Diploma in Theology


The Theology programmes are designed to prepare persons who are answering a call to pastoral ministries, and to meet the current educational requirements for ordination as Elder in the Church of the Nazarene in the CNC zone of the Caribbean Region.

Those who major in Theology at CNC are asked to testify to a specific call to ministry.

“The Church of the Nazarene believes in both the individual experience of a call and the confirmation of that call by the body of Christ. The church assumes that your call is genuine, but every testimony to a call must be confirmed by God giving ‘gifts and graces’ appropraite for ministry to persons He calls”

(Sourcebook for Ministerial Development, 436.5)

“And His [Christ’s] gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ”

(Ephesians 4:11-12, RSV)

Effective ministry requires understanding of the Bible, the church, Christian Theology, and general education areas. The three-year Diploma requires the completion of 97 credit hours and a practicum experience.


  • CE 100 Survey of Christian Education – 3
  • PT 101 Spiritual Formation I – 1
  • PT 211 Introduction to Homiletics – 3
  • PT 310 Pastoral Care and Counselling – 3
  • PT 312 Expository Preaching – 3
  • PT 322 Church Administration 3
  • PT 350 Christian Leadership and Management – 3
  • PT 360 Foundations of Ministry – 3
  • PT 342 Ministerial Practicum Seminar* – 1
  • PT 343 Ministerial Practicum I – NC
  • PT 344 Ministerial Practicum II – NC