Lay Certificate in Theology
The Lay Certificate in Theology is designed to contribute to the ministry of the laity by providing an opportunity for students to integrate theological study and reflection with Christian life and experience. Under the guidance of a Mentor, students connect their Christian faith with their daily life and work with a view to bringing new skills, fresh vision and invigorating ideas to their participation in various contexts and local communities of faith. The programme offers maximum flexibility to support personal interests and learning goals by allowing choice from an array of course offerings. The program is not intended as training for designated professional ministry and Certificate credits are not transferable to any Emmanuel degree.
An undergraduate degree is not required for admission to the program.
Students are encouraged to connect their developing Christian faith with thier daily life and work with a view to bringing new skills, fresh vision and invigorating ideas to their participation in local communities of faith. The program provides participates with opportunity, knowledge and skill:
- to grow personally in faith and in spirit;
The program of study consists of three (3) unit groups. Each unit is made up of two audited courses and an integrative project, (for a total of six audited courses and three integrative projects). Students are required to audit over the course of the program one Bible, one History, one Pastoral Theology and one Theology course. The remaining two courses are electives. Students may choose the sequence in which these courses are audited. The integrative project to be completed at the conclusion of each of the three unit groups is to be prepared with the assistance of a mentor assigned to the student.
Lay Certificate students are provided with:
Emmanuel College library privileges ;
advice and program direction by their mentors;
encouragement to participate in the community life of the College, e.g., worship, Wednesday community lunches, Emmanuel and TST public lectures.
Application Procedure for the Lay Certificate in Theology
Fall (September) Admission: August 11
Spring (January) Admission: November 30
Course Audit Registration Form
Unit Group Registration Form