Distance Study for Theological Programmes
The Mukhanyo Distance programme extends the reach of the college far beyond the KwaMahlanga campus.
Currently the Christian Discipleship Certificate (unaccredited) and the Diploma in Theology programmes (accredited) are offered. In 2020 the two new Higher Certificates will be rolled out for distance study. The Mukhanyo Distance programme is designed to reach those who are unable to study at the college on a full-time basis, taking theological education to them.
There are four important parts to the Mukhanyo Distance programme in providing a stable learning platform:
We offer video of actual lectures at Mukhanyo, together with a study guide and/or textbook. This provides the delivery of high quality Biblical content at the same level of learning as on Mukhanyo's campus. It also ensures that the content is not changed in any way before it is taught.
Studying alone is hard and results in a high 'drop out' rate. Learning is much easier, productive and rewarding when studying in a group. Groups provide an environment for discussion, debate and encouragement among fellow students. These learning groups will form naturally when local church leaders around Africa gather to watch DVD courses together. Group learning also encourages churches to come together, enhancing unity and co-operation at various levels.
The tutor will be a suitable, qualified and experienced person who watches the DVD's together with the students. This person will coordinate the learning with Mukhanyo's administration and provide support, guidance, and encouragement to the students. This model of distribution is very effective for learning, but also lowers the overall cost of biblical education by bringing Bible instruction to church leaders in their own ministry contexts.
Support sessions should be held, but are not limited to, at least once a week. Days and times will be arranged by the tutor according to the needs of the group.
Sample of a Study Guide