Certificate & Diploma

The Word and Spirit Certificate and Diploma in Bible and Ministry

The Word and Spirit Certificate and Diploma in Bible and Ministry programmes are based on the same principles that undergird Word and Spirit. These include the belief that the Bible is a fundamentally important and a God-inspired gift that is intended to help us to encounter God, whose desire, amazingly, is to reveal himself to us.

In a journey of exploration, you will discover truth – truth about God and us, how he relates to us and how we can relate to him, how we can benefit from his resources and how we can work with him in fulfilling his will on this earth. The process is intended to be an enjoyable one, resulting in personal satisfaction and exhilaration as you learn about God and encounter him. As a result of exploring and engaging with the Bible, you will be touched by the heavenly author, God, whose desire and design is not just to reveal truth but also to transform us and create in us a likeness to himself.

What’s included?
Each course for each programme includes teaching, offered on DVDs with booklets that provide opportunities to think about issues relating to the course concerned. The subjects vary but the central themes relate to the importance of discovering what the Bible says and then applying what we learn to our daily lives.

Each of the first four Bible Study courses (Mark 1-8; Mark 9-16, Ephesians and James) include a DVD with 15 minutes of teaching related to each of the eight sections in each course; the associated booklets provide questions and data related to each of the eight sections.

The Bible and Theology courses include DVDs with around 30 minutes of teaching related to each of the ten sections in each course; the associated booklets provide questions and data related to each of the ten sections.

Who can participate?
The studies are open to all; no prior qualifications or knowledge is needed. They have been created to cater for young and older Christians. All that is needed is the gift of curiosity and a desire to explore what the Bible has to say about the topics concerned.

What subjects are covered?
Bible Study courses

  • Mark 1-8
  • Mark 9-16
  • Ephesians
  • James

Bible and Theology Courses

  • OT Studies (Genesis to Psalms)
  • NT Studies (The Gospels)
  • God the Father
  • God the Spirit
  • God the Son
  • Encountering God through the Bible
  • OT Studies (Proverbs to Malachi)
  • NT Studies (The Letters)
  • Healing and Suffering
  • Foundational Beliefs
  • Evangelism and Mission
  • Personal Spirituality

The Certificate programme comprises:
Bible Study courses

  • Mark 1-8
  • Mark 9-16
  • Ephesians
  • James

Bible and Theology courses

  • NT Studies (The Gospels)
  • NT Studies (The Letters)
  • God the Father
  • God the Spirit

The Diploma programme comprises:

  • OT Studies (Genesis to Psalms)
  • OT Studies (Proverbs to Malachi)
  • God the Son
  • Encountering God through the Bible
  • Healing and Suffering
  • Foundational Beliefs
  • Evangelism and Mission
  • Personal Spirituality

Who are the tutors?
Dr Keith Warrington is the main tutor; Gary Gibbs teaches concerning Evangelism and Mission; Jamys Carter teaches Old Testament Studies.

Can I just take a few of the courses or do I have to sign up to them all?
You can purchase as many courses as you wish – or just one.

How do I gain a Certificate or Diploma?
If you want to achieve the Certificate and/or Diploma, all the relevant courses have to be undertaken; no extra assessments need to be completed for any of the courses in order to achieve the Certificate or Diploma.

How do I work through each course?
The courses have been designed so that they can be studied on one’s own or with others; if more than one person is included, only one DVD would be needed, though each participant should have his/her own booklet. There is no set time for the completion of a course, neither is there a set time to complete each section within the courses. It’s best that you work at your own pace, so that you can benefit from a routine that fits your schedule. Once you complete a course, simply email us and we’ll send you the next course.

Are the courses available in other languages?
We are working on this currently; let us know which language you are interested in.

How much do the courses cost?
Each of the courses may be obtained as one-off purchases without having to complete the Certificate and/or Diploma programmes. The prices are in sterling; we’ll process them in your currency if needed. Postage and packaging is to be added to the costs.

For individuals:-
One Bible Study course (1 DVD and 1 booklet)                                      £10.00
One Bible and Theology course (multiple DVDs and 1 booklet)              £30.00

For more than one person:-
One Bible Study course - 1 DVD= £5.00; 1 booklet for each attendee = £5.00
One Bible and Theology course - 1 DVD = £25.00; 1 booklet for each attendee = £5.00
Extra DVDs are £20 each

Whom should I contact for more information?
Contact either Judy or Keith Warrington at judy.warrington@elimhq.net or keith.warrington@regents-tc.ac.uk or 01885 488511.

How do I purchase them?
For individuals who wish to study on the programmes, go to the Resources Zone on the Home Page and choose the required courses.  Where more than one person is completing the programmes, contact Keith Warrington so that a more tailored response can be offered.