The Theology and Ministry courses aim to provide an integrated vocational training for ordained and lay ministry in which theology informs ministerial practice and practice informs theology.
Learning Theology and Ministry
The courses in Theology and Ministry give you the opportunity to:
- Learn how to understand, interpret the Bible, and be able to integrate it with your theology and practice
- Become familiar with the shape of Christian history and doctrine, learn how to engage in theological study, and how to lead worship.
- Be introduced to the riches of the Christian spiritual tradition, grow in your understanding of prayer, and learn skills required for the formation of Church life, such as preaching, teaching, and pastoral care.
- Engage with the questions of Christian faith in the world: the theology of mission, and evangelism; issues raised by sociology and psychology; other world faiths; life in the inner city; discrimination and power, and the integration of ethics with biblical and theological study.
The modular structure of the Theology and Ministry courses allow you to select courses that fit best with your prior learning and experience, and the time you have available for study. You can choose to take one or more individual modules, or one of the courses leading to a qualification: the Certificate, the Diploma, the BA Degree, the Masters Degree or the Doctor in Theology and Ministry.
The Theology and Ministry courses run by the University of Durham are taught within Cranmer Hall and the Wesley Study Centre. One of their central aims is the integration of theology and the practice of ministry. The courses are modular and are therefore highly flexible in terms of the combination of subjects studied. Details of the undergraduate modules at Levels 1 , 2, and 3, and the Masters modules, can be found by visiting the Cranmer Hall website.