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 (2017)

Term 1 10am-11am 11.30am-12.30pm
22nd April Basic Doctrine The Local Church
6th May
13th May
20th May
27th May
3rd June
10th June
17th June
24th June
1st July
8th July
15th July
Summer Break
Term 2
2nd September The Local Church in Practice – Introduction
9th September Biblical Hermeneutics
16th September
23rd September
30th September The Local Church in Practice
7th October Biblical Hermeneutics
14th October
21st October

Pattern of Study – Year 2 (2018)

Term 3 10am-11am 11.30am-12.30pm
7th April The Life of Christ Leadership and Church
14th April
21st April
28th April
5th May
12th May
19th May
26th May
2nd June
9th June
16th June
23rd June
Summer Break
Term 4
1st September The Local Church in Practice 2 – Introduction
8th September Homiletics
15th September
22nd September
29th September The Local Church in Practice 2
6th October Homiletics
13th October
20th 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.