THEOLOGY HANDBOOK 2021 - LAIDLAW

 
THEOLOGY HANDBOOK 2021 - LAIDLAW
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OUR VISION                                                                                                   HAERE MAI
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                   A world shaped by love,
                   compelled and informed by                                                                          Laidlaw College has been preparing men and women to serve the church and the world
                   the Gospel.                                                                                        for over 95 years. The School of Theology offers a range of programmes rich in practical
                                                                                                                      experience and in-depth knowledge.

                                                                                                                      Students will learn to think imaginatively and critically about issues that affect all of life and

 OUR MISSION
                                                                                                                      society, gain the tools to translate the Gospel of Christ into action and bring about renewal
                                                                                                                      within their own lives and the lives of those around them. In the process, they will grapple
                                                                                                                      with questions such as “Who is Jesus and what has he done?” and “What does it mean to be

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                                                                                                                      human?”

                                                                                                                      STUDENTS MIGHT FIND THEMSELVES:
             To equip students and scholars                                                                           · Studying in Laidlaw’s Internship programme while they continue their church ministry;
                                                                                                                      · Taking time out for a gap year to strengthen and reinforce their faith before going on to
             to renew their communities                                                                                 University study;
             with a faith as intelligent as it is                                                                     · Preparing to participate in missions in New Zealand and around the world;
                                                                                                                      · Training for pastoral leadership;
             courageous.                                                                                              · Bringing their faith to bear in the workplace.

                                                                                                                      The School of Theology offers a diverse backdrop for preparation for ministry. Students
                                                                                                                      enrolled in one of its programmes will find themselves immersed in the world of Scripture
                                                                                                                      and the Church. They will gain the tools to translate the Gospel into action in the areas of
                                                                                                                      social justice, reconciliation, community transformation and personal formation – just to
                                                    Laidlaw College                                                   name a few. Laidlaw College will prepare them to renew their community with a faith as
                                                    is an evangelical,                                                intelligent as it is courageous.
                                                    interdenominational tertiary
                                                    institution committed to
                                                    the provision of theological                                      CONTACT DETAILS
                                                    education throughout the
                                                    whole of New Zealand.                                             School of Theology, Laidlaw College
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                                                    structure their study.                                                                                                               that this information will
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                                                                                                                                                                                         website (www.laidlaw.ac.nz/
                                                    of the 1989 Education
                                                                                                                                                                                         theolog y), and the online
                                                    Act and its amendments                                                                                                               version will always contain the
                                                    and is accredited to teach                                                                                                           latest information.
                                                    programmes listed in this
                                                    handbook, all of which
                                                    have been approved by the
                                                    Authority.
                                                                                     Last updated: 25 February 2021

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TABLE OF                                       PROGRAMMES
CONTENTS                                       Undergraduate Programmes                                           Postgraduate Programmes

Undergraduate Programmes                  07   Certificate in Study and Career Preparation                        Postgraduate Diploma in Theology
                                               The Certificate in Study and Career Preparation is a one           The Postgraduate Diploma in Theology is a one year 120 credit
Certificate in Christian Ministry         09   semester foundational programme of 60 credits at level 4. It       at level 8 for those who already have a Bachelor of Theology
                                               is designed to assist students succeed in tertiary education.      or a Graduate Diploma in Theology. It is also an exit award for
Diploma in Christian Studies              11                                                                      those who successfully complete the first year of the Master
                                                                                                                  of Theology but do not wish to continue.
Bachelor of Ministries                    14   Certificate in Christian Ministry
                                               The Certificate in Christian Ministry is a one year introductory
Bachelor of Theology                      18   internship programme of 120 credits at level 4.                    Master of Theology
Graduate Certificate in Theology          22                                                                      The Master of Theology is a flexible programme at level 9
                                                                                                                  designed to provide an advanced level theological qualification
                                               Diploma in Christian Studies
Graduate Diploma in Theology              24                                                                      for those who have already completed a recognised Bachelor’s
                                               The Diploma in Christian Studies is a one year introductory        level degree in theology.
                                               programme of 120 credits at level 5. There are two strands:
Postgraduate Programmes                   28   Christian Leadership (Internship) and Theological Studies.
                                                                                                                  Master of Philosophy
                                               Bachelor of Ministries                                             Doctor of Philosophy
Postgraduate Diploma in Theology          30                                                                      Laidlaw offers a variety of advanced research options through
                                               The Bachelor of Ministries is a three year 360 credit degree at
Master of Theology                        32                                                                      its partnerships with select institutions.
                                               level 7 designed to equip leaders for Christian ministries with
                                               an emphasis on internship based learning.
Advanced Research Degrees (MPhil, PhD)    34
                                               Bachelor of Theology
General Information                       35   The Bachelor of Theology is a three year 360 credit degree at
                                               level 7 designed to provide a solid foundation in theological
                                               knowledge and reflection.
Modes of study                            35
Certificate of Proficiency                35   Graduate Certificate in Theology
Non-formal study                          35   The Graduate Certificate in Theology is a one semester 60
                                               credit programme at level 7 designed for those who have
How much does it cost?                    36   already attained an undergraduate degree in another discipline.
Enrolment Documents and Payment of Fees   36
                                               Graduate Diploma in Theology
Resources and Guides                      37
                                               The Graduate Diploma in Theology is a one year 120 credit
Support and Communication                 38   programme at level 7 designed for those who have already
                                               attained an undergraduate degree in another discipline.
Courses                                   39
Making Enrolment Changes                  39
Assessments                               40
Graduation                                41
Course Descriptions                       44
Internship Regulations                    52
Experience it for yourself                54

                                               Please see the programme details regarding the locations and modes of study.

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STUDY PATHWAYS                                                            UNDERGRADUATE
                                                                          PROGRAMMES
                    DOCTORAL AND OTHER RESEARCH STUDIES

      MASTER OF THEOLOGY
     (120 credits thesis, Level 9)

   POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN
                                             MASTER OF THEOLOGY
           THEOLOGY
                                             (180/240 credits, Level 9)
       (120 credits, Level 8)

     BACHELOR OF MINISTRIES                 GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN
        (360 credits, Level 7)                     THEOLOGY
                                               (60 credits, Level 7)
                  or
                                                        Or
     BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY
        (360 credits, Level 7)               GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN
                                                   THEOLOGY
                                               (120 credits, Level 7)

      DIPLOMA IN CHRISTIAN
              STUDIES
        (120 credits, Level 5)

    CERTIFICATE IN STUDY AND
      CAREER PREPARATION
        (60 credits, Level 4)
                  or
    CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN
            MINISTRY
       (120 credits, Level 4)

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CERTIFICATE IN
                                                                                  CHRISTIAN MINISTRY
                  CERTIFICATE                                                     (INTERNSHIP)(CertCM)
                  IN STUDY
                  AND CAREER
                                                                                  Programme Summary                                       Outline
                                                                                                                                          The Certificate in Christian Ministry (Internship) (CertCM)
                                                                                  NQF Level          4, 120 credits

                  PREPARATION
                                                                                                                                          provides Christian churches and their agencies with people
                                                                                                     Full-time for 2 semesters,           who can suppor t and enhance their communities and
                                                                                  Duration                                                ministries.
                                                                                                     part-time options available

                                                                                  Starts             February                             Students in the CertCM (Internship) develop knowledge, skills
                                                                                                                                          and experience by connecting their own reflection on the
                                                                                  Places             Open – Selection criteria apply      Christian faith with real life practical contexts, equipping them
                                                                                                                                          for service in the church and wider contexts.
                  (LEVEL 4, 60 CREDITS)                                           Campus             Laidlaw College Partners
                                                                                                                                          The CertCM (Internship) programme also provides a pathway
                                                                                  Tuition Fee        $ 4,452 plus Student Services Fee
                                                                                                                                          into further study for further personal and professional
                                                                                  Web                www.laidlaw.ac.nz/theology           development.
                  THIS IS NOT OFFERED IN SEMESTER ONE 2021.
                                                                                                                                          It leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Christian Ministry
                  Laidlaw College offers the Certificate in Study and Career                                                              (Level 4) with a strand in Internship.
                  Preparation (CertPrep) which assists students with the
                  development of key skills, capabilities, knowledge and            Career Opportunities
                  attributes needed to succeed in tertiary education including                                                            Graduate Profile
                  degree level. The programme provides a foundation for             Paid and voluntary employment in areas such as:
                  students who want to continue into Laidlaw programmes                                                                   Graduates will be able to:
                                                                                      · Chaplaincy                                        • Integrate foundational knowledge of selected biblical
                  in Theology, Teaching or Counselling through a mixture of
                  academic skills development and reflection on Christian faith       · Church based ministries                              principles and Christian beliefs and apply to specified
                  and life. The programme focuses on four key areas: Academic         · Cross-cultural ministries                            communities, acknowledging bicultural or multicultural
                  reading, writing, and communication; Managing your study            · Inter-cultural ministries                            context.
                  and learning; Encountering the Bible and Faith in Action.           · Mission support workers                           • Apply biblical and theological principles to own faith
                                                                                      · Ministry with service agencies                      journey and to that of others.
                  For more details and availability of the programme see
                  www.laidlaw.ac.nz/foundation-studies                                · Religious education instructor                    • Apply biblical, theological and ministry skills in a mentored
                                                                                      · Youth Work                                          practical ministry context to support the spiritual
                                                                                    Professional development                                development of individuals and groups.
                                                                                    Effective service as a church member                  • Organise and prioritise tasks and responsibilities in the
                                                                                    Personal Christian growth                               provision of practical ministry to individuals and groups.
                                                                                    Workplace Christians                                  • Set goals and make plans for providing practical ministry to
                                                                                    Further study at diploma and degree level               individuals and groups.

                                                                                                                                          Requirements
                                                                                                                                          The CertCM (Internship) programme is a one year full-time (or
                                                                                                                                          part-time equivalent) programme. The programme is made up
                                                                                                                                          of a total of 120 credits.

                                                                                                                                          Students can study in these programmes:
                                                                                                                                          • By arrangement through one of several local learning hubs
                                                                                                                                             located around the country.

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DIPLOMA IN CHRISTIAN
Compulsory Courses                                                • achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to
                                                                    Adults (CELTA); or
 Theological Foundations        Interships                        • achieved the required score, as indicated in the following

                                                                                                                                    STUDIES (DipCS)
 116.415 Encountering          472.430 Ministry Internship I       subsections, in one of the following internationally
         the Bible              473.430 Ministry Internship II      recognised English proficiency tests, within the preceding
 216.415 Basics of                                                 two years:
          Christian Belief                                        - International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
 416.415 Discipleship                                             - University of Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
 506.415 Faith in Action                                             (CAE)
                                                                  - University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in
 60 credits                     60 credits                           English (CPE)
                                                                  - University of Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE)
                    TOTAL 120 CREDITS
                                                                  - International English for Speakers of Other Languages           Programme Summary                                      Outline
                                                                     qualifications by City and Guilds (IESOL)
Courses                                                           - Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PToE)                       NQF Level          5, 120 credits
                                                                                                                                                                                           The Theological Studies strand provides students with an
For descriptions of the above courses please refer to page 41.    - New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL)                                                                    introduction to biblical studies, theological studies and spiritual
                                                                  - Testing of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).                                  Full-time for 2 semesters,          formation and prepares them to live out the Gospel of Christ,
                                                                                                                                    Duration                                               engaging thoughtfully and compassionately in the world.
                                                                                                                                                       part-time options available
Admission Requirements                                            A waiver for the English language test may be                                                                            The Christian Leadership strand† equips people to evaluate
                                                                                                                                    Starts             February and July
General Admission Requirements                                    granted:                                                                                                                 and deliver ministry programmes within their context, to
                                                                  • For those applicants who have an undergraduate or higher        Places             Open – Selection criteria apply     think deeply about their faith, and to lead a wide range of
• No secondary schooling or NCEA level 1 attainment or              qualification gained from; New Zealand, Australia, Canada,                                                             Christian operations. Students are equipped with a biblical
                                                                                                                                                       Henderson, Manukau, Christchurch,
  equivalent: Entry assessment required                             the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom       Campus                                                 and theological foundation upon which applied Christian
                                                                                                                                                       Distance Learning
                                                                    or the United States of America.                                                                                       leadership skills are developed through internship in real life
• NCEA level 2 attainment or equivalent: open entry                                                                                                                                        practical contexts.
                                                                  • For those who have studied in NZ for a minimum of two           Tuition Fee        $6,270 plus Student Services Fee
NCEA Equivalence can include:                                       years at secondary school and gained either a) eight, level
                                                                                                                                    Web                www.laidlaw.ac.nz/theology          Students who complete the DipCS may staircase into the
• NZ School Certificate                                             2 NCEA University Entrance literacy credits (4 credits in
                                                                                                                                                                                           second year of the Bachelor of Theology degrees.
                                                                    reading and 4 credits in writing) gained prior to 2014 or b)
• Sixth Form Certificate                                            ten, level 2 NCEA University Entrance Literacy credits (5
                                                                                                                                                                                           The DipCS programme leads to the New Zealand Diploma in
• Overseas equivalent qualifications, including IB and CIE          credits in reading and 5 credits in writing).
                                                                                                                                                                                           Christian Studies (Level 5) with strands in Theological Studies
• Other NZQA level 1 or 2 certificates in relevant disciplines    • For long-term residents (10+ years) in New Zealand,               Career Opportunities                                 or Christian Leadership.
  to Laidlaw programmes                                             or another English speaking country, who are able to
                                                                    demonstrate English language competency appropriate
• The following may be accepted as equivalent at our
  discretion and the applicant may need to sit assessment
                                                                    to the desired level of study. Competency must be
                                                                                                                                      Church Leadership
                                                                                                                                      Paid and voluntary employment in areas such as:
                                                                                                                                                                                           Objectives
                                                                    documented.
  for entry:                                                                                                                            · Associate Pastor                                 On completion of the Diploma in Christian Studies students

- Reference/support/documentation from employer                   The requirement for this programme is:                                · Chaplaincy                                       will have developed the capacity to tell the biblical story, to
                                                                                                                                                                                           read the Scriptures within their wider historical context and
- Evidence of level of academic achievement or a portfolio of     • IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in reading and writing OR           · Church based ministries
                                                                                                                                                                                           to understand a theological framework for life and ministry.
  work for home-schooled students                                                                                                       · Inter-cultural ministries
                                                                  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 42 OR
                                                                                                                                        · Mission support workers                          Students will have begun the process of developing the
All equivalences must be documented. Entry Assessment             • equivalent (see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/
                                                                    our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/
                                                                                                                                        · Ministry with service agencies                   disciplines necessary both to maintain their own spiritual
includes a literacy test. Dates for assessment will be advised.
                                                                                                                                        · Religious education instructor                   growth and to serve in voluntary leadership capacities
                                                                    the-table/).
                                                                                                                                                                                           within the church and in our world. By the end of this study
English Language Requirements                                                                                                           · Youth Work
                                                                                                                                                                                           programme students will have gained the skills required
                                                                                                                                      Professional development
Applicants must meet both the Academic and English
                                                                  Police Clearance                                                    Effective service as a church member
                                                                                                                                                                                           to apply their knowledge in a range of contexts, including
                                                                                                                                                                                           vocations in New Zealand and overseas.
language requirements for this programme. In addition to the                                                                          Personal Christian growth
                                                                  It is a condition of enrolment in the CertCM (Internship Track)
requirements outlined above applicants for whom English is
                                                                  that students complete a Police Vetting Service Request             Further study at degree level
not their first language must use one of the following methods
                                                                  and Consent form as part of their application. International
to demonstrate that they have the required level of English
                                                                  applicants must provide a police clearance certificate from
proficiency to study in New Zealand:
                                                                  their country of citizenship AND for any country in which they
                                                                  have lived for more than a 12 month period in the last 10
•g
  ained NCEA level 3 and met New Zealand University
                                                                  years. This police clearance should be less than 6 months old
  Entrance requirements; or
                                                                  and be presented at the time of application.
• holds a Bachelor’s degree of at least three years from
  New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland,
  South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States of                                                                                                                                 †
                                                                                                                                                                                               This programme is not available at every campus.
  America; or
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Graduate Profile                                                  Transition into                                                      NCEA Equivalence can include:
                                                                                                                                       • University Entrance, A or B Bursary.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         - International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                         - University of Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
Graduates will be able to:                                        Degree Programmes                                                    •O
                                                                                                                                         verseas equivalent qualifications, including International
                                                                                                                                                                                                            (CAE)
• Evaluate and apply a broad understanding of theology and                                                                                                                                               - University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in
                                                                                                                                         Baccalaureate and Cambridge International Exam, or HSC
  biblical foundations to defined contexts based on textual       BMin                                                                   (Australia).
                                                                                                                                                                                                            English (CPE)
  interpretation and religious practice.                                                                                                                                                                 - University of Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE)
                                                                  Completion of the following tracks lead to eligibility to apply to
                                                                                                                                       •O
                                                                                                                                         ther NZQA Level 3 certificates in similar disciplines to       - International English for Speakers of Other Languages
• Evaluate a ministry programme based on strategies that          enter the 2nd year of a BMin:
                                                                                                                                         Laidlaw programmes.                                                qualifications by City and Guilds (IESOL)
  integrate personal and community faith journeys, and the                                                                                                                                               - Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PToE)
  social, cultural and other contextual considerations of         • Christian Leadership                                               • Other NZQA level 4 certificate in a different discipline.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         - New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL)
  defined groups.                                                 • Mission and Intercultural                                          • The following may be accepted as equivalent at our              - Testing of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Graduates with the Theological Studies strand will also be able                                                                          discretion and the applicant may need to sit assessment
                                                                  • Pastoral Ministry
                                                                                                                                         for entry:
to:
                                                                  • Youth Ministry
                                                                                                                                                                                                         The requirement for this programme is:
• Integrate core tools of theology, biblical texts and ministry                                                                        - Reference/support/documentation from employer                   • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, reading,
   practice, and apply these to the broader community to                                                                               - Evidence of level of academic achievement or a portfolio of        speaking, listening OR
   provide leadership and direction that is culturally and                                                                               work for home-schooled students
                                                                  BTheol                                                                                                                                 • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 58 OR
   ethically appropriate.
                                                                  Completion of the following tracks lead to eligibility to apply to
Graduates with the Christian Leadership strand will also be       enter the 2nd year of a BTheol:
                                                                                                                                       Special Admission                                                 • equivalent (see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/
able to:                                                                                                                               For applicants who do not meet the above requirements, an           our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/
                                                                  Biblical Studies
• Apply key Christian leadership principles to facilitate                                                                              Entry Assessment may be required. Possible study options can        the-table/)
  team development and accomplish organisational goals in                                                                              arise depending on the assessment result:
                                                                  • Christian Thought and History
  particular areas of responsibility in Christian ministry.
                                                                  • Mission and Intercultural                                          • An offer to the Certificate of Career and Study Preparation     A waiver for the IELTS may be granted:
                                                                  • Indigenous Theology                                                • An offer to the Certificate of Christian Ministry programme     • For those applicants who have an undergraduate or higher
Requirements                                                      Depending on the track and the degree programme you want             • Entry to the Diploma in Christian Studies programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                           qualification gained from; New Zealand, Australia, Canada,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom
                                                                  to transition into there may be some additional required                                                                                 or the United States of America.
Theological Studies strand                                                                                                             • An offer of entry to the Diploma of Christian Studies if the
                                                                  courses.
                                                                                                                                         BMin or BTheol was applied for                                  • For those who have studied in NZ for a minimum of two
Compulsory Courses
• 115.515 Biblical Theology                                       In exceptional cases the Head of Theology may approve                • Entry to the BMin or BTheol.                                      years at secondary school and gained either a) eight, level
                                                                  a personal programme of study in order to meet the                                                                                       2 NCEA University Entrance literacy credits (4 credits in
• 120.515 Old Testament: Introduction                                                                                                  Entry Assessment includes a literacy test. Dates for assessment     reading and 4 credits in writing) gained prior to 2014 or b)
                                                                  requirements for the awarding of the degree.
                                                                                                                                       will be advised.                                                    ten, level 2 NCEA University Entrance Literacy credits (5
• 140.515 New Testament: Introduction
                                                                                                                                                                                                           credits in reading and 5 credits in writing).
• 201.515 Introduction to Systematic Theology
                                                                  Admissions Requirements                                              English Language Requirements                                     • For long-term residents (10+ years) in New Zealand,
• 215.515 Beginning Theology                                                                                                                                                                               or another English speaking country, who are able to
• 401.515 Formation
                                                                  General Admission Requirements                                       Applicants must meet both the Academic and English
                                                                                                                                                                                                           demonstrate English language competency appropriate
                                                                                                                                       language requirements for this programme. In addition to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                           to the desired level of study. Competency must be
• 505.515 Mission, Church and Community                           • NCEA Level 3                                                       requirements outlined above applicants for whom English is
                                                                                                                                                                                                           documented..
                                                                                                                                       not their first language must use one of the following methods
• 611.515 Intercultural Studies                                   •T
                                                                    hree subjects at Level 3, made up of 14 credits each,
                                                                    in three approved subjects (unless University Entrance
                                                                                                                                       to demonstrate that they have the required level of English       Police Clearance
                                                                                                                                       proficiency to study in New Zealand:
                                                                    was gained in 2020 when only 12 credits each in three
Christian Leadership strand (internship)                                                                                                                                                                 It is a condition of enrolment in the DipCS (Christian Leadership)
                                                                    approved subjects applies)                                         • gained NCEA level 3 and met New Zealand University              and BMin that students complete a Police Vetting Service
Compulsory Courses                                                • Literacy: 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:               Entrance requirements; or                                       Request and Consent form as part of their application, or for
• 115.515 Biblical Theology
                                                                                                                                       • holds a Bachelor’s degree of at least three years from          those including an Internship course in another programme,
                                                                  - 5 credits in reading
• 201.515 Introduction to Systematic Theology                                                                                            New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland,        before course enrolment can be approved. International
                                                                  - 5 credits in writing
                                                                                                                                         South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States of        applicants must provide a police clearance certificate from
• 401.515 Formation
                                                                                                                                         America; or                                                     their country of citizenship AND for any country in which they
                                                                  • Numeracy: 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:
• 505.515 Mission, Church and Community                                                                                                                                                                  have lived for more than a 12 month period in the last 10
                                                                  - Achievement standards – specified achievement standards            • achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to          years. This police clearance should be less than 6 months old
• 474.530 Leadership Internship I                                                                                                        Adults (CELTA); or
                                                                    available through a range of subjects, or                                                                                            and be presented at the time of application.
• 475.530 Leadership Internship II                                - Unit standards – package of three numeracy unit standards          • achieved the required score, as indicated in the following
                                                                    (26623, 26626, 26627 – all three required)                           subsections, in one of the following internationally
For descriptions of the above courses please refer to page 40.
                                                                                                                                         recognised English proficiency tests, within the preceding
For details of these strands and for programme planning                                                                                  two years:
support please contact Student Support:
studentsupport@laidlaw.ac.nz.

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BACHELOR OF                                                                                                          Objectives
                                                                                                                     On completion of the Bachelor of Ministries Laidlaw graduates
                                                                                                                                                                                       Majors
                                                                                                                                                                                       The degree is organised in three areas of subject concentration:

MINISTRIES (BMin)
                                                                                                                     will:                                                             • Biblical Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                       • Christian Thought and History
                                                                                                                     • Be agents of change and grace as they live out the gospel
                                                                                                                       in diverse vocations. Laidlaw graduates will be equipped to     • Pastoral, Missional and Contextual Studies.
                                                                                                                       be leaders in church, non-profit and educational settings.
No new applicants are being accepted for 2021.
                                                                                                                     • Be thoroughly Christian in terms of their perspective of the    Tracks
                                                                                                                       world and the centrality of Christ.
                                                                                                                                                                                       • Christian Leadership
                                                                                                                     • Have established a good biblical and theological knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                                       • Pastoral Ministry
Programme Summary                                                                                                      which they can continue to build on.
                                                                                                                                                                                       • Youth Ministry
                                                                                                                     • Have been mentored, understanding the necessity of
                                                                                                                       relationships for sustained ministry and transformation.        • Mission and Intercultural
 NQF Level             7, 360 credits
                                                                   Career Opportunities
                                                                                                                     • Have a heart for people and a holistic vision of the gospel     For details of these pathways and for programme planning
                       Full-time for 3 years,                                                                          – making a difference spiritually, socially, emotionally,
 Duration                                                                                                                                                                              support please contact the School of Theology.
                       part-time options available                 Church Leadership                                   physically.
                                                                   Paid and voluntary employment in areas such as:
 Starts
                       No new students are being accepted.
                       Qualification is expiring.                    · Associate Pastor
                                                                                                                     • Have developed the skills of reflective practice which
                                                                                                                       allows them to thoughtfully bring their lived experience
                                                                                                                                                                                       Courses
                                                                     · Chaplaincy                                      into conversation with their biblical and theological           For a list of courses that can be selected toward the Bachelor
                       Henderson, Christchurch,
 Campus                                                              · Church based ministries                         knowledge.                                                      of Ministries, please refer to page 44.
                       Distance Learning
                                                                     · Church planters                               • Have developed the skills to discern the uniqueness of how
                        6,270 per full time year of study
                       $
 Tuition Fee                                                         · Church workers                                  God is at work in a local context.
                       plus Student Services Fee
                                                                     · Church Youth Work                             • Have gained life skills for leading, communicating, resolving
 Web                   www.laidlaw.ac.nz/theology                    · Community Youth Work                            conflict, mentoring and personal management.
                                                                     · Cross-cultural ministries                     • Have developed an awareness of self and their unique
                                                                     · Mission support workers                         set of giftings that enables them to recognise their best
                                                                                                                       fit for Christian ministry practice and their potential for
Outline
                                                                     · Ministry with service agencies
                                                                     · NGO work                                        development.

The Bachelor of Ministries (BMin) is designed for those who          · Ordained ministry

                                                                                                                     Requirements
feel a calling to Christian ministry, whether that be in a local     · Para-church work
church, an intercultural missions context or in the wider            · Pastoral ministry
community. Drawing together practical ministry experience
                                                                     · Personal helping vocations                    The BMin degree consists of 360 credits and is completed in
gained through an internship placement, with deep biblical
                                                                     · Religious education instructor                two parts:
and theological thinking, students will acquire the skills and
                                                                                                                     • PART A – the Diploma in Christian Studies or equivalent
knowledge for working out the Gospel in life and ministry.           · Senior Pastor
                                                                                                                       set of courses, consists of 120 credits of introductory
They will be challenged and mentored in their ministry               · Youth Pastor                                    courses which must be completed before proceeding to
journeys and will be encouraged to develop a heart for people      Professional development                            Part B.
and a vision of the Gospel that embraces the whole person.
                                                                   Effective service as a church member
                                                                                                                     • PART B – consists of a further 240 credits of advanced
The minimum period of study is three years full-time or            Personal Christian growth                           courses which enable the completion of the minimum
an equivalent period part-time. The programme must be              Further study at master’s and doctoral level        requirements for the degree.
completed within eight years of commencement unless special
                                                                                                                     This degree requires a student to have an approved placement
permission is granted by the Head of Theology.
                                                                                                                     within a church or Christian organisation. Students are
                                                                                                                     primarily responsible for finding their own placement.

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The Programme Guide below lists the minimum requirements of each area.                                                                   Internship Regulations for the BMin
                                                                                                                                         Minimum Internship credits which must be taken within the BMin:

 Bachelor of                                                   Christian Thought and History     Pastoral, Missional and                 PART A - Diploma in Christian Studies or equivalent set of courses
                       Biblical Studies (100s)                                                                                           Level 5: 15 credits compulsory
 Ministries                                                    (200-300s)                        Contextual Studies (400-600s)

 Minimum credits       90 in total, including 45 above level 5 60 in total                       135 in total, including 45 at level 7   PART B
 for degree            30 in biblical exegesis, 15 of which                                      60 in Internship                        Level 6: 30 credits compulsory
                       must be at level 7                                                        75 in non-Internship                    Level 7: 15 credits compulsory

                                                                                                                                         A waiver for Internship at level 5 may be granted:
                       A total minimum of 360 credits
                                                                                                                                         • If a student has already completed an internship or equivalent course with an appropriately
                       A minimum of 180 credits at level 6 or above
                                                                                                                                            accredited learning institution.
                       A minimum of 75 credits at level 7
                                                                                                                                         • If a student has been involved in ministry in a leadership capacity for a minimum of twelve
                                                                                                                                            months prior to enrolling at Laidlaw College.
 PART A - Diploma in Christian Studies, or equivalent set of courses, must be completed before beginning Part B,                         Please note that this waiver does not reduce the requirement for a total of 360 credits in the
 and must include the following*:                                                                                                        degree.

 Level 5               115.515 Biblical Theology             201.515 Introduction to            401.515 Formation
                                                                                                                                         Students entering Internship at level 6 must:
                       120.515 Old Testament:                       Systematic Theology         460.515 Journeying into
                                                                                                                                         • Meet the academic pre-requisites for entry into Internship at level 6;
                                Introduction                                                             Ministry (Internship)
                       140.515 New Testament:                                                   505.515 M  ission, Church and          • Have completed 505.515 Mission, Church and Community.
                                Introduction                                                               Community                     Please see Appendix A on page 52 for further Internship regulations.
                                             One additional course of student’s choice                                                   Transferring from BTheol to BMin

                                                                                                                                         A student who transfers from a BTheol to a BMin degree after a year or more of study may
                                                                                                                                         begin Internship at level 6 provided they have successfully completed 75 credits of academic
 PART B, cannot be commenced until Part A is completed, and must include the following:                                                  learning, and have either completed, or will complete in their first semester of Internship study,
                                                                                                                                         505.515 Mission, Church and Community.
 Any level             111.615 Biblical Interpretation       308.515 The Story of Christianity   463.615 M
                                                                                                          inistry in Context
                                                             202.6/715 Theology: Christ                 (Internship)                    Transferring from DipCS (Christian Leadership) to BMin
                                                                        and Revelation           464.615 Leadership Dynamics
                                                                                                                                         A student who has successfully completed a DipCS (Christian Leadership) may enter the second
                                                             271.6/715 Gospel and Culture                 (Internship)
                                                                                                                                         year of a BMin. A student support advisor will create a study plan to enable the student to
                                                                                                                                         complete the BMin requirements.

 Level 7               A minimum of 75 credits including:                                                                                Bachelor of Ministries (BMin) and
                       A minimum of 15 credits in                                                A minimum of 45 credits                 Bachelor of Counselling (BCouns) pathway
                       Biblical exegesis                                                         including:                              The BMin/BCouns Pathway is a five year qualification that allows students to graduate with
                                                                                                 466.715 P hilosophy of Ministry        both degrees in a shorter timeframe than would usually be required. Please see the Counselling
                                                                                                          (Internship)                   Handbook for further details and regulations relating to this option.

In exceptional circumstances, the Head of Theology may approve a personal programme of
study which does not conform to a requirement set out here, however the total number of
                                                                                                                                         Admissions Requirements
credits required for the award of the degree cannot be adjusted.                                                                         These are the same as for the Bachelor of Theology on page 20.

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BACHELOR OF                                                                                                                   Requirements                                                           The BTheol consists of 360 credits and is completed in two
                                                                                                                                                                                                     parts:
                                                                                                                              Students must complete a Major in one of the three subject             • PART A, the Diploma in Christian Studies or equivalent set

THEOLOGY (BTheol)
                                                                                                                              areas, and a Minor in each of the other two subject areas.               of courses, consists of 120 credits of introductory courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                       which must be completed before proceeding to Part B.
                                                                                                                              A Major is defined as:                                                 • PART B consists of a further 240 credits of advanced
                                                                                                                              • 135 credits in a subject area                                          courses which enable the completion of a Major of 135
                                                                                                                              • Of these 135 credits, 45 credits must be at level 7 or above           credits in the chosen subject area and a Minor in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                       remaining two subject areas.
                                                                                                                              • A Major in Biblical Studies must include at least 30 credits
Programme Summary                                         Outline                                                               in a biblical language.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Majors
                                                          The Bachelor of Theology (BTheol) is designed to provide
 NQF Level          7, 360 credits                                                                                                                                                                   The degree is organised in three areas of subject concentration:
                                                          students with a solid foundation in biblical studies, theological   A Minor is defined as:
                                                          knowledge and reflection. It provides an in-depth engagement        • 90 credits in a subject area                                         • Biblical Studies
                    Full-time for 3 years,
 Duration                                                 with Scripture, Christian thought and history and equips
                    part-time options available                                                                               • Of these 90 credits, 45 credits must be at level 6 or above.         • Christian Thought and History
                                                          students with the skills they need for pastoral and missional
                                                          leadership, as well as other ministries. It is also strongly        Up to 45 credits may be taken from other degrees offered at            • Pastoral, Missional and Contextual Studies.
 Starts             February and July
                                                          recommended for those seeking theological grounding for             Laidlaw.
 Places             Open – Selection criteria apply       higher academic qualifications in biblical and theological
                                                          studies.
                    Henderson, Christchurch,
 Campus                                                   The minimum period of study is three years full-time or
                    Distance Learning
                                                          an equivalent period part-time. The programme must be
                     6,270 per full time year of study
                    $                                     completed within eight years of commencement unless special         The Programme Guide below lists the minimum requirements of each area.
 Tuition Fee
                    plus Student Services Fee             permission is granted by the Head of Theology.

 Web                www.laidlaw.ac.nz/theology
                                                          Objectives                                                           Bachelor of
                                                                                                                               Theology
                                                                                                                                                      Biblical Studies (100s)
                                                                                                                                                                                               Christian Thought and History
                                                                                                                                                                                               (200-300s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pastoral, Missional and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Contextual Studies (400-600s)
                                                          This programme aims to equip students to live faithfully in
                                                                                                                               Minimum credits        90, or 135 if a Major in this            90, or 135 if a Major in this      90, or 135 if a Major in this
   Career Opportunities                                   the light of the gospel in the twenty first century. As well as
                                                                                                                               for degree             subject area                             subject area                       subject area
                                                          learning to think, research, analyse and evaluate, students’
                                                          lives will be shaped and formed through their engagement                                    A total minimum of 360 credits
   Church Leadership                                      with Scripture and theology. They will be instructed in how                                 A minimum of 180 credits at level 6 or above
   Paid and voluntary employment in areas such as:        to read and interpret the biblical story in all its richness and                            A minimum of 75 credits at level 7
     · Associate Pastor                                   diversity, making use of the skills and methods of theological
     · Chaplaincy                                         research. They will also work with primary source material,
                                                          gaining an understanding of the historical and cultural              PART A - Diploma in Christian Studies, or equivalent set of courses, must be completed before beginning Part B,
     · Christian writing
                                                          contexts in which God’s people have wrestled with issues of          and must include the following*:
     · Church based ministries                            life in generations prior to ours. Students will also be helped
     · Church workers                                                                                                          Level 5                115.515 Biblical Theology             201.515 Introduction to                401.515 Formation
                                                          to evaluate contemporary issues in the light of their reading
                                                                                                                                                      120.515 Old Testament:                    Systematic Theology
     · Church Youth Work                                  of God’s word.
                                                                                                                                                          Introduction                      308.515 The Story of Christianity
     · Community Youth Work                                                                                                                           140.515 New Testament:
                                                          Students will be assisted in addressing philosophical and
     · Cross-cultural ministries                                                                                                                          Introduction
                                                          methodological questions around Scripture, theology and the
     · Inter-cultural ministries                          history of Christian thought and life both in other times and        Plus two further additional courses of the student’s choice. If a Biblical Major is chosen it is strongly recommended that these be
     · Mission support workers                            places and in the era of which they are part.                        106/107.515 Biblical Hebrew Introduction 1 and 2 OR 108/109.515 Biblical Greek Introduction 1 and 2.
     · Ministry with service agencies
     · Ordained ministry
     · Para-church work                                                                                                        PART B, cannot be commenced until Part A is completed, and must include the following:
     · Pastoral ministry
     · Personal helping vocations                                                                                              Any level              111.615 Biblical Interpretation        202.6/715 Theology: Christ            612.6/715 Majority World
     · Senior Pastor                                                                                                                                                                              and Revelation                        Theology
                                                                                                                                                                                             271.6/715 Gospel and Culture
     · Theological teaching
                                                                                                                                                                                             Any course in 200-300
   Professional development
                                                                                                                               Level 7                At least 75 credits with 45 credits in the subject area of the Major
   Effective service as a church member
   Personal Christian growth
                                                                                                                              In exceptional circumstances, the Head of Theology may approve a personal programme of
   Further study at master’s and doctoral level
                                                                                                                              study which does not conform to a requirement set out here, however the total number of
                                                                                                                              credits required for the award of the degree cannot be adjusted.

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Tracks                                                           Admissions Requirements                                         Special Admission
                                                                                                                                 For applicants who do not meet the above requirements, an
                                                                                                                                                                                                   A waiver for the IELTS may be granted:
                                                                                                                                                                                                   • For those applicants who have an undergraduate or higher
• Biblical Studies                                               General Admission Requirements                                  Entry Assessment may be required. Possible study options can
                                                                                                                                 arise depending on the assessment result:
                                                                                                                                                                                                     qualification gained from; New Zealand, Australia, Canada,
• Theology                                                                                                                                                                                           the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom
                                                                 • NCEA Level 3                                                                                                                      or the United States of America.
• Church Service & Leadership                                                                                                    • An offer to the Certificate of Career and Study Preparation
                                                                 •T
                                                                   hree subjects at Level 3, made up of 14 credits each,                                                                          • For those who have studied in NZ for a minimum of two
• Youth                                                                                                                          • An offer to the Certificate of Christian Ministry programme       years at secondary school and gained either a) eight, level
                                                                   in three approved subjects (unless University Entrance
• Mission – Local & Global                                         was gained in 2020 when only 12 credits each in three         • Entry to the Diploma in Christian Studies programme               2 NCEA University Entrance literacy credits (4 credits in
                                                                   approved subjects applies)                                                                                                        reading and 4 credits in writing) gained prior to 2014 or b)
• Spiritual Formation                                                                                                            • An offer of entry to the Diploma of Christian Studies if the      ten, level 2 NCEA University Entrance Literacy credits (5
                                                                 • Literacy: 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:          BMin or BTheol was applied for                                    credits in reading and 5 credits in writing).
For details of these pathways and for programme planning
support please contact the School of Theology.                   - 5 credits in reading                                          • Entry to the BMin or BTheol.                                    • For long-term residents (10+ years) in New Zealand,
                                                                 - 5 credits in writing                                                                                                              or another English speaking country, who are able to
                                                                                                                                 Entry Assessment includes a literacy test. Dates for assessment

Courses                                                          • Numeracy: 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:
                                                                                                                                 will be advised.                                                    demonstrate English language competency appropriate
                                                                                                                                                                                                     to the desired level of study. Competency must be
For a list of courses that can be selected toward the Bachelor   - Achievement standards – specified achievement standards
                                                                   available through a range of subjects, or
                                                                                                                                 English Language Requirements                                       documented.
of Theology, please refer to page 41.
                                                                 - Unit standards – package of three numeracy unit standards                                                                       Police Clearance
                                                                                                                                 Applicants must meet both the Academic and English
                                                                   (26623, 26626, 26627 – all three required)                    language requirements for this programme. In addition to the
Internship Regulations for the BTheol                                                                                                                                                              It is a condition of enrolment in the DipCS (Christian Leadership)
                                                                                                                                 requirements outlined above applicants for whom English is        and BMin that students complete a Police Vetting Service
A maximum of 30 credits of Internship courses may be             NCEA Equivalence can include:                                   not their first language must use one of the following methods
completed within the BTheol. (Students who have completed        • University Entrance, A or B Bursary.                                                                                            Request and Consent form as part of their application, or for
                                                                                                                                 to demonstrate that they have the required level of English       those including an Internship course in another programme,
DipCS (CL) may have more than 30 credits of Internship                                                                           proficiency to study in New Zealand:
                                                                 •O
                                                                   verseas equivalent qualifications, including International                                                                     before course enrolment can be approved. International
courses.)
                                                                   Baccalaureate and Cambridge International Exam, or HSC                                                                          applicants must provide a police clearance certificate from
                                                                   (Australia).                                                  • gained NCEA level 3 and met New Zealand University              their country of citizenship AND for any country in which they
A waiver for Internship at level 5 may be granted:                                                                                 Entrance requirements; or
• If a student has already completed an internship or            •O
                                                                   ther NZQA Level 3 certificates in similar disciplines to                                                                       have lived for more than a 12 month period in the last 10
   equivalent course with an appropriately accredited learning     Laidlaw programmes.                                           • holds a Bachelor’s degree of at least three years from          years. This police clearance should be less than 6 months old
   institution.                                                                                                                    New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland,        and be presented at the time of application.
                                                                 • Other NZQA level 4 certificate in a different discipline.
                                                                                                                                   South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States of
• If a student has been involved in ministry in a leadership                                                                       America; or
                                                                 • The following may be accepted as equivalent at our
   capacity for a minimum of twelve months prior to enrolling
                                                                   discretion and the applicant may need to sit assessment
   at Laidlaw College.                                                                                                           • achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to
                                                                   for entry:
                                                                                                                                   Adults (CELTA); or
• Please note that this waiver does not reduce the
                                                                 - Reference/support/documentation from employer
  requirement for a total of 360 credits in the degree.                                                                          • achieved the required score, as indicated in the following
                                                                 - Evidence of level of academic achievement or a portfolio of
                                                                                                                                   subsections, in one of the following internationally
A student may be given a waiver of Internship pre-requisites.      work for home-schooled students
                                                                                                                                   recognised English proficiency tests, within the preceding
Please discuss Internship options with the Head of School or                                                                       two years:
National Internship Co-ordinator.
                                                                                                                                 - International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Please see Appendix A on page 48 for further Internship                                                                          - University of Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
regulations.                                                                                                                        (CAE)
                                                                                                                                 - University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in
                                                                                                                                    English (CPE)
Transferring from DipCS (Christian Leadership) or                                                                                - University of Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE)
DipCS (Theological Studies) to BTheol                                                                                            - International English for Speakers of Other Languages
A student who has successfully completed a                                                                                          qualifications by City and Guilds (IESOL)
DipCS (Christian Leadership) or DipCS (Theological Studies)                                                                      - Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PToE)
may enter the second year of a BTheol. A student support                                                                         - New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL)
advisor will create a study plan to enable the student to                                                                        - Testing of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
complete the BTheol requirements.
                                                                                                                                 The requirement for this programme is:
                                                                                                                                 • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, reading,
                                                                                                                                    speaking, listening OR
                                                                                                                                 • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 58 OR
                                                                                                                                 • equivalent (see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/
                                                                                                                                   our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/
                                                                                                                                   the-table/)

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GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
IN THEOLOGY
(GradCertTh)
Programme Summary                                       Outline                                                           Requirements
                                                        The Graduate Certificate in Theology (GradCertTh) is designed
 NQF Level          7, 60 credits                                                                                          GradCertTh LEVEL 7
                                                        for those who already have an undergraduate qualification and
                    Full-time for half year,            bring vocational expertise and life experience into dialogue
 Duration                                               with critical reflection on the Christian faith. Students          LEVEL         CREDITS
                    part-time options available
                                                        will deepen their theological understanding and discover
                                                                                                                           5
 Starts             February and July                   connections between theology and the wider world, the
                                                                                                                                         Max 15 credits
                                                        church and missions contexts. Completion of the GradCertTh         6
 Places             Open – Selection criteria apply     provides a potential springboard into the GradDipTh or can
                                                        be an exit qualification. Graduates from this programme have       7             Min 45 credits
                    Henderson, Manukau, Christchurch,
 Campus                                                 returned to their vocations, engaged in missions or community
                    Distance Learning                                                                                      Must include 45 credits at level 7 or higher from
                                                        development work in local and global contexts, trained as
                                                        teachers or moved into church leadership.                          the Theology curriculum.
 Tuition Fee        $3,135 plus Student Services Fee

 Web                www.laidlaw.ac.nz/theology          The GradCertTh seeks to cater for all of the following:            TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED                     60
                                                        • Graduates with a non-theological degree who wish to
                                                          study for a theological qualification with special emphasis
                                                          on areas of personal interest;
                                                                                                                          Admissions Requirements
   Career Opportunities                                 • Graduates with qualifications in theology who wish to
                                                          deepen their understanding of, and competence in, specific      These are the same as for the Graduate Diploma in Theology
                                                          areas of ministry or theological study;                         on page 26.
   Church Leadership
                                                        • Those who, although without a degree qualification, have
   Paid and voluntary employment in areas such as:
                                                          a proven background in experience and academic study
     · Associate Pastor
                                                          deemed to be equivalent to a degree;
     · Christian writing
                                                        • Those who have completed 60 credits of a GradDipTh and
     · Church based ministries
                                                          choose not to continue on;
     · Cross-cultural ministries
                                                        • Those who have completed a degree in a non-theological
     · Para-church work
                                                          area but who wish to bridge into postgraduate
     · Pastoral ministry                                  programmes in theology, such as the Masters level MTh.
   Professional development
   Effective service as a church member
   Personal Christian growth                            Objectives
   Workplace Christians
                                                        The GradCertTh is designed to:
   Further study at master’s and doctoral level
                                                        • Extend a student’s understanding and skills in theology
                                                          through academic instruction;
                                                        • Develop the student’s ability to access and utilise a body of
                                                          knowledge in application to ministries-related situations;
                                                        • Facilitate rigorous analysis and independent thinking,
                                                          together with sound communication skills;
                                                        • Establish a firm base for further study at
                                                          postgraduate level.

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN                                                                                                           Objectives                                                        Māori Theology Track
                                                                                                                                                                                                Drawing upon multidisciplinary quality teaching, learning and
                                                                                                                              The GradDipTh is designed to:                                     research, Laidlaw’s Māori Theology track draws students

THEOLOGY (GradDipTh)
                                                                                                                                                                                                into an exploration of the Gospel in and through indigenous
                                                                                                                              • Extend a student’s understanding and skills in theology         contexts. In doing this, it aims to contribute to the growth
                                                                                                                                through academic instruction;                                   and development of Māori and their approaches to Christian
                                                                                                                              • Develop the student’s ability to access and utilise a body of   theology.
                                                                                                                                knowledge in application to ministries-related situations;
                                                                                                                                                                                                The Māori Theology track can be taken as a part-time option
                                                                                                                              • Facilitate rigorous analysis and independent thinking,          within the Graduate Diploma in Theology programme, and
                                                                                                                                together with sound communication skills;                       some of the courses that make up this particular track may also
                                                                                                                              • Establish a firm base for further study at postgraduate         be taken as part of a Laidlaw undergraduate degree. Options
Programme Summary                                        Outline                                                                level.                                                          to take these courses for credit outside of a programme (Tohu
                                                                                                                                                                                                a Pukenga Matauranga) or non-formally are also available.
                                                         The Graduate Diploma in Theology (GradDipTh) is designed
 NQF Level           7, 120 credits

                     Full-time for one year,
                                                         for those who already have an undergraduate qualification
                                                         and brings vocational expertise and life experience into
                                                                                                                              Requirements                                                       Māori Theology Track Options

 Duration                                                dialogue with critical reflection on the Christian faith. Students
                     part-time options available                                                                                                                                                 LEVEL         SUBJECT                               CREDITS
                                                         will deepen their theological understanding and discover              GradDipTh LEVEL 7
 Starts              February and July                   connections between theology and the wider world, the                                                                                   5             An Introductory course                15
                                                         church and missions contexts. Completion of the GradDipTh             LEVEL          CREDITS
 Places              Open – Selection criteria apply     provides a potential springboard into postgraduate study.                                                                               6             A minimum of one level 6 course       15
                                                         Graduates from this programme will have returned to their             5
                     Henderson, Manukau, Christchurch,                                                                                                                                           7             A minimum of 75 credits               75
 Campus                                                  vocations, engaged in missions or community development                              Max 45 credits
                     Distance Learning                                                                                         6
                                                         work in local and global contexts and trained as teachers or                                                                            5-7           One additional course at levels 5-7   15
 Tuition Fee         $6,270 plus Student Services Fee   moved into church leadership.
                                                                                                                               7              Min 75 credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED                              120
 Web                 www.laidlaw.ac.nz/theology          Because of its flexibility, the GradDipTh will be suitable for        Must include at least 30 credits from Biblical Studies
                                                         learners whose commitments make part-time study over a                (100s) and 30 credits from Christian Thought and History
                                                         more or less extended period of time the only viable option, as       of Christianity (200 – 300s) OR 75 credits minimum from
                                                         well as for those who are able to devote one year of full-time        Indigenous Studies for the Indigenous Theology track.
   Career Opportunities                                  study to complete the required courses. The programme
                                                         must be completed within six years of commencement unless             TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED                     120
                                                         special permission is granted by the Head of Theology.
   Church Leadership                                                                                                          Elective courses are selected from the BMin and BTheol
   Paid employment in areas such as:                     The GradDipTh seeks to cater for all of the following:               course schedule.
     · Associate Pastor                                  • Graduates with a non-theological degree who wish to
                                                           study for a theological qualification with special emphasis
     · Christian writing
                                                           on areas of personal interest;                                     Tracks
     · Church based ministries                                                                                                • Biblical Studies
                                                         • Graduates with qualifications in theology who wish to
     · Cross-cultural ministries                                                                                              • Theology
                                                           deepen their understanding of, and competence in, specific
     · Inter-cultural ministries                           areas of ministry or theological study;                            • Christian Leadership
     · Para-church work
                                                         • Those who, although without a degree qualification, have           • Mission & Intercultural
     · Pastoral ministry                                   a proven background in experience and academic study
   Professional development                                deemed to be equivalent to a degree;                               • Spiritual Formation
   Effective service as a church member                                                                                       • Māori Theology Track
                                                         • Those who have completed a degree in a non-theological
   Personal Christian growth                               area but who wish to bridge into postgraduate                        (available at the Henderson Campus only)
   Workplace Christians                                    programmes in theology, such as the Masters level MTh              For details of these pathways and for programme planning
   Further study at master’s and doctoral level            offered by the Laidlaw Graduate School.                            support please contact a student support advisor or the
                                                                                                                              School of Theology.

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Admissions Requirements
                                                                   The requirement for this programme is:                                  HE AHA TĀTOU KA
                                                                                                                                     RONGO NEI, IA TANGATA,
General Admission Requirements                                     • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, reading,
                                                                      speaking, listening OR
The normal requirement for admission into the GradCertTh

                                                                                                                                      IA TANGATA, I Ō TĀTOU
                                                                   • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 58 OR
and GradDipTh programmes is a completed undergraduate
degree, or higher qualification, as defined in the National        • equivalent (see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/
Qualifications Framework of the NZQA.                                our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/

                                                                                                                                            REO O TŌ TĀTOU
                                                                     the-table/)
Special Admission                                                  International applicants to Graduate Diploma in Theology and
Serious consideration will be given to those who have              Graduate Certificate in Theology should seek NZQA evaluation

                                                                                                                                           WHĀNAUTANGA?
a combination of relevant experience and non-degree                of their non-NZ (overseas) qualifications prior to applying.
qualifications. This is particularly relevant for those whose
qualifications are at a level that, in the current New Zealand
                                                                   A waiver for the IELTS may be granted:

                                                                                                                                       HOW IS IT THAT EACH
environment, is likely to be regarded as having been gained
at degree level. Each application will, however, be considered     • For those applicants who have an undergraduate or higher
in light of the applicant’s overall background and ability to        qualification gained from; New Zealand, Australia, Canada,

                                                                                                                                          OF US HEARS THEM
benefit from the programme. The onus is on the applicant to          the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom
provide details of all qualifications and experience relevant to     or the United States of America.
the application procedure.
                                                                   • For those who have studied in NZ for a minimum of two

                                                                                                                                        IN OUR OWN NATIVE
                                                                     years at secondary school and gained either a) eight, level
English Language Requirements                                        2 NCEA University Entrance literacy credits (4 credits in
                                                                     reading and 4 credits in writing) gained prior to 2014 or b)

                                                                                                                                                LANGUAGE?”
Applicants must meet both the Academic and English                   ten, level 2 NCEA University Entrance Literacy credits (5
language requirements for this programme. In addition to the         credits in reading and 5 credits in writing).
requirements outlined above applicants for whom English is
                                                                   • For long-term residents (10+ years) in New Zealand,
not their first language must use one of the following methods
                                                                     or another English speaking country, who are able to
to demonstrate that they have the required level of English
proficiency to study in New Zealand:
                                                                     demonstrate English language competency appropriate                           Acts 2:8 | Ngā Mahi 2:8
                                                                     to the desired level of study. Competency must be
                                                                     documented.
• gained NCEA level 3 and met New Zealand University
  Entrance requirements; or
                                                                   Police Clearance
• holds a Bachelor’s degree of at least three years from
  New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland,         It is a condition of enrolment into Internship or Clinical
  South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States of         Pastoral Education (CPE) courses that students complete a
  America; or                                                      Police Vetting Service Request and Consent form as part of
                                                                   their application. International applicants for the BCouns must
• achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to
                                                                   provide a police clearance certificate from their country of
  Adults (CELTA); or
                                                                   citizenship AND for any country in which they have lived for
• achieved the required score, as indicated in the following       more than a 12 month period in the last 10 years. This police
  subsections, in one of the following internationally             clearance should be less than 6 months old and be presented
  recognised English proficiency tests, within the preceding       at the time of application.
  two years:
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- University of Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
   (CAE)
- University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in
   English (CPE)
- University of Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE)
- International English for Speakers of Other Languages
   qualifications by City and Guilds (IESOL)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PToE)
- New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL)
- Testing of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

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LAIDLAW
                              GRADUATE
                              SCHOOL
                              A COMMUNITY OF DISCOVERY AT LAIDLAW
                              Laidlaw takes seriously the belief that knowledge comes in community. We ‘love to know.’
                              Advanced research and reflection on the implications of the Gospel are important—indeed,
                              essential—contributions to the Kingdom of God. Our desire is to build a community which
                              celebrates learning and discovery and conversation. All students and faculty are invited to
                              contribute to this culture through regular seminars, advanced independent and collaborative
                              research and the sharing of discoveries through publication.

                              It is recognised that postgraduate study is costly. It takes time, commitment and effort and some
                              find it necessary to study part-time at this level. Laidlaw Graduate School courses are therefore
                              organised around teaching blocks which enable work and family commitments to be planned
                              and organised in advance. However, Laidlaw also offers a number of resources which can make
                              full-time study more possible. The more engaged you are able to be with the community of
                              discovery at Laidlaw the more fruitful will be your postgraduate experience.

                              Courses and seminars are designed to build community, create conversation and promote
                              excellence.

                              Courses are typically scheduled around teaching blocks, with required reading in preparation,
                              and classroom input across one or two weeks. Whilst students work independently on
                              their assessments, courses are structured to enable engagement with expertise and other
                              perspectives. The richness of the shared experience of learning is at the heart of a community
                              of discovery.

                              Seminars are held regularly during the year. All students and research faculty are encouraged

      POSTGRADUATE
                              to attend. Here you gain support in your own research, hear the fruits and struggles of others,
                              gain essential experience in communicating your findings, and gain from dialogue with other
                              disciplines.

      PROGRAMMES
                              Writers’ Workshops are held each semester to enable students to be part of an active
                              postgraduate community and to improve their writing skills.

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