04 September 2019


Summer Semester Courses at Laidlaw

Invest some time this summer into deepening and enriching your understanding of Scripture. Take a Laidlaw summer school course by distance from the comfort of your own home!


Semester Dates

(25 November 2019 – 21 February 2020)

115.515 Biblical Theology
This course aims to introduce the broad shape of the biblical story and show how the Christian gospel is integral to biblical theology. It explores the unity, diversity and central themes of the Bible to make sense of the relationships between the Bible, theology, and all of life.

215.515 Beginning Theology
This course aims to integrate and apply theological reflection, providing opportunities for learners to develop skills for working with biblical texts in appropriate leadership, church, mission, or community contexts.

401.515 Formation
This course aims to help learners reflect on personal and communal spiritual formation, through engagement with Scripture, theological understandings and a variety of Christian spiritual traditions. This reflection will include (1) evaluation of key aspects of their own formation, (2) evaluation of their experiences of personal and communal strategies intended to facilitate spiritual growth, and (3) the development of spiritual practices which will strengthen their contribution to enhancing human wellbeing within their own social and cultural contexts.

501.515 Mission, Church and Community
This course aims to explore and evaluate a range of mission, church, and community-based programmes and applies faith-based principles in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond. Learners will reflect on how personal and communal expressions of faith can enhance the wellbeing of others in a range of social and cultural contexts.

146.615/715 Israel in the Time of Jesus
This course introduces students to the historical, geographical, political, economic, religious, and social world of first century Palestine with a view to how this informs our understanding of Jesus’ life and message. Students will begin to work with primary sources used in historical Jesus study.

217.615/715 Gospel and Culture
This course aims to integrate and apply theological reflection, providing opportunities for learners to develop skills for working with biblical texts in appropriate leadership, church, mission, or community contexts.

403.615/715 Spirituality for Ministry
This course builds on the topics and spiritual disciplines introduced in 401 Formation. The focus is on developing approaches to life and ministry which will help to maintain balance, sustainability and growth in ourselves and others. The term “ministry” here has the broad sense of using our gifts and our time for God’s service, whatever our context.


Apply Now!

Applications for Summer Semester 2019-2020 are now open.

Click here to start your online application.

Please complete your Summer Semester enrolment using the Course Selection form by Friday 8 November. 

For further information about our programmes and courses at Laidlaw College, please contact our Admissions Coordinator on 0800 999 777 or [email protected].

Click here to view the Fees Schedule for 2019.


Summer Semester 2019-2020 Intake

Summer School Earlybird Applications Close 18 October 2019
All Summer School Applications Close 8 November 2019

For more information on our application dates: CLICK HERE