About the Diploma of Biblical Theology

moore theological college's first accredited distance award

Breaking geographical boundaries

Via its highly interactive teaching tools and digital learning community, the course breaks the boundaries of geography for the many laypeople and teachers who have ministry responsibility – particularly in remote, foreign or regional locations – and those who are travelling for missionary work abroad.

With a strong focus on fostering listening and feedback skills, and an understanding of the Church’s history as well as the histories of other faiths, the diploma equips students with the theological knowledge and confidence to carry our Lord’s message well into the future.

DBT features

→ Inspiring and fully interactive online lecture notes

→ Interactive classroom setting using the Yammer.com platform

→ High quality video material

→ Interactive quizzes

→ Progress feedback emails

→ Access to readings from the Moore College library

DBT price
→ FEE-HELP is available for eligible Australian students. Information is available on the Australian Government’s StudyAssist website. Further information regarding fees is available from registrardept@moore.edu.au or 02 9577 9933.
How it works

→ Each unit in the Diploma of Biblical Theology will have 3,000 words of assessment.

→ A typical unit can be expected to comprise forum participation, online quizzes and a major thematic assignment.

→ Other types of assessment include book reviews, trial sermons, and reflections on practical experience.

→ Group interaction, using tools such as workshopping and online discussion groups, give students plenty of opportunity to communicate their learning to their peers.

→ Students can chart their progress using built-in “to-do” lists combined with instant feedback from online quizzes

Current DBT units

Biblical Theology

In this unit you will look at how the Bible is structured and how it centres on and culminates with the revelation of the Lord Jesus. As such, we focus on the unfolding self-revelation of God in human history as revealed in the Bible. This unit will: help you grasp the overall content of the Bible; help you understand how to apply the whole Bible to different ethical issues; help you teach different parts of the Bible.

Church History

In this unit you will look at how the church grew and developed from the post New Testament era until 600 A.D. The unit explores the challenges of heresy and persecution as well as developments in articulating Christian theology in response to those challenges. There are several primary historical sources that are studied to give students a firm grasp of historical method. The unit will also give students a broad understanding of the people and movements within this period as well as some specific events that were pivotal and continue to shape how the church understands God’s self-revelation of himself through the Bible.

Reading Mark’s Gospel

In this unit you will look at Mark’s Gospel in depth, and discover how it brings us face to face with Jesus Christ, the Son of God. You will look at some of the historical background to Jesus’ life and ministry. You will also explore how Mark’s narrative guides readers to put their faith in Jesus as the one who brings hope for all who live under the shadow of death. You will explore key topics in Mark, such as the Kingdom of God, parables, miracles, faith, honour and shame, Christian discipleship, atonement and resurrection.


“It gives an opportunity to deepen my Christian understanding in a flexible manner. The online unit suits my busy schedule, particularly when I do shift work, making it hard to commit to a regular weekly classroom time.”