Systematic Theology is offered in two parts - Systematic Theology I and Systematic Theology II. These courses will introduce you to some of the fundamentals of Systematic Theology. The purpose is not to try to cover all aspects of Systematic Theology, but rather to excite in you a desire for further study and to give you a foundational understanding to make this happen.
When this course in undertaken as a part of SoWL, the student will complete assessments specific to their worship ministry context.
THIS COURSE WILL EXPLORE:
- The purpose and sources of systematic theology and the skills required to engage in the discipline.
- An introduction to the discipline of systematic theology.
- Engagement with a variety of doctrines such as the Word of God, God, and the Trinity.
- Beginning to apply systematic theology to life.
LECTURER | CRAIG BARROW
When I was about 18 I went through a major time of trying to figure out who God was, and therefore who I was in relation to Him. I had been living in Hamilton for two years attending Waikato Polytechnic working on a computer programming course. During this time I got pretty lost in a number of ways. After this I ended up at the NZ Assembly Bible School, where God confronted me with Himself and His incredible care for me while I was working on an assignment in the book of Luke. This completely changed who I was. I headed to the United States to Study Theology in 1993. I returned to NZ and pastored a church in Cambridge for eight years, before becoming Principal of Pathways College mid-2008. In 2019 I started pastoring at City Bible Church in Hamilton.
I have a passion for presenting the Bible in a relevant and applicable way. Therefore, I love the combination of study and ministry that Pathways offers students and churches.