TRAINING AT ST HADRIAN’S COLLEGE MANCHESTER UK FOR THE CERTIFICATE IN CONTEXTUAL THEOLOGY IN INTERNATIONAL URBAN MISSIONS
The International Urban Missions course is aimed primarily at Christian Ministers who are engaged in or intend to translate their experience of Ministry in the Southern Hemisphere into the European urban setting. It is also recommended for those who work with them or require knowledge that will give them further understanding of these types of ministry.
The certificate is awarded by the Apostolic Pastoral Congress (APC), a College of Pentecostal Ministers registered as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales. St Hadrian’s College is incubated by the APA and seeking validation/ accreditation of this course from a number of institutions. Information on that process is available on request.
This 9 month course focuses mainly on problems and potential of mission praxis as seen through the contribution of the African Pentecostal Christian Heritage to European re-evangelisation in the 21st Century.
There are 40 hours of taught lectures in addition to fieldwork in practice. The course is structured flexibly to allow for ministry and other commitments.
- CITY MISSIONS
- CLASSICAL AND MODERN APOSTLESHIP
- HISTORY OF REVIVAL
- THE CHURCH AND SOCIAL CAPITAL
- THE CHURCH AND THE STATE
- BRITISH CHURCH HISTORY
- SACRAMENTS AND SYMBOLISM
- STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
- SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS
In some cases, there may be individual requirements additional to the above. In addition to their previous training/ experience, all candidates for APC ordination and licensing in will be required to attend an interview panel with Bishop Agama who will also visit the ministry of each candidate to observe and write a brief report on their liturgical and more general church life.
ST HADRIAN’S COLLEGE, MANCHESTER
(THE APOSTOLIC PASTORAL CONGRESS)
Awarding institution: The Apostolic Pastoral Congress
Teaching institution: St Hadrian’s College, Manchester
Accreditation: This is currently an internal certification as part of CPPD. The APC is seeking Collegial Validation through partnership with an established college or partnership whose constitution is supportive of the purpose of this course and the aims of St Hadrian’s College.
Final award: Certificate
Programme title: Contextual Theology (International Urban Missions)
Programme level and extent: This programme is designed to deliver a short course which will complement students’ previous qualifications and experience. It is not a one-year full-time equivalent higher education programme, although in future it may provide the basis for the development of such a programme.
Purpose of this specification: This programme specification outlines the programme of study for the Certificate. It lists the intended outcomes of the course in terms of the knowledge, understanding and skills which will be developed by a student who has completed the course, and it provides information on teaching and assessment methods. It also indicates what previous experience and knowledge is expected of students accepted into this programme
Date: March – October
Further links: More information on the APA and St Hadrian’s College may be found at https://sthadrian.org and https://sthadrian.org/research-and-training/
THE AWARDING INSTITUTION
The Apostolic Pastoral Congress is a registered College of Pentecostal bishops, priests, pastors and other clergies in the United Kingdom. The Congress provides links into the mainstream of European church life through membership of Churches Together in England, and locally through corporate representation in Greater Manchester Churches Together, and other ecumenical groups across the country. The APA is also part of the National Reference Group of the Minority Ethnic Christian Affairs of Churches Together in England etc., and it works closely with the Anglican Diocese of Manchester and other contemporary and historic English church bodies. The APA is Pentecostal, but also Episcopal, Historical, Liturgical and Sacramental. Freedom of worship is combined with the continuity of Apostolic discipline. The APA has worked for over 20 years to provide specialized training and continuing professional development for Christian Ministry & Missions; including Ordination & Ministerial Accreditation.
AIMS AND INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
The Certificate in Contextual Theology (International Urban Missions) builds on the previous experience of participants and requires them to engage with their ongoing experience in order to achieve the intended outcomes of the course. This course has a specialised focus and is not intended as initial preparation for ministry. It aims to develop participants’ existing ministries further, from the basis provided by their existing experience and competence in ministry, in order to develop the particular knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to this course. The International Urban Missions course primarily targets Christian ministers who are engaged in or intend to translate their experience of Ministry in the Southern Hemisphere into the European urban setting. It is also recommended for those who work with them or require knowledge that will give them further understanding of these types of ministry.
The broad aims of the programme: The course focuses particularly on problems and potential of mission praxis in order to explore the historical contribution of the African Christian Heritage to European churches and the 21st Century European re-evangelisation With particular emphasis on the African Pentecostal Churches. The course aims to develop competencies for ecclesiologically based mission in the African Pentecostal tradition within the European context. The course aims to provide a broad basis for developing the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills by encouraging participants to engage with historical, social, cultural, political, ecclesiological and organisational factors relating to urban mission in the international context of the participants.
Contact Details: For more information on this course and other consultancy or training, please contact:
Head of Administration
Apostolic Pastoral Congress
St John’s Rectory, Railton Terrace
Moston, Manchester M9 4WE
For more information on this course and other training, please contact St Hadrian’s College c/o St John’s Rectory, Railton Terrace, Moston, Manchester M9 4WE, UK, Tel: +44 (0)7954965545 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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