ACADEMIC DIPLOMA IN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP

AND APPLIED THEOLOGY

Academic Diploma is between 160 - 180 ECTS. Duration of this program is 4-6 years. The intensity and quality of Academic Diploma may be compared with a bachelor level program at a regular university.

 

Entry Requirements:  

Diploma from Foundation Academy of Amsterdam in the same field of studies. Or, diploma / advanced certificate from other academic institutions in the same or similar discipline.

Accreditation

 

This program is accredited by ICHE (International Council for Higher Education), a private Christian Accrediting organization with offices in Switzerland and India. Foundation Academy of Amsterdam does not issue Bachelor- and Master degrees and is not accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Organization (NVAO).

 

PROGRAM

Academic Diploma in Christian Leadership & Applied Theology, is a 160 - 180 ECTS credit program, focusing on scriptural foundations, theological and historical settings; this includes a survey of the Old and New Testament, church history, understanding social and global matters, leadership, and evangelism/mission in a contemporary context. The goal of the AD program in the School of Divinity is to produce leaders who are in touch with the realities of the world in which they live, an applied form of theology: theology in practice.

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Course DAD00: Methods of scientific writing (04)

 

BIBLICAL STUDIES (25 ECTS)

 

Survey of the Bible OT 

DAD01: Introduction to OT (04)

DAD02: The Pentateuch (02)

DAD03: Historical Books (02)

DAD04: Wisdom Books   (02)

DAD05: Prophets (02)

 

Survey of the Bible NT

DAD06: Introduction to NT (04)

DAD07: The Gospels & the book of Acts (03)

DAD08: Pauline Epistles (03)

DAD09: Judaic & Proto-Orthodox Christianity (03)

 

THEOLOGY(28 ECTS)

 

Compulsory Courses

 

DAD10: Introduction to Theology (03)

DAD11: Knowing God (03)

DAD12: Christology (06)

DAD13: Holy Spirit (03)

DAD14: Humanity & God (03)

DAD15: Humanity & Sin (03)

DAD16: Ecclesiology (03)

 

Elective Courses

Student has to choose 1 courses from

 

DAD17: Theology in African Context (04)

DAD18: Theology in Asian Context (04)

 

 

CHURCH HISTORY (12 ECTS)

 

Compulsory Courses

 

DAD19: The Early & Medieval Church (03)

DAD20: Reformation & Modern Church (03)

DAD21: Pentecostal Church (03)

 

Elective Courses 

Student has to choose 1 course from

 

DAD22: Evangelical Church (03)

DAD23: Charismatic Church Movements (03)

 

 

WORLD RELIGIONS (20 ECTS)

 

DAD24: Judaism (03)

DAD25: Zoroastrianism (03)

DAD26: Buddhism (03)

DAD27: Hinduism (03)

DAD28: Islam (06)

DAD29: Pseudo Christian Religions (02)

 

LEADERSHIP STUDIES (15 ECTS)

 

DAD30: Basics of Leadership (03)

DAD31: Functions of Leadership (03)

DAD32: Teamwork & Leadership (03)

DAD33: Strategic Leadership (03)

DAD34: Leadership in inter-cultural context (03)

 

EVANGELISM (10 ECTS)

 

DAD35: Principles of Evangelism (03)

DAD36: Strategic Evangelism (04)

DAD37: Evangelism & Theological Questions (03)

 

PASTORING (10 ECTS)

 

DAD38: Church Planting (03)

DAD39: Principles of Pastoral Ministry (03)

DAD40: Pastoring in Cultural Context (04)

 

 

CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW (12 ECTS)

 

DAD41: Introduction to Christian Worldview (04)

DAD42: Holistic Christianity (04)

DAD43: 21st Century Biblical Challenges (04)

 

PRACTICUM (24 ECTS)

 

The student is obliged to successfully complete one of the following Practicums

1) 60 working days working in a Christian organization, NGO or ministry

2) 60 working days (Sundays) following an internship in a local church

The student can also spread the practicum throughout the year, after successfully finished the leadership studies (DBA29-33). 

 

FINAL WORK / RESEARCH / PROJECT (25)

 

Final Project can be in various forms, or combinations. Already from 160 ECTS (Includes practicum & Final Project) the student is allowed to graduate. The final project can be in a form of a literature research, fieldwork or an internship. A student undertaking an Academic Diploma must successfully complete ay least 160 ECTS of study (including a Final Paper/Project worth 25 ECTS). The student is required to submit a proposal to the supervisor.

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