Intern Studies

Intern Studies

Intern Studies
    • Do you want to develop your ability to study and understand the Bible?
    • Are you interested in cultivating your practical and leadership skills in the local church?
    • Do you want to engage in a structured programme of study to help you be a more fruitful disciple of Christ?
The Programme

Learning Outcomes

To develop the Intern’s skills, knowledge, understanding and practice of church life and theology such that they can more fully participate in building the Kingdom of God in their local church.

An Intern on this programme will:

      • Develop a systematic understanding of the Bible and how the principles it lays down can be applied in our daily lives.
      • Develop an understanding of the local church. This will include looking at the biblical and historical context, alongside current practice.
      • Learn a variety of methodologies related to the study of the Bible and the development of pulpit ministry.
      • Engage in and cultivate the practice of pulpit ministry.
      • Learn the biblical principles of leadership and how they are evidenced in the life of the local church.
      • Be involved in the daily life of church through practical service.

The Award

Harvest City Church will award either a Certificate in Intern Studies or an Internship Certificate of Study depending on the grades achieved.

Programme Structure

Year 1 Modules Year 2 Modules
Basic Doctrine Life of Christ
The Local Church Leadership and Church
Biblical Hermeneutics Homiletics
Local Church in Practice 1 Local Church in Practice 2
Other Modules
Mission Visit (double credit) Negotiated project (double credit)

Modules are worth 1 credit except where stated.

1 credit is equivalent to 12 hours of taught time and a minimum of 12 hours self-directed study.

The mission visit and negotiated project can been taken at any time of the year by negotiation with the tutor.


£30 per credit, excluding the mission visit where students are expected to pay the full cost of the trip. There is also a recommended text for most modules that you are expected to purchase. Students will need to pay module costs in full before each term starts.

Pattern of Study – Year 1 (2022)

Term 1 10am-11am 11.30am-12.30pm
30 April Basic Doctrine The Local Church
07 May
14 May
21 May
28 May
04 June
11 June
18 June
25 June
02 July
09 July
16 July
Summer Break
Term 2
03 September The Local Church in Practice – Introduction
10 September Biblical Hermeneutics
17 September
24 September
01 October The Local Church in Practice
08 October Biblical Hermeneutics
15 October
22 October

Pattern of Study – Year 2 (2023)

Term 3 10am-11am 11.30am-12.30pm
22 April The Life of Christ Leadership and Church
29 April
06 May
13 May
20 May
27 May
03 June
10 June
17 June
24 June
01 July
08 July
Summer Break
Term 4
02 September The Local Church in Practice 2 – Introduction
09 September Homiletics
16 September
23 September
30 September The Local Church in Practice 2
07 October Homiletics
14 October
21 October
Sign Up

For more information, or just to chat about the kind of things we do, see our elder, Ian Mann. You can call him in the office on 0116 251 5122 or catch him at church.