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Diploma Course

Diploma in Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry

This is a two-year full-time programme where the first year is the same as the Certificate course. The second year is a mixture of time spent in ministry apprenticeship with a local church or mission organisation and intensive, residential teaching weeks.

Students who have followed the second year at Tilsley have had a wide variety of placements, from churches in Dundee or Exeter, to a children’s ministry placement in Barcelona; from working with the homeless in Glasgow to church planting in Naples.

Recent research papers have tackled issues such as reaching working class communities with the Good News, the principles and practice of curriculum development for children’s work in churches and some of the challenges of reaching the homeless with the good news.

Modules & Topics

Biblical Studies

Old Testament Studies

Genesis 1-11

1 & 2 Chronicles


New Testament Studies

Gospel of John



Christian Ministry

Church or Ministry placement

Team Evangelism

Spiritual Development

Spiritual Formation

Church Placement


Spiritual Reflection

Christian Theology

Biblical Theology

Theology of Ministry

New Testament use of the Old Testament

Kingdom of God

Law and Grace

God’s dwelling

Evangelism & Mission in Context

Church Leadership

Church worker & the local Church

Practising Ministry

Pastoral Studies

Christian Mission

Cross-Cultural Mission

21st Century Church

Research Paper

Guided Research

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