melbourne CBD options
Level 3, 221 Queen st
RTC has some great options for study at our new Melbourne campus in Semester 1, 2018. If you are about to begin study, why not begin with one or more of these?
Foundations of Pastoral Care
This unit is designed to help you commence a ministry of pastoral care and to enable you to maintain appropriate self-care throughout. Taught by Dr Murray Capill, this unit will survey various perspectives and issues in pastoral theology and explore their application to the Christian life.
Jesus and the Gospels
This unit provides an overview of the Gospels, examining how they came to be, how they are best understood, and how their authors highlight the life, ministry, and significance of Jesus of Nazareth. Taught by Dr Martin Williams, this foundational unit is ideal for students commencing a new course of study.
The Church from 1550 to Modern Times
The Church from 1550 to Modern Times surveys the major phases and developments in Christian history from the time of the Reformation, with a view to applying these perspectives to current issues in ministry and the contemporary world.
You can take this course on Thursdays from 9.00am – 12.00pm, or straight after work on Tuesdays, 5.45pm – 7.45pm with a third hour online. Taught by Dr Phillip Scheepers, the evening class is a great option for people who work or live in the city.
Here’s a unique chance to learn the language the OT was written in. On Wednesdays Rev John de Hoog will equip students with the basic tools for translating biblical Hebrew, laying a foundation for a deeper exploration of the OT.
Theology: The Knowledge of God
Dr Martin Williams will lead this exploration of how we know God, how God reveals himself, and how this knowledge benefits us and helps others to know Him.
Introduction to Biblical Theology
This intensive, taught over five days from 9th-13th April, is an ideal subject for all pastors, preachers, and lay persons!
Rev John de Hoog will lead this exploration of the discipline of biblical theology, trace the development of major themes within Scripture, and provide a basis for understanding the relationship between the two. This foundation will equip you to undertake further study in theology, and biblical exegesis and hermeneutics, and to explain to others how the Bible hangs together as a whole.
Theology of Mission
Theology of Mission, with Dr Phillip Scheepers, is a great subject for anyone with a mind to explore a call to mission-based ministry and apply a biblical perspective to their mission work locally or overseas.
Additional study opPortunities
In addition to these subjects, we are also offering units on NT Exegesis with Dr Martin Williams, Exilic Prophecy with Rev John de Hoog, and Preaching.
All units can be taken toward a diploma, undergraduate degree, graduate degree or gradate diploma. All awards are accredited by the Australian College of Theology. Classes begin on 20th February.
If you are not wanting a degree or diploma, you could consider being an “audit” student (with no assessment or academic credit) for just $300/unit.