March - 1 April (Dr George Zachariah)
Block 6: BBS612 Bible and Te Tiriti | 12-16 April (Te Aroha Rountree & Dr Emily Colgan)
Mid-semester Break | 17 April – 2 May 2021