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Certificate of Theology (C.Th)

The Certificate of Theology is designed to provide grassroot level theological education for those in ministry/ lay persons without a theological training or secular education. This program is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge of Scripture and ministry. It gives a holistic development for ministry in the life of the graduates.


Course Outcome

The Certificate of Theology program provides a general foundation in the biblical and theological disciplines. It prepares graduates who,

  1. Can effectively do ministry in the grassroot level in evangelism and church planting
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of the content and meaning of the scripture
  3. Are equipped for personal spiritual formation.
  4. Can provide primary level Christian leadership in churches and ministry


Course Structure

The course structure is based on a module system followed by an Examination [total 5 Weeks] with eleven subjects of 2/3/4 credit hours taught in one academic year including intensive and guided integrated learning. Apart from the online live instructional hour’s students are expected to view recorded lectures/documentaries as part of the instructional hours. To qualify for the Certificate of Theology degree award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 36 credit points. All the subjects are core subjects.


Course Content

Subjects and codes

General Studies Courses Code Credit hours
1 Introduction to Academic Writing and Research GS 111 2
  Total credit   2


Subjects Courses Code Credit hours
2 Bible Survey OT BS 121 3
3 Bible Survey NT BS 122 3
4 Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ BS 123 3
5 General Epistles & Hebrews BS 124 3
6 Introduction to Christian Doctrine TE 131 3
7 Theology 1- Theology proper, Christology & Angelology TE 132 4
8 Indian Church History HS 141 3
9 Christian Education PT 151 3
10 Homiletics PT 152 3
11 Stewardship & loyalty PT 153 3
12 Church planting and Evangelism MS 171 3
  Total credit   34



All C. Th students are required to spend two days in a week in ministry assignments in their own context, under a local mentor. Local mentors work in partnership with ZLI through Practical Work Coordinator (PWC). Local mentors are identified by students during their course.  Local mentors must be suitably experienced to provide mentoring. Student must provide a written approval of agreement from the local mentor for guiding them during their course.  Field work evaluations by local mentors will be monitored by the PWC and approved by ZLI. This is mandatory for graduation. 

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