Certificate in Lay Preaching
|Level||Equivalent to NZQF Level 4|
|Hours of study required||150 hours per paper|
|Duration||1 year full time (2 years part time)|
Strategic Purpose Statement
It is recommended that students have the support of their parishes when undertaking this programme.
NB Accreditation as a lay preacher in the Methodist Church of New Zealand is done through parishes in accordance with the Laws and Regulations of the Methodist Church. See MCNZ Laws and Regulations, Section 1: 8.1 – 8.10
Graduates will be able to:
Locate texts in their biblical contexts and ancient settings
Interpret texts using various methods and tools for interpretation
Write and deliver sermons based on interpretation and apply to the contemporary situation.
This qualification may lead to entry and credits in the Diploma in Methodist Studies (Level 5) or equivalent qualifications.
Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to become lay preachers in the Methodist Church of New Zealand or in other similar contexts.