ICC Bible Diploma Course

New Testament Greek Language Course

Learn how to read, translate and understand the New Testament Greek Language in 8 Easy Steps.

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Bible Diploma Course

Saturday Bible College: Ministers of the future!

Course Specification

Purpose of the course:
For anyone wanting to progress within ministry, this ecclesiastical course is an invaluable study guide that acknowledges the basics as well as the more technical aspects of Christianity. Upon successful completion of the course the student will hereby be awarded accreditation by the Ixthus Church Council and may apply for either;
• Ordination as a Reverend Minister under the auspices of the Ixthus Church Council.
• Ordination as a Lay Minister under the guidance of the Ixthus Church Council.

Accreditation:
Accredited by the Ixthus Church Council.

Content:
This is a comprehensive course that examines primarily Biblical Scripture and its relevance within today’s world of Christendom, drawing out meaning and understanding with the aim of equipping the individual for ministerial purpose by gaining knowledge of Evangelism, Church structure, regulation and Pastoralship.

There are three components that make-up the diploma and each component will need to be completed and passed accordingly. The components are; Theory, Practice, and Sermon.

Component one: Theory
An essay of up to 2000 words is required at the end of each semester. The essay title is optional providing it corresponds with one of the lectures of the semester. Therefore, two 2000 word essays will be required in order to complete the theoretical component of the course.

Here are some of the themes that will be covered:

 Christian doctrine and practice
 The true identity of Christ Jesus
 The Gospels and their importance
 Evangelism and the Church’s mission to the World
 Christian ethics
 Liturgy and the sacraments (Baptisms, Holy Communion, and Ordinations)
 The life and works of King David
 Examining the Psalms
 The life and works of St. Paul
 Letters to the Church (e.g. Corinthians)
 Old and New Testament Prophecies
 Order of the Church, structure, and regulation

The course will also include New Testament Greek for beginners and taught according to the popular guide It’s all Greek to me.

Component Two: Practical Theology – Missionology:
Hands-on experience of serving within the community according to a ministerial focused workshop. This will consist of four sessions, each session will last one-and-a-half hours (totaling 6 hours altogether) of an optional Church/community task such as; feeding the homeless, hospital visits, fundraising or any other activity that the Church will be engaged with during the time of the course.

Component Three: Presentation
The student will be expected to present a fifteen-minute class presentation on any topic covered throughout the course. This will be presented at the end of the course, giving the student an opportunity to demonstrate his or her ability to minister in front of a congregation.

Fees:
For the Members of the Ixthus Church Council and the members of the Apostolic Christian Church (Sheepfold) fees are set at £900 otherwise the fees are £1100 for the 2015 in-take. There is the option of paying the course fee in installments. Please discuss options with course administrator.

Books required and optional reading list:
The student will need access to a Bible (preferably NKJV or NIV but any credible Bible should be sufficient). The student will also need a copy of the course materials It’s all Greek to me (DVD).

Interlinear Greek New Testament
The Apostolic Fathers, 1987, Andrew Louth
Septuagint (Old Testament Translated into Greek)
Know Why You Believe, 2008, Paul E. Little
Luke: A Gospel for Today, 1989, Linda Smith and Raeper William
The Holy Spirit: His Person and work, 1976, Edward Henry Bickersteth
The Trinity: Scripture testimony to the one eternal Godhead of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Edward Henry Bickersteth
Christ in the Psalms, 2012, Patrick Henry Reardon
Christianity (Introducing Religions), 2007, Sue Penney
Student Bible Atlas, 2015, Tim Dowley
The History of Christianity, 1996, Tim Dowley
Willmington's Bible Handbook, 2011, H.L. Willmington

Course commencement date and address:
Saturday the 3rd of October 2015. Registration is at 10.30am. Morning sessions will commence at 11am to 12.30pm & afternoon sessions resume at 1.30pm to 3pm. Classes to be held at the Ixthus Church Council Head Office 193-195 Fore Street, Angel Place, Edmonton, N18 2UD.

Enrolment:
The student must enroll before the beginning of the course preferably before October 2015. Please contact the course administration officer for more details at info@ixthuscc.com.

Staff:
Rt. Reverend Dr. Costakis Evangelou
Head of Department

Pastor John Joannou
Course Convener and Lecturer

Pastor Chris Zacharia
Lecturer

Deacon Julian Tobierre
Lecturer

Phodis C. Evangelou
Reader and Lecturer

Eva Kyriacou
Liaison officer

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