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 forbelievers as new creations in Christ. Students will be challenged to grasp the key truths of their position andauthority in Christ - for their own personal spiritual growth, and to communicate these truths effectively asthey pursue their appointed ministries.
- To explore the meaning and context of New Creation.
- To ascertain the purpose and importance of New Creation.
- To analyse the benefits and privileges of the New Creation.
- To understand the reality and application of our new nature.
The course will introduce students to effective methods of studying and interpreting the Bible for both devotional and teaching purposes. They will be taught to view the Bible in its original historical and cultural setting and to understand the relevance of its message for today.
- The nature and structure of the Bible
- Themes and literary classifications
- The meaning of inspiration and the canon of Scripture.
- Historical and cultural settings
- Themes and relationship between the Testaments
- Method of interpretation
- Tools of Interpretation
Aim:We will explore and identify the biblical teaching and practice of a faith filled lifestyle. This course will examine and clarify the role of faith as it relates to the Word of God, prayer, personal life and ministry. Course content:
- Biblical definition of faith
- Faith and the Word of God
- Elements of faith
- The meaning of faith
- Faith confession
- Pioneers of faith
To 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 the Biblical teaching on leadership and the qualities of effective spiritual leaders.
- The definition of leadership
- Christian leadership in a changing world
- The requirements for Christian leadership.
- The purpose of leadership
This subject will introduce students the historical, cultural, and religious context of the NewTestament. They will also explore their literary characteristics, teachings and place in the biblical revelation.
From this subject students will develop:
- A clearer understanding and appreciation for the historical, religious, and cultural background of theNew Testament.
- Understand the importance of the inter-testamental period.
- Be aware of the various literary compositions in the New Testament.●Understand issues relating to dated, purpose and authorship.
- Know the general background of selected books.
To examine the historical, cultural and religious context of the Old Testament, their literary characteristics, their main themes and essential teaching and it significance for our understanding of the New Testament.
- The purpose of the Old Testament.
- The general structure of the Old Testament
- Themes of the Old Testament.
- The chronology of the Old Testament.
- The divisions of the Old Testament.
- Relationship between the Old Testament and the New Testament.
- Dates, authorship and purpose for writing.
- Main teaching of the Old Testament: its significance today.
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
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
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 subject will explore both the theory and the practice of prayer. It will highlight examples of effective prayer from Scripture and from past and present day Christian experience. Practically, it will challenge students to move towards making prayer a central factor in their personal lives and ministry.
- The Purpose of Prayer
- Reasons to Pray
- True spirit of Prayer
- Reasons for unanswered Prayers
- 20 Reasons for Spiritual warfare
- The weapons of our Warfare
- The battlefield of the Mind
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 behavior.
- 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 analyze the impact of ethics on modern day life issues e.g. Euthanasia
Aim:The basis of this course is the finished work of redemption as it relates to the ministry of divine health and healing. You will be guided in a study of the central truths of divine healing as reflected in the scriptures and you 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. Course content:
- God's provision of divine health and healing
- The significance of the atonement
- The rise of 20th century healing movement
- Issues in divine health and healing
- Ministering healing
This subject will help students to understand how to grapple and deal with real issues using scriptural principles and some agreeable secular concepts. It will to some extent equip students with the skills for basic counseling and whet the appetite of those who may want to go further to obtain a recognized qualification in counseling.
- The Biblical basis for pastoral care and counseling.
- The differences and similarities of Christian and secular counseling
- Counseling on ethical and value issues.
- Marriage enrichment and marriage crisis counseling.
- Bereavement and crisis counselling.
- Different models adopted in counselling.
- Dealing with root causes of problems with an understanding of developmental the milestone.
This subject will challenge students to understand experience and demonstrate the power of the Holy Spirit intheir personal lives and ministry. Major emphasis will be placed on the gifts of the Holy Spirit and participantswill be encouraged to identify and developed their gifts.
- Who is the Holy Spirit?(the Person of the Holy Spirit.
- The Spirit in the Old Testament
- The roles and functions of the Holy Spirit.
- The work of the Spirit in the life of Christ
- Jesus’ teaching on the Holy Spirit.
- The titles of the Holy Spirit
- The baptism in the Holy Spirit.
This subject will challenge students to explore and develop principles for pursuing and acquiring financial freedom within the context and values of the Christian faith.
On completion of this subject students will:
- Develop an understanding of various types of wealth creation instruments.
- Understand the principles of financial planning.
- Understand the process of starting and running a business.
- Be committed to a biblical approach to wealth creation and management.
- The Biblical basis and motivation for wealth creation.
- Instruments of wealth creation.
- Wise financial planning.
- Starting and succeeding in business.
- Handling 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
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; and where possible, they 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