Certificate for Theology Graduates

In 2012 OCCG, in partnership with Wycliffe Hall, is launching the Certificate for Theology Graduates (CTG), a full-time one year programme, fully accredited by Oxford University. The programme includes rigorous academic study, provided by Wycliffe Hall, alongside practical training and observation of day-to-day life at St Aldates. Thanks to this combination CTG is a great opportunity for current and prospective church leaders to obtain a defined and accredited academic award, together with a deep practical and vocational insight.

Why CTG?

Spend a full academic year in the inspiring surroundings of Oxford. Enjoy the stimulation of a challenging academic theology programme, combined with practical training, mentoring and exposure from respected church leaders with lifelong experience of European church ministry.

Key benefits include:

Fully accredited qualification (worth 120 CATS/60 ECTS points)

Academic Study at Wycliffe Hall combined with St Aldates Community Training

The unique Oxford tutorial system

A small student group, enabling enriching interaction with lecturers

Time to study the key elements of the Christian faith

Full exposure to all the ministry programmes of St Aldates Church

Being part of the vibrant worshipping community of St Aldates Church

CTG students are matriculated members of Oxford University.

Academic study is provided by Wycliffe Hall's dynamic team of dedicated tutors, who are outstanding teachers as well as experts in their fields. They come with a wide range of experience in leadership, teaching and ministry in the UK and across the world.  The academic staff of Wycliffe Hall is represented by Richard Turnbull, Simon Vibert, Peter Walker, Will Donaldson, Benno van den Toren, Jenni Williams, James Robson, Elizabeth Hoare, Andrew Atherstone, Justin Hardin, Matthew D. Kirkpatrick and Vince Vitale.

Practical teaching in church growth is provided by the St Aldates Leadership Team, including Charlie and Anita Cleverly and Simon Ponsonby. They bring a unique blend of charismatic theology with deep biblical reflection and exposition, infused by wide experience in the field.

OCCG students will have 20 table-talk sessions through the year with senior church leaders to encourage reflection on their studies and placement and identify areas of further action.

Practical auditing is provided through involvement in the ministries of St Aldates Church. These include: Students, Children’s Church, Aldates Community Transformation Initiatives (ACT!), Worship, Prayer, Youth, Operations Team and Internationals.

To find out more about the CTG programme, see our Prospectus.