Yesterday I finished the course I started early last year. At the time I felt challenged to study the Bible – nothing more, nothing less just study the Bible. I wrote about this decision here and in February I wrote about my reaction to my first year, here.

It is interesting that in many ways the course has been life changing and I ended up studying more than just the Bible. In retrospect I wonder why this didn’t occur to me when I signed up for the Diploma. As well as Biblical subjects I also completed a couple of counselling subjects, pastoral care, ethics and missions. I have been greatly challenged, strengthened, encouraged and built up in my faith plus I have made many new friends. So while finishing the course is the end of something, it is also the beginning of the next thing God has for me.