What do our modules prepare you for? Here are some of the more common roles and vocations our graduates end up in.
Matty and Jess, working as church planters, regularly meet with new people and spread the news of the Gospel in their community. They found the Youth and Community Work Professional Studies and Missional Leadership Professional Studies modules to be particularly helpful in their ministry. “These modules have equipped us well for planting into such a context. During our time at Moorlands College we understood to a greater extent God’s heart for the poor. We were convinced of the necessity to live incarnationally for the sake of the Gospel in our community. And we saw how the Gospel speaks to, and transforms, young and old from any background.”
Other helpful modules include Reformation Texts and the Church Today, Exploring the Mission of God and Church Leadership.
“We saw how the Gospel speaks to, and transforms, young and old.”
Youth workers provide both spiritual and pastoral support to young people, aiding their growth through projects in either church, Christian organisations or secular environments. Our Youth and Society, Working with Young People and Informal Education and Management modules are a few examples of youth ministry-based studies which help prepare you for the youth work profession.
Scott, a youth pastor in a Baptist church, found the professional study greatly helped him in his ministry. “Studying Youth and Community Work Professional Studies has greatly widened my understanding and perspective of full-time youth ministry. It provided time for deep reflective practice, as well as chance to gain wisdom from both peers and professionals in a fun and engaging environment.”
“Studying Youth and Community Work Professional Studies… provided time for deep reflective practice, as well as chance to gain wisdom from both peers and professionals.”
Pastors provide biblical teaching, support and guidance in a church context and often work evangelistically in the community.
Samantha, now a Youth and Children’s Pastor in the South of England, found our Biblical Theology module in her development of teaching and preaching and found our Leadership and Management module particularly helpful in developing and leading teams.
“Moorlands College has equipped me in all areas of my ministry as a pastor, it is my privilege to be involved with specifically working with this precious age group.”
Daniel, now an Assistant Pastor in the North of England, found our Preaching and Communication module to be particularly helpful. “I came to Moorlands College having never preached in my life. Each week, we had an experienced preacher leading the lectures and were taught the key aspects of a good sermon. Since my training at college, I’m now an Assistant Pastor regularly preaching to around 200 people; as well as overseeing, planning and preparing the teaching program for our new evening services.” Other modules useful for this area of ministry include Church Leadership, Pastoral Care, Biblical Backgrounds and the biblical languages modules (Biblical Hebrew, New Testament Greek 1 and New Testament Greek 2).
“I came to Moorlands College having never preached in my life… I’m now an Assistant Pastor regularly preaching to around 200 people.”
Moorlands College alumni working in education can be found in primary and secondary schools, and in both secular and Christian higher education institutions.
Alex, a Bible tutor in higher education, found Biblical Theology to be particularly useful. “Our lecturer, Chris Sinkinson, brought scripture to life through biblical and archaeological theology. This has impacted how I teach and how I engage my own students in a life-transforming process.” Other modules which may prove useful in the education sector include Working with Children and Schools, Lifespan and Community Development and Pastoral Care.
“Our lecturer brought scripture to life… This has impacted how I teach and how I engage my own students.”
A schools worker tends to work as part of a charity, whose aim is to show the love of God to children and young people. They combine pastoral gifts with a heart for promoting the personal and spiritual development of those in full-time education.
Students exploring a vocation in schools work might find the following modules helpful in this vocation: Children and Schools Work Professional Studies, Working Cross-culturally, Perspectives in Christian Counselling and Lifespan and Community Development.
Evangelists share the Gospel with as many people as possible, usually on behalf of churches or Christian organisations.
Mary has worked in several evangelistic contexts since graduating. “The Apologetics module equipped me to speak at university mission weeks across the UK and Europe. I gave talks on suffering and the evidence for the historical Jesus, and addressed questions such as, ‘How can Jesus be the only way to God?’”
Modules such as Missional Leadership Professional Studies and Exploring the Mission of God also equip students who wish to grow their evangelism skills in street pastoring and the public square, communities, universities, churches and youth groups.
“I gave talks on suffering and the evidence for the historical Jesus, and addressed questions such as, ‘How can Jesus be the only way to God?’”
Children’s workers have directional and pastoral oversight of children’s ministry within a local church. They’re driven by an eagerness to share God’s love with children and their families.
Those who are exploring children’s ministry might find the following modules helpful in this vocation: Children and Schools Work Professional Studies, Working with Children and Schools, Family Development and Interventions, Lifespan and Community Development and Working with Families.
A chaplain typically works in settings such as sports teams, schools, hospitals and prisons where they provide prayer, pastoral care and spiritual support. Our Missional Leadership Professional Studies, Perspectives in Christian Counselling, Pastoral Care and The Effective Leader modules are a few examples of leadership-based studies which help toward the chaplaincy profession.
Claire, Managing Prison Chaplain at HMO/YOI Portland, particularly benefitted from the Missional Leadership Professional Studies as it furthered her knowledge of Christian mission. “The module developed my Christian faith in the way it’s expressed through both word and action.”
Caris, who travels regularly working with the persecuted Church, found the Christian Spirituality module to be significant in her ministry as a charity worker. “The Christian Spirituality module has been so helpful for when I have travelled to the Middle East and North Africa to meet with believers and partners. I gained a practical understanding of the history of Christianity in these regions, which helped me gain a deeper understanding of the Church culture and the persecuted believers I have met.”
As well as Christian Spirituality, other modules useful for charity work in both domestic and international settings include Exploring the Mission of God and Cross-cultural Professional Studies.
“The Christian Spirituality module has been so helpful for when I have travelled to the Middle East and North Africa to meet with believers and partners.”