Individual modules

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You don’t have to be pursuing an accredited award to participate in the course.

Feel free to explore a module like Make Good, spirituality and discipleship, or developing worship and ministry in context.

Available modules

Introduction to the Bible (Level 4)

An overview of the purpose, context and content of the Old and New Testaments, becoming familiar with approaches to biblical study and considering how to engage biblical texts in mission and ministry.

Informal Learning with Young People and Children (Level 4)

Exploring play, informal education and/or non-formal education among young people and children, questioning and articulating their value and impact in practice. Includes conssideration of how childrena nd young people learn and develop and approaches to working with challenging behaviour.

Foundations for theology and reflective practice (Level 4)

An introduction to contextual theology, principles and methods of reflection, and their place in mission and practice.

Mission and evangelism (Level 4)

Puts the Bible in conversation with culture to help us gain greater understanding about our own practice of mission, looks at historical trends and current approaches to engaging with and witnessing to the world around us, along with practical engagement in mission.

Values, policy and practice: youth work (Level 4)

A course exploring our understanding of the context of youth work and the values, practices and legal frameworks it entails from a Christian perspective, as well as considering methodologies for working with young people.

Basic youth work skills and practice (Level 4)

An introduction to good practice in youth work, including key skills in relationships, communication, teaching, learning styles, administration and leadership, as well as the chance to develop these skills in your ministry setting.

Values, policy and practice: children and family work (Level 4)

A foundation course in ministry with children and families, including context, professional standards (including legal frameworks), principles and values involved, and the opportunity to reflect on practices and principles in this area of ministry.

Basic playwork skills in children’s work practice (Level 4)

An introduction to good practice in relationships with children and families, and to explore the principles and processes involved in using and leading play in your children’s work practice.

Spirituality and discipleship (Level 4)

Explores different approaches to discipleship, considering various Christian spiritual practices and biblical models for prayer and engaging practically with these in your own life.

Bible in context (Level 5)

Considers different approaches to interpreting the Bible and how to read in light of both its original and subsequent contexts, looks at how the Old and New Testaments can be related to each other, and applies this learning to your own engagement with the Bible.

Leadership and theology for ministry and mission (Level 5)

Explores theories and skills in leadership and team working, considering them from a theological and mission focused perspective, integrating biblical and pastoral approaches to leadership, and reflecting on how these can inform your practice.

Developing ministry and worship in context (Level 5)

This module links with your own work or placement to deepen your knowledge and understanding of Christian worship, develop practical skills, and equip you in leading worship, preaching and pastoral care in your context.

Mission entrepreneurship principles (Level 5)

An introduction to social enterprise and its relevance in mission, theological reflection on the nature of entrepreneurship, and the opportunity to learn practical skills to set up and manage a pioneering mission project. (This is a residential module also known as Make Good.)

Mission entrepreneurship practice (Level 5)

Putting the learning from the mission entrepreneurship principles module into practice, this module gives you the chance to undertake a pioneer mission project under the supervision of an experienced practitioner.

Missional theology in global context (Level 5)

Considers theology and approaches to mission from global perspectives and examines contemporary culture, seeing how important understanding context is for our own missional practice.

Missional ecclesiology (Level 5)

An introduction to historical and theological perspectives on ecclesiology and the ways in which the missional church has consistently implemented new approaches, including the opportunity to see how this works out in pioneering settings.

Issues in biblical theology (Level 6)

Explores key themes and critically examines key thinkers in the study of both Old and New Testaments.

Justice, environment and mission in global context (Level 6)

Examines Christian engagement with issues of justice, development and environment, addressing theology and missional practice, and offers the opportunity to reflect on the implications in your own context.

The creative arts and Christian ministry and mission (Level 6)

Aimed at mission or ministry practitioners, this module explores the potential of engagement with the arts to express, explore, shape, nourish and critique faith.

Theological perspectives: community development (Level 6)

Offers space for dialogue and theological reflection on approaches to community development, as well as studying specific initiatives.

Chaplaincy and contemporary Christian mission (Level 6)

Explores the distinctive ministry of chaplaincy in mission, including the opportunity to experience a chaplaincy context.

Islam and Christian-Muslim engagement (Level 6)

Explores theological and practical issues in Christian-Muslim engagement to equip you for encounter in a range of mission and ministry contexts.

Reflective practice: leadership and collaboration (Level 7)

Equips you to discern appropriate models of leadership and evaluate your own experience in leadership. Material is drawn from both secular and Christian contexts.

Anthropology and Christian mission (Level 6 – Pioneer route)

An introduction to culture, context and worldview. You will develop your own reflexive capacity in relation to your cultural background and behaviour.

Research and reflection: resources and methods (Level 7)

An introduction to various research methods and approaches to theological reflection. There will be an opportunity to design a research project.

Mission and ecclesiology in contemporary context (Level 7)

Explores the role and mission of the church both historically and in the contemporary world, bringing your experience into conversation with various perspectives.

Reflective practice in mission and evangelism (Level 7 – Pioneer route)

An opportunity to gain a solid grasp of missiology and to engage with current mission issues through exploration of themes and metaphors. It will also help you to reflect missiologically on your own context and experience.

Theologies in global perspective (Level 7 – Pioneer route)

Helps us to engage in theology in the current global context by examining global perspectives on our Bible, faith and mission.

Dissertation (Level 7)

This is completed in the third year of study. It is a piece of work of 12,000–15,000 words enabling you to follow an area of interest in depth.

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