The Ministry Training Pathway
The Ministry Training Pathway at Union College is designed as an integrated course of professional training for ministry.
The main requirements are:
3 course units from each of Old Testament, New Testament, and Church History;
2 units of Systematic Theology, together with Ministry seminars on Westminster Confession, Ethics, and Apologetics;
2 units in Practical Theology, plus Preaching and Pastoral workshops and Ministry seminars
An introductory language unit covering both Biblical Hebrew and New Testament Greek.
A first-year placement and a final-year assistantship.
In addition, PCI Ministry students are expected to attend and participate in Ministry Formation events, including the annual pre-term Study Week and Retreat, weekly College Worship, weekly year-group fellowship meetings, and weekly two-hour Ministry Formation seminars on Fridays.
The Ministry Training Pathway is designed so that it can be taken: -
EITHER as a stand-alone programme (leading to Postgraduate Diploma in Ministry);
OR as a Postgraduate Diploma in Ministry integrated and combined with the Queen’s (or PTFI) BD or BTh degree.
A table summarising the Postgraduate Diploma in Ministry and the Training course requirements is given here, with guidance on how the Ministry Training requirements are integrated with the degree curriculum. A personalised pathway description is normally given to each student at the beginning of each year.