Courses from Nazarene Theological College
The course at NTC Manchester offers exciting and stimulating opportunities to combine real and ongoing experiential learning with academic study. The BA (Hons) in Theology (Practical Theology) is designed specifically for those who are exploring or preparing for a diverse range of Christian ministries at home or abroad. Alongside ongoing taught units that include Contexts of Mission, Reflective Practice, Spiritual Formation, Biblical Studies, Theology and Church History, a year-long placement is at the heart of this course. Embedded at the centre of the course is a placement that enables students to explore their calling, affect change, and imagine their possibilities for the future. Full-time and part-time routes are available.
One of the unique features of this pathway is that students will gain professional recognition with both the National Youth Agency (JNC) and Community and Learning Development Council for Scotland (CLD). The practice-based BA (Hons) in Theology (Youth and Community) pathway at Nazarene Theological College equips and prepares Christian youth and community workers for employment in a range of ministries and contexts. The course recognises that it is important for Christians involved in youth and community work to be:
Theologically astute. Exploring our understanding who God is – God’s priorities, values and purposes – to guide us in the work we do
Contextually aware. Understanding how the world is changing and how people’s thinking is shaped by the world they inhabit
Competent in practice. Acquiring the particular skills required in working with people, including listening, group work and evaluation
The MA in Theology (and linked Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate in Theology) at NTC is a taught programme with a blend of seminars, essay work, and (for the MA) dissertation, all emphasising group interaction, supported by in-depth reading and reflection. The range of study pathways, some of which are taught weekly or as a block, include ‘Urban Mission’, ‘Transforming Leadership’, ‘Christian Engagement with Islam’, ‘Global Mission and Culture’, and more. The pathways are designed to challenge, resource and inspire those involved in ministry, missions, or teaching, as well as offering a robust foundation for further postgraduate research.