Certificate Course Registration

Below are the available courses available this coming term. Please complete the foundation course, Bible Overview before registering for any other course.

Preliminary Theology Certificate (PTC) Courses

Foundation: Bible Overview

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BT111 Foundation: Bible Overview

An overview of the entire Bible, plus helpful hints on how to understand its main themes.

Syllabus
1. The Book of Books
2. Interpreting the Bible
3. From creation to new creation
4. Israel and God’s purposes
5. The promised land and God’s good purposes writings
6. The Kingdom of David & God’s purpose
7. God’s purpose renewed
8. Jesus the fulfiller of God’s purpose
9. The Gospel for the nations
10. Awaiting the fulfilment – The Apostles’

Self-study

Term 4, 2019
Begins: 1 Dec 2019
Ends: 28 Feb 2020
Deadline: 1 Dec 2019
Exam Period: 15 – 29 Feb 2020

Christian Worship

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CW111 Christian Worship

What is the biblical meaning of ‘worship’? How will that meaning be expressed?

Syllabus
1. Worship in the Old Testament
2. Worship under the New Covenant
3. Why the early Christians met together
4. The Lord’s Supper
5. The Development of Liturgies
6. Continental Reformation Liturgies
7. British Reformation Liturgies
8. Modern Liturgies
9. Hearing God’s Word
10. Singing Together​

Self-study

Term 4, 2019
Begins: 1 Dec 2019
Ends: 28 Feb 2020
Deadline: 1 Dec 2019
Exam Period: 15 – 29 Feb 2020

Promise to Fulfilment

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BT121 Promise to Fulfilment

This module is designed to help students interpret the Bible and so is particularly useful for those who are involved in any teaching ministry.

Syllabus
1. Biblical Theology
2. Jesus and the Old Testament
3. Abraham and the Children of Promise 1
4. Abraham and the Children of Promise 2
5. Exodus and God’s Redemption 1
6. Exodus and God’s Redemption 2
7. The King of God’s Kingdom
8. The Covenant of Grace
9. The Gospel for the Nations
10. The Eternal Inheritance

Self-study

Term 4, 2019
Begins: 1 Dec 2019
Ends: 28 Feb 2020
Deadline: 1 Dec 2019
Exam Period: 15 – 29 Feb 2020

Doctrine 1

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CT101 Doctrine 1

We explore the Bible’s teaching about God – how we get to know him, what he is like, what he has done for us.

Syllabus
1. The Gospel of God
2. Knowing God
3. Sources for the knowledge of God
4. The Bible as the Word of God
5. The God we know (1)
6. The God we know (2): the Trinity
7. The God who creates
8. The God who saves
9. The God who rules history
10. The God who renews

Doulos Presbyterian Church (Taman Sea, PJ)

Term 4, 2019
Starts: 10 December 2019 (every Tuesday)
Time: 8 -9PM
Deadline: 17 December 2019

New Testament 1

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NT111 New Testament 1

Exploring God’s purposes in sending Christ. Getting to know Jesus through the Gospel of Mark.

Syllabus
1. The gospel and the Gospels
2. Prepare the way for the Lord
3. The Kingdom of God is near
4. Jesus spoke to them in parables
5. Jesus cares for the perishing
6. Responding to Jesus
7. Following Jesus on the ‘way’
8. Jesus comes to Jerusalem
9. The Coming of the Son of Man
10. The King and his Kingdom

Self-study

Term 4, 2019
Begins: 1 Dec 2019
Ends: 28 Feb 2020
Deadline: 1 Dec 2019
Exam Period: 15 – 29 Feb 2020

Intermediate Theology Certificate (ITC) Courses

Doctrine 2

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CT121 Doctrine 2

Who is Jesus Christ? What is the nature of sin? How did Christ’s death deal with sin?

Syllabus

1. Adam: Man of Dust
2. Adam: Man in Sin
3. Christ: The Man from Heaven
4. Christ Crucified
5. Christ Exalted
6. The Spirit of God
7. The Call of God
8. Turning to God
9. The Justice of God
10. God’s Choice

Self-study

Term 4, 2019
Begins: 1 Dec 2019
Ends: 28 Feb 2020
Deadline: 1 Dec 2019
Exam Period: 15 – 29 Feb 2020

Romans

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NT122 Romans

Romans opens up the central truths of the gospel. This book has changed many lives. Some of these lives have changed history. A detailed walk through the book of Romans in this module.

Syllabus
1. The background of the letter
2. Why we need the gospel
3. How God meets our need
4. The fruit of justification
5. The Christian and sin
6. The Christian and God’s law
7. Life in the Spirit
8. The problem of Israel’s unbelief
9. Jews and Gentiles in the plan of God
10. Love in action

Self-study

Term 4, 2019
Begins: 1 Dec 2019
Ends: 28 Feb 2020
Deadline: 1 Dec 2019
Exam Period: 15 – 29 Feb 2020

Early Church History

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CH121 Early Church History

Early Church History takes a look at the life of the church (its struggles, persecution, and consolidation) through the first five centuries AD.

Syllabus
1. Introduction to Early Church History
2. Apostles and ‘Apostolic Fathers’
3. Challengers and Champions: Heresies in the first centuries
4. Christian Life: 2nd and 3rd centuries
5. The Hour of Trial: Persecutions of the Early Church
6. A New Era: Accepted and Respected
7. Trinitarian Controversies
8. Men and Women of East and West
9. The Road to Chalcedon: Christological Controversies
10. Popes, Monks and Missionaries

Self-study

Term 4, 2019
Begins: 1 Dec 2019
Ends: 28 Feb 2020
Deadline: 1 Dec 2019
Exam Period: 15 – 29 Feb 2020

New Testament 2

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NT121 New Testament 2

We trace how the risen and ascended Christ continues to achieve his gospel purposes through the events of the book of Acts.

Syllabus
1. Introduction to the Acts of the Apostles
2. The beginning of the church
3. The Church and the Jewish authorities
4. The Church begins to expand
5. The beginnings of the Gentile mission
6. The mission to Asia Minor and its repercussions
7. Paul’s missionary campaign in Macedonia & Achaia
8. Paul’s missionary campaign in Asia Minor
9. Paul’s arrest and imprisonment Part 1
10. Paul’s arrest and imprisonment Part 2

Doulos Presbyterian Church (Taman Sea, PJ)

Term 4, 2019
Starts: 19 December 2019 (every Thursday)
Time: 8 -10PM
Deadline: 25 December 2019

Advanced Theology Certificate (ThC) Courses

New Testament 4

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NT141 New Testament 4

An overview of the non-Pauline letters, with an in-depth look at Hebrews and how to understand Revelation.

Syllabus
1. Introduction to Hebrews
2. Hebrews 1-4
3. Hebrews 5-10
4. Hebrews 10:19-13:25
5. The Epistle of James
6. 1 Peter 1-2
7. 1 Peter 3-5
8. Jude and 2 Peter
9. Revelation 1-3
10. Revelation 4-22

 

* New Testament 4 is available as a paper-based unit only, not available online.

Self-study

Term 4, 2019
Begins: 1 Dec 2019
Ends: 28 Feb 2020
Deadline: 1 Dec 2019
Exam Period: 15 – 29 Feb 2020

Doctrine 3

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CT131 Doctrine 3

The Church. What it is and what does it do in the purposes of God? Attention is paid to Christian worship, baptism and the Lord’s supper.

Syllabus
1. The Church (1): The Nature of the Church
2. The Church (2): God’s Calling of the Church
3. The Church (3): The Fellowship of the Church
4. The Church (4): The Continuity of the Church
5. The Church (5): The Church & Denominations
6. Christian Worship
7. The Lord’s Supper
8. Baptism
9. The Ministry
10. False Ministries

* The Church (Doctrine 3) is available as a paper-based unit only, not available online.

Self-study

Term 4, 2019
Begins: 1 Dec 2019
Ends: 28 Feb 2020
Deadline: 1 Dec 2019
Exam Period: 15 – 29 Feb 2020

Christian Ethics

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ET132 Christian Ethics

The course as a whole concentrates on the foundations of the Bible, Doctrine and Church History. Our primary aim is to equip people for ministry by exploring the great story of God’s faithfulness written for us in the Bible and grasping its meaning for all of life. In our experience, this course can help make an impact on your Church that will continue to shape its ministry and witness well into the future.

Syllabus

Study 1 An Introduction to Ethics
Study 2 Using the Bible in Ethics
Study 3 Doing Normative Christian Ethics
Study 4 The Unity of Christian Ethics – The Mutual Love Ethic
Study 5 The Unity of Christian Ethics – Five Things that Matter
Study 6 Ethical Passages – The Sermon on the Plain (Lk 6:17-49)
Study 7 Ethical Issues – Relationships and Sexuality
Study 8 Ethical Issues – Relationships and Society
Study 9 Ethical Issues – Ethics at the Extremes of Life
Study 10 Ethical Issues – Making Disciples of all Nations

Self-study

Term 4, 2019
Begins: 1 Dec 2019
Ends: 28 Feb 2020
Deadline: 1 Dec 2019
Exam Period: 15 – 29 Feb 2020