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 (2019)

Term 1 10am-11am 11.30am-12.30pm
4th May Basic Doctrine The Local Church
11th May
18th May
25th May
1st June
8th June
15th June
22nd June
29th June
6th July
13th July
Summer Break
Term 2
31st August The Local Church in Practice – Introduction
7th September Biblical Hermeneutics
14th September
21st September
28th September The Local Church in Practice
5th October Biblical Hermeneutics
12th October
19th October

Pattern of Study – Year 2 (2020)

Term 3 10am-11am 11.30am-12.30pm
18th April The Life of Christ Leadership and Church
25th April
2nd May
9th May
16th May
23rd May
30th May
6th June
13th June
20th June
27th June
4th July
Summer Break
Term 4
5th September The Local Church in Practice 2 – Introduction
12th September Homiletics
19th September
26th September
3rd October The Local Church in Practice 2
10th October Homiletics
17th October
24th October