Christian Discipleship Course (CDC)

A one-year part-time foundation course on the basics of Christian faith to prepare you for a lifetime of discipleship.

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What is the course about?

A one-year online foundation course for those who wish to be grounded in the Christian faith. This course will prepare you for a lifetime of discipleship. Classes run on Tuesday evenings from 7.00pm – 9.30pm and on selected Saturday mornings/afternoons through the year.

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Course Syllabus

The church: local & universal, church membership, church ordinances: water baptism & the Lord's Supper (Communion)

The prayer life of a believer, fasting

Divine health, divine healing, Introduction to deliverance

Foundational Doctrines
The importance of good foundations, repentance from dead works, water baptism, Holy Spirit baptism, the resurrection of the dead, the laying on of hands and eternal judgment

The Godhead, God the Father, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit

New Creation Realities
What it means to be born again, the kingdom of God, hearing God's voice and other new creation realities related subjects

Discipleship Themes
What is a disciple, holiness, the principles of faith, the fruit of the Spirit, gifts of the Holy Spirit, introduction to spiritual warfare, spiritual authority, tithes and offerings

The Great Commission, why Evangelism, How to share your faith, Cell group ministry

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Course structure and projects

  • One year online part-time course for Christian Discipleship Course certificate
  • Weekly two-and-half hour teaching sessions
  • Written assignments on selected topics including memory verse tests
  • Practical assignments including evangelism, one-one discipleship, prayer and cell ministry
  • Student involvement in their local Church life (students are expected to serve as helpers in their local Church in areas such as ushering, welcoming visitors, follow-up etc.) 
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Student experience

‘I believe CDC has created a new platform in growth and discipline to further my study and deepen my knowledge of the Word’
‘CDC has definitely ignited a passion in me to want to know God more and it's safe to say that I study and meditate on the Bible more than I did when I started the course’

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Term dates, fees and location

7.00pm - 9.30pm on Tuesday evenings. Practicals and street outreach on selected Saturday mornings and afternoons throughout the year

  • 19th Sept – 5th Dec 2023
  • 23rd Jan – 9th Apr 2024
  • 7th May – 23rd Jul 2024

Fees: £390 / year payable at once or monthly installments. There is a £10 administration fee for submitting a paper application form. Students are eligible to receive a £60 discount if full payment is made by Monday 6th September 2023.

The course is now administered online and can be done in the comfort of your home/work.

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What's included?

  • Interactive teaching sessions with practical experience
  • Access to the virtual learning environment with course materials, audio recordings from weekly sessions and course timetable
  • Free or discounted entry to selected short courses offered from CLTI