Any one of our 53 courses can be taken at your own convenience. Whether it's an L.Th for ministry, or a course or two for interest and knowledge, we can fit serious part-time courses around anyone's lifestyle, anywhere in New Zealand. The course content is rich, the fees are modest, and there are no travel requirements. There is no time like now to pursue your interest in studying with EIDTS
EIDTS' Theology by Correspondence is part-time study for prospective ministers and theology enthusiasts.
This course covers the history of the Diaconate and the various functions deacons and deaconesses have exercised through the centuries. Attention is given to the renewal of the Diaconate from the nineteenth century through to the present day, and includes issues currently under discussion. Students will be encouraged to explore the renewal of the Diaconate in their own denominations.
Olson, Jeannine E. Deacons and Deaconesses Through the Centuries,(rev. ed) Concordia, 2005
Barnett, James Munroe. The Diaconate: A Full and Equal Order,(rev. ed), Trinity Press, 1995