Equipping for ministry with St John's can be undertaken part-time from home or in small groups. You can
come to teaching weekends held in Waiapu, Wellington and Christchurch dioceses,
or come on Thursday nights to classes at St John’s, Auckland
or study completely from home via FlexiLearn (a distance learning option)
or you can combine these options.
You can take courses for credit and by completing the assignments, work towards the NZ Diploma in Christian Studies. Or you can take courses as "Audit" by attending the classes and doing the reading for personal interest.
To register for any of the courses - those held regionally in your diocese OR by FlexiLearn, please download the forms below and email them to the Ministry Educator in your diocese:
Auckland: Sarah Park: SarahP@auckanglican.org.nz
Waikato/Taranaki : Stephen Black: email@example.com
Waiapu: Deborah Broome : firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellington: Joe McGarry : email@example.com
Christchurch : through Claire Bonner : firstname.lastname@example.org
Dunedin: through Richard Johnson : email@example.com
St John’s is developing FlexiLearn as one of the options in our Regional Learning Programme to equip people in and for ministry, whether ordained or in lay roles. The courses for 2019 are included in the information link above. It shows the FlexiLearn courses for those who cannot easily make the regional intensive weekends.
Orientation to St John’s and the Programme:
The orientation to the FlexiLearn programme and to study will be held online on Wednesdays 27th Feb and 6th March at 7pm, 2019.
This will be repeated in-person at The Anglican Centre, Level 1, 10 Logistics Drive, Harewood, Christchurch on Friday 8th March 7-9pm and Saturday 9th March 9-11am. The in-person weekend is offered purely as an option for those who would like to meet us face to face and begin the programme with the security of knowing who we are, how things work and how to navigate the technology. The in-person orientation leads on into the first third of the Semester 1 FlexiLearn course detailed below.
The orientation (whether online or in person) will cover:
how to study at St John’s
how to use the online platform
how to borrow from the library
who are your lecturers,
and the first 4 weeks of the course content.
Optional In-Person Weekend
You are invited to come to Christchurch for the orientation above and to continue on into the first third of the Semester 1 New Testament course in person over that weekend Friday 8th to Sunday 10th March. We encourage you to come if you can, especially if this is your first course with St John’s. The content of the intensive weekend will be taught again online though for those who cannot make it to Christchurch.
The intensive will be held at The Anglican Centre, Level 1, 10 Logistics Drive, Harewood, Christchurch. It will follow the orientation above with teaching picking up at Saturday 11am-4.30pm and on into Sunday from 1pm-4.30pm.
The FlexiLearn course for Semester 1, 2019
The Semester 1 course will be New Testament. This will be available completely online from home (and you will be able to view the recordings of the evenings if you can’t make the live online class).
The 12 Wednesday nights from 7-9pm are:
Wednesday 13th March
Wednesday 20th March
Wednesday 27th March
Wednesday 3rd April (these initial four weeks will be a re-run of the Christchurch intensive weekend)
Wednesday 10th April
The school holidays come in here… then
Wednesday 1st May
Wednesday 8th May
Wednesday 15th May
Wednesday 22nd May
Wednesday 29th May
Wednesday 5th June
Wednesday 12th June.
The New Testament and its world
Interpreting the New Testament today- using tools
Gospels - Four portraits of Jesus
Focus on Matthew and application to our contexts
Focus on the Luke and beginnings of the church
Paul's letters and contemporary application
The Hebrew letters and their relevance today
Faith under threat, then and now
Step-by-step study skills are available alongside the learning journey.
The course is supported by easy-to-follow weekly online activities, readings and teacher-led (but in your own time) discussions. Learning support and library support is also available from anywhere in the country.
The live online classes are over the internet and present the teacher live on-screen alongside PowerPoint slides and utilise 2-way text and video chat for questions and instant feedback. All this using a one-click access from the online course page.
This course is a required course in the NZ Diploma in Christian Studies programme taught through the Regional Learning Programme and will be followed by other courses in the diploma. If you’re interested, please discuss this with the Ministry Educator in your diocese or download the application and enrolment forms below and email them to your diocesan Ministry Educator.