Issues Facing the Church Today
Issues Facing the Church Today is a ten-week online course, using Cliff College's online learning platform.
The church, like any other community, faces a broad range of issues in the contemporary world. In this course, Issues Facing the Church Today, students are introduced to basic approaches to Christian ethics and public theology. These approaches are used to explore a number of key issues that dominate the church’s discourse, including power and its abuse, race, relationships and sexuality, health and wellbeing, and climate sustainability. Students will reflect on how these can be approached and addressed in mission and ministry today.
Issues Facing the Church Today is an online course, with learning elements including written content, short videos, discussion boards and online exercises. You will also be encouraged to pursue independent study, using resources provided, to reflect on your development in ministry and prepare for an assessment. For more information on this programme, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course will be available from 29 April 2024 and is taught in ten sessions over ten weeks, with a further five weeks to prepare and submit your assessment. The first and last sessions are live seminars which you will need to attend either online or onsite at Cliff College - the dates for these will be confirmed in early 2024.
The other eight sessions are designed for independent study and are made up of video content, reading, written tasks and other creative activities to help consolidate your learning. These can be done at any time in the week that suits you. We recommend that you allow two hours of learning for each session, plus time for reading and assessment preparation.
Throughout the course you will have opportunities through scheduled online meetings to check in with Cliff College staff, discuss your learning and experience of the course, seek guidance on assessments and ask any questions you have.
You can apply for this course here. This course costs £360, including access to all teaching materials and tutorial support throughout your course.
A Level 3 qualification (such as an A Level) or equivalent.
It is recognised that standard procedures for assessing applications may not always provide an accurate understanding of an applicant's suitability. In such cases where a Level 3 qualification is not held, qualification it is still possible to apply, and these applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, in line with our non-standard entry process.
English language proficiency
Applicants whose first language is not English shall have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent in an equivalent recognised test. This must have been achieved no longer than two years before the date of enrolment on the course.