Feature Courses

Feature Courses are an opportunity to study at your own pace in an area of your interest. These courses are an opportunity to stop, reflect, learn and grow. Whether you come by yourself, with a group of friends or colleagues we hope that you will be encouraged and strengthened in your faith.

These courses range from undergraduate to postgraduate, on campus or via distance learning. You can choose to do them for interest only, or for credit.

Take a look at the offerings we have coming up...


UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

Formation

Formation

2024 | Semester 2 | Evening Class | Henderson Campus | Christchurch Campus | By Distance
Rev. Dr Maja Whitaker & Dr Ryan Lang
Tuesdays | 16 July - 12 November | 6:30-9:30pm

It’s possible to follow God, and even serve him in ministry over decades, but not truly apprehend his love or know what it is to live from his life coursing through us. Coming to know this love and this life is an ongoing process of spiritual formation.

This course is an invitation to grow in depth and breadth as a follower of Jesus Christ, as we walk with him into life, by the power of the Spirit, for the glory of God and for the sake of the world. We would love to have you join us.



EngagingTheology

Engaging Theology

2024 | Semester 2 | Henderson Campus | Christchurch Campus | By Distance
Rev. Dr Myk Habets & Dr Greg Liston
Tuesdays | 16 July - 12 November | 9:30am-12:30pm

Begin a journey of theological discovery as you unravel the depths of God’s self-revelation AND understanding its significance for Christian faith. Understand core doctrinal beliefs that impact everyday life as you cultivate a thoughtful and informed approach to theology, enriching your whole self.

Join Rev. Dr Myk Habets and Dr Greg Liston for this engaging and foundational course.


ReconciliationNZ

Ngā Hunga Hohourongo (Reconciliation In Aotearoa New Zealand)

2024 | Semester 2 | Block Course | Henderson Campus | Christchurch Campus | Distance Learning
Brad Haami & Dr Sam Carpenter
12-14 Aug & 2-4 Sept | 9:30am-4:30pm

Uncover the profound journey of Māori responses to the introduction of te rongopai - the Gospel, into Māori society. Join us on this illuminating journey as we explore the dynamic interplay between christianity, the Māori world, and colonialism, and ask what it means to be truly reconciled despite our differences and challenging histories.


Religions

Christianity and Other Religions

2024 | Semester 2 | Henderson Campus | Christchurch Campus | By Distance
Rebecca De Jong
Mondays  | 15 July - 11 Nov | 9:30am - 12:30pm

87% OF BUDDHISTS, HINDUS, AND MUSLIMS DO NOT PERSONALLY KNOW A CHRISTIAN. As a Christian do you want to engage confidently with people of other belief systems? Be equipped with the knowledge and skills to engage effectively with individuals from various faith traditions.

Join us on this transformative journey, gain a comprehensive understanding of world religions, a deeply enriched Christian faith, and the practical tools needed to engage meaningfully in God’s mission.


ReadingOT

Reading the Old Testament

2024 | Semester 2 | Henderson Campus | Christchurch Campus | By Distance
Dr John De Jong & Dr Richard Neville
Mondays  | 15 July - 11 Nov | 9:30am - 12:30pm

Dive into the richness of the old testament, uncovering its significance for life and faith.

Join us for a captivating journey through the old testament, unravelling its timeless wisdom and relevance for today. Learn how to interpret and apply the text to enrich and deepen your faith. Be a part of profound teaching that will help you see the importance of the old testament for the modern church.

 


History

Christian History: Our Story

2024 | Semester 2 | Henderson Campus | Christchurch Campus | Distance Learning
Rev. Dr Stuart Lange
Thursdays  | 18 July - 14 Nov | 9:30am - 12:30pm

Get an overview of major developments in the history of Christianity from the early church through to the 21st century with attention to the life and thought of key individuals.


POSTGRADUATE COURSES

AdvancedPreaching

Advanced Preaching

2024 | Semester 2 | Block Course | Henderson Campus
Reuben Munn
26-30 Aug | 9:30am - 4:30pm

Take your preaching to the next level! 

Recapture a fresh vision for preaching that will renew your passion and extend your ability to faithfully and powerfully proclaim the Word of God. Whether you are an emerging preacher, or a seasoned veteran of the pulpit—through this course you will discover new ways to integrate Scripture, culture, formation, and story into your preaching journey.  


Forgiveness

As We Forgive Others: Interpersonal Forgiveness In The Scripture

2024 | Semester 2 | Block Course | Henderson Campus
Dr Richard Neville
5-9 Aug & 14-18 Oct | 9:30am - 4:30pm

Take this opportunity to explore the biblical testimony on the important and immensely practical subject of interpersonal forgiveness. The heart of this course is a careful and comprehensive reading of the biblical testimony on forgiveness. Our investigation draws on insights from a range of disciplines, to enrich our understanding of emotion, character, and forgiveness in the Bible.

Join Dr Richard Neville for a deep dive into the meaning and practice of forgiveness.


RefPrac

Reflective Practice for Ministry

2024 | Semester 2 | Block Course | Henderson Campus
Rev. Dr Maja Whitaker
19-22 Aug, 9am - 12:30pm | 23 Aug, 9am - 4:30pm

The capacity to reflect on our experience is a key skill that enables us to develop as practitioners in any field of vocation. If you are active in ministry, in a church or community organisation, come and deepen your practice and flourish in ministry.