Sample of Courses 2021

Laidlaw College’s School of Theology is offering a range of courses during 2021 with on-campus and distance learning options at undergraduate and postgraduate level, for interest or for credit. Some of those courses are profiled below, with the full timetable available here.


Naylor Owen | Thursdays @ 9:30am - 3pm 
Manukau Campus

You’ll be introduced to a range of different contexts where Christian faith is being lived out. Discover a model of action-reflection to assist you in connecting faith and life in your own context and contexts of others.


Mark Keown | Mondays @ 9:30am - 12:30pm 
Henderson Campus (video-linked to Manukau & Christchurch)  
Distance Learning available

Develop and apply a broad understanding of New Testament foundations, and their interpretation and application within church, mission, and community contexts.


John de Jong | Wednesdays @ 1:30-4:30pm | Henderson
Distance Learning available

Be introduced to biblical interpretation, grammatico-historical exegesis, biblical genres, historical developments, historical-critical and literary-critical methods, and hermeneutical considerations, including hands-on experience in exegeting biblical texts.


Myk Habets | Thursdays @ 1:30-4:30pm Henderson Campus (video-linked to Manukau & Christchurch)
Distance Learning available
Pre-req: 201.515 Introduction to Systematic Theology.

Examine traditional and contemporary theologies of the person and work of Christ, theology of revelation and Scripture.

See our full list of courses here.


For credit: $783.75 per course + Student Services Fee

For interest: $240.00 per course + Student Services Fee (for campus courses only, not available for DL)

Enquiries to Brittany Hartmann


Dr Mark Keown |  Zoom: 3 Mar @ 7:30-9:30pm
Zoom: 14 Apr @ 7:30 - 9:30pm 
Henderson Campus: 3-7 May @ 9am - 5pm

Romans has some of the most profound theology in the NT. Written by Paul on his third great Antiochian mission as he prepares to deliver a financial collection gathered from gentile churches for the Jerusalem believers, it anticipates subsequent mission to Rome and then to the yet-unreached region of Spain. Its rich theology is foundational for our understanding the gospel of salvation and affirms the law-free gospel Paul so passionately proclaimed. Romans and the Mission of God will read and consider Romans from the perspective of mission. We will explore missional aspects of the letter to the Romans and draw out implications for mission today, in what will be a transformational experience for us all.


Dr Greg Liston, Myk Habets |  Dinner: 26 Feb, 6 - 9pm
Henderson Campus: 6-8 Apr @ 9am - 4pm, 27 Feb @ 9am - 4pm,
9 Apr @ 9am - 1pm 
Zoom: 28 Apr 2021 @ 7:30 - 9:30pm
Zoom: 26 May 2021 @ 7:30 - 9:30pm

One of the most exciting areas of research in theology today concerns the Holy Spirit. At the cutting-edge of research on the Holy Spirit is what is called Third Article Theology or TAT. In the Creed, the Holy Spirit is the Third Article – hence the name! But in the Creed, the Holy Spirit is not simply concerned with himself, but with the Trinity, with salvation, with the church, with ministry, and with the future. So TAT looks at theology from the perspective of the Spirit. That is what is so interesting, so useful, and so important about TAT. In this course, we will look at key doctrines such as the Trinity, Christology, salvation, the church, and the future, and we will apply this theology to ministry, mission, and our everyday lives. We will also interact directly with a number of scholars from around the world who are contributing to TAT. Join us as we explore theology in a deeply Spiritual way in this course on Third Article Theology. 

See our full list of postgraduate courses here.


For credit: $1,821.00 per course + Student Services Fee

For interest: $480.00 per course + Student Services Fee

Enquiries to Kerry Gordon

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Please complete your enrolment using the Course Selection form. 

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