- Applicants for enrolment must hold a basic theological degree according to the standards of ATESEA or its equivalent.
- Applicants should normally have two or more years of ministerial experience.
Basic Graduation Requirement
One must complete successfully 10 modules of 4 credit hours each plus 1 guided study of 2 credit hours, encompassing a total of 42 credit hours. The basic structure consists of 3 basic modules and 7 electives. A thesis (optional) may replace 2 modules hence take up 8 credit hours, but the guided study of 2 credit hours must be on thesis methodology.
Three Basic Modules
- Pastoral Theology
- Nature & Mission of the Church
- PreachingonNT/OT: Hermeneutics & Homiletics
Seven Electives (choose from below)
- Expository Preaching & Teaching
- Leadership Development
- Pastoral Leadership & Ministry
- Pastoral Spirituality
- Pastoral Counselling
- Spiritual Direction & Mentoring
- Strategies for Church Growth
- Ministry & Cultural Context
- Church Management
- Advanced Seminars on Christian Education
- Missiology and Mission Studies
- Exegesis on set text
- Project Paper: 2 modules (optional)
Duration of Study
- One year of full-time studies or five to eight years of part-time studies.
- Two modules are offered annually. Normally they are offered in March/April and July/August respectively. Please check with the Academic Office for the module, lecturer, exact date and assignments.
Method of Assessment
- one paper of 1500-2000 words and a short essay of 1,000 words
- OR one paper of 1500-2000 words
- Deadline for submitting assignments: within six months after the course.
- Failure to submit an assignment by the deadline will be considered as failure of the course. If it is a core course, it must be repeated again. If it is an elective course, it must be replaced by another elective.
Average of C+ (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) and above is required for graduation.