| Awaiting NZQA approval | Level 6, 120 credits | 1.0 eft
To gain the NZDCS - Pastoral Ministry you will need to successfuly complete the following 8 papers/courses
|Taught in 2019|
|All THREE papers below|
|PM601 Traditions of Prayer||No|
|PM602 Celebrating Liturgy||No|
|PM603 Christian Initiation||Distance|
|History Elective: ONE of the following|
|TH606 The Church in Time and History||Distance|
|TH620 Studies in Church History||No|
|Or Choose a paper from Schedule 1|
|Scripture Elective: TWO papers required|
|Choose two Scripture papers from Schedule 2|
|Theology Elective: Two papers required|
|Choose two Theology papers from Schedule 3|
|Click on Schedules 1,2 or 3 in the table (these are hyperlinks) to see the elective options|
Gain a New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 6) - Pastoral Ministry
Acquire knowledge and more advanced skills required for ministry roles in parishes and other church settings.
Students need to have completed a level 5 theological qualification, e.g. NZCCS-PM, to be accepted into this programme of study.
8 Courses in Theology, Scripture and Pastoral Ministry
If you wish to take your studies further, The NZDCS-PM carries credit points towards a Bachelor of Theology at:
This Diploma can lead to a range of careers. Graduates will find this useful for leadership roles in parishes and voluntary work with parish groups.
Contact the site co-ordinator in your area
Check the timetables (including distance)
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Students have said: "Opportunity for group discussion – hearing other people’s points of view and debating topics under consideration. It made the course both intellectually stimulating and interesting. I always appreciate the creative ways that all the lectures present the daily prayers."