Foundations in Theology Course (online)

This one year part-time non-validated online WTC certificate is open to everyone. It is specifically designed for those who wish to explore the foundations of the Christian faith and gain the skills required to study theology in a formal higher education setting. Students on the Foundations Course will focus on the Bible, Christian beliefs and practices, church history, study skills, and leadership. The course content is delivered online, over Zoom.

Numbers are limited to 100 students.

This course is not validated.

COURSE CONTENT

TERM ONE

7 weeks + 1 week study skills

In this module, we will trace the story of God’s relationship with and salvation of his people, which unfolds throughout the Bible. We will particularly focus on God’s creation of humanity in his image, how this relationship is harmed in Eden, how God builds towards renewal through covenant and kingdom, and finally how these themes come together in the death and resurrection of Jesus, and the gift of the Holy Spirit.

3 weeks + 1 week study skills

In this module, we will encounter the writings of the earliest Christians after the time of the New Testament in the first and second century. We will see how they navigated this new faith in the complexities of diverse and pluralistic cultures, not unlike our own. They model how to face the challenges of remaining faithful amidst external pressure and of expressing the Christian faith in coherent and vibrant ways amidst internal disputes.

TERM TWO

7 weeks + 1 week study skills

In this module, we will build on the Early Church module exploring the questions the church was facing leading up to the Nicene Creed of 325 AD and beyond. We will explore questions around the Trinity, Jesus the God-man, the nature of revelation, the person of the Holy Spirit and how that affects our discipleship, worship, and mission today. 

Choose one of the modules below:

3 weeks + 1 week study skills

In this module, we will explore the work of God among the people of faith since the time of the New Testament. We’ll see how Christians have struggled, sometimes successfully and sometimes not, to live out their faith in different cultural, political, and religious settings. In particular, you’ll get a map of the major Christian traditions so you can better understand the diversity we encounter among churches and denominations today.

3 weeks + 1 week study skills

Practical leadership skills for church leaders. More info to follow soon.

DELIVERY PATTERN

2023-24 Dates

  • Induction day: 13th Sept 2023 (online)

Online lectures take place on Wednesdays @ 7.00-8.30pm (GMT & BST)
  • Term One: 20th Sept 2023 – 13th Dec 2023 (incl. Autumn half term) 

  • Term Two: 24th Jan 2024 – 1st May 2024 (incl. Spring half term & Easter break)

2024-25 Dates

  • Induction day: 11th Sept 2024 (online)

Online lectures take place on Wednesdays @ 7.00-8.30pm (GMT & BST)
  • Term One: 18th Sept 2024 – 11th Dec 2024 (incl. Autumn half term) 

  • Term Two: 22nd Jan 2025 – 7th May 2025 (incl. Spring half term & Easter break)

FEES

The cost of this course is £1,000.

Applications will open on 31st March 2024.

Please contact us if you are interested or have any queries: 0300 040 6200 / foundations@wtctheology.org.uk.

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