Certificate in Theology, Ministry and Mission

The Certificate aims to provide a foundation for theological study by introducing the major subject areas of theology, ministry and mission. It involves 6-8 modules (i.e.120 credits) and is normally taken over 1-2 years. The award is validated by Durham University. Students may build on the Certificate with a Diploma or BA (Hons) through future study.


Each module requires two assignments of 2,500 words each, or equivalent. Some modules are assessed by essays, other by a presentation or written reflection on Christian practice.


Students are normally expected to have A-Level or equivalent qualifications, though previous informal study or Christian ministry may be taken into account.


Modules include:

  • Introduction to Old Testament
  • Introduction to New Testament
  • Brief Introduction to Church History
  • Introduction to Christian Doctrine
  • Mission and Evangelism
  • Foundations for Reflective Practice

Additional Barnabas Teaching Centre Modules: