Course Structure and Methodology
Each subject will be taught over a period of eight weeks; with each session lasting approximately one hour. A variety of teaching methods will be adopted to ensure that students gain a clear understanding of each subject. This will involve electronic retrieval and submission of course lectures and assignments.
In addition to classroom time, students will be required to put in a significant amount of personal study and research.
A graduation ceremony takes place annually in the August following course completion.
Although the focus of Kings College of Excellence is the ability to put what is learnt into practice, a formal system of continuous assessment using a variety of methods will be employed.
There will be timed exams at the end of each subject based on designated reading and course lectures. In addition, students will be required to undertake individual and group work presentations and an extended essay to be selected in consultation with their course tutor.
Attendance records and general attitude to the course will also be taken into consideration. The pass mark will be 50% on examinations, projects and dissertations.
The aim of this course is to explore the redemptive work of Jesus Christ and to understand its significance for believers as new creations in Christ. Students will be challenged to grasp the key truths of their position and authority in Christ - for their own personal spiritual growth, and to communicate these truths effectively as they pursue their appointed ministries.
- To explore the meaning and context of the New Creation.
- To ascertain the purpose and importance of the New Creation.
- To analyse the benefits and privileges of the New Creation.
- To understand the reality and application of our new nature.
This course looks at the essential qualities of effective leaders, focusing on the knowledge, skills and characteristics that are needed to be an effective leader. This course will address the tools and frameworks to refine your personal leadership purpose, in alignment with the purpose of your organisation.
- To understand the leadership strategies in the Ministry of Jesus
- To explore leading for high performance
- To explore strategies and models for leading change
- To understand the significance of power and influence within leadership
- To understand how to lead teams for effective performance
- To understand the relationship between your personal purpose and your level of authenticity as a leader
- To understand leadership strategies for driving organisational change and preparing for the future, while maintaining team performance
This course will identify and explore the biblical teaching and practice of faith. It will challenge participants to actively develop their faith, as illustrated in the Word of God.
- To understand the definitions of faith
- To explore examples of biblical faith
- To explore faith vs works
- To explore faith and the Word of God
- To identify the hallmarks of genuine faith
- To understand the challenges of faith
Aim:Explore the connection between ministry success and family. You will be taught to identify tensions and issues that may lead to crisis in relationships and ministry. Course content:
- Understanding the family
- God's master plan for the family
- Laying a solid foundation
- The minister and his family
- Identifying and responding to pressure points
- Honoring obligations
This subject will introduce students to the historical, cultural, and religious context of the New Testament. Students will also explore the literary characteristics, teachings and place of the New Testament in biblical revelation.
- To develop a clearer understanding and appreciation for the historical, religious, and cultural background of the New Testament
- To understand the importance of the intertestamental period
- To be aware of the various literary compositions in the New Testament
- To understand issues relating to dates, purpose and authorship
- To know the general background of selected books
This course will examine the historical, cultural and religious context of the Old Testament, its literary characteristics, main themes and essential teaching and significance for our understanding of the New Testament.
- To understand the purpose of the Old Testament
- To identify the general structure of the Old Testament
- To understand the themes of the Old Testament
- To identify the chronology of the Old Testament
- To understand the divisions of the Old Testament
- To understand the relationship between the Old Testament and the New Testament.
- To understand the dates, authorship and purpose for writing the Old Testament
- To understand the Old Testament and its significance today
This course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation for biblical preaching by exploring the implications of preaching a text and preaching the Gospel. Preaching the Gospel is considered from historical, biblical, theological, pastoral and creative perspectives with a view to producing sermons that engage the world and offer hope.
- To develop lifelong skills in the exegesis of the scriptures as the foundation for every sermon.
- To realise the importance of the preacher to create sermons in which the scriptures are applied to the lives of listeners in a way that is relevant, inspirational, clear and effective.
- To understand the need to create an atmosphere in which the preacher is open to the Holy Spirit in order to proclaim the Word of God.
- To develop a foundational understanding of preaching as vital to the life of the local church.
- To understand essential homiletical steps in the preparation and delivery of biblical sermons.
- To challenge students to create an atmosphere for preaching that is rooted in the Holy Spirit.
- To present each student with an opportunity to preach one sermon based on the skills and ideas discussed and learned in the class.
This subject will explore the key issues and challenges confronting Christian leaders in contemporary society. It will examine the role of Christian leaders within the church and the wider society. In addition, it will explore Biblical teaching on leadership and the qualities of effective spiritual leaders.
- To understand the definition and purpose of leadership
- To explore Christian leadership in a changing world
- To understand Vision, Purpose and Dream
- To identify and understand the qualities and requirements for Christian Leadership
- To identify and develop your Leadership Style
- To develop self-awareness: Know the Lord, know yourself, know your enemy
- To understand how to develop a servant's heart
- To understand leadership and power: the bases of Power
Aim:Develop an awareness of the importance of vision in the pursuit of success in life and ministry. You will be guided towards developing a specific plan for achieving their vision. Course content:
- Defining vision
- The source of vision
- Developing a solid plan for fulfilling vision
- Capturing God's vision
- Developing a visionary mindset
- Eliminating vision killers
Aim:Gain understanding about the principles of planting and growing healthy dynamic churches in the 21st century. It will explore the reasons for church decline and strategies for breaking growth barriers. Course content:
- An understanding of the Great Commission
- Principles of church planting
- The reasons for growth and decline
- Effective ministry plan
- A well-defined mission
This course will explore both the theory and the practice of prayer. It will highlight examples of effective prayer from Scripture and also look at the past and present day Christian experience. This course will practically challenge students to move towards making prayer a central factor in their personal lives and ministry.
- To explore the purpose of prayer
- To understand the reasons to pray
- To understand the true spirit of Prayer
- To explore the reasons for unanswered Prayers
- To identify 20 Reasons for Spiritual warfare
- To understand the weapons of our warfare
- To understand the battlefield of the Mind
- To explore and understand the area of deliverance
Aim:This course will introduce you to effective methods of studying and interpreting the Bible both for devotional and teaching purposes. It will lead you to an understanding of the Bible in its original setting and its message for today. Course content:
- Why interpret?
- Tools of interpretation
- Methods of interpretation
- Scripture classification
- Teaching the Bible
This subject will challenge students to build their lives and ministry on biblical ethical principles. They will examine the Biblical ethical framework and understand its essential difference from secular approach to human life and behaviour.
- To explore the meaning of Christian ethics in society.
- To compare and contrast Christian ethics v secular ethics.
- To review the major ethical systems.
- To apply ethics to personal life and ministry. War v passivism.
- To analyse the impact of ethics on modern day life issues e.g. Euthanasia
The basis of this course is the finished work of redemption as it relates to the ministry of divine health and healing. Students will be guided in a study of the central truths of divine healing as reflected in the scriptures. They will also survey the impact of the 20th century healing ministry. Emphasis will be placed on the need for the present day church to actively pursue God's provision of divine health and healing.
- To understand God's provision of divine health and healing
- To understand the significance of the atonement
- To explore the rise of 20th century healing movement
- To discuss issues in divine health and healing
- To understand ‘Ministering healing’
This course is designed to explore the holistic nature of the Christian life and the various elements necessary for success. It will challenge students to identify pressure points in their lives that can have a negative impact on personal relationships, work and ministry.
- To define the meaning of Godly success
- To identify and eliminate the barriers to success
- To write a vision for life and ministry
- To explore what it means to develop a disciplined land balanced life style through the development of success strategies
This course will challenge students to understand experience and demonstrate the power of the Holy Spirit in their personal lives and ministries. Major emphasis will be placed on the gifts of the Holy Spirit and participants will be encouraged to identify and develop their gifts.
- To understand who is the Person of the Holy Spirit is
- To explore the Spirit in the Old Testament
- To explore the roles and functions of the Holy Spirit
- To understand the work of the Spirit in the life of Christ
- To understand Jesus’ teaching on the Holy Spirit
- The titles of the Holy Spirit
- The baptism in the Holy Spirit
This course will challenge students to explore and develop principles for pursuing and acquiring financial freedom, within the context and values of the Christian faith.
- To develop an understanding of various types of wealth creation instruments
- To understand the principles of financial planning
- To understand the process of starting and running a business
- To be committed to a biblical approach to wealth creation and management
- To understand the Biblical basis and motivation for wealth creation
- To identify instruments of wealth creation
- To develop wise financial planning
- To understand how to start and succeed in business.
- To understand how to handle mistakes
Aim:This course will establish the framework for participants to manage their personal lives. You will be challenged to take a holistic approach to life and learn how to employ strategies for physical, spiritual and emotional well-being. Course content:
- Spiritual wellness
- Achieving balance
- Eating for living
- Setting targets and priorities
- Attitude for life
- Setting boundaries
This subject will help students to understand how to deal with real issues using scriptural principles and some agreeable secular concepts. Students will be equipped with the knowledge for basic counselling and those seeking to go onto gain recognised qualification in counselling can do so having received a solid foundation.
- To understand the Biblical basis for pastoral care and counselling
- To understand the differences and similarities between Christian and secular counselling
- To understand Counselling on ethical and value issues
- To understand Marriage enrichment and marriage crisis counselling
- To understand the Bereavement and crisis counselling
- To understand the different models adopted in counselling
- To understand how to deal with the root causes of problems, with an understanding of developmental the milestone
This course will introduce students to effective methods of studying and interpreting the Bible for both devotional and teaching purposes. Students will be taught to view the Bible in it’s original historical and cultural setting and to understand the relevance of the Bible’s message for today.
- To understand the nature and structure of the Bible.
- To discuss themes and literary classifications.
- To unearth the meaning of inspiration and the canon of Scripture.
- To explore historical and cultural settings.
- To examine the themes and relationship between the Testaments.
- To explore methods of interpretation.
- To examine tools of Interpretation.
All prospective students are required to prayerfully complete an application form, evidencing a genuine commitment to Christian ministry. In principle, they should be a member or in attendance at a Bible believing church. Where possible, prospective students must have the recommendation of their pastor or a recognized person in authority.
Applicants should have a good written and oral command of English and be able to demonstrate the ability and willingness to apply themselves to diligent study. There is no interview process