In 2019, we met with Christian leaders and educators from the Global South to discuss the gaps in existing theological education. These conversations led to us identifying five key subject clusters which and the seven key characteristics of the Good Shepherd.
We have integrated these elements together to provide a curriculum that is accessible, applicable, and academically rigorous.
Bible, Culture, Context – this cluster provides learners with an understanding of the Bible in relation to their culture and context. It will cover specific books of the Bible, and provide skills to interpret and apply Scripture to the various areas of their ministry.
Christian Theology and Ethics – this cluster provides learners with an understanding of key theological and ethical issues. It will allow learners to acquire knowledge and develop skills necessary to lead and instruct their church and community.
Christian History and Missions – this cluster provides learners with an understanding regarding Christian mission and history. It encourages learners to engage with the wider context of Global Christianity and relate their own experiences to this context.
Religions, Ideologies and Persecution – this cluster provides learners with practical skills and knowledge to navigate their various religious-cultural contexts. It will give them tools to faithfully respond to the challenges of other religions, worldviews, and persecution.
Christian Ministry and Management – this cluster provides learners with an awareness and understanding of key ministry areas and skills required for effective ministry.