The Diploma of Theology is designed as a two-year full-time College-level program of study, which can also be taken part-time.
The DipTh program involves the completion of the CertTh year in addition to another year of study at ABTS, providing skills in biblical, historical, theological, social, and personal reflection, specialist ministry skills, and personal formation. In that the DipTh involves the CertTh foundations plus a portion of the BTh advanced work, the expected outcomes for the DipTh program are comparable to those of the BTh program, but at a less advanced level to that attained in the BTh program:
· How to integrate biblical, historical, theological, social, and personal considerations for effective Christian ministry.
· Advanced skills in interpreting all of life and ministry in light of biblical and theological lenses.
· How to self-assess and plan lifelong learning throughout his or her years of leadership in ministry.
The DipTh is ideally suited for men and women who want solid academic training in theological studies, extensive skill development for specific ministries, and mentoring and training in personal character development and growth, but who are unable to engage in a full three years of study.