Private Training EstablishmentAlphacrucis College
This course is available
Level of Study
120 credit hours
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
At Alphacrucis we believe that theological study is profoundly important to Christian faith, life and ministry. It is not about learning an abstract set of ideas, but it involves consideration of why we believe, how we believe, and how our beliefs shape who we are and what we do in the world. This programme provides a unique opportunity to engage in theological and ministry education within the framework of a Pentecostal-Charismatic expression of the faith.
The Diploma in Theological Studies is a programme designed to provide students foundational understanding of the biblical texts, use the tools of exegesis, describe the core theological beliefs of the Christian tradition and apply these to spirituality, church life and mission in a variety of contemporary contexts. Graduates will have developed skills in pastoral ministry and leadership, grounded in a theological framework and locating Christian mission in local, bicultural and cross-cultural contexts.
This programme leads to the New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 5) with a strand in Theological Studies. Alphacrucis is registered and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989 to provide education and training based on the National Qualifications Framework. Alphacrucis has approval and accreditation to deliver this programme. Alphacrucis is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral care of International Students.
Academic Entry Requirements
Entry Requirements: Minimum 18 years of age with high school literacy and numeracy skills. Pastoral reference required.
International students should have a minimum English ability equivalent to IELTS 5.5.