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The Certificate in Christian Theology and Practice (CCTP) is designed to build your knowledge of the Bible and Theology and to help you grow in your journey of personal discipleship. For more information about how it might suit your needs, click on the link below that best describes you.
Following an introductory weekend ‘Fit for the Purpose‘ Retreat, students take six modules which meet in a blend of online learning and residential weekends.
|Module Title||Months Taught at Residential Weekends||Meets Online|
|Encountering the Old Testament||January & March||From January to March|
|Introduction to The Creeds||January & March||From January to March|
|Preparing to Lead Public Worship||May & June||From March to June|
|Encountering the New Testament||May & June||From March to June|
|Development of Theological Thinking||September & November||From June to November|
|Theological Reasoning & Critical Thinking (Elective) or||September & November||From June to November|
|Spiritual & Self–Understanding||September & November||From June to November|
The full Trinity College Dublin accredited course (Special Purpose Certificate at NFQ7) costs € 1,975. It includes course registration, accommodation and meals at the ‘Fit for the Purpose’ Weekend Retreat and six residential study weekends. Those doing the course for their own enrichment can choose to do just the ‘Fit for the Purpose’ Weekend Retreat (€125 including full room and board) or individual modules (€250 each not including accommodation).
If you have any questions, contact CCTP@theologicalinstitute.ie or ring 353 1 492 3506.
The study days at CITI gave me space, opportunity and structure to examine my sense of vocation. There was support to engage academically and there were prayerful times of devotion to engage spiritually. The whole experience encouraged me to be open to God’s guidance and to step out in faith.
This weekend retreat is framed by vibrant, daily worship in the chapel. It begins and ends there starting with Friday evening worship and concluding with a Eucharist and opportunity for prayer ministry on Sunday morning. Friday evening and Saturday lectures invite students to reflect on themselves, on their communities and on the calling of God on their lives as followers of Christ. Discussion groups give opportunities for students to reflect and to process their learning in a safe environment. Communal meals are opportunities for fellowship and further conversation with tutors and fellow students.
Weekends integrate class sessions for modules with worship and opportunities for fellowship. The weekend begins with Friday evening worship followed by dinner and one class session. Saturdays are also framed by morning and evening worship and include taught sessions. On Sunday mornings, students have taught input followed by a concluding Eucharist.